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1948 George 2021

George "Rex" Smith

July 26, 1948 — December 17, 2021

Rex (Popoo) will always be remembered for his love of reading. A constant visitor to the local library in search of the latest western books.

He loved Monday Night Raw, Friday Night Smackdown, & the Powerball. Daily you would see him "Driving Miss Daisy" his wife Sonia to and from the courthouse where they worked as title examiners together after he retired from construction work.

Popoo was always willing to lend his carpentry skills to the family, expecting nothing in return and all while singing one of his old timey country songs to the grandkids.

We all learned to Texas Two-Step from the finest - Popoo

Family: Wife, Sonia Smith; children, Rebecca Smith Swint, Melanie Rogers (James) Boyle, Melinda Rogers (Anthony) Jones, Amanda Griffin, and Buddy Guy (Christine) Rogers; sisters, Joan Watkins & Cassie Daniels; grandchildren, Bethany Robinson, Cayland Swint, Alyssa Griffin, Jaron Griffin, Nathan Callihan, Natalie McLaughlin, Emily (Jordan) Gray, Conner Jones, Andrew Jones, Sydnie Jones, Garrett Rogers, and Wyatt Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Miley Jane Gray, Carson William Callihan, and Malachy Liam Callihan.

A private service will be held at the family home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, with a eulogy by Chris McKee; music by Greg Brooks, Buddy Rogers, & Sonny Brooks; with James Boyle, Nathan Callihan, Connor Jones, Garrett Rogers, Andrew Jones, and Wyatt Rogers serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Union Baptist Cemetery in Mineral Bluff, GA.

Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at

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