Gladys Smith, of Covington, passed away Jan. 7, 2017, at the age of 87. She had been a member of Victory Tabernacle Church in Conyers, where she was active in the Senior’s Ministry. Mrs. Smith was retired from IPD Printing Company - she worked in bindery for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, camping and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Smith loved her friends and family, and she was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband of 68 years, William W. Smith, Jr.; parents, Farris and Eula Brown; brothers, Robert Brown, Tommy Brown, Fred Brown, John Brown.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Marvin Rhear, of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Pam Smith, Ricky and Patricia Smith, all of Conyers, Donald and Barbara Smith, of Covington; grandchildren, Lisa Jillson, of Vero Beach, Florida, Suzanne Smith, of Union, New Jersey, Jessica Salmon, of Covington, Krystal Smith, of Conyers, Katie Seymour, of Madison, Brian Smith, of Conyers; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Sarah Daniel, Polly Ergle; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be held Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Doug Nelms officiating and internment following in New Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5 – 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted.