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Judge Sherri Thurmond Smith

November 22, 1967 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 50)
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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Chief Magistrate Judge Sherri Thurmond Smith, age 50 of Bogart, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  Judge Smith was born in Winder, Georgia the daughter of Ted and Peggi Glaze Thurmond of Bogart, was a graduate of Athens Technical School, served as Deputy Magistrate Judge for twenty one years and was elected Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County in 2016 and had served in that capacity until her death.


Survivors in addition to her parents are husband Chris Smith of Bogart, daughter, Faith Thurmond of Bogart, step-children Scott and Christina Smith of Jefferson.  Brother Scotty Thurmond and his wife Kasi of Watkinsville, Nanny, Irene Hamilton of Jefferson.  Nieces, Anna Kate Thurmond and Mary Grant Thurmond of Watkinsville.


Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, April 13, 2018 from the Galilee Christian Church with Reverend Willard Watson and Dr. Matthew Cawthorn officiating with burial to follow in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Mike Holloway, Kenneth Carter, Kevin Thomas, Tom Trudnak, Charlie Timms, and Gary Black.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, April 12, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. 


Flowers are to be omitted, memorials may be made to the Faith Thurmond Scholarship Fund, at Synovus Banks, 4000 Atlanta Highway, Athens, Georgia 30606.


Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.

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Faith Thurmond Scholarship Fund
4000 Atlanta Highway, Athens GA 30606

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