Bernie Ray Smith

Published 4:13 pm Friday, August 27, 2010

ATMORE – Bernie Ray Smith, 83, of Atmore died Tuesday,   Aug. 24, 2010 in Atmore.

He was owner of S&O Paint and Body, born on  Feb. 25, 1927 to the late Ernie Aquilla and Lucy McElhaney Smith.

Six sisters, Ernestine Smith, Gladys Owens, Normie Owens, Margaret Watkins, Mildred Mixon and Ruby Currie  and one half sister, Flora Dees, preceded him in death.

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Survivors include, his wife, Margaret Strawbridge Smith of Atmore; three sons, Timothy Gary Smith and wife, Susan, Joel Crawford Smith and Marcus Collier Smith and wife, Dee, all of Mobile; one daughter, Pamela Smith Watson and husband, Tom, of Mobile; three sisters, Thelma Drew of Atmore, Lillian Davis of Davisville, Fla. and Betty Byrne of Columbus, Ga.; one brother, John Earnest Smith and wife, Sherry, of Molino, Fla; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Diane Everette officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Ken McElhaney, John McElhaney, Marvin Risher, Leo Odom, Johnny Johnson and David Tillery.

Family received friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc in charge of all arrangements.