Services for Deacon Billy Ray Smith, Sr. will be held Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. from Greater Damascus Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A., Hazlehurst, with Elder Clifton Goodloe, Jr. pastor.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6-8 p.m. at Hazlehurst Funeral Home, Highway 51 North.
Deacon Smith was a member of Greater Damascus Church. He also served in the United States Army for three years, the Army National Guard, Hazlehurst, for over 20 years and July of this year he celebrated 35 years of service at Kuhlman Electric.
Survivors include: wife, Lillie Earlene Pendleton Smith; children, B.J., Shalandrea, and Stephen; siblings, Willie Frank (Sonny), Eddie Frank, Lee, Jr., Robert Lee, Jimmy Ray Smith and Frances Stovall, Geraldine Evans and Addine Smith; grandchildren, Dorian and Erin Leigh Ann.