Originally created 08/04/98

Mr. Chester Smith



MITCHELL, Ga. -- Mr. Chester William Smith, 76, of Route 2, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Hancock Memorial Hospital, Sparta.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Galilee Baptist Church, Sparta, with the Rev. W.J. McCalla officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Smith, a native of Hancock County, had retired as an automobile mechanic. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Polly Clayton Smith, Sparta; two sons, Charlie Smith, Hinesville, and Gordon Smith, Cincinnati; eight daughters, Yvonne Smith, Brenda Smith and Sally Clayton, all of Atlanta, Eloise Clayton and Joan Barksdale, both of Sparta, Catherine Chappell, Brooklyn, N.Y., Louise McCorkle, Cincinnati, and Linda Cobb, Augusta; two brothers, Jack Smith, St. Louis, and Isreal Smith, Sparta; a sister, Johnny Lee Tilley, Sparta; and 26 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home, Sparta, is in charge of arrangements.