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Elton Drew Smith
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Funeral services for Elton Drew Smith, 87, of Tiger, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Cannon and Layman Lloyd Hunter officiating. Burial followed in Wolfcreek Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Smith died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his residence.

Born Oct. 5, 1925, in Rabun County, he was the son of the late Jiles W. and Alda Belle Smith. He was the husband of Fairy Mae Miller. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Roger Smith, and by four sisters, Ruth Mashburn, Jean Tyler, Virginia Smith and Martha Dover.

Mr. Smith was a retired textile employee with Clarkesville Mills and also was a farmer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having served in World War II. He lived his whole life in Habersham and Rabun counties, and was a member of Wolfcreek Baptist Church for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Fairy Mae Smith of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, E. David and Wanda Smith of Tiger and Donald L. Hamilton of the home; three daughters, Janice S. Tatum and husband Chris of Clayton, Cathy A. White and husband Danny of Tiger, Lora A. Parker and husband Greg of Clayton; a sister, Wilma White and husband Bob of Ballground; seven grandchildren, Lacy Bowyer, Jessica Surls, Luke Smith, Dillon Parker, Alicia Kilby, Kallie White and Tristan Hooper; and one great-grandchild, Katanna Bowyer.

An online obituary and register is available at

Hunter Funeral Home, Clayton, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

May 8, 2013