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Pernell Taylor Smith
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Funeral services for Pernell Taylor Smith, 87, of Demorest, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 23, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Allison and the Rev. Ricky Wade officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.

Born Jan. 21, 1926, in Coker Creek, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late John Presley and Florence Essie Dodgens Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Grady C. Smith; granddaughter, Kasey Dawn Smith; brothers, Alfred, Lawrence, Gordon, William, Grover and Charles Taylor; sisters, Dallas Coker, Grace Walker, Thanie Tilley, Ruth Penley, Lizzie Kelley, Florence Marsengill and Margie Deaton; also two infant siblings.

Mrs. Smith was a retired hospital cook from Habersham County Medical Center. She enjoyed flower gardening and spending time with her family. Mrs. Smith was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church, where her church membership was the longest of any current female.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Janie Smith of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Myra and Lloyd Jr. Nix of Demorest and Betty and Charles VanZant of Acworth; sister, Novia Pilgrim of Gastonia, N.C.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Friday, August 23, 2013