Vergara, Crystal Marie Smith (Trenton)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Crystal Marie Smith Vergara, age 40, of Trenton, GA passed away Saturday October 21, 2017 with her husband and daughter by her side. She was employed by Blue Cross Blue Sheild for over 20 years. She was a Dade County High School Graduate Class of ’95 and a member of the Browns Ferry Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother Ruth Davis, and grandparents Rushel and Bessie Smith.

Surviving include her loving husband of 21 years Paul Vergara; her daughter Kylee Vergara, both of Trenton; parents Dusty and Nancy Smith of Trenton; brother Dustin (Laney) Smith; sister Dawn (Ray) Stevens both of Trenton; two nieces Lilly Stevens and Chassity Stevens; and special friend Sharon Little.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday Oct. 28 in the chapel with Pastor Zachary Ditmar officiating. Interment will follow in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



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