Dennis "Smiley" Delbert Arthur

Born: Sat., Aug. 2, 1947
Died: Tue., Nov. 26, 2013

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Dennis Delbert “Smiley” Arthur of Macon, GA, formerly of Greene County, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the age of 66 at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Born in Gainesville, GA on August 2, 1947, he was the son of Beulah Jones Arthur of Greensboro, GA and the late Delbert Mosley Arthur. He graduated from Union Point High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. Smiley served in the United States Air Force for four years with one year spent in Vietnam. He married the former Dorothy Louise McClendon on November 30, 1968 and they have lived in Macon since 1989. For thirty years he worked as a construction electrician for Star Electric in Macon, GA retiring in 2012. He enjoyed woodworking, writing letters to the Macon Telegraph editor and joking around with his family and friends. In addition to his mother, Beulah Arthur of Greensboro, GA, Smiley is survived by his wife of nearly forty-five years, Louise McClendon Arthur of Macon, GA; three daughters, Pam Lavoie of Pittsburgh, PA, Rachel Arthur of Greensboro, GA and Melissa Adriance of Macon, GA; sister, Rachel Beard of Union Point, GA; brother, Thomas Vern “Shorty” Arthur and his wife Bonnie of the Veazey Community; six grandchildren, Caleb Manago, Tre’ Gresham, Amanda Hattaway, Kyle Adriance, Chelsea Hattaway and Elizabeth Adriance; three great grandchildren, Cohen Lowery, Aiden Yearwood and Savannah Adriance; a number of other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro, GA with Rev. Jason McClendon officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Wed November 27, 2013
Louise, I was so very sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God be with you all in a very special way during this sad time.

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed November 27, 2013
Louise and family, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I pray that the Lord will give you comfort, and peace during your time of loss. Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Donna Merritt
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
Louise,I am so sorry to here about the passing of "Smiley". He is at peace. God bless you.

al cason
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
Shorty and Rachel--sorry to learn of the loss of your brother Smiley. My deepest sympathies to both of you. Al Cason

Linda Arnold Yearwood
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
To Smiley's Family.....I am so very sorry for your loss! He and I graduated from Union Point High School together and I will always remember the good times that we all had together as classmates. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
Shorty and family we were sorry to hear of your brother's death. You have our deepest sympathy.

Wanda McClendon
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
RIP Smiley You will be missed by many but are at peace in heaven telling your jokes and sharing your new life.

Louise Cason Bentley
   Posted Fri November 29, 2013
Shorty and Rachel, I am so sorry! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Goss
   Posted Fri November 29, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Charlotte Jones Mullis
   Posted Fri November 29, 2013
May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you. So many memories of days gone bye, time of joy. The time of our life. These we remember till we meet again where the time of our life will have no end.

Judy walker Hudson
   Posted Sat November 30, 2013
May God put his loving arms around Smiley's family and help them through this awful time..Smiley was a good man, and had a good family.He will surely be missed..he's resting now, and in no pain..RIP Smiley...we will all miss you..God Bless...

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sat November 30, 2013
God Bless the family at this time.

Peggy McKinley Gibby
   Posted Sun December 01, 2013
Louise, My heart goes out to you. May the Lord comfort you and your family in time of loss. I have fond memories of our teenage years. God Bless, Peggy

Danny Pitts
   Posted Mon December 02, 2013
Louise, another one of my friends from you family is gone. Smiley and I go back to the time right after high school, he was a good guy. RIP old buddy.