COMER - Vonder L. Smith died peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 28, 2011.
Born in Madison County in 1920, she lived her entire life on the seventh generation family farm. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Effie Dudley Thompson of Comer. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H.S. Smith Jr.; and a brother, Rudolph Thompson. She worked her younger years on the family farm and later retired from Rockwell Automation. In her retirement years she became an avid flower gardener with a particular love for roses.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles M.(Jack) Smith and Jerri Smith, Comer; four grandchildren, Dr. Charles M. (Chuck) Smith, Jr. (Ashley), Hartwell, Jeff Smith (Kerith), Stephen Smith and Lisa West (Tommy), Comer; nine great–grandchildren, Charles M.(Chad) Smith, III, Mary Kate Smith and Sophia Smith, all of Hartwell, Shelby Smith, Mark Smith, Jessica Smith, Makayla West, Chase West and Olivia West, all of Comer; and two step-grandchildren, Charlie Milford and Maggie McGee, Hartwell.
Mrs. Smith requested that no formal services be held, however a private remembrance of her will be held at a later date at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Smith.
A special thanks is extended to St. Mary’s Hospice Care for making her last days as pleasant as possible. Also a special thanks goes to her caregivers, Missy Hale, Joyce Loden and Daisy Williford.
Lord & Stephens, Madison Chapel is in charge of arrangements.