CLEVELAND – Alfred Edward Smith, 89, died Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Friendship Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness.
Born on August 17, 1921, in Atlanta, he was the son of the late William Herbert and Lillie Mae Cochran Smith. He was a retired brick mason and was of the Baptist denomination. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Gene Smith; and a daughter, Mildred Farkas.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Buford Lewis, Cornelia, Charlotte and W.C. Mayo, Gainesville, and Barbara and Kenneth Rogers, Cleveland; sons, Alfred E. Smith Jr. and Steve Smith, both of Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Judy Smith, Homer, and Buddy and Elainia Smith, Clarkesville; 26 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dot Southers, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 29, from the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Ellis officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, was in charge of arrangements.