Laura Smith honored on 100th birthday

Published 9:48 am Friday, November 30, 2018

The family of Laura Foster Smith honored her with a birthday open house to celebrate her 100th birthday at the Smith Grove United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2-5 p.m. Nearly 100 guests honored Mrs. Smith with cards, gifts and well wishes.

The theme was “100 Years Loved.” Mrs. Smith wore her favorite color of deep purple and wore a tiara in her hair. Purple was also the color scheme throughout the hall.

The party was organized by Mrs. Smith’s grandson, Byron Smith.

Mrs. Smith was born on Nov. 18, 1918 to Robert L. and Mozelle Tucker Foster. She spent her childhood on the dairy farm owned by her father.

She was married for more than 50 years to Gray F. Smith, who owned and operated Gray Smith Photo Studio in Mocksville. Mr. Smith died in 1989.

Mrs. Smith has four children: Bob Smith, Ron Smith, Lynette Smith Braun and Johnny Smith. Her grandchildren are Rhonda Smith, Michelle Smith, Byron Smith and Phillip Smith. Great-grandchildren are Kloe and Eli.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed her party, and has received more than 70 birthday cards.