(ROANOKE) The funeral for Emmett Lamar Smith, 76, of Roanoke will be Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Scott Whaley and Bro. Shannon Mapp officiating. Burial will follow at Potash Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.

Mr. Smith passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Smith was born July 29, 1944, the son of James Oscar and Leona Baldwin Smith. He was a member of Big Springs Baptist Church and was a self-employed logger.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Smith of Roanoke; daughter, Shannon Reeves (Clay) of Whitesburg, Ga.; two sons, Randall Smith (Amy) of Woodland and Tony Smith (Kristy) of Roanoke; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Baker of Wedowee and Kathy Freeman of Ranburne; and three brothers, Alvin Smith (Mary Jewell) and Larry Smith (Carolyn), both of Roanoke, and Waymon Smith of Woodland. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents; an infant child, Steven Smith; and siblings, Calvin Smith, James Ray Smith, Clyde Smith and Edith Steely.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Reeves, Riley Smith, Daniel Bozeman, Jason Hester, Richie Smith, Paul Wiggins, Clint Bailey and Kolby Smith.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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