Obit: Cleve Smith

Obit: Cleve Smith

June 24th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Georgia

ROSSVILLE Cleve "Buddy" Smith, 65, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at a local hospital.He was a retired U. S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam Conflict, a retired U. S. Postal worker and was formerly of Hartsville, S.C. Cleve is a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church of Hartsville, S.C., where his father had served as pastor. He was a gifted musician, songwriter, member of the gospel group, Shiloh, a guitar player, wonderful husband, father and friend.Preceding him in death were his parents, Rev. Furman and Creola Smith, Sr.Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Nancy Ford Smith; son, Joshua Ford Smith; step-son, Andrew Hinton; step-granddaughter, Madeline Hinton; brothers, Furman Smith, Jr.; and Robert Smith; sister, Gwen Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.Condolences may be sent to www.lane-southcrestchapel.comGraveside services will be held on Wednesday June 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Burgess officiating.The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the funeral home.In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the National Veterans Homeless Support PO Box 325, Mims, FL 32754Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.