Elsie V. Smith was born on May 17, 1923 as Elsie Vander Wal, died Sunday morning, October 19, 2014, at 3:30 AM at the age of 91, in Beaufort Memorial Hospital. She came to the United States from the Netherlands at the age of 2 and was raised in Holland, Michigan. She joined the US Marine Corp, and was stationed at Parris Island, SC where she met and later married Lawrence Usher (LU) Smith, Sr., a locksmith on Parris Island. She had two boys, Lawrence Usher (Butch) Smith, Jr. of Laurens, SC, Albert Russel Smith of West Columbia, SC and one daughter-in-law, Joetta Smith, of Yakima Washington. She has one living sister, Dorothy Bleeker, of Zeland, Michigan, 5 grandchildren, 9 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great-great-grandchildren and many, many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall she attended, located at 2 Providence Road, Beaufort, SC on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM.