Martha Jane Lively Smith

April 29, 1948 ~ October 17, 2020 (age 72)

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Ms. Martha Jane Lively Smith, 72, of Kite passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.


Ms. Lively was born April 29, 1948 in Swainsboro to the late Talmadge Pierce and Lenna Fennell Bearden. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Tommy Bearden; grandson, Randy Vincent Miller. Ms. Lively was a CNA and worked for many years at Sara Overstreet Care Home and Emanuel Medical Center. She enjoyed cookouts, dancing, shopping, and spending time with her family Ms. Lively loved taking care of all her pets. She was a member of Williams Chapel Baptist Church.


Survivors include her companion of 38 years, Ronald Smith of Kite; sons, Tracy Lively (Melissa) of East Dublin, Bennie Williams (Diana) of Kite, and Christopher Williams (Francine) of Woodstock; daughters, Lisa Miller (Wendy Farrow) of Adrian, and Sabrina Martinez (Pepe) of Kite; brothers, Randy Bearden (Susie) of Jasper GA., and John Bearden (Susan) of Panama City FL.; sisters, Ann Canup (Kurt) Jackson, GA., and Jeannie Lorimer (Alan) of Jasper, GA.; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.


Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11 a.m. at Williams Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Kersey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Williams Chapel Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 19, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Pallbearers are Stevie Miller, Vance Lively, Matt Steptoe, Hunter Moore, Kylon Lopez, and Taylon Martinez.


In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, 6 feet rule will be enforced during visitation and service also family is requesting everyone please wear a mask and social distance.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Martha Jane Lively Smith, 72, of Kite.


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October 19, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
October 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Williams Chapel Baptist Church
Tom Rd.
Kite, Georgia 31049

October 20, 2020

12:00 PM
Williams Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery

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