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Donna M. Smith

LYMAN, SC – Donna M. Sumner Smith, 70, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in Lyman, SC.  Donna was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Doris Meron Sumner and James T. Sumner.  She lived in Albany for many years until moving to Elk River, MN, and then to Lyman, SC.  She was a graduate of Mercy High School in Albany and the American Institute of Banking.  She was employed by her family’s business, Arcadia Supply Co. in Albany, and later by Wells Fargo Bank.  Donna was a substitute teacher and a dedicated volunteer at the Spartanburg Christian Academy in Spartanburg, and was twice awarded volunteer of the year.  She was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Church in Greer, SC.

Donna is survived by her loving husband James Allen Smith; her son James J. Smith (Kimberly) of Boiling Springs, SC; her brother William T. Sumner (Barbara) of Delmar; her grandchildren Joshua R. and Jordan J. Smith; and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning, September 23rd,  at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) at 9:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday, September 22nd , from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Spartanburg Christian Academy Annual Fund (Make payable to SCA),  8740 Asheville Highway Spartanburg, SC 29316.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

Click here to view Donna’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).

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