Carolyn Smith

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Carolyn H. Smith, age 84, U.S. Army Nurse, passed away on August 3, 2017, at home surrounded by her loving husband of sixty plus years.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Auburn, NY, graduated from Genoa Central School in 1949, shortly thereafter she entered nursing school at Auburn Memorial Hospital, graduating in 1952. Shortly after graduation she entered the Army Nurse Corps and was stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA. There she met her husband and was married in the post chapel. In December 1957, she joined her husband in Germany and began working in the U.S. Army hospital. Returning to the United States in February 1959, along with her husband she began working at Valley Forge General Hospital in Phoenixville, PA. Following a nursing career of 30 years she retired from nursing and worked for Vanguard Investment Group in King of Prussia, PA retiring in 1998.

Family members, in addition to her husband, include her children: Debra (Andy) of North East MD, Darryl of Flower Mound, TX and Dwayne (Melissa) of Aurora, CO; four grandchildren, and a special niece Donna of Sunnyvale, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents A. Warde and Ruth Hussey, two sisters Pauline and Eleanor of Auburn, NY; one brother Burton Hussey of Colorado Springs, CO.

Carolyn will be buried in Rabun Memorial Park Cemetery in Clayton, GA with military honors, Pastor Jewell Gaines of Lakemont Baptist Church officiating. Beck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Pine View Baptist Church, 119 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez, GA 30907 or to Lakemont Baptist Church, 608 W. Wolfcreek Road, Lakemont, GA, 30552.

The family will receive friends Sunday, August 6, 2017 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at



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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Aug. 5, 2017
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