Monday, July 2, 2018


Mrs. Elizabeth Dawson Smith, 84, of Gainesville and formerly of Thomaston,,
died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Resting Nest Assisted Living in Gainesville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at
11:00 AM in the chapel of the Fletcher-Day Funeral Home with Rev. Shane
Padgett and Rev. Joey Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Upson
Memorial Gardens. The family of Mrs. Smith will receive friends at
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.
Mrs. Smith was born in Thomaston on March 13, 1934, a daughter of the late
James Ernest and Wilma Lucile Mauldin Dawson. She was a retired cloth
inspector for Thomaston Mills. She was a member of East Thomaston Baptist
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karen E. and Stan
Padgett of Gainesville; a sister, Diane (Walter) Slaton of Raleigh, NC;
three brothers, Ernest Dawson and Roy (Brenda) Dawson, both of Thomaston,
and Bobby Dawson of Jackson; a brother-in-law, Roswell Aydlotte of
Thomaston; three grandchildren, Rev. Shane (Julie) Padgett of Murrayville,
and Heath (Erin) Padgett and Haley (Randy) Byers, both of Gainesville; eight
great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Fred Smith, and a sister,
Rheunette Aydlotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association - Georgia
Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346. For
information on donating, please visit
Fletcher-Day Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and
remembrances may be expressed at

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