Talmadge F Smith Sr.

Died: Mon., May 14, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 16, 2012
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 17, 2012

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Talmadge F. Smith, Sr., age 72, of Kite, GA on Monday, May 14, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Lindy Webb, Jr., and Rev. Burton Dixon officiating.
Interment will be in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Will Martin officiating.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, at the funeral home from 6-8 PM.
Pallbearers are Phil Smith, Robert Dame, Emmitt Shepard, Larry Thomas, Jack Waller, Jr., Trojan Harrison, James (Pee Wee) Wilson and Robert (Jim Bo) Hutcheson.
Mr. Smith was born in Bartow, GA, served his country as Sergeant in Ft. Meade, MD during the Berlin Conflict with the National Guard Active Duty from 1961-1962. He retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) after 31 ½ years of service, as a driver in the Dublin area, and later retired again with 12 years of service as security guard with Adrian Housing Co. Mr. Smith was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist church for 43 years as well as being the oldest deacon and served as song leader. He also attended Kite First Baptist Church for night services. Mr. Smith enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Norristown Hunting Club, the Boggy Possum Hunting Club and was a former member of the Swainsboro Jaycees and Local Teamsters Union #728. He was preceded in death by his parents; Frank and Essie Hall Smith, grandson; Matthew Anders, sisters; Judy Thomas and Lettie Waller and brother; Clifford Smith.
Survivors include:
His wife of 49 years: Bonnie Rose Smith of Kite, GA
Two Daughters: Martha S. Anders (Harvey) of Kite, GA and Melody S. Waters (Michael) of Brooklet, GA
One Son: Talmadge F. “Tee” Smith, Jr. (Stephanie) of Cleveland, GA
Two Sisters: Frances Dame of Danville, GA and Mildred Shepard of Louisville, GA
Two Brothers: Charles Smith of Keystone Heights, FL and Ernest C. Smith of Louisville, GA
Five Grandchildren: Michael Waters, Jr., Mackenzie Waters, Jason Anders (Limayri), Seth Anders and Talmadge F. Smith III.
Two Great-Grandchildren: Jason Anders and Sophia Anders
Special Sister-In-Law: Laura Moore of Kite, GA
Special Niece and Nephew: Christopher Moore, Jr. and Allison Moore both of Kite, GA
Should friends desire contribution may be made to Sardis Primitive Baptist Church, 1258 Wes Lawson Rd., Kite, GA 31049 or Matthew Anders Memorial Scholarship, Southeastern Technical College, 346 Kite Rd. Swainsboro, GA 30401
Condolences may be submitted on-line at WWW.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Talmadge F. Smith, Sr. of Kite, GA

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   Posted Tue May 15, 2012

Joey & Catherine Crapps, Jolie & Jed
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
So sorry to hear about your loss this morning. He will be greatly miss by all in our community. He was a tremendous inspiration to us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through the days ahead. God bless you! Love to all!

Rhonda Sauls & Family
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers these past few days. I know this is a hard time but please know you have so many people praying for you all. Big T was such a kind and giving person. I always enjoyed seeing him when he came to Mattie Lively to help cook hot dogs for the Relay for Life picnic. I will miss him. Heaven really does have a special angel this week. Love you all, & Melody please let me know if I can do anything for you!!!

   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
The entire driver family at UPS has you in our hearts and prayers at this most difficult time. Our prayer is that God will continue to strengthen you now and in the days to come. He will be greatly missed!

Patricia Kea
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
We were so saddened to hear the news about Talmadge. Bonnie Rose, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you all have many precious memories and hope these will comfort you in the coming days.
In Sympathy and Friendship,
Patricia and Barney Kea

Tony, Donna, Jamye and Ashton Bellamy
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
We are praying for your family. I am so glad we had the opportunity to share our vacation with your family this past summer. We will cherish those memories. It was so obvious how much he enjoyed having his family together.

Hollis and Dorothy Gibson
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Bonnie and Family ,we are so sorry to hear of your great loss ,but Bonnie I know your faith is strong and Iknow that God will be holding you up during this very sad time We love you and your Family .Hollis and Dorothy

Marcie Womack
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Ms. Bonnie Rose, Martha and Families

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Talmadge. Michael didn't have the pleasure of knowing him, but I did. He always had a great big smile on his face. I know he will be missed by everyone that knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Marcie & Michael Womack and Family

Mickey and Connie Flanders and Family
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
We are sorry to hear about Talmadge. I am at a loss of words to help comfort you. I just buried my mother last week and all I can say is that God will carry you through this. I know. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Adele J. Page
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Bonnie Rose, Tee, Stephanie, and T3~ Our hearts are heavy with the news of Mr. Tee. Although we have known you only a few years, we have been greatly impacted by your family; we love you so much and ache with you. May you find peace knowing he sits at the feet of our Savior.
Billy and Adele

Connie Wammock
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bonnie Rose, and the entire family. Talmadge was truly a wonderful & caring man and always showed how much he loved his family. He will be missed but you have many great memories that will help you carry on in life.
In Christian Love,
Connie Wammock

Terry, Joy & Taylor Winfrey
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Ms. Bonnie Rose, please know how much we love you. We are thinking of and praying for you and your family. There are no words of our own to help you but the Bible reminds us in Matthew 5:4 that "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

Peggy Ovstreet Hines
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Bonnie and Family, I was saddened to learn about Talmadge. Because of distance I never had the opportunity to know him well but I never saw anything but kindness and goodness in him. You were blessed with 49 years and a beautiful family together and wonderful memories. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come.

   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Sister Bonnie and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will hold each of you in the palm of his hand, and that he will give you the grace needed to sustain you in the coming days. Mr. Talmadge fit the definition of a true Christian, he set the standard of a God fearing man. He will be greatly missed but your loss is truly heavens gain.

Emily Mimbs Lewis
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Bonnie Rose and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Tal. Heaven is sweeter with him there. Jesus needed another angel and he sure has the best now. Tal will be missed by everyone. He had so many freinds and was loved by all who met him. May God bless you all. Love and Prayers.

Ralph and Diane Pritchard
   Posted Tue May 15, 2012
Martha, so sorry for your family''s loss. Talmadge was a kind and thoughtful man. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
I just could not believe it when I heard the news about Talmadge. I know that we never know what life has in store for us, but we can rejoice that he is with the Lord. Talmadge was such a good person and always willing to help with anything. He loved his family and friends dearly. May God give all of you peace and comfort during this time and the days and months ahead. He will be missed so much.
We love all of you so much.

Patsy Wayne and Family

Darlene Edwards Dutton
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Martha and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss, but want you to know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! May God hold you all in His loving arms during this time!Just remember in time we'll all be reunited with our loved ones, forever!May God bless you all!
Love in Christ, Darlene and FamilySolowi

Ashlei Mills Boatright
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Tee, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your precious family in my prayers.

Suzanne Poole Hutchinson
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Pleas accept my condolences on the passing of Mr. Talmadge. I remember him growing up during the 4-H years. Heaven has gained another angel. May the grace of our Lord give you sustanence during this time.

Kathy McLendon
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Bonnie Rose and family,
I was shocked to hear about "T"''''s passing. I know what a special person he was in so many ways and he had many friends. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him. Kathy

Darlene and Marie Dickens
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Bonnie Rose, Martha, Melody, and Tee
My heart hurts at the loss of Talmadge. He was a wonderful person and will be so greatly missed. I know that your strong faith will help you in the days to come, but please know that I love you all very much. Your family has a special place in my heart.
Love Darlene and Marie Dickens

james neal
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
I am very sorry to hear about Talmadge--he was always pleasant and had a big smile. I had a nice chat with him at the bank not too long ago and really enjoyed speaking with him. He is certainly in a better place, a place we can all look forward to. May God be with you and God bless you.

Angela Lamb Hicks
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Ms. Bonnie Rose and family,
I am so very saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Talmadge. I am sorry I was unable to visit you all with mom and my family but I am very sorry for your loss. Our community has lost two great men right close together and I am sure they are together rejoicing in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May God wrap you in his arms of comfort.
May God Bless,
Angela Lamb Hicks

Rudy & Patsy Gray
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Bonnie Rose, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family

Rudy Patsy Deadre Rudy 111

Loydd and Peggy Price
   Posted Wed May 16, 2012
Our Prayers are with you--May God Bless

Jack V. & Shirley Williams
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
Martha & Family I am so sorry to hear about your father, may the Lord be with ya"ll in the time of hurt. We will keep ya"ll in our prayed. May God bless you and comfort ya"ll.

The Oglesby''s: Jamey, Rhonda, Drake, Dilan, & Madison
   Posted Thu May 17, 2012
We're so sorry for your loss. Our hearts hurt for you. May God give you peace and the strength to do what has to be done during this difficult time, and may all your precious memories sustain you. Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all.

Lisa Smith Arpasi and family
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Dear Martha, Harvey, Bonnie Rose and all: Just got the news this a.m. So very sorry about your loss. Mr. Talmadge was a very sweet and gentle man and anyone who ever met him will have kind memories of him. May your memories and your faith bring peace to you all.

   Posted Fri May 25, 2012
My sincerest condolences to your family. May you gain comfort and strength by knowing that God care so much that he has made provision to restore loved one. This promise is in your Bible at John 5:28,29. May you trust God to do his will as you do his will according to his word. These scriptures have comfort me I know that they will comfort your family,please read these promises:Revelation 21:3,4:Acts 24:15. Please put your faith in this sure hope. May God be with you during this time of sorrow my pray go out to your family.