Sue Marshall Smith

October 25, 1925September 21, 2013

Sue Marshall Smith died in Athens Saturday, September 21, 2013.

She was the widow of Charles Carr Smith and is survived by their three daughters, Patricia Ruppersburg and husband, Hugh, Cecile Moore and partner, Fred Buls of Athens, GA, and Denise Smith of Chambersburg, PA. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michael Ruppersburg and wife, Sarah, Charles Ruppersburg and wife, Chelsey, and Max Ruppersburg. One surviving sister, Ruth (Russell) Thomas lives in Sarasota, FL, and sister-in-law, Charlotte (George O., Jr.) Marshall lives in Athens. She thoroughly enjoyed seeing her numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins at the annual family reunion that she instituted. She has extensive extended family living in South Georgia.

She was born Patricia Sue Marshall in Americus, Georgia, October 25, 1925, to George Octavious and Martha Pryor Marshall, the fiercely independent middle child of five. She was a proud graduate of Wake Forest University, with a degree in English. After college, she worked as a journalist on several newspapers before joining radio station WDEC in Americus where she met and married Charlie. They owned and operated several radio stations together for many years. Sue generously gave her energy, talent, and business acumen to her daughters and their businesses. After her husband’s death, Sue moved to Athens where she enjoyed her family, gardening, politics, current events, and Mad Men. She will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held 12 noon at Oconee Hill Cemetery with Rev. Karen Redwine officiating.

The family requests that donations be made to the North Georgia Food Bank, 861 Newton Bridge Rd, Athens, GA 30607.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


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October 1, 2013

I'm very sorry for your loss. Sue was a lovely person. Her kindness and generosity will always have a special place in my memories of her. Dytre Fentress

Virginia (Winnie's Daughter) Davis-Fench

September 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Lisa Majersky

September 24, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. I only met your Mom the one time, but very much enjoyed talking to her. And now that I've read about her, she certainly had a remarkable life. I hope your memories of her will always give you comfort. Lisa & Keith

Carol Hill

September 24, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.

September 24, 2013

My sincerest condolences to Cecile and Fred.
From Kelly, Pete, & Annabelle

Bernstein Funeral Home

September 24, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.