Diane Smith

July 5, 1945August 18, 2018

Diane Boyett Smith, age 73, passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Ogeechee Area Hospice.

Mrs. Smith was born in Metter, where she attended local schools and was of the Baptist faith. Diane lived for more than 20 years in Statesboro and had served as a sales manager with Lowe’s for more than 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Mary Lou Brown Boyett; son, Patrick Neeley; daughter, Shelia Neeley; sister, Margaret Collins; and brother, Ray Boyett.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her brothers, Jimmy Boyett, Thomas Boyett and Clinton Boyett all of Dellwood, GA; granddaughters, Mandy Wells of Springfield; Billie Jo Neeley-Sikes of Florida and Candi Wilcox of Dudley; grandson, Christopher Baillargeon of Wadley; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Smith family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.


  • Ogeechee Area Hospice


  • Private Memorial Service

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Sylvia Dutton

August 19, 2018

All of us at the apartments will deeply miss this LADY. She was one of the Lord's finest creations. She was always there with an ear for whom ever needed it. We love you Miss Diane. We are so blessed to have had you in our lives.

Cindy Morgan

August 19, 2018

Praying for your family for your loss. Mrs Diane was a great person. I enjoyed working with her for many years. She will be truly missed.