Walter Benjamin Smith, Jr

Born: Thu., Mar. 6, 1930
Died: Thu., Aug. 23, 2007

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Walter Benjamin “Junior” Smith, Jr., age 77, of the Veazey Community, died Thursday, August 23, 2007 at his home. A lifelong resident of Greene County he was born on March 6, 1930 to the late Walter Benjamin Smith, Sr. and Meda Strickland Smith. He attended Meadowcrest School and served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1955. As a young man, he worked with his father in the saw milling business. His first job away from home was with International Furniture Company, he then worked for Roadway, and was a security guard at Wallace Dam. Later he drove a log truck for Strickland Logging, Merritt Logging and Boswell Logging Companies. He was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church of White Plains. He is survived by a son, Benjamin Jeffrey “Jeff” Smith, Sr. and wife Ann of Siloam, GA; two sisters, Beth S. Williams and husband Charles of Warner Robins, GA and Frances S. Lanier and husband Bobby of White Plains, GA; two brothers, Richard Smith and wife Ann of Greensboro, GA and Robert “Bobby” Smith of Greensboro, GA; sisters-in-law, Roberta Smith of Greensboro, GA and Ellen Smith of Kit Carson, CO; grandson, B. J. Smith, Jr.; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Smith and Reese Smith. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty United Methodist Church of White Plains with Dr. Joseph R. Bennett and Rev. Edward A. Swehla officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Morgan Lanier, Steve Lanier, Ben Lanier, Lane Smith, Martin Smith, Ken West, Lane Moncrief, Scott Williams, Tommy Williams and Michael Smith. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday night at the 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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Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Thu August 23, 2007
Richard & Ann, Bobby, Frances and Roberta, So sorry to hear about your brother and brother in law death. I know he will be greatly missed. Just know our deepest symphaties are with each of you and your families in this time of sorrow. Jan, David, Josh and Robert

Kathi (Lindsey) Smoker & family
   Posted Thu August 23, 2007
Dear Smith families, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Junior's death. You're in our prayers.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Fri August 24, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dee & Craig Beeler
   Posted Fri August 24, 2007
Dearest Jeff & Family....Our Prayers remain with you during your time of sorrow..Dee & Craig

Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Fri August 24, 2007
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, David & Teresa Dunagan

Roger Webb
   Posted Fri August 24, 2007
I was so sorry to hear about the death of Jr. and I always thought so much of him. He use to brag about picking me up with one hand and lifting me up over his head as a child. The Smith family has always been very close to our family and we love each of you very much. I just pray that God will comfort you and fill your hearts with all the good memories of Jr. in this your time of sorrow.

David and Jeanie Ashley
   Posted Sat August 25, 2007
Jeff & Ann, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are here for you if you need ANYTHING!

Will & Tiffany Duvall
   Posted Sun August 26, 2007
With our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow from the Duavll's.