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The Rev. Harvelle Smith, Sr., age 64, died on May 30, 2018.

Celebration of Life service will be Friday June 8, 2018 at 12 Noon at St Smyrna Baptist Church, 68 Heery Rd, Newnan, GA 30263, Rev. Tamarkus T. Cook, Pastor.

There will be two viewing days. Wednesday June 6 viewing will be in Carrollton at Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home, 602 Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117 from 2-7 PM. Thursday June 7 viewing will be in Newnan at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1927 Sharpsburg McCollum Rd, Newnan, GA 30265 from 2-7 PM.

Rev. Harvelle Smith, Sr. made a stop on earth on February 27, 1954 and on June 30, 2018 he left earth to continue his journey home.

Rev. Smith grew up in the church. He joined Ebenezer Baptist Church, at an early age, where his name is listed on the corner stone as a deacon. After his father became a preacher and pastor at Brooks, he and his siblings would lead devotion and developed their love for music and hymns. In 1987 he answered the call of God into the ministry at Antioch Baptist Church Clem. God blessed him to pastor three churches: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Flint Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and Liberty Springs Baptist Church. People would come from all around in hopes of hearing him sing his favorite hymn, “Guide Me O’ Thou Great Jehovah”.

Rev. Smith graduated from Newnan High School and made his mark in the insurance industry. He became a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) through Carroll Tech (West GA Technical College) and later earned a degree in Accounting from Georgia State University. He never met a stranger. He sold insurance for Gulf Life (American General) and A L Williams (Primerica).

Rev. Smith leaves to cherish his memories two sons: Minister Harvelle (Tanekia) Smith, Jr. and Minister Gerald Deon Smith; five grandchildren, Chelsea, Harvelle, III” Trey”, Joshua, Jurnee, Jamirah; three siblings, Rev. Willie Glenn (Lillie) Smith, James “Red” Smith and Mary Smith; aunts, Ruby (Nathaniel) Williams and Rosa (Curtis Lawrence) Hudson; uncles, Willie H. (Mae) Reeves and Thomas (Mary) Smith; and host of other relatives and friends.

Final arrangements entrusted to Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home Carrollton Chapel. 770-836-0044.



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  • Friday, June 08, 2018
    The staff of Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home will keep you and your family in our prayers.
    ~ Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018
    We are so much affected when we heard of the death of your loved one. Please accept our condolences. Going through something like this will take a toll on your heart for the rest of your life. However, there is comfort that can be gained from looking into the words of comfort that our creator Jehovah God provides in his word the Bible. I will share a few with you. The listed scriptures give us insight as to what will happen in the near future. There are many more that explain why we die and what hope we have. Revelation 21:3-4; Isaiah 65:17 and John 5:29. Mary
    ~ Mary   Riverdale, GA
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    I want to give my sincere condolences to the Family. Losing any love one is just devastating! The Bible speaks of a WONDERFUL Time when your love one will literally COME back to LIFE in GOD whose name is JEHOVAH at Psalms 83:18 Paradise HERE on EARTH at John 5:28,29 Also Revelation 21:3-5! Jehovah who cannot LIE at TITUS 1:2 puts HIS reputation on the line in The Holy BIBLE bcz HIS WORDS that are in the Holy Scriptures of the BIBLE are FAITHFUL and TRUE!
    ~ Smith   Park Forest, IL
  • Friday, June 29, 2018
    Please accept my sincere condolences. Your family and friends can be a great source of comfort during such a grievous time. You can also find comfort from Jehovah the God of comfort. 2 Cor: 1: 3,4
    ~ Rhonda
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018
    May Jehovah the God of all comfort be with the family. Psalms 83:18