December 7, 2021

Mr. William J. (Bill) Smith

Mr. William J. (Bill) Smith, 89, of Franklin, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, Alabama.

Mr. Smith was born October 19, 1928, in Carroll County, son of the late Joseph LaVaughn Smith and Nora Elizabeth Knott Smith.

A veteran of service in the U.S. Army, he was a retired master plumber and certified electrician and had also served as maintenance director for the Hogansville Housing Authority.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and had been a member of Ephesus Christian Church in Carroll County for 77 years.

Preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Conner Smith, he is survived by his daughters and sons in-law, Robin Cole of West Point, Beverly and Bill Simmons, Martha and James McCormick all of Franklin, Susan McCormick and Darnell Williams of Warm Springs, Rebecca and Charles Woodard of Valley, AL; sister, Rosa Soles of Newnan; 14 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville.

Minister Tim Cook and Minister J. C. Cook will officiate and interment will be in Ephesus Christian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 Sunday night.

Condolences may be expressed at

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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