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Joyce M. Smith - February 14, 1946 - December 17, 2016

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#1 Clark Funeral Home

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:44 PM

     Joyce M. Smith, age 70, of Hiram, GA, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born on February 14, 1946.  She was the City Administrator of the City of Hiram, for 36 years and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church. She was a bright and caring person whose passion was rescuing Basset Hounds, and delivering homemade poundcakes to family and friends.  

​     Survivors include her husband, Vince Smith of Dallas ; daughter, Connie & Rick Ellis, of Smyrna; son, Alan L. Rakestraw of Austell; 2 grandchildren, Laura Rakestraw and Amber Rakestraw, both of Dallas; step sons, Stuart Smith of Douglasville, Ryan Smith of Canton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Marrell M. McGarity and Lois Smith McGarity.

     Funeral Services will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home. The Rev. George Barnett and Rev. Donald Voyles will officiate. Burial will follow at Paulding Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM until 8:00PM Monday, December 19, 2016 at Clark Funeral Home.

      In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia, Inc. www.bhrg.org P.O. Box 68032, Marietta, GA 30068, (770) 499-1164.


Edited by Clark Funeral Home, 18 December 2016 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

Sad to hear of Joyce' passing.  She was a diligent individual who was a fixture in the community for years; as is her husband.  My condolences.



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:38 PM

Sorry to hear this. We stayed at their home after school when her children and my sister and I were in elementary school at Hiram back in the good ol' days.   Condolences to Vince, Connie & Alan and their families. 

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:00 AM

RIP Joyce she was a very strong influence on the city of Hiram. I sure that Vince ,Connie and Alan will miss her dearly.

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