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Louise Smith
Birth: Jul. 31, 1916
Barnesville
Lamar County
Georgia, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 2006
Greenville
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA

Auto Race Car Driver. She is remembered as "the first lady of racing," and was on the NASCAR circuit from 1945-56. Known for her fearless style, she won 38 modified events. She was the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999. She quit racing in 1956, but stayed close to the track, working with Darlington Raceway's pageant before she resigned as grand patron in November 1989 after serving more than a decade. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
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 Parents:
  William T Devall (1886 - 1941)
  Eva Allen Devall (1889 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Noah L. Smith (1906 - 1990)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Carter Devall (1912 - 1995)*
  Louise Smith (1916 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Graceland West Cemetery and Mausoleum
Greenville
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Eamonn
Record added: Apr 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13989371
Louise Smith
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Louise Smith
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Louise Smith
Added by: Chris Smith
 
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- Lillian
 Added: Jul. 31, 2016
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