Agnes White Smith Active Democrat


Agnes White Smith, who had been active in Democratic politics in Baltimore and Ocean City, died Tuesday of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 83.

A Mass of Christian burial for the Govans resident will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary of the Assumption, 5500 York Road in Govans.

She was elected a delegate to the 1967 constitutional convention, was a former president of the Herbert R. O'Conor Democratic Club, was on the board of governors of the United Third District Democratic Organization, was a member for 40 years of the United Democratic Women's Club and was a member of St. John's Old Timers of the 10th Ward.

Her other memberships included the Sodality at St. Mary's and the parents organization of its school. She also was active in the Parents and Friends Club of the Notre Dame Preparatory School.

The former Agnes White was born in Baltimore. She was a 1926 graduate of the Institute of Notre Dame. She attended the Mount Vernon School of Law.

She moved to Govans in 1931 with her husband, Charles H. B. Smith, who died in 1973.

For the past 30 years, she maintained a second home in Ocean City, where she was active in Democratic politics.

She is survived by five daughters, Delia Smith Woytowitz and Bunny Smith Doehring, both of Baltimore, Jackie Smith Nagle of Wilmington, N.C., Juanita Smith Zimmer of Annapolis and Dolly Smith Cordry, of Lutherville; her companion, Tully A. C. Price of Ocean City; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to St. Joseph Hospital.

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