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Claudius “Hugh” Smelley

Obituary Date: Friday, August 7, 2015

Claudius “Hugh” Smelley, age 99, of Lula, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015.


Born on June 12, 1916, in Lula, Georgia, he was a son of the late Claudius Jackson & Dassie Davis Smelley.  Mr. Smelley was a self employed farmer and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lula.


In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Jurelle Meeks Smelley; granddaughter, Torrey Smelley; sisters, Ruthie Smelley & Bertha Lee Griffin.


Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Dale & Joyce Smelley of Lula; granddaughter and spouse, Shanda & Justin; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Lott, all of Lula; other relatives & friends.


Funeral services are Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 09, 2015 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lula with Rev. James Duncan officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 08, 2015 at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.


An online guest register is available and may be viewed at


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