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Aaron Smeltzer

Obituary for Aaron Smeltzer

September 23, 1982 - May 28, 2018
Inman, South Carolina | Age 35


Philip Aaron Smeltzer, 35, of 1331 Hwy 292 passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 while doing what he loved. Born in Tazewell, VA on September 23, 1982, he was the son of Bill and Sharon (Smeltzer) Mabe of Tazewell. Aaron was a photojournalist having joined WYFF earlier this year, but also covered news in the upstate for many years and had previously worked for WSPA.

He is survived by the love of his life Heather Michelle Lawter of Inman, South Carolina; Mother and Father-in-law, Stephen and Debbie Lawter of Inman, South Carolina; two brother-in-laws, Matt Lawter and his wife Mandy and Chris Lawter and his wife Angel; two nephews, Trent Lawter and Reec` Marlow and his beloved fur babies, Diesel and Mollie.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at Seawright Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held in Tazewell, Virginia with burial in Plesant Hill Cemetery in Tazewell, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road Spartanburg, SC 29303 or Raintree Jacks Jack Russell Rescue. The family is at 313 Caxton Farms Court, Inman, SC 29349. An online guest register is available at

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Inman, South Carolina

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