2017-04-20 / Obituaries

George R. Smith

Graveside services for George R. Smith, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington. The family will receive friends at the graveside beginning at 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral. He entered into rest on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Smith, son of the late Dr. Clyde L. and Mildred Bennett Smith, was a lifelong resident of Wilkes County. He had retired from International Paper as an equipment operator. Also, he was a member of Tabor Baptist Church and the Wilkes County Cattleman’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Doris H. Smith; a son, Robert Smith and wife, Carissa, of Washington; a daughter, Claudia S. Whipple, and husband, Rob, of Newnan; a sister, Celeste Smith of Albany; and grandchildren Cohen Smith, Juliet Smith, Liam Whipple, and Amelia Whipple.

Memorials may be made to Tabor Baptist Church, c/o Jeanette Broome, 1235 Tignall Rd., Washington, Ga. 30673.

Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton is in charge of arrangements.

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