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Dale P. Smith
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Funeral services for the Honorable Dale P. Smith, 58, of Toccoa, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church with the Rev. Mary R.H. Demmler officiating. A private burial followed at Roselane Cemetery with military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard.

Mr. Smith died Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Born July 27, 1953, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, he was a son of Betty Wainwright Smith and the late Edward Gerald Smith.

He was a 1971 graduate of Warner Robins High School, a graduate of Middle Georgia Junior College and attended the University of Georgia, where he earned his master’s degree, a Ph.D. in political science and his law degree. Dale was the senior partner of Smith and Tabor Attorneys At Law and served as chief magistrate for Stephens County since January 1989. He was very active in Boy Scout Troop 77 in Toccoa, the Junior Jaycees, president of Toccoa E.R. Charitable Foundation Inc. and was past president of the N.E. Georgia Goat Producers Inc. and the Toccoa Elks Lodge. Dale was a member of St. Mathias Episcopal Church and served in Air Force Reserve.

Family members include his wife, Lynne Moore Smith; a son, Jared Smith; and his mother, Betty W. Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Smith.

Memorials may be made to his favorite charities: Toccoa E.R. Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1082, Toccoa, GA 30577; Neighbors 4 Neighbors, a newly formed organization assisting the hungry in Stephens County, P.O. Box 1082, Toccoa, GA 30577; or St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 995 East Tugalo St., Toccoa, GA 30577.

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Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, was in charge of the arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

March 14 2012