ELLAVILLE, GA—Mrs. Inez Robinson Smith, 94, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at The Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Corinth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church cemetery in Macon County. Rev. Graton Helms and Rev. Jonathan Beckum will officiate.
Mrs. Smith was born on October 10, 1922 in Schley County, GA to the late Robert H. (Bob) Robinson and Clara Lawhorn Robinson. As a child growing up during the Great Depression, she never lost her frugality habits. She was recycling and repurposing items long before it became the norm. Mrs. Smith loved creating, whether it was with a hammer or needlepoint. She was a very talented seamstress and also loved collecting and trying new recipes. Gardening, traveling, crossword puzzles and playing cards were all favorite pastime of hers, but being with her family and friends were the most important times. Mrs. Smith was saved during revival services at Corinth United Methodist Church in the summer of 1950 and was loyal to her church and church family as long as she was physically able, never letting go of her faith in the Lord.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan DeVane and husband Tommy of Ellaville; two grandsons, Kevin DeVane and wife Ann Marie of Ellaville, Dan DeVane and wife Kerri of Ellaville; one great-grandson, T J DeVane; two great-granddaughters, Maggie Streetman and Mary Kate Streetman; sister, Louise Robinson Short and husband, Albert of Wilmington, DE; niece, Anita Sherren and husband Ronald of Bear, DE; and nephew, Ronald Short and wife Dianne of Wilmington, DE. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy C. Smith and son, Roy C. Smith, Jr.
Pallbearers will include Ellis Larkin, Chris Perry, Matthew Shoemaker, Bill Welch, Jonathan Hughes, and Donald Ritch. Honorary pallbearers will include Jerry Neftal, Eldred Smith, Benny Wisham, Martin Larkin, Willie Hughes, Jimmy Phillips, Mike McLendon, Frank Williams and Thom Batchelor.
Visitation will be held at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Flowers will be appreciated but donations may be made to Corinth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 74, Ellaville, GA 31806 or the Alzheimer's Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA is in charge of arrangements.