Ronnie Earl Smith

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mr. Ronnie Earl Smith, 67, of Toccoa, Ga., formerly of Mocksville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at his home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1950, in Salisbury, to the late Rev. Kenneth Earl and Charlotte Seats Smith. He was a graduate of Davie High School class of ’68. After graduation, he worked for Hanes and retired in 1996 to attend Toccoa Falls College. He then went on to obtain his master’s of divinity from Erskine College in 2002. He as an accomplished pianist and his gift of comfort and friendship were shared with many. At the time of his death, he was a member of First United Methodist Church in Toccoa.

Survivors: his brothers, Charles “Muggs” Smith (Robin), Thomas “Zero” Smith (Patty), all of Mocksville, Danny Smith (Ruth) of China, Richard Smith (Beth) of Winston-Salem and Pastor Elliott Smith (Linda) of Ronda; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his large Toccoa family.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4 at Macedonia Moravian Church in Advance, with the Rev. Zach Dease officiating. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at First United Methodist Church in Toccoa.

Memorials: local Hospice Home, where he ministered to many families over the years; or to First UMC, 333 E. Tugalo St., Toccoa, GA 30577, memo: Benevolence Fund.