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Ralph Smith, Sr.

October 30, 1947 — December 13, 2022

Mr. Ralph Walter Smith, Sr., age 75, of Cedartown, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022. 

Mr. Smith was born October 30, 1947, in Rome, Ga., to his late parents, Charles "Preacher" Smith and Eloise Lewis Smith. 

He was, above all, a family man. He enjoyed having cookouts and spending time with those he loved. Mr. Smith was a man of many talents, enjoying hobbies like camping, wood working, gardening, and working on cars. Mr. Smith had a lengthy career of thirty years at General Motors. He was especially fond of time spent with his grandchildren. 

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Suzanne Renee Turner; and sister, Geraldine "Dean" Arencibia.

Mr. Smith is survived by his beloved wife, Mrs. Cheryl Smith; son, Ralph Smith Jr. and his wife, Kelly; daughters: Melissa Smith-Edge, Annette Smith and her husband, Steve, and step-son Ira Childers, and step-daughter Rhea Beck and her husband Robert; brother, Billy Smith; and sister, Charlene Kuhlman and her husband, Eddie; and brother in law, Freddie Arencebia, Sr. Additionally, Mr. Smith is survived by nine grandchildren: Ashley Edge; Kierstan Camp; Payton Cox; Jason Blankenship; Kathryn Smith and Riley Turner; step-grandchildren Damien Beck, Marlon Moralas and Katlyn Beck; great-step grandchildren Champ Beck; Rudy Beck and Lyla Beck. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be held, Saturday, December 17, 2022, in the chapel of Smith & Miller Funeral home at 11:00 AM with Mr. Tyler Camp and Mr. Chris Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery. 

The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers: Steve Smith, Ralph Smith, Jr., Freddie Arencibia, Jr., Jason Blankenship, Bill Kuhlman, Anthony Wood, Trey Rutledge, and Wayne Turner. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Blankenship, Freddie Arencibia, Sr., Eddie Kuhlman, Billy Smith, and Johnny Carter.

The family will receive friends Friday, December 16, 2022, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral Home.

 The Smith & Miller Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ralph Walter Smith, Sr. 

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