Patricia Groover Smiley - SAVANNAH - Patricia Groover Smiley passed away, December 5, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was a native of Liberty County and taught school in Chatham County for 34 years. She attended Bradwell Institute, Georgia Southern and GA State College earning a Master's Degree in Education. Pat started the Search Program in middle school for Chatham County, was Teacher of the Year, and served as a Consultant for the History Program at Massie Heritage School. It gave her much joy to encounter former students and see their accomplishments. Pat was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple for 50 years where she was active in the Sunday school, WMU, and Senior Adult Ministry. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her son Richard Dale Smiley, Jr., parents, Ralph and Betty Todd Groover; sister Betty Woods; brothers Ralph, Jr., Kenneth and Darrell Groover. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard Dale Smiley, Sr, son, Gary Alan Smiley and wife Angela, grandchildren Maegan, Gary Alan, Jr., Marice, and Antonia Smiley; two sisters, Mavis Tootle of Beaufort, SC, and Virginia DeLoach of Garden City, GA. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., on December 7, 2012 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be December 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Temple, with Reverend Kenny Grant and Dr. Thomas Smiley officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandson and nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Charity Sunday School Class and the Ken and Kathy Moore WMU Circle. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richard Smiley Scholarship Fund at Calvary Baptist Temple. Savannah Morning News December 7, 2012 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannnahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News on Dec. 7, 2012