George E. Smith went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. He was educated at Mayhaw High School in Blountstown, FL, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Florida A&M University in Education. He was a devoted educator and mastered his craft of helping students develop academically and socially. Later, he received a Masters of Education from Florida Atlantic University. He began his career in the United States Air Force and later educated students at Coleman Elementary in Pompano Beach, FL and Northeast High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Smith was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale and devoted himself to the Lord and others while working as a member and Deacon of Caanan Baptist Church in Flemington, FL. Deacon Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Carrie Smith, brothers, Hayes Smith and John D. Smith. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Alma, sons James (Enid) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Adrien (Kimberly) of Reddick, FL, and grandchildren, Narcissus, Sharetta, and Adrien, II. He also leaves to cherish his memory sisters, Mary Yon (Blountstown, FL), Sarah Huffman (Newark, NJ), and Shirley Holmes (Blountstown, FL). He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was truly a man who loved his family and God. Funeral services were held at Caanan Baptist Church in Flemington, FL, on Saturday, August 29, at 11:00 am.