Caroline Allen Smith of Newberry died January 13th at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 83. Born in West Palm Beach, Caroline has been in Newberry since 1969. She received her Master’s in Education from the University of Florida, and was a teacher in Newberry from 1969 – 2003. She loved to sing, whistle, draw and teach. She was devoted to God, her family, friends and students.
Caroline was preceded in death by her parents Lamar and Edna Allen, her son Billy Smith, her grandson Danny Bruckner, and her great granddaughter Ellie Cook. She is survived by her husband of 62 years Louis Smith of Newberry; her daughters Stacey Cook (Sidney) of Hickory, MS, Shannon Berens (Page) of Zephyrhills, FL, and Misty Bruckner of Newberry; her sister Judy Brooker of Knoxville, TN; brother Bill Allen (Margaret) of Clermont, FL; Grandchildren Caleb Cook (Sarah), Joshua Cook (Meghan), Noah Cook, Bayleigh Baughman (Aleks), Tavner Bruckner, Darby Caroline Bruckner; and Great Grandchildren Callie Cook, Abigail Cook, Lillie Cook, Annie Cook, and Eli Cook.
Funeral services for Caroline will be held on Saturday January 21, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Newberry at 1:00pm, with the family receiving friends for one hour prior. Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 22405 W. Newberry RD Newberry FL 32669. 352-472-5361 www.milamfh.com