Edith Smith Chambers

Died: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018


4:30 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Nov. 10, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

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Edith S. Chambers of Gainesville passed away peacefully on November 6, 2018. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home 10:30 a.m. November 10, 2018. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday November 9, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Edith was born and raised in New Holland and was the daughter of the late Hoyt and Mattie Smith of Gainesville. She attended New Holland Elementary, graduated from Air Line High School and was a member of New Holland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother in law, Louise and Jack Walker; brother in laws, Guy Russell Boleman, Jr. and P. Bruce Smith.
Survivors include sisters, Allice Smith Boleman, New Bern, N.C., Grace (Smith) Smith, Pensacola, FL.; sisters and brothers in laws, Betty Sue and Robert “Bob” Thompson, Tifton and Mary and Herb McClure, White County; special friends, Michael and Linda Turner; caregiver, Carolyn Morse and special caregiver, Herb McClure.

Edith was a bookkeeper, buyer and general manager of Gem Jewelry Company (five stores) from 1946 until 1999. She also partner/owner of Gem Wholesale Inc., part owner and President of Brides Showcase, which was located in Lakeshore Mall and partner /owner of WLBA, Country Love radio station. She was a prominent business woman in the jewelry and fashion world. Edith was one of the first Pink lady volunteers for the old Hall County Hospital.

She was active in many organizations, a judge for the Gents Club of Gainesville and other events. Edith was a very family oriented and claimed all her nephews and nieces as her own and most of them grew up working for her at one time or another.

Edith’s nephews are as follows, Guy Russell and Gayle Boleman III, Virginia Beach, VA., Danny and Shawn Smith, Gulf Breeze, FL., Keith Walker, Pine Hurst, N.C., Bryan and Barbara Thompson, Oglethorpe, Blake Thompson, Sautee, Woody and Lisa Wilkins, Flowery Branch, Lt. Mitch and Lynn Wilkins, Atlanta; nieces, Cindy (Boleman) and Gene Campbell, Oriental, N.C., Greta (Smith) and Dick Schrock, Findley, OH., Beth (Thompson) and Martin Mahan, Wake Forest N.C.
Edith was a giver, giving to many charities and request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite ones. Online condolences may be sent to wardsfh.com Ward’s Funeral home 758 Main Street, Gainesville, GA.

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