AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital Mrs. Essie Dell Smith of Augusta, widow of James Pratt Smith. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2002, at Elliott Sons Telfair Street Chapel, Rev. Charlie Benson Jr. officiating. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Smith, a lifelong resident of Augusta was retired from Sibley Mill and a faithful member of First Assembly of God. Family members include a son, James W. Smith of Hephzibah; daughters, Sylvia Percival of Saluda, Mary Helen White of Augusta; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 1134 Telfair Street.
The Augusta Chronicle February 15, 2002