Tom Smotherman obituary
THOMAS C. SMOTHERMAN Textile official is taken by death Thomas Clarence Smothpr- nian, vice president and sales manager of Elk Cotton Mills since September of 1961. (lied Thursday in a local hospital. Horn in Xashvillc. Tomi.. on Feb. 21. 1912. h? was reared in Murfroosboro. Tcnn. un:l cninc In Gaslonio with Threads. Inc. A'ter spending four years with the Air Force during World War II, Smotherman operated his own yarn brokerage business until he joined American and Efird Mills, Inc. in 1354 as lice president. He was president of Durenc Association of America in 1958 and was sales manager and director of American and Efird Mills. Smotherman was a member of the Gaston Country Club, the Elks Club, the New York Athletic Club, and the Carolina Yarn Association. He was also an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Emily Katheryn G. Smotherman. of the home at 3671 Sherwood Circle; one son, Thomas G. Smotherman, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S C • two sisters, Mrs. Clarence Caushran, Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs. John Suggs, Nashville, Tenn. Funeral services will be at II , m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the pastor, the Rov. John McAlister officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert Johnson, pastor of All Saints Episcopal Church. Burial will follow with a 4 p.m. graveside service in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.