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Obituaries

May 1, 2014

Mae "Mary" Alice Holland Smith

THOMASVILLE — Services for Mae "Mary" Alice Holland Smith are 2 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014,  at First Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, April 26. Born Dec. 7, 1934, in Thomasville, she was the daughter of the late Pearson and Annie Ree Holland. She became a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville at an early age and was a longtime insurance agent for Atlanta Life Insurance and Pilgrim Life Insurance, a mother and housewife. She transitioned from this life on April 27, at Golden Living Center-Windermere Nursing Home after a brief illness. She became affiliated with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Augusta when she relocated to be under her daughter’s care. On Dec. 7, 1962, she married James E. Smith II, who preceded her in death, and was the mother of five children. Survivors include her children, Dr. Deborah A. Smith of Martinez, James E. (Belinda) Smith III of Dupont Wash., Lewis G. (Maxine) Smith of Riverdale, Arthur G. Smith (Carla Petty) of Thomasville; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice H. (James) Rogers of Tampa, Fla., Martha H. (Walter) Williams of Thomasville, a half-brother, Luther Holland of Chicago, Ill; dedicated brother and sisters-in-law, Arthur Smith (Earlene) of Washington, D.C., Mae Frances Holland (Willie) of Opa Locka, Fla., William G. Smith of Durham, N.C.; special adopted daughters, Audry W. Carr of Augusta, Linda Harris of Grovetown; lifelong friend, Martha Jones of Thomasville; eight special grandchildren in Augusta; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, acquaintances and the Varnedoe Street neighborhood in Thomasville. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests any monetary gifts be donated to the family, Autumn Care Adult Day Center or Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care in Augusta. Public visitation is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday and on Monday from 12:30 p.m., until the funeral hour with no viewing after the eulogy. The family hour is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday.  — Hatcher-Peoples Funeral Home

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