Edward Smith, 86, longtime resident of Clayton County, died April 9, 2013. The son of Milton and Bertie Smith was born March 9, 1927. He was a military veteran serving in the Korean conflict. He retired from Richway/Target stores. He was a quiet, shy and soft-spoken man, always willing to lend a helping hand to others. He was a lover of animals and gardening. He led a very active and full life. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Hoyt and Guy; sisters, Dellie, Agnes, Claudine and Beora. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jean; daughter Kay and husband Leonard; granddaughter Kristen; brother Clarence and sisters Floy, Billie, and Inell. Thomas L. Scroggs Funeral Directors, Morrow, Ga., 770-961-2828 in charge of arrangements.www.thomasscroggfuneraldirectors.com