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William Jerrold Smith

Male 1929 - 2003  (74 years)


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  • Name William Jerrold Smith  [1
    Birth 1929  Sumter County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 5 May 1929  Plains, Sumter County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Plains, Sumter, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 2003 
    Died 20 Nov 2003  Sumter County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Plains, Sumter County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Smith, William Jerrold
    Smith, William Jerrold
    Notes 
    • Valdosta Daily Times
      Obituaries from November 23, 2003

      William Jerrold Smith

      PLAINS -- Mr. William Jerrold "Jerry" Smith, age 74, died at the Sumter County Retirement Village in Plains on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2003. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, from the Maranatha Baptist Church with Dr. Dan Ariail and the Rev. Rick Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers, and employees of the Sumter County Retirement Village are requested to serve as honorary pallbearers.

      Mr. Smith, a native of Sumter County, was born May 5, 1929, a son of the late Wilburn Edgar Smith and Frances Allethea "Miss Allie" Murray Smith. He worked in the steel industry as an industrial and civil engineer. He was a Methodist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

      The family will receive friends at Hancock Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21.

      Memorial contributions may be made to the Sumter County Retirement Village, 2124 U.S. Highway 280 west, Plains, GA, 31780, or to Hospice of Americus and Sumter County, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA, 31709.

      Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerrold Smith of Columbus, Ohio and Kevin and Joey Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosalynn and former President Jimmy Carter of Plains and Allethea and Lee Wall of McDonough; a granddaughter, Astrid Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Helen Smith of Plains; and several nieces and nephews.

      Hancock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Person ID I3431  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2009 

    Father Wilburn Edgar Smith,   b. 20 Nov 1896, Marion County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1940, Plains, Sumter County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Frances Allethea Murray,   b. 24 Dec 1905, Plains, Sumter, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 2000, Plains, Sumter, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1926  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F0954  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S015232] 1930 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.T626, 2,667 rolls. Plains, Sumter, Georgia, ED 17, roll 385, page , image 440.0.

    2. [S162327] United States Obituary Collection [database on-line], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. United States Obituary Collection [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - See newspaper information provided with each entry.

    3. [S007837] Headstone, Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, Plains, Sumter County, Georgia.

    4. [S336439] Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter:The Georgia Years, 1924-1974, E. Stanly Godbold, Jr., (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 29.