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Mrs. Rita Ann McConkey Smeltzer, 73, of Dalton passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Genies and Ruby Sloan McConkey and was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas McConkey and nephew, Joshua McConkey.
Rita was an active member of the Elks Lodge and was past president of the Ladies Auxillary. She also loves the Elks Aidmore Childrens Home and especially her cat, Smokey.
She was a loving wife, aunt and friend.
Rita is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, David Smeltzer of Dalton; sister-in-law, Carolyn McConkey of Madisonville, TN; nieces, LeAnn (Chris) Watson of Madisonville, TN. and Cassie (Keith) Piggot of Murfreesboro, TN; special friends, LaFonda (Richard) Harrison of Atlanta, Chasity (Scott) Schug of Woodstock, GA, Will (Stacy) Kirby of Marietta, GA, Zach Kobrin of Woodstock, GA. and Matt (Mandy) Ensley of Dalton; several great-nephews also survive.
Services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Jordan officiating.
Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, GA Chapter
922 E. Morris St. Dalton, Ga. 30721.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
LOVE FUNERAL HOME, 706-278-3313.
Published on January 28, 2018
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