Martinez, GA – Mrs. Maria E. Smith, 90, wife of the late William A. Smith, entered into rest, Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Elmcroft of Martinez.

Memorial services will be held, Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Mark Scholten officiating.

Mrs. Smith, daughter of the late Jakob and Emma Sohl, was born in Offenbach, Germany, but lived most of her life in Augusta, GA. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her son, William E. “Billy” Smith, and her daughter, Monica S. Schoolfield; her granddaughter, Danna Gail Crowell; and her sisters, Ruth Ladun and Elfriede Bennett.

She is survived by her great granddaughter, Kari Crowell; her great grandsons, Brandon Fesperman and Dylan Elrod; and three great great grandchildren, all of New London, NC; her nieces, Karin Bell, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Ute Deweese, of Columbus, OH, and Kathy Daniel, of Martinez, GA; and her nephew, Michael Ladun, of Evans, GA.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4303 Wheeler Rd, Augusta, GA 30907, or to St. Joseph Hospice, 1220 George C. Wilson DR, Augusta, GA 30909.

The family will receive friends Saturday, November 24, 2018, following the service at the funeral home.

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