April 5, 2013

Debbie Laney Smith

Mrs. Debbie Laney Smith, 60, of Tunnel Hill and formerly of Summerville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013, at her residence following an illness.

Born in Augusta, on July 9, 1952, she was a daughter of the late Morgan Gilbert and Lola Mae Cleveland Laney. Mrs. Smith was formerly a CNA for Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home and was Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by brothers, Albert Laney, Gathan “Gator” Laney and Morgan Laney.

Surviving are husband, David James Smith; daughters, Diana Gaston of Tunnel Hill, Jennifer Smith of Chatsworth and Amanda Smith of Tunnel Hill; sons, Gilbert Sims of Tunnel Hill and Randal Battles Jr. of Trion; sister, Vera Mae Laney of Trion; brother, Cecil Laney of Summerville; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Howell officiating.

Interment will be in Summerville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home of Summerville is in charge of arrangements.