Bernice Barbara Smith


Bernice Gallman Smith of Rock Face, Georgia, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Calhoun, Georgia, and grew up with 8 brothers and sisters. She founded House of Beauty with her close friend Janelle Lemon in 1961 and was a beloved hair stylist for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia. An avid bridge player and member of the Lake Francis community, Mrs. Smith enjoyed many wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by Isaac and Lula Couch. She is survived by her husband, William Smith, having just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on April 18th. She is also survived by her daughter Sandra Carreker and her husband Stephen Carreker of St. Johns, Florida; her son Michael Gallman and his wife Valerie Gallman of Dalton, Georgia; her grandchildren Devin Edwards, Stephen Edwards, Walker Gallman, Austin Gallman, Ashley Gallman Williams, Laura Anne Kilgore, Lauren Weeks, Sydney Hicks, and Justin Hicks; her great-grandchildren Skye Edwards, Jude Edwards, Lucy Edwards, Olin Williams, Laura Kilgore, Jason Kilgore, and Lexi Weeks; and her sister Vera Miller.

There will be a private service for the family. Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019, 4-7pm at The Farm. All who knew and loved Mrs. Smith are welcome to join and share their memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105.

Love Funeral Home, 706-278-3313
Published on April 23, 2019
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Sue Crawford
Apr 24, 2019
Bernice was my hairdresser for many years. We always had a fun time visiting during my visits to the beauty shop.
When hair pieces were popular I went to the shop one day and she had a hair piece for me which was a pleasant surprise.
I remember 55 years ago when she and Bill married.
I know her family will really miss her as she was such a delightful person.