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Elainia York Smith

Obituary Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Elainia York Smith, age 53 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Born in Toccoa, Georgia on March 6, 1967 to Bobby and Beatrice Chitwood York of Clarkesville. She was the director of special education at Woodville Elementary and worked in the Habersham County School System for 21 years. Mrs. Smith graduated from Habersham Central in 1985 and obtained her masters/ specialist degree from Piedmont College. She had a love and passion for children like no other having hosted 3 exchange students, two from Germany and one from South Korea. Mrs. Smith was active in the community, having been involved with Foothills of North Georgia, EMMAUS, Woodmen of the World and anything to do with children. She was a member of Cool Springs Methodist Church

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy Edward Smith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son, Ethan McKlain Smith of Clarkesville; special cousin, Adelaide Loudermilk; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A drive by funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Cool Springs Methodist Church with Rev. Garvis Kinsey and Rev. Steve McIntyre officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will have a drop-in visitation from 12 noon until 5 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Date
05/09/2020 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home
175 VFW Post Rd, PO Box 725, Cornelia 30531