Susan Cothran Smith, 89, deeply involved in the life, work and ministry of church for 67 years

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Susan Cothran Smith, of Wilmington, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Trinity Grove. She was 89.

Daughter of the late William Benjamin Cothran and Sue Blake Cothran, Susan was born June 26, 1925, and grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Susan was deeply involved in the life, work and ministry of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church for 67 years. She served as an ordained elder, sang in the choir and was an honorary life member of the Women of the Church. She had also served as president of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

Susan is survived by her husband of 67 years, Benjamin Henry Smith Jr; daughters, Suellen Lippincott Foust and husband, John and Marilyn Smith Adams and husband, Lee, all of Raleigh; grandson, Jeremy Neil Adams and wife, Michelle, of Clayton; and great-granddaughters, Kathryn and Victoria Adams. Also surviving is her brother, William Benjamin Cothran Jr., of Burlington.

Susan was preceded in death by her sisters, Elizabeth Cothran Harrison, of McLean, Virginia and Augusta Cothran Fulmer, of Columbia, South Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church. A reception time will follow immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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