Tifton Gazette


December 30, 2013

Dura Eidson Smith

ASHBURN — Dura Eidson Smith, 95, of Ashburn died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 at Heritage Health Care following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Perry Funeral Chapel with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Perry Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Turner County, the daughter of the late Guy H. and Junia Metcalf Eidson. She was a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church and attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with her family. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, fishing and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, I.W. Smith, and her siblings, Harry A. Eidson, Earl Eidson and Runette Sutherland.

She is survived by her children, Kyle (Linda) Smith and Joyce S. Purvis of Ashburn and Bobby (Maggie) Powers of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Al (Sherrie) Smith, Crystal (Michael) Brannon, Christy (Eric) Bozeman, Amber (Bruce) Stephens and Kenny (Mary) Purvis; great-grandchildren, Michael Brannon Jr., Matt Brannon, Mitch Brannon, Luke Smith, Blaykelyn Stephens, Wilk Stephens, Payton Bozeman, Reagan Bozeman, Mason Purvis and Hunter Purvis; and a special niece, Joan Scott.

You may sign the online guest book and share your special condolences and memories with the family by visiting www.perryfuneralchapel.com.

Perry Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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