Ms. Smith died Thursday, May 31, 2012.
Born Oct. 2, 1920, in Jackson County, she was a daughter of the late Camuel Cleveland and Millie Charlotte King Simmons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Vasco, Alonzo and James Vernon Simmons; and her sister, Bonnie Eller.
Prior to retirement, Ms. Smith worked in various retail sales positions and also as an Avon representative for many years. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Smith of South Carolina; son, Mitchell Smith and his partner, Michael Edwards, of Atlanta; sister, Beulah Boswell of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the memorial service hour on Saturday.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
June 1, 2012