2013-07-10 / Obituaries


Gerald Douglas Smith, 77, of Thomasville died July 5, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.

He was born April 14, 1936 in Lasca, AL. He was a contractor and a home designer.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Smith, Thomasville; two sons, Melvin Douglas (Sandra) Smith, Nanafalia, Arthur Russ (Sidney) Smith, Thomasville; two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Mark) Dozier, Thomasville, Angela Gayle (Roger) Shoultz, Mobile; four brothers, Raymond Smith, Chicago, Il., Buddy Smith, Shelton Smith, Champ Smith, all of Sweet Water, three sisters, Louise Jowers, Sweet Water, Mary Hutchins, Clanton, Eula Ree Taylor, Mississippi; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The service was July 8 at 11 a.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Brooks Etheridge and Andy Black officiating. Burial was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery in Nanafalia.

Active pallbearers were Josh Smith, Chase Dozier, Lance Howard, Drew Scott, Damien Morgan and Jeff Kelley.

Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Galbraith, Troy Stabler, Robert Hill, Buddy Bedwell, Cecil Thompson, Ed Parrish, Noland Atkins, Stratton Lewis, James Rutherford, Bill Harrison, Phillip Nichols and Benny Ray Stephens.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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