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Smith, Alva Aline Rigsby, age 95 of Gardendale passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011.  She lived in Boynton, GA community in her early childhood then moved to Charleston, SC for the next 32 years.  In 1988 they moved back to Boynton, GA for the next 13 years, then moving to Gardendale to be near their son and his family until she passed away.  Alva was the Past Worthy Matron of the North Charleston Chapter #100 of the OES and was also a life member of the Ringgold Chapter #245 in Ringgold, GA.  Her parents: Mitchell and Ethel Rigsby; brother, Charles Rigsby and sister, Emily Rigsby preceded her in death.  Survivors include her husband, Charles Lamar Smith; son Steve Smith and wife Ginger; grandchildren: Tracy (Chad) Lancaster and Chris (Sommer) Smith; great grandchildren: Stephen and Lauren Lancaster and Christian Smith; sister, Margaret Sisson.  Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel with burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Published on  August 8, 2011
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