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 mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, August 23, 2013