SMITH, Gladys Wigley
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Gladys Wigley Smith of Marietta passed on to her eternal home on May 28. Born in 1918, Mrs. Smith lived her entire 95 years in West Cobb County in an area in and around Mt. Calvary Road, Dallas Road and Ridgeway Road. She was a student at the old Mt. Calvary School and went on to earn her GED diploma after she was married. She was employed at Holeproof Hosiery Company and for many years partnered with her husband at the Smith Brothers Grocery located at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Dallas Roads. Her last employment was at Thompson Boland Lee Shoes at Cobb Center. Mrs. Smith was a member of Crestview Baptist Church and later First Baptist of Marietta. She took an active role in the Friendship Sunday School Class and church music programs, singing in the church choir for many years. She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Carl Smith, and her parents J.F. and Lulu Brady Wigley. Also by her siblings J.F. Wigley Jr. and Christine Swafford. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Reid Brown, three grandchildren David (Day), and Tim (Karen) Brown, and Melody (Scott) Hess. She also leaves five great-grandchildren, Courtney, Jessica, Ryan, Matthew, and Rebecca Brown. She is also survived by one brother, Tom Wigley, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Visitation will be at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta from 5:30 – 7:30 on Thursday evening. A service of celebration of life will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Mayes Ward Chapel. Interment will be in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mrs. Smith’s memory to Cup of Kindness, First Baptist Church Marietta, GA 30060.
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