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Elemuel "E.L." Lumpkin Smith, Jr.

September 3, 1937 — September 17, 2023

Hull, Georgia

Elemuel Lumpkin Smith, Jr. "E.L.", 86, of Hull passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2023. He was born in Cedartown, Georgia on September 3, 1937, and he was the son of Elemuel Lumpkin Smith, Sr. and Malline Beck Smith (both deceased).

Mr. Smith worked at Lockheed in Marietta, Georgia before moving to the Athens area to work at Reliance Electric, where he worked in manufacturing engineering as a numerical control programmer. He worked at Reliance for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2000. Mr. Smith was also an active longtime member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and in various other roles. Mr. Smith enjoyed gardening, watching NASCAR, and spending time with grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Poteete Smith; children, Ken Smith (Donna) and Sheila Tyson (Don); brother, Bobby Smith; grandchildren, Andrew Tyson and Sarah Tyson; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Lord and Stephens, Danielsville on Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 20 at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (Neese) with Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Tyson, Andrew Tyson, David Smith, David Hamdy, David Black, and Mike Hanley. Ed Culbertson and Joe Jones will also serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Smith’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, Georgia, as well as Affinis Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund (2227 Diamond Hill Neese Road, Hull, GA 30646).

Lord and Stephens, Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lord and Stephens - Danielsville

963 Georgia 98, Danielsville, GA 30633

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Neese


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