Smith, Fred Willis (Trion)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Fred Willis Smith, 77, of Trion, Georgia, died on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born March 18, 1935, in Canton, Ga., the son of Frank M. and Ruby Lee Sutton Smith. He was retired from Mt Vernon Mills, a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean Conflict. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Jennine Smith, children, Rev. Randall L. Smith, Twin City, Ga., Kathy D. Smith, Summerville, Ga., grandchildren, Jason R. Smith, Savannah, Ga., Ben Smith (USAF) England, sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and E.J. Young, Fairmont, Ga., Kathryn and Bobby Hodgins, Barbara and Gene McArthur, Frances and Lloyd Turner, Patty and Steve Batchelor, all of Canton, Ga.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Summerville Penetecostal Worship Center with Reverend Randall Smith and Reverend Andy Hutchins officiating with interment in the West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers, Jason Smith, Anthony Turner, Steve Dyer, Jr., Greg Dyer, Jessie Wood, Tim Cook.

Mr. Smith will be in state at the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center and the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Support Group of the Pentecostal Worship Center. 


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