Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 6, 2014

Carolyn H. Smith


THOMASVILLE — Martha Carolyn Herrin Smith, 76, of Waycross, GA died Sunday morning (Feb. 2, 2014) at her daughter’s residence in Thomasville, GA after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late David Carson (D.C.) and Winnie Mae Johnston Herrin, and a sister, Cathryn Herrin Morris. She was born in Waycross, GA and graduated from Waycross High School in 1956. After high school, she attended St. Vincent’s School of nursing in Jacksonville, FL. Ms. Smith lived most of her life in Waycross, GA while working with CSX and raising her family. While living in Waycross, Ms. Smith was active in the P.T.A., Waycross Woman’s Club, United Way, and other local charities. Ms. Smith moved to Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to work with CSX in the Jacksonville office and upon her retirement moved back to Waycross, GA. She was an avid reader and enjoyed the arts and needlepoint. She was a loving Mother and was passionate about her family. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Waycross.  Survivors include two children, Suzanne Dixon and her husband Charles of Thomasville, GA and R.P. Smith and his wife Stephanie of Waycross, GA; three granddaughters, Martha Grace Dixon and Mary Cathryn Dixon both of Thomasville, GA, Ivy Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta, GA; one sister, Cecilia Herrin Mincey of Waycross, GA; two brothers, David Carlton Herrin and his wife Betty of Darien, GA, Les Herrin of Blackshear, GA; Brother-in-law, Johnny Morris of Oglethorpe, GA; her aunt Mabel Meeks and husband, Roy of Waycross, GA; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.  A graveside service was held Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 11 am at Oakland Cemetery in Waycross, GA with the Rev. David White officiating, a song, "Spirit Song" by Rev. White,  a Recitation of "Ithaca" by Martha Grace Dixon and a song, "It Is Well With My Soul" by Mr. Raymond Hughes.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Next Level Training, 135 N. Stevens St., Thomasville, GA 31792.  Sympathy may be expressed online at — Miles-Odum Funeral Home