The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Wilbur Allen Smith

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 03, 2019 - 2:39 PM

W. Allen Smith passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Wesley Woods of Newnan, Ga.  

Allen was born in Williston, Fla., on Nov 4, 1937, to the late Wilbur Ansel and Emogene Daniel Smith.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, JoNell Perry Smith; his children, Sam Smith (Nicole), Nancy R Smith, and Patricia S Fulford; and grandchildren, Abigail Smith, Harrison Fulford, Catherine Fulford and Sara Fulford.  He was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Allen Smith.

Allen graduated from Georgia Southwestern Jr. College, earning a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Education from Georgia Southern, and a Specialist in Education from the University of Georgia. He taught in Dublin and Laurens County before becoming Director of CESA (now RESA) in Valdosta.

He moved to his grandparent’s home in Turin when the opportunity opened for him to become the Assistant Principal at East Coweta High School. Allen served as Mayor of Turin for 15 years.  He was a member of Turin United Methodist Church, and also attended Turin Baptist Church. He was a 50-year Mason, and a member of the Senoia (later Newnan-Coweta) Lions Club.

The funeral service is Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 p.m. until service time at McKoon Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p..m. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Northview Cemetery, North Franklin Street, in Dublin, Ga. 

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home will be handling the graveside services in Dublin. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Turin United Methodist Church, 20 Longstreet Ave, Turin, GA 30289; Turin Baptist Church, 29 Church Street, in Turin; or the Masonic Home of Georgia, 1417 Nottingham Dr, Macon, GA 31211. 

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580