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Betty Ruth Gerrin Smith
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Funeral services for Betty Ruth Gerrin Smith, 79, of Cornelia, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. J.R. Elrod and the Rev. Johnny Stone officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens with Deacon Marvin Smith officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Born Sept. 7, 1934, in Demorest, she was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Burches McEntire Gerrin. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Coy Lee Gerrin, Kenneth Gerrin and Guy Gerrin.

Mrs. Smith was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. She was retired from Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, with 21 years of loyal and dedicated service.

Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Leroy Smith of Cornelia; daughters, Shelia Allen of Cornelia, Lisa Carlyle of Cornelia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Genell and Monte Smith of Cornelia, Janice and Thomas Echols of Alto, Linda and Johnny Burch of Toccoa; brother, Barney Gerrin of Hollywood; grandchildren, Chad Allen, Brandy Allen, Taylor Carlyle, Ashlie Carlyle Peck and husband Joe Peck; and great-grandchildren, Chastity Allen, Sidney Allen, Addison Allen and Baylie Peck.

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Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, May 14, 2014