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 Funeral services for Jimmy “Tiny” Smart, 59, of Houston, Texas will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Happy Home Baptist Church, with Reverend George Smart Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Branch Cemetery.

Mr. Jimmy “Tiny” Smart was born in Sycamore, South Carolina on March 10, 1957, the fourth child of the late George Smart, Sr. and Mary Allen Smart.

Jimmy attended the Allendale County Public Schools and was a graduate of Allendale-Fairfax High School Class of 1975 . Jimmy played baseball and was an outstanding basketball player. Jimmy set the record of 135 assists for passing the ball in basketball and it is on record at the Allendale-Fairfax High School in the sports hall of fame and, to knowledge, this records has not been broken. Jimmy also played in the basketball “All Star State Game”. He also played with the Military baseball league.

Everyone who knew him, remember Jimmy as a good friend who kept in touch with his friends in Allendale. He loved Allendale; he had a subscription to the Allendale Sun to keep in touch with Allendale, South Carolina. Jimmy talked everyday with his mother and his friend Orney Lee “OB” Sabb. He attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC and Denmark Technical College in Denmark, SC. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2004 after 22 years of service. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering while in the Army.  He was employed with the City of Houston from 2004-2016.           

Jimmy married Tammy Y. McCoy of Newark, NJ on August 2, 1985 and to this union they were blessed with four children.

Cherishing his memory is his loving wife, Tammy Y. Smart; children: Kivan R. Smart of Abilene, TX, Krystal R. Smart and Kalya I. Smart of Houston, TX, and Keenan I. Smart of San Antonio, TX; mother, Mary Graham of Allendale, SC; siblings: Georgia (Oliver) Cohen, Alphonso Smart and Carrol (Bertha) Graham all of Allendale, SC; George (Georgia) Smart of Fairfax, SC, Odean (Ray) Mosely of Portal, GA, James (Theresa) Smart and Benita (Corico) Cobin both of Summerville, SC, and Johnny (Sylvia) Graham of Sylvania, GA; two grandchildren: Keynila A. Smart of Bedford, MA and Maliah R. Riley of Houston, TX; sister-in-laws: Denise McCoy of Montclair, NJ and Jacqueline Renee McCoy of Palmyra, NJ; one aunt, Ruby M. Platts of Jacksonville, FL; one uncle, Frank Allen of Allendale, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 from 3 -7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends may call at the residence of his mother, Mary Graham, 690 Gum St. Allendale, SC and at the funeral home.


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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Allendale Community Funeral Home
  • Friday, August 26, 2016
    Dear Smart family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear family member. The pain that you all are feeling now seems to hard to bear, but Jehovah God is there to help you through this painful time, because the Bible says at 2 Corinthians 1:2-4, that He (God) will give you peace and comfort, it also says that death is like sleep, and in the near future God will awaken all our dead loved ones. John 5:28,29 ; Acts 24:15. This awakening is called the resurrection and you can read about the resurrection at www.jw.org. Reading this information will also give you some much needed comfort. Again I am sorry for your loss.
    ~ Mary A. Amos   Savannah, GA
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    With Deepest Sympathy. The Graham Family is thinking of you during your time of sorrow. Your loved one has passed, but will never leave your heart and memories. May the Memories bring you peace and comfort during this very difficult time. With Loving Thoughts Celestine Graham and Family
    ~ myrtle graham   allendale, SC
  • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    The members of Fidelity Chapter No. 40 Order of the Eastern Star extend our sincerest condolences to Sister Georgia Cohen and Brother Oliver Cohen along with the entire Smart family. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.
    ~ Fidelity Chapter No. 40 Order of the Eastern Star   Allendale, SC
  • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to the family. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. Deacon Eric and Reverend Garneita Myers
    ~ Deacon Eric Myers and Reverend Garneita Myers   Barnwell, SC
  • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to the family. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. Deacon Eric and Reverend Garneita Myers
    ~ Deacon Eric Myers and Reverend Garneita Myers   Barnwell, SC
  • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to the family. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. Deacon Eric and Reverend Garneita Myers
    ~ Deacon Eric Myers and Reverend Garneita Myers   Barnwell, SC
  • Saturday, September 03, 2016
    My heart and prayer goes out to the Smart family, Jimmy was one of a kind , and he will surely be missed. He and I spent alot of time on the basketball court, a true mentor and the best point guard that ever came out of CB Bing/Allendale-Fairfax High School.
    ~ johnnie flowers   fairfax, SC