Robert Smith

Hamilton County

Pastor Robert Clarence Smith, 70, of Chattanooga, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, in a Nashville hospital.He retired from Wheland Foundry. He was the pastor of Mt. Ollie Primitive Baptist Church for 14 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Alberdia Smith; brothers, James Smith, Ollice Smith and Roosevelt Smith; sisters, Bessie Eatmon and Rosetta Smith. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Smith; daughter, Robin Smith Griffith; grandchildren, Geniesce Griffith and Ryan Griffith, all of Chattanooga; brothers, George (Barbara) Smith, of Chattanooga, Norman Smith, of Newark, N.J., and J.C. (Cynthia) Smith of Eutaw, Ala.; sisters, Katie Halfacre, of Birmingham, Ala., Alberdia Davis, of Fallsburg, NY, Sarah (Robert) Gilchrist, of Atlanta and Mary Smith, of Chattanooga; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends.The body will lie-in-state after 12:30 p.m. today at Taylor Funeral Home.Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel with Pastor Gerald R. Spence as the eulogist.Burial: Lakewood Memory Gardens, East.

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