Johnny Ray Smith, 79

by | April 30, 2015 5:51 pm

Last Updated: April 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm

   Funeral services for Johnny Ray Smith, 79, were held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Interment followed in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Swiansboro. He died Friday, April 17, 2015 at his residence in Swainsboro.

   Mr. Smith was born in Kite to the late John Lofton and Rentha Bell Hopkins Smith and was a retired machinery operator with the Emanuel County Road Department. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

   Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Smith of Swainsboro; one daughter, Arlene Phillips (Wayne) of Soperton; five sons, Ray Lofton of Pulaski, James Smith (Mary) of Savannah, Kenneth Smith (Ann) of Midville, Ricky Smith (Lucille) of McRae, and John Smith (Samantha) of Swainsboro; two sisters, Sara Overstreet (Billy) of Swainsboro and Mary Johnson (Carlton) of Swainsboro; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

   Pallbearers were Shawn Smith, Dale Smith, Wendy Farrow, Stanley Mills, Phil Smith, Tim Smith, Allen Johnson and Wayne Phillips.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors had charge of arrangements.

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