January 23, 2022

Mrs. Hazel Toney Smith

Mrs. Margaret Hazel Toney Smith, age 79 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at the Hospice Lagrange in LaGrange, Georgia on Saturday, May 17, 2014 after an extended illness.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith were conducted on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 4:00 P.M. from the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church with the Reverend Mark Williams officiating. Music was provided by Stephen Costley.

Those who served as pallbearers were Chris Benefield, Lee Toney, Brent Costly, Michael Costly, Roger Sankey, and Stephen Costley. The interment followed in the Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Heard County, the daughter of the late Artie Lee Teal Toney and Willis Raymond Toney. She was a member of the Centralhatchee First Baptist Church.

Everyone who knew “Mrs. Hazel” would tell you that she had a green thumb. She loved raising flowers of all kinds but her specialty was African Violets. It gave her great pleasure to present family and friends with one of her beautiful potted treasures! She was a loving mother and grandmother who especially doted on her only grandchild, Braden.

Her children are quick to tell you that their mother raised them to know right from wrong, and that any success that they have achieved is because of her good parenting and nurturing ways. She was kind and loving to all she knew. Her presence will be missed by all.

She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Sankey (Roger) of Newnan, GA.; two sons, Ray and Keith Smilth both of Franklin, GA.; and one grandson, Brayden Sankey of Newnan, GA…

She was preceded in death by her husband, Heflin Smith; and two beloved sons, Kenneth Toney and Bruce Smtih.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Mart Hyatt says

    I know first hand and completely agree with the words in the obituary. I knew Mrs Hazel for as long as I recall and she did teach her children “right from wrong.” She was a good woman who took care of so many… especially her husband as when he turned sick and dying – Mr. Heflin. She has done her job here and now she’s going to her resting place but I believe that she will continue to watch over her loved ones, especially Brayden.

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