2018-08-29 / Obituaries

Grace Smith


Ruby Grace Bruce Smith, 97, of Carnegie, Ga., passed on to her heavenly home early Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2018, at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Ga. Her homegoing services will be conduc ted at 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Carnegie Baptist Church. A viewing and visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until service time. Rev. Jackie Williams will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Carnegie Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born Jan. 26, 1921, in Stephens County, Ga., daughter of the late Robert and Elise Bruce. She was a member of Carnegie Baptist Church. She served in all capacities in her church and community from 1954 until her health forced her to retire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin D. “Preacher” Smith; and seven siblings.

She leaves behind, to both mourn and rejoice, five children, Roy D. “Don” Smith and wife Linda Ann of Albany, Ga., James Dale Smith and wife Teri of Tampa, Fla., Nancy Ellis DeLoach of Toccoa, Ga., Norman Daniel “Buster” Smith and wife Debra of Carnegie, and the baby, who served her faithfully, Marvin D. “Bo” Smith and wife Benita, also of Carnegie.

Amazing Grace also leaves 18 grandchildren and over 20 great-grandchildren. She also made room in her heart and home for at least two others, Lester “Mac” McNair of Edison and Lamar Cowart of Shellman, Ga.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to their favorite charity.

Lunsford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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