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Smith, Granville

d. September 29, 2012

Granville C. Smith, IV, age 26 formerly of Springfield, IL passed away on August 30, 2012 in Orlando, FL. He was born January 26, 1986 in Springfield, IL to Thomas V. Smith, Sr. and Debbie S. Lash.

He is preceded in death by his father Thomas V. Smith, Sr., Grandparents Granville C. Smith, Sr. and Marie Tomlin Smith, Great-Grandparents Russell and Ruth Ferguson. He is survived by his step-father and mother, David and Debbie Lash of Tallula, three brothers Jason A. Smith companion Dana Todd of Springfield, Thomas V. Smith, Jr. of Springfield and step-brother Shawn Lash (Julie) of Athens; grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Edward and (Janet J. Ramsey) of Springfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and his extended family and friends.

He attended Tallula Grade School, Athens Middle School, Girard High School and SASED Central School in Springfield. There will be a huge void in our hearts for all that knew him along with memories of laughter and his smiling face. His nickname’s were “Granny” or “Granny Grunt”.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 1:00 PM until time of memorial services at 2:00 PM at the Mott & Henning Funeral Home, 206 N. Main, Athens. Pastor Bob Diggers will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville C. Smith, IV Memorial Fund.


  1. My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Granny. I am still in shock & disbelief. Granville was an amazing guy & I was lucky to have the memories of him that I do. I will cherish those forever. This is so sad. I miss you Granny & may you rest in peace.

  2. Dear Family of Granville,

    Please accept our most sincere and heart-warming sympathies. We only knew Granville a short while through our son. We met on Easter Sunday. He was dressed so handsome with all the other young men at our table. On Mother’s Day he went to the beach with us. He and our two sons laughed and threw the football; they even did a little fishing. Later that day we all had dinner at my parents’ house and the boys swam in the pool. On another occasion, Granville went to a cookout we had at my father-in-law’s house. The guys threw the football again and even climbed a tree! My husband remembers how polite and respectful he was and our 7 year old loved the all the attention he got from him too! (I would love to send you a few photos)I recall a short conversation I had with Granville. I was happy to know that he was a believer in the Lord! We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for your family.

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