Mary Dutton

Ware Shoals – Mary Beth Smith Dutton, 97, of Ware Shoals, widow of Sam Dutton, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at NHC in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Anderson, she was a daughter of the late Jim Franklin and Eva Christian Smith. She was such a beautiful, kind, loving soul who never met a stranger. She worked cotton fields, was a homemaker, flower-lover, and raised twelve children She was also a vet widow. She opened her home to many and shared all that she had. She was a member of Ware Shoals Church of God of Prophecy, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Mary is survived by five sons: Sammy Dutton and wife Shirley, Kenneth Dutton and wife Katherine, Robert Dutton, Dennis Dutton and wife Lisa, and Jeffrey Dutton; four daughters: Julia Suttle and husband Preston, Mary Coleman and husband Walt, Debra Driver, and Sheila Powell and husband Arnold; her grandchildren and six generations of great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Raymond Dutton, and two daughters: Patsy Freeman and Nancy Dutton.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM on Sunday, June 30, 2024 at Pruitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories.

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 2:30-3:30 Sunday at Pruitt Funeral Home, prior to the service. Messages of condolence may be left for them at

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