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Helen Branks Smoak
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  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Capital Campaign Fund
    405 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403

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“Heidi I am so sorry for your loss I'm sure she is in a better place, it's hard to loss a parent but cherish all the memories, will pray for you and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Angie Rabin - James island, SC

“Julie,I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Paula Clark Marion - Summerville, SC

“Mrs Smoak was a very nice lady.she will be missed buy many. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: mindy tyler - wadmalaw island, SC

“Mrs Smoak was a very nice lady.she will be missed buy many. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: mindy aqu tyler - wadmalaw island, SC

“I will always remember and love Helen, her positive spirit and her joyful nature. She was a blessing to my dad and our family. She will be greatly...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Bartlett - Charlotte, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Helen was always a shining light and kept me smiling with her humor. She will be missed by all who knew her. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Hodge - GOOSE CREEK, SC

“Helen was always kind to me. She loved to make others smile and served the community so well. Whether it was at Citadel games or Church, she enjoyed...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Roy DeHaven - Charleston, SC

“Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a finelady and I know you guys will miss her. Spencer Craven ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

Helen Branks Smoak, 81, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of R. Earl Fischer, Jr. entered into eternal rest Thursday, October 13, 2016. Her Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Helen was born August 7, 1935 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late Charles W. Branks and Caroline Kuck Branks. She was a graduate of the High School of Charleston, a Co-Owner of Smoak's Comfort Control Heating, AC and Plumbing and a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

Helen is survived by her husband, Earl of eight years; daughter, Julie "Heidi" S. Shelton (Jim) of Charleston, SC; sons: J. William Smoak, III (Ann) of Charleston, SC and Glenn W. Smoak (Aletha) of Ravenel, SC; six grandchildren: Tyler Smoak, Taylor Smoak, Addie Smoak Sharpe (Brad), Eli Smoak, Kenna Shelton, and Carson Shelton; two great-grandchildren: Branks Sharpe and Blakely Sharpe; two sisters: Gretta B. Masche (Louis) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Lila B. Adams (Bob) of Charleston, SC; and brother, John A. Branks (Faye) of Folly Beach, SC.

She was predeceased by her first husband, John W. "Jack" Smoak, Jr., sister, Vivian B. Mappus and brother, Charles W. Branks, Jr.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Capital Campaign Fund, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403.