Winton A. Smith (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Trinity Hospital of Augusta, Mr. Winton A. Smith, 96, husband of Ruth L. Smith. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. He owned and operated Smith Shoe Repair located in Daniel Village for numerous years. He was a member of the Savannah River Valley Beagle Club and he trained and owned the international field champion, "Savannah River Buzz". Mr. Smith was a charter member and deacon at Southgate Baptist Church. Family members in addition to his wife include his stepchildren: Lamar R. Hadden of Evans, James B. Hadden of Warrenton, GA, Dorothy R. Coghlan of Evans; step grandchildren: Jamey B. Hadden, Chad T. Coghlan, Jeremy S. Coghlan, Allyson E. Coghlan and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his first wife Muriel Smith. He was a loving husband and a caring stepfather. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Dr. Leonard Chavis and Rev. Ed. Chavis officiating. Pallbearers will be Wayne Smith, Lamar R. Hadden, James, B. Hadden, Chad T. Coghlan, Jeremy S. Coghlan, Doyle Smith and Billy Lariscey. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Southgate Baptist Church, 2226 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta, GA 30906. The family will receive friends Tuesday, June 22, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at .

The Augusta Chronicle-June 23, 2009