News and Tribune

July 16, 2013

Morris E. “Smitty” Smith, 86; of Newnan, Ga.

Funeral services for Morris E. “Smitty” Smith, 86, of Newnan, Ga., will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, at  Heatherwood Baptist Church, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Newnan, Ga. He died Monday, July 15, 2013. 

 He was born in Marysville on Sept. 22, 1926, to the late Wilmer Forrest Smith and Esther Myrtle Amick Smith. He was a 1944 graduate of Jeffersonville High School. He was vice president of operations for American Freight System and was a member of Heatherwood Baptist Church in Newnan. 

 Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Young Smith; son, Don Smith and his wife, Ruth, of New Albany; daughters, Debbie Canup and her husband, Leon, of Newnan, Ga., and Kim  Bailey and her husband, Greg, of Alpharetta, Ga.; sister, Mary Meeks, of Louisville; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home in Newnan, and after 1 p.m. Friday, at the church.

 In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send donations to Heatherwood Baptist Church Building Fund, 721 Shenandoah Blvd., Newnan, GA 30265.

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