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Alva “Smitty” Madison Smith

Posted By Families Firstcare On September 11, 2019 @ 8:20 pm In Obituaries | No Comments

Mr. Alva Madison Smith, age 87, gained his wings on Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Alva was born April 16, 1932, to the late William Smith and Mercedes Smith. His brother William Smith, Jr. and sister Anna Laura Smith also preceded him in death.

Alva was a dedicated member of Butler Presbyterian Church for many years until his health began to fail. As a child, Alva attended Savannah Pubic Schools and graduated from Beach High School in 1950. He graduated from Savannah State College (University) in June 1959. After graduation, Alva went into the Air National Guard. During his tenure, Smitty received many awards and medals. After the service, Smitty was fortunate to become employed at Savannah’s Housing Authority where he retired after many years of dedicated service.

Alva enjoyed life. His many hobbies included going on boat rides and being with his extended family. He enjoyed food, family, and fun. He even enjoyed giving rides to anyone who needed it. He was a kindhearted and loving person that everyone will miss.

Alva leaves to cherish his memory, a goddaughter, Pamela M. Washington and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Alva, “Smitty”, will be missed!

Funeral Servies will be held, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11 am at Families First Funeral Care Chapel. 1328 Dean Forest Road, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

Burial will be at Beaufort National Cemetery.

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