Welcome to the memorial page for

Ada Smith Beach

April 8, 1921 ~ November 12, 2017 (age 96)

Mrs. Ada Frances Smith Beach, the widow of William Ralph Beach, passed peacefully at home at the age of 96, surrounded by her family and friends.


Mrs. Beach was born on April 8, 1921, to the late Charly H. Smith and the late Senie Harrison Smith and was raised in the Little Swamp Community.  She married William Ralph Beach in 1946 and together they raised their daughter, Judy, in Augusta, Georgia.  They were blessed to have celebrated 59 years of marriage.  In 2005, she relocated to Summerville, South Carolina to live with Judy and her son-in-law, Fred.  Mrs. Beach was a member of the Little Swamp United Methodist Church at the time of her passing.


 Her survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Fred Gleffe; her granddaughter Kelly Passarello and her husband, Michael of Houston, Texas.  This year she was thrilled to become a great grandmother to Jackson Smith Passarello.


The family wishes to thank the staff at Amedisys Hospice for the loving care and support given to Mrs. Beach in the final days of her amazing journey.


Funeral services will be conducted 11 o’clock Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 from The Brice W. Herndon & Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro.  Interment will follow in Little Swamp United Methodist Churchyard, War Eagle Road, Smoaks.


In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be directed in her memory to:  MD Anderson, and please specify the Leilani Essary Hurles Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Post Office Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486.



The family will receive friends during a time of visitation this Wednesday evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro; 843.538.5408.  Visit our online registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.


 Service Information

November 15, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Walterboro Chapel
1193 Bells Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
November 16, 2017

11:00 AM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Walterboro Chapel
1193 Bells Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488


Little Swamp United Methodist Church
War Eagle Drive
Smoaks, SC 29481

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