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Marsha "Darlene" Smith

November 18, 1951 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 66)

Mrs. Marsha “Darlene” Smith, age 66, of Highland Street, Rome, GA, died Friday, May 11, 2018, following a brief illness.

Mrs. Smith was born November 18, 1951, in Floyd County daughter of the late Dwight Gilstrap and Martha Helms Gilstrap. Until her retirement Mrs. Smith had been associated with Orkin Inc. as office manager. Mrs. Smith was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, the church choir, Friendship Circle and Sunday School Secretary. She was a graduate of Model High School an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles and provided much love and care for her cats.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Smith, in 1971.

Survivors include: her husband, Jerry Thomas Smith, to whom she was married September 12, 1970; daughter and son-in-law, April Smith Jones (Keith), Rome; son and daughter-in-law, Chris Smith (Star), Cartersville; sister and brother-in-law, Donna Hicks (Jitter) and brother and sister-in-law, Randy Gilstrap (Ann). Four grandchildren, Chaney Jones, Alex Jones, Kaitlyn Smith and Isaiah Smith a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will gather at Salmon Funeral Home Sunday, May 13, 2018 where they will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.  At other hours they may be contacted at the home of their daughter on Gaines Road.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 14, 2018, at 3:00 PM in Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Hinkley and Rev. Brandon Bruce officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

Deacons of Friendship Baptist Church will serve as active pallbearers and should meet at the church Monday at 2:00 PM.

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The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Marsha “Darlene” Smith.

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