HERNANDO, MS. - Mrs. Madie B. Smith Reagan, born September 12, 1929, entered into rest Saturday, December 17, 2005 from pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 23, 2005 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Father Alexander C. McDonald officiating. Interment will be at Pineview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Phillip Craig, Johnathan Peebles, Larry Collins, Jim Davis, Bryan Bishop and Douglas Bishop. Mrs. Reagan was a native of Memphis, TN and was the seventh of nine children born to George T. Bishop and Rosa Ann Clark. Mrs. Reagan graduated from Humes High School, Memphis, TN in 1950. She married Milton Lee Smith and moved to North Augusta in 1952. She retired as an Assistant Librarian from Paul Knox Middle School in 1993. Mrs. Reagan was a member of the Eastern Star, North Augusta Republican Party and Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 71. After the passing of her first husband in 1985,she met her high school boyfriend at a Humes High School Reunion. After a long courtship; she married Walter Alexander Reagan of Hernando, MS in 1998, where she lived until her death. Survivors include her husband, Walter A. Reagan of Hernando, MS; three children, M. Vernon Smith of Augusta, Mark S. Smith of Snellville, GA and Ronald A. Smith of Hernando, MS; a brother, George T. Bishop, Jr. of Walnut Creek, CA; three grandchildren, Jennifer Donelow Walton, Nita W. Smith and Jacob V. Smith; a great-grandson, Brandyn Walton; six step-children, George P. Reagan, Brenda Reagan Flowers, Eva Reagan Hellums, Beth Reagan Fox, Cindy Reagan Asquiso and Donald D. Reagan; six step-grandchildren, Jeremy M. Flowers, Joshua A. Flowers, Jason E. Flowers, Dustin R. Hellums, Melissa A. Hellums and George Lee Fox; two step great-grandchildren, Alexandra A. Flowers and Spencer J. Flowers. The family will receive friends at Rowland Funeral Home, Thursday, December 22, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle December 21, 2005