Mrs. Joy S. Smith
- January 1, 1926 - June 30, 2012
- Sparks, Georgia
of Joy's Passing
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“Knew Bro. Bill & Joy for many years. Sorry to hear of her passing, but she is with Bro. Bill now rejoicing in heaven. They were wonderful people. ...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Marilee Stone - Alapaha, GA
“Snuffy,Connie,Beth, & Ralph,
I want ya'll to know how I am going to miss Miss Joy. I loved her like a mama,or a grandmother. SHE WAS MY BFF !!! I...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Dianne - Sparks, GA
“Dear Beth, Ralph, Snuffy and Connie,
I wanted you to know that you are very much in my thoughts and prayers. As you may, or may not, be aware -...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Geiger - Adel, GA
“Joy was a bff if there ever was one. I called her my heart sister, because we were so close, closer than my birth sister. I will certainly miss her...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Rich - GA
“Snuffy, Ralph, Beth and families
I am thinking of you in your time of loss. Joy (and Bill) were always like part of our family when we were...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Fonda Rowan - Athens, GA - friend
“Snuf and Connie
So sorry to read of your loss. May GOD heal your heart snd soul. We love you.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Richard and Genie McMillan - GA
“Ralph and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She must have been one special lady to have a son like you! You and your...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: angela and wade crance - valdosta, GA
“It was truly a blessing to be able to take care of Ms Joy during her last days and to be able to share that time with you Beth and Snuffy and Ralph....Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tammie Stapleton RN - Tifton, GA
Mrs. Joy S. Smith, 86, of Sparks, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Tift Regional Medical Center. She was born January 1, 1926, to the late Walter Scott Shierling and Dula Hall Shierling in Hahira but has lived most of her life in Sparks. Mrs. Smith was a member of Sparks United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper for Adel Feed and Seed.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. William A. "Bill" Smith; two brothers, Ralph Shierling and Walter "Dud" Shierling; and two sisters, Oma Allen and Nell Shierling. She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Snuffy and Connie Smith of Sparks and Ralph Smith of Valdosta; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Gene McDaniel of Tifton; eight grandchildren, Will and Michelle Smith of Sylvester, Ruth Smith of Atlanta, Bea J. Smith Grant and Caleb Grant of Statenville, Billye Smith Jones and Brett Jones of Valdosta, Bonnie Smith of Valdosta, Bo Smith of Valdosta, Bridget Permenter Smith and Marlin Smith of Adel, and Jess and Torie Permenter of Adel; ten great-grandchildren, Worth Smith, Luke Smith, Mackenzie Jones, Brooks Grant, Reed Grant, Macy Jones, Alley Permenter, Jake Permenter, Kale Smith and Nate Smith; and one sister, Nerine McIntyre of Sparks.
A funeral service for Mrs. Smith will take place Tuesday evening at 7 pm at Sparks United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary James officiating and eulogies provided by Ralph Smith, Cindy Williams and Susie Betts. Interment will follow at Sparks Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Boone Funeral Home, 1804 S. Hutchinson Ave., in Adel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation (www.blindness.org).