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Bennie C. Smith, 77, and wife of Emery C. Smith, Jr., died Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born in Great Falls, South Carolina to Lewis Cowart and Susie Waters Cowart. After moving to Savannah, she met Emery and they were married on June 3, 1961 upon his discharge from the Air Force Reserves.

Bennie was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed playing bingo.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, David; sisters Marcille Cowart Ingram, Myra Cowart Smith, and Catherine Cowart Miltiades.

Bennie is survived by her husband of 58 years, Emery C. Smith, Jr; daughters Susan Park and husband Frank and Jennifer Palmer; grandchildren Ella, Sarah, and Madison Park, Kevin Jr., Karrine, Kennedy and Kaylynne Palmer; sister Francies Bennett.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 noon Saturday February 16, 2019 at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.  A graveside service will follow at Bonaventure Cemetery at 12:30 in the afternoon conducted by the Reverend Andrea Santurian .

Remembrances: Shriners Hospitals for Children – 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

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  1. Linda Qualls says:

    So sorry for your loss, many good memories at the gun clubs and the shoots,she was a very sweet and remarkable women, will miss her !!

  2. Pam Thornton Moulis says:

    Jenny, Susan and Emery, I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Bennie. I always thought a lot of her. She gave me my first babysitting job taking care of you two girls. I still think of those times often. Sometimes she would pay me by baking and decorating a cake for me. My own mother died 4 years ago and I still reach for the phone to call her. Time will help! The pain you feel will never go away, but it gets different.There is light at the end of the tunnel. Take care and know that she is always with you. That is a big comfort! LOVE YOU All-Pam

  3. Dave & Kathie Latimer says:

    So sorry to here this. Enjoyed spending time with Emery and Bennie at the Florida Skeet Shoot. She was a hard worker at the shoots and was loved by all. I remember making a quilt for Bennie that was a thank you to her for all the support she gave the shooters. A lovely lady and a devout Bingo girl. Skeet shooters and families miss her. God Bless her and give Emery peace.

  4. Jackie Davis says:

    I was very sorry to read of Mrs. Smith’s death. She was a nice person, and I always enjoyed seeing her when she came in the office. May she rest in peace, and best regards to Mr. Smith and family.

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