Laurette Bone's Story
Laurette Bone Smith, a longtime resident of Milledgeville, died Friday, Aug. 25, in Aiken, S.C. after a long battle with dementia. She is now at peace.
She was born in Milledgeville May 7, 1921, the oldest daughter of the late Russell Glenn Bone and Henrietta Conn Bone. Her sister, Lucia Bone Corse, died in September 1997. She graduated from Peabody High School in Milledgeville and in 1941 earned a bachelor of science degree from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She was married to Guy Smith Jr. from Sept. 27, 1941, until his death July 1, 1997.
Laurette loved both flower gardening and vegetable gardening. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for others. Many of her friends and family were blessed by her homemade bread, vegetable soup and chocolate cake. Her family was the center of her universe as well as her Christian faith and friends. She was active in her church and involved in many outreach activities. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Milledgeville for almost 90 years. She taught Sunday School to first and second-graders. She also served as a deacon and elder and was awarded a life membership by Women of the Church. Additionally, she was a hospice volunteer and with Guy delivered Meals on Wheels. Laurette was a rare person. She was never unkind to anyone and recognized and respected the humanity in everyone. Those of us who knew and loved her will greatly miss her, but we also know that she lived a long and full life.
She is survived by sons, Russell (Priscilla) Aiken, S.C. and David (Geri) Bowling Green, Ky., and one granddaughter, Laura Prado (Arturo), Atlanta.
Graveside services were held in Memory Hill Cemetery Tuesday, Aug. 29 at noon.
The family received friends Tuesday from 11 until noon at Moores Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church, Milledgeville.
Moores Funeral Home and Crematory had charge of arrangements.
Published on August 28, 2017