2009-09-24 / Obituaries

Ernest Brown Smith

Ernest Brown Smith, 82, formerly of Lincolnton, entered his Heavenly Home on Monday, September 14, 2009.

Funeral services and a celebration of his life was held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Stephen N. Johnson and the Rev. Joe McDaniel officiated.

Mr. Smith, son of the late Ernest Brown Smith, Sr. and Maye Tolbert Smith, was born in Sparta and served with the U. S. Army during World War II and Korean Conflict. He was sales manager with Borden Dairy retiring after forty years. Mr. Smith loved his church and his church family and was a member of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church where he served his Lord in the Faith Sunday School Class and as a deacon. He was active in his community as a member of the Exchange Club, the Dixie Seniors and was a member of Oak Haven Golf and Country Club. He was the brother of the late George Thomas Smith.

His family, whom he adored, was his wife of fifty-nine years, Barbara S. Smith of Macon; two sons, Dr. E. Steven Smith (Linda) of Valdosta and Stanley Warren Smith (Barbara) of Macon; his grandchildren, Jennifer Williams (Roy) of Roswell, Brian Smith of Savannah, Wesley Smith (Jeana) of Luray, S.C., Michael Smith of Sullivan's Island, S.C., Chrissie Hetes (Keith) of Macon and Jeff Montgomery of Greensboro, N.C.; his great-grandchildren, McCall Smith of Savannah, Hayden Williams of Roswell and Cole and Caroline Hetes of Macon; and many nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Brian Smith, Michael Smith, Wesley Smith, Roy Williams, Keith Hetes, Clint Link, Keith Smith, and Alan Everett. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Hardwick Battle, Sammy Scoggins, Charles Simmons, Mark Stevens, Gary Hall, Tommy Pierce, Wilber Gentry, Jimmy Gassett, Larry Davis, Gene Vickers, James Cardell, Grady Jones, O. J. Thigpen and Lewis Wright.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon 31210 or to the Alzheimer's Association, Central Georgia Chapter, Suite 201, 277 M. L. King, Jr. Boulevard, Macon 31201.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

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