Evie Winston Smith, Sr., 81, of Thomaston died Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Noland Hospital in Montgomery. He was born Jan. 31, 1932 in Lasca and was the owner of Winston's Pecans. He was a former assistant postmaster in Selma, a retired postmaster of Camden, a farmer and a member of the Thomaston United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher. Pope was also a U.S. Navy veteran having served as a navigator during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by two daughters, Verna Smith (Martin) Scroggins of Eufaula and Jennifer Smith (Joe) Carroll of Roswell, Ga.; three sons, Evie Winston "Rusty" Smith, Jr. of Houston, Texas, Jeffrey Vann (Noel) Smith of Dublin, Ga. and Anthony Reynolds (Lawana) Smith of Gulf Shores; two sisters, Francis Smith Holley of Marianna, Fla. and Carolyn Smith Hanks of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brother, James Kenneth Smith of Prattville and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were Thursday, May 9 at the Thomaston United Methodist Church with Rev. Dunford Cole officiating. Interment followed at the Forest Springs Cemetery in Morvin with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.
Active pallbearers were Rudy Parker, Steven Lavance, Gorio Smith, James Smith, Taylor Scroggins and Austen Scroggins.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.