As I’m sure most know, Sheriff Thomas Smith’s visitation, funeral and burial will all take place in Tennille. As a city we are honored to have been his hometown and look forward to celebrating his life with friends and family from across the state.
A very large crowd is expected for both the visitation on Wednesday afternoon and funeral Thursday morning. There will be road closures on Thursday morning around the Tennille United Methodist Church and in downtown Tennille however parking will be available throughout the downtown area.
As hosts to these events, we want to honor Sheriff Smith by showing off the city he was so proud of. City of Tennille Public Works and Public Safety have been hard at work preparing for our visitors. Would you please join the effort by making sure trash cans are off the streets, picking up any litter from your yards and, if possible, flying an American flag?
Thank you honoring a life well lived and for making Tennille a great place to call home! - Joel Cochran
Visitation for all friends will be held on Wednesday August 14, 2019 at Oaklodge, 499 Highway 68 North, Tennille, Georgia starting at 4:00 p.m.
The Funeral Services will be at Tennille United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
LIVE Stream Viewing Opportunities:
Live Stream available at - www.tennilleumc.org
Tennille United Methodist Church
will be playing the service through their chime/bell tower so that all around may hear the service as well.
will open its doors at 9:30 am on Thursday, August 15, 2019 for those that wish to watch the Home-going celebration of Sheriff Thomas Smith via live streaming. The live streaming begins at 11:00.
will be opening its doors at 10:00 am this Thursday, August 15 for those who wish to watch Sheriff Thomas Smith's home-going celebration via live streaming. The live streaming begins at 11:00am.
Tennille Baptist Church
is available for parking in our parking lots and around the Pastorium for the funeral of our Sheriff Thursday morning. Additionally, our social Hall will be open for use of bathroom and water fountains as well as air conditioning but there will be no live feed available.
will be opening its doors on Thursday, August 15 for those who wish to watch Sheriff Thomas Smith's home-going celebration via live streaming. The live streaming begins at 11:00am.
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