Mr. Sam Joe Smith, 86, of Lexington Highway, Elberton, husband of the late Dorothy Cabe Smith, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Spring Valley Healthcare Center. Mr. Smith was born in Oglethorpe County on August 21, 1927, to the late Sam and Molly Saxon Smith. He was a retired stone cutter and radiator repairman and was a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church. Left to cherish his memories are his son, David J. Smith of Florence, South Carolina; granddaughter, Katie Smith of Elberton; brother, Fred Smith of Elberton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by siblings, Ray Smith, Kathryn Andrews, and Onzelle Tiller. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held on Monday, May 5, at 3:00p.m. in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack McVeigh and Dwight Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park. The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 7:00-9:00p.m. Sunday evening. Flowers are optional. Share your stories and photos in Mr. Smith's Book of Memories at www.berryfh.com. Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Sam Joe Smith.