Edith Smith Chambers

Died: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018


Visitation

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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Jeanene Fowler Witherow
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
I remember Edith as I was a little girl. I would go in Gem Jewelry with my mother Gladys Gilmer and she would come to our house to see Papa Thomas Gilmer. We lived at New Holland and Papa lived with us. My sympathy to all the family.
Jeanene Fowler Witherow

BRIGITTE DECATREL
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
AUNT 'E' AS SHE HAD ME CALL HER. I WILL TRUELY MISS LISTENING TO HER STORIES.. WHEN I WAS WITH HER, MY CHEEKS HURT FROM THE LAUGHTER WE SHARED.
LOVE YOU AUNT E, I WILL MISS YOU !!

Sue (Bennett) Hall
   Posted Fri November 09, 2018
So sorry to hear of Edith's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of grief. May your loving memories bring you comfort in days to come.
My mother (Louise Sewell Bennett) was a second cousin to James Chambers.
We had an opportunity to visit Edith in her home before Mom's passing in 2010 and I had talked with her by phone a few times over the years. Mom always considered Edith a friend.
May God bless all of you. Sue


MR. AND MRS. JAMES E. PALMOUR III
   Posted Sat November 10, 2018
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF EDITH'S PASSING. SHE WAS SUCH A LOVELY LADY AND WILL BE MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS...OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. LOVE, ANN AND BUBBA

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