STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Mrs. Betty Meachum Smith of Stone Mountain, formerly of Savannah and Augusta, Ga., died on Friday, November 4, 2005 after a brief illness at Dekalb Medical Center, Decatur, Ga. She was a 1971 graduate of A.E. Beach High School, 1974 graduate of Armstrong State College and a 1981 and 1993 graduate of Medical College of Georgia. She served in the United States Army Reserves with the 382nd Field Hospital out of Augusta. She was employed as an Associate Nurse Executive at Georgia Regional Hospital, Atlanta. Her parents, Joseph and Mary Meachum, sisters, Joyce Meachum Brenson and Emma Jean Mobley, preceded Mrs. Smith in death. Survivors include her husband, Darryl Smith of Stone Mountain, Ga.; four sons, Trevor Meachum of Fayetteville, NC, Johnny Brenson and Terell Powers of Stone Mountain and Marcus (Donna) Smith of Atlanta; two daughters, Necole (Columbus) Baptiste of Decatur and Carmen Smith of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Joseph (Gina) Meachum, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Charles Meachum of Augusta and Kenneth (Janice) Meachum of Savannah, Ga.; four sisters, Ozell (Alphonso) Wallace of Tulsa, Okla., Sandra (Larry) Oliver of Fayetteville, Patricia (Samuel) Boles and Shelia Simmons of Savannah; her aunts and uncle, Reverend and Mrs. Asbury (Ethel) King of Savannah and Earline Johnson of Tupelo, Miss. She is also survived by four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Savannah celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at noon at St. Peter's AME Church, 626 Staley Ave. with Reverend Bernard K. Ivey, Pastor. Remains will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment: Eugenia Cemetery at Sallie Mood and Montgomery Crossroads. Services entrusted to Williams and Williams Funeral Home, 1012 E. Gwinnett St. The family will receive visitors at 39 Brandle Way, phone (912) 238-0981. Memorial donations can be made to Northside Hospital Cancer Center c/o Janet Brumfield, 1000 Johnson Ferry Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30842.
The Augusta Chronicle November 10, 2005