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HERBERT E. SMITH, age 91 of Athens, Tenn. went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., , a son of the late Sim Luther and Emma Elrod Smith and preceded in death by his wife: of 72 years Jo Smith, five sisters: Lillie, Billie, Polly, Molly, and Carolyn and four brothers: Arants, James, Luther, and Virdmon along with one granddaughter: Joanna Smith. Herbert was retired from Bowater after more than 35 years of employment. He was the bishop and senior pastor of Calvary Tabernacle of God in Athens.
Survivors: Daughter: Jane Bennett of Calhoun, Ga., Two Sons and daughters: Steve and Robbie of Athens, Tenn., Mike and Becky Smith of Athens, Tenn. seven grandchildren: Holli Huling, Pam Costa, Stephanie Plunkett, Isaac Smith, Andrew Bennett, Seth Smith and Isaiah Smith, eight great grandchildren several nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Calvary Tabernacle of God in Athens with Bryan Huling, Matthew Plunkett, Mike Smith (whose message will be brought through a letter that is read by his brother), Isaac Smith and Walter King officiating. Interment will follow in McMinn Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Matthew Plunkett, Andrew Bennett, Isaac Smith, Seth Smith, Bryson Huling, and Isaiah Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be the great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Tabernacle of God Benevolent Fund, 2820 Congress Parkway, Athens, TN 37303. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Herbert-Smith Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
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