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Gertrude Roan Smith

Death 2 Jul 2015 (aged 86)
Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia, USA
Burial Unknown
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Gertrude Smith (07-02-15)
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 07:09 AM PDT
COMMERCE – Gertrude Roan Smith, 86, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at her residence.

She was born January 12, 1929, the daughter of the late Willie E. Hill and Curtis Carson of Banks County. She was later united in marriage to the late David Smith. Mrs. Smith worked for over 40 years as a dedicated housekeeper. She was a devoted member of Homer First Baptist Church, where she served until her death failed as a deaconess, mother of the church, and church food committee chairperson. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Kirkpatrick and Anne B. Jackson; three brothers, Ed Hill, Bud Hill, and Billy Carson; and one grandson, Timothy Shawn Smith.

Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Smith, Athens, Dottie Smith, Banks County, and Martha (William) Borders, Commerce; three sons, Garnett (Clara) Smith, Commerce, A.D. (Eleanor) Smith, Homer, and Donnie (Katrina) Smith, Commerce; one sister, Pearlie May Saddle, Gainesville; one sister-in-law, Lucille Hill, Winston Salem, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 5, from Homer First Baptist Church in Homer with the Rev. Fred Wilson officiating. Flower bearers were granddaughters, pallbearers were grandsons, and honorary pallbearer was Martha Borders. Interment was in Homer First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of arrangements.


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