Mrs. Clara Louise Smith, of Richmond County, Georgia, passed away at her home on October 15, 2018. She was born in Atlanta to the late James Gilpin and the late Lila Mae McCormick. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Anderson and her brother, Ricky Gilpin.
Mrs. Clara Louise Smith is survived by her husband, Michael “Rusty” Smith; her children, Michael “Mike” Smith (Kelli) and Marisa Powell; her siblings, Sue Smith, Janie Walker (Chuck), Bruce Gilpin (Connie), Robbie Gilpin, and Matt Gilpin (Tammy); grandchildren, Zackary Christian, Myah Christian, and Ciara Smith.
The family will receive friends at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Ministers, Travis Sharpe and Wesley Weatherford will officiate the service. A committal service will directly follow the funeral and will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in College Park.