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we're not here forever. Now I'm good friends with a lot of those people I had disagreements with." After losing the title of mayor to Troy Rudder in 2006, Smith decided it was time to retire, mainly because he was pushing 70. Currently, he remains actively involved in voluntary service to his church — the Corinth Baptist Church, as well as the com- munity. Smith is enjoying his retirement with Helen, his wife of 61 years. They have one son, three daughters, seven grandchil- dren and eight great-grandchildren. One of their daughters, Kelly Greene, became a politician herself. "I gave Kelly a few tips, but she didn't need much to be told to her," Smith boasted. London’s Living Treasures Banquet 2019 15