Monday, February 11, 2013

Smith, Mr. Mell R.

            MR. MELL R. SMITH, age 87, of Conyers, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Conyers, following a sudden event.  A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, He was born to the late L.F. and Maude Bennett Smith on March 2, 1925.  Mr. Smith attended the Summerville First Presbyterian Church PCA, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry serving in WW II, where He was awarded the Purple Heart, and was retired engineer for Midwest Operating Engineers.  He was preceded in death by first wife the late Leola T. Smith and a son, the late Raymond Taylor Smith.

            Surviving are His wife-Nelda Padgett Smith; grandchildren-Matthew Smith of Memphis, TN. and Katheryn Ann Smith of Jonesboro, AR.; step daughter-Debbie Gayler of Conyers; sister-Shirley Crane of Menlo; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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