October 28, 1926 - March 24, 2022
Awa Nix Smith, age 95, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Smith; parents, Lillie and George Nix; father, Ernest Nix; sisters, Annie Lanich, Mildred Hollified; brothers, Jim Nix and Harold Nix. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Julian Peeples, of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Robyn Smith, of Monroe; sisters, Mary Jane Kennedy (Verner), of Demorest; and Pearl Brown, of Carnesville; brother, Earl Nix, of Scaly Mountain, NC; grandchildren, Julie and Grant Mantooth, Dan and Katie Peeples, all of Dalton; great grandchildren, Olivia and Isaac Mantooth and Nate; Ansley and Luke Peeples; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Smith was born on October 28, 1926 in Habersham County, Georgia. She was an educator for 30 years, who taught at Woodville Elementary, Demorest Elementary, and Clarkesville Elementary. She was a faithful member of Demorest Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught an adult Sunday School Class, and was the Church Treasurer for many years. Awa enjoyed gardening, cooking, and canning. Special thanks to caregivers, Mary Jane Kennedy and Wanda Loggins. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Rev. Jacob Griffin and Dr. Tom Mewborn officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, 861 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, Georgia 30607 or to Demorest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 87, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123.
Awa Nix Smith, age 95, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Smith; parents, Lillie and George Nix; father, Ernest Nix; sisters, Annie Lanich, Mildred Hollified;... View Obituary & Service Information
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