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March 27, 1930 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Flemington - William Nevin Smith, Jr., 93, of Flemington died January 8, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. A native of McIntosh County, William moved to Reidsville, Georgia, in his late teens where he worked for Canoochee Electric until joining the U.S. Navy in 1952. He served during the Korean War aboard various ships patrolling the eastern seaboard and the island of Cuba. Upon his discharge, he returned to Reidsville and again worked for Canoochee Electric before accepting a job as an electrical lineman at Fort Stewart, Georgia in 1961. It was there that William met his future wife, Donnie, and they married and established a home in Liberty County where they have remained ever since. William retired from Fort Stewart in 1992. William, a member of the Midway Methodist Church, was a charter member of the early service choir where he served for many years. He also volunteered for Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue in Hinesville where he heaped love and attention on the animals including his brood of dogs and cats at home. He loved his family, friends, and country and almost always saw the good in people. He was reluctant to criticize and would help anyone in need. He liked to “fram”, as he called it, on his acoustic guitar and belt out old country songs and gospel tunes. What he lacked in talent he compensated for with gusto! He was preceded in death by his parents, William Nevin Smith, Sr. and Mary Jane McIntosh Smith, and a sister, Winona Smith Floyd.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Donnie Dunham Smith, a son, David N. Smith and his wife Lisa and two grandchildren, Cameron and Ansley Smith, of Dunwoody, Georgia; a daughter, Maryann Smith, of Isle of Wight, Georgia, and several cousins.
Services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 2 PM at Midway Methodist Church, 215 Martin Road,
Midway, Georgia; visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the McIntosh Family
Cemetery, U.S. Hwy 17, South Newport, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to