Mr. Smith died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Sept. 5, 1931, in White County, he was a son of the late Paul and Annie Rose Warwick Smith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Steve Smith; sisters, Pauline Wade and Fannie London; and a great-grandson, James Ronald Corn III.
Mr. Smith was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. He was a retired master barber, having worked more than 50 years in the Habersham County and surrounding areas. He was also a farmer who enjoyed raising mules and coon hunting.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mildred Gudger Smith of Demorest; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Beverly Smith of Demorest, Doug and Debbie Smith of Mt. Airy and Brady and Mary Smith of Demorest; daughter, Sheila Jones of Demorest; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Jeff Colbert of Demorest; brothers, Ray Smith and Henry B. Smith, both of Demorest; sister, Pearl Banks of Demorest; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
January 2, 2013