Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Smiths in:
 • Bosque Bello Cemetery
 • Fernandina Beach
 • Nassau County
 • Florida
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
James Elmer Smith
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: May 18, 1926
Bacon County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 20, 2010
Fernandina Beach
Nassau County
Florida, USA

James Elmer Smith, 84, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 surrounded by his family at Quality Health of Fernandina.

A native of Alma, Georgia, he had resided in Fernandina Beach for the past fifty-six years. During his career Mr. Smith was employed at Container Corp. of America paper mill where he worked in the box plant and the wood yard for thirty-three years until his retirement. He was a longtime and active member of Five Points Baptist Church in Fernandina.

Among his many interests he always enjoyed woodworking and was skilled at making wood crafts and loved growing, tending and caring for his garden for many years. In addition he played a vital role alongside his wife Sally Mae's successful cake baking business from their home kitchen. He was the icing maker for the many cakes they made with pride for her customers. Above all he cherished spending time with his family and many friends. Throughout his life he was always ready to help anyone he could and was a great neighbor to those in his community and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and led a life as an example of how a Christian man should live.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years Sally Mae Smith, three children, Elaine Smith Coats (Jim), Elmer Ray Smith (Melinda), Roger Lee Smith (Jana) all of Fernandina Beach, Fla., sister, Jewel Smith Kelly, brother, Elton Smith of Gainesville, Fla., three grandchildren, Brandon Arthur Smith (Jammie) of Yulee, Fla., Courtney Lee Smith and Michael Curtis Coats both of Fernandina Beach, Fla., two great-grandchildren, Pierson James Smith and Adelaide Lucinda Smith both of Yulee, Fla., and by many nieces and nephews. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Burdett Smith (1881 - 1954)
  Louvenia Clementine Boatright Smith (1895 - 1968)
  Sally Mae Altman Smith (1933 - 2010)*
  Vera Inez Smith Churchville (1916 - 1943)*
  Roxie Maranda Smith Cooper (1918 - 1979)*
  Elton Cleo Smith (1921 - 2014)*
  Edna Jo Smith Sweat Damron (1924 - 1998)*
  James Elmer Smith (1926 - 2010)
  Elizabeth Smith White (1936 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Bosque Bello Cemetery
Fernandina Beach
Nassau County
Florida, USA
Maintained by: R.L. Gandy
Originally Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57702928
James Elmer Smith
Added by: R.L. Gandy
James Elmer Smith
Added by: R.L. Gandy
James Elmer Smith
Added by: MaLisa Fender Rembowski
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Claudine Nunez-Newton
 Added: Mar. 29, 2011
Uncle Elmer
- R.L. Gandy
 Added: Aug. 30, 2010

- Wiregrass Irisheyes
 Added: Aug. 25, 2010

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service