The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the New Home Baptist Church, Power Station Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. Reverend Bruce McKenzie will officiate. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was born July 30, 1923 in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia to the late Mary Willis Holmes. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Smith. He was married to Nora Brown Smith May 3, 1998. After many dedicated years of service, he retired in 1991 from Cargil as a machine operator. He served in the United States Army for 16 years. After service, he lived in Connecticut before returning to his hometown of Cuthbert, Georgia. He joined Quebec Baptist Church of Ellaville, Georgia, under the leadership of Reverend J.H. Hollis.
Survivors are his wife, Nora Smith, Buena Vista, Georgia; children, Patricia Belton, Hartford, Connecticut; stepchildren, Willie Clarence Smith, Peru and Samuel Brown, Augusta, Georgia; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; siblings, Willie Brown (Charlotte), Buffalo, New York, Cleveland Brown (Lucille), Florida, and Martha Reddix, Batavia, New York; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.