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Arie Tillman Smith

ARIE TILLMAN SMITH, of Wacahoota, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the age of 96. Arie is preceded in death by her husband, J. Pierce Smith, longtime Alachua County Property Appraiser, her parents Irving Berrier and Bertha Lurana Tillman, brothers Irvin, Vernon (“Pete”) Winifford, Lloyd, Ivan, and sister Iona.
Arie is survived by her children, son James P. Smith, Jr. of Wacahoota, daughter Linda (Melvin) Lauderdale of Wacahoota, and son Villie M. Smith of Wacahoota. Grandchildren, Dena, Greg, Rhett, Chance, Rhyder, and Rhace. Great
Grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan, Morgan and Maya. Brother Chester (Betty) Tillman and Sisters, Geraldine Cowart and Juanita Whitney, sister-in-law Susie Tillman, and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Arie was born in Arlington, FL. Aug. 1, 1920, the second oldest of ten children. She graduated from Gainesville High School and went on to earn a degree from Jones Business College in Jacksonville. Arie worked at Camp Blanding during W.W. II while her husband served overseas. She worked for the Alachua County Tax Collector for many years, and was a Real Estate Broker, owning her own business. She was a member of the Gainesville Garden Club, Gainesville Board of Realtors, and a member of the Wacahoota United Methodist Church.
Graveside Services will be private for Family only.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Wacahoota Methodist Cemetery
Association in care of James Smith, 16424 N.W. Hwy 320, Micanopy, FL 32667

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!