Leroy Smith, 95, of Lula, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at a local medical center.
He was born in Banks County on July 25, 1912, the son of the late William “Bill” and Thanie Cagle Smith. He was a member of Belton Baptist Church and was a retired employee at Southern Railway with 31 years of service. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Smith; brothers, Enos Smith, LJ Smith; sisters, Idell Saxon, Mozelle Worley, Vernie Echols, Lillie Bell Smith and Essalene Wheeler.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Crumley Smith, Lula; sons and daughters-in-law, Royce and Mary Alice Smith, Murrayville, Willard and Joyce Smith, Baldwin, Baxter and Shirley Smith and Joel Smith, all of Lula; sister, Lucille Smith, Lula; brother, Troy Smith, Lula; grandchildren, Bradley Smith, Tabitha Sims, Deane Dyer, Jennifer Moore, Ryan Smith, Amanda Gaddy and Leslie McClure; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany Sims, Kyle Smith, Maggie Dyer, Luke Moore and Isaac Moore.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Revs. Paul Morris and Cecil Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Belton Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Shane Wehunt officiating.
Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, is in charge of arrangements.