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Geneal Smith LaFrage

CHARLOTTE -- Mrs. Geneal Smith LaFrage, age 87, of Charlotte, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at White Oak Manor.

She was born Jan. 22, 1920 in Union County, S.C., the daughter of the late Stobo and Mae Smith. She retired from Everlock International after 30 years of service. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, States Smith.

A graveside service to celebrate the life of Geneal Smith LaFrage will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Union Memorial Gardens in Union, S.C., conducted by Rev. Erik Starr Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 tonight at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte.

Survivors include a son, S. Lynn LaFrage of Sharon, S.C.; two daughters, Vernelle Young and husband, Philip of Charlotte and Debbie LaFrage-Fox and husband, Mike of Asheville, N.C.; and three grandchildren, Donna Ellington, Kevin Trexler and Jeffrey Williams.

Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

Arrangements are by McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park.