The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Zion Grove Baptist Church, Whitehouse Road, Montezuma, Georgia. Rev. Coley Clark, Jr., pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Georgia Highway 26 East, Montezuma, Georgia.
Augustus “Gussie” “Papa” Smith was born June 14, 1951 in Montezuma, Macon County, Georgia to the late Nathaniel Smith and Willie Mae Kaigler Smith. At an early age, he joined the band of Christian Believers at Zion Grove Baptist Church. He acquired his elementary education from the Flint River Farm School. He was a 1970 graduate of D. F. Douglass High School. After many years of dedicated services, he retired as a farmer from the farms of Leroy James and Roosevelt James. For twenty plus years, he was the companion of the late Realice Johnson. His extended family included her children.
He leaves a legacy of love and memories to his five siblings, Hattie Smith Eley, Seattle, Washington, Annie Smith Allen (Willie James), Samuel Smith, Mary Smith Hammock, Patricia Smith, all of Montezuma, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Loftly Smith, Hartford, Connecticut; one aunt, Thelma Kaigler, Warner Robins, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, August 29 13 09:56 pm EDT)
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AS YOU GRIEVE THE LOST OF YOUR LOVED ONE[AUGUSTUS].YOUR PAIN MAY LAST A LIFETIME,BUT SO WILL THE MEMORIES.[PSALM 30:5]
- Alma Loftly and Carolyn Smith(Wednesday, August 28 13 11:15 am EDT)
Sorry we were unable to make this trip. Our prayers go out to the Smith Family in there time of need. I Love you all.
- Marcello Smith(Wednesday, August 28 13 02:50 am EDT)
I wish that I were home during this difficult time for the whole family to speak in person words of comfort and encouragement. Family and friends understand that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has defeated death and is in heaven sitting on the throne of mercy. Receive this day eternal life which He has promised to ALL who believe in Him and you shall not perish. We die once but we will be with the Lord forever. I love you all dearly and I'm praying for you all.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.For the Scripture says,
“Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
- Evangelist Beverly Harris(Tuesday, August 27 13 10:27 pm EDT)
It is these times that causes us to question God. We get angry and ask God "Why"? We must never forget that God is too wise to make a mistake and most of all, He is Sovereign!
- LeKeisha Harris(Tuesday, August 27 13 08:39 pm EDT)
Praying God gives you strength and comfort during this time of bereavement.
- Evang. Carolyn Cokley(Tuesday, August 27 13 08:35 pm EDT)
Look to the hill from which comes your help.Trust in the lord he will give you strength.
- Helen Journey-Walters & Family(Monday, August 26 13 09:13 pm EDT)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of bereavement. Gus will be dearly missed.