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Obituaries - June 17, 2009

Carolyn S. Smith

Mrs. Carolyn Stovall Smith, age 79, of 903 Tucker Road, Macon, passed away Monday, June 15, 2009 at Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Born March 24, 1930 in Elberton, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Claude D. Stovall and Drucilla Anderson Stovall. She was a graduate of Jacksonville State University. She taught 30 years as an elementary school teacher in Clayton County.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John E. Smith; son, Jeff Smith and his wife Dorena of Macon; daughter, Cindy Bresee and her husband Stuart of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister, Virginia Jennings of Morrow; grandchildren, Sara Bresee, Alex Bresee, Kaitlin Bresee, Brittnee Smith, Tarra Smith, Brandon Smith, Nicolle Smith; great-grandson, Kayden Brock and many nieces and nephews also survive. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Perry Stuart Smith and a sister, Winnie Weldon Engelbright.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell. The Rev. Carter Tucker will officiate. Burial will be in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.

The body is at the Strickland Funeral Home - Hartwell Chapel where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1684 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, Ga., 30605-3007.

The Strickland Funeral Home - Hartwell Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.