Alma J. Smedley was born January 29, 1943 to Havey and Pauline Buchanan in Carrollton, GA, and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 19, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
She was employed at Aultman Hospital from 1963 to 1969 in Dietary Department. From there she became employed at the Hoover company , retiring in 2000 with 32 years of service.
She was a devoted member of Shiloh Baptist Church of Massillon since 1966. She served the Lord as chairman of the Deaconess Board, pastor’s Aide and Mass Choir. Her favorite pastimes were shopping and she was an avid lover of flowers. Her family and friends were the most precious to her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Havey and Pauline Buchanan; husband, Robert Smedley passed in 2007. He is survived on son, Mark Smedley, 3 daughters, Shirley (Torron) Smith, Regina (Gary) Gober, all of Massillon, OH; 5 grandchildren, Jerron T Smith, Chéyianna Hammond, Tavyiona Buchanan-Smith, Emmanuel J. Gober, and Reanna G. Gober, all of Massillon; 3 brothers, Eddie (Patsy) Buchanan and Harvey Buchanan, of Massillon, OH, and Willie (Loretta) Buchanan, of Lithonia, Ga; special cousin, Joyce King and partially raised niece, LaToria Buchanan; nephew, Cedric Gaines and a host of family and friends. Procession will form at 1292 3rd St. S.E., Massillon, OH 44646 and condolences may be sent to 1003 Johnson St. S.E., Massillon, OH 44646.