Joyce Whitfield Smith

Profile Updated: September 13, 2021
Joyce Whitfield
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Demorest, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Thomas F. Smith, Sr.
Occupation: Retired-Accounting
Children: Rebecca Sue Smith , born 1963
Thomas Franklin Smith, JR, born 1965
6 grandchildren and 8 great More…grandchildren
New update. We have added a new granddaughter, Alexa 2014 and a new great granddaughter Harper in 2017, one new great grandson, Chatham in 2019 and a great great grandson, Aidon Scott in 2021.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Life After High School (tell us what you've been up to):

After graduation in May, I married Tommy Smith in June. We will celebrate 50 years this June. I worked part time jobs in bookkeeping (Ms. Maddox would be proud) while raising our kids. I took a few classes at Clayton Junior College to get a better job in the accounting field. We lived all over the Atlanta area. Me and my brothers and sisters (June, class of 58, Geraldine(deceased 2010), class of 59, Ernest class of 61, myself, class of 62, Glenn, class of 66 and David, class of 71) lost our dad in 1978 to lung cancer at the age of 59. We moved that year from Riverdale to the northeast georgia mountains. We built "our little shack" in the woods with our 4 hands. We only had to sub out a few things. Our little shack has about 1000 square feet near the Chattachoochee River on 29 acres. It is a little bit of heaven. I continued to work in Atlanta after moving up here for a few years. I worked at Egleston Children's Hospital as a Assistant Financial Analysist. I drove round trip about 170 a day. I left for a few years (when Becky had the twins) and returned a few years later and worked there until 1996. I loved the job, but the trip became too much. I went to work in the accounts payable department of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and worked there for several years. I then went to work at a funeral home. I now work 2 days a week in Cleveland Georgia for Barrett Funeral Home. My husband works for the hospital and will retire in the next year or two. We enjoy working on our family tree. We have over 7000 names in our tree. We work hard in making sure that we have good records before we place a name in our tree. I enjoy doing all kind of "activities" with the great grandchildren.

School Story:

I loved my years at CPHS. By having so many brothers and sisters in school, we know almost everybody. I loved going to the friday night football games ( I am still a big football fan) and going to the dances after. I was also invited to a lot of the GMA dances (I loved to dance). I remember walking down the hall at CPHS. I was not quite 5" tall and some of the basketball players looked like giants. Some of them called me "peanut". One of those guys was Bill Curry.

List the names of any of your siblings or other relatives who attended CPHS.

June Elaine class of 1958
Geraldine Juniata class of 1959
Ernest Lee Jr class of 1961
Glenn Edward class of 1966
David Michael class of 1970

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Aug 31, 2021 at 12:34 PM

Anna, Hope you and your family are doing good. I pray you have a GREAT birthday. Would love to hear from you. I live in the north Georgia mountain area. If you can, please send me an email to

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Posted on: Dec 23, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Hi Jack, Long time no see. I hope you have a wonderful day and that God continues to bless you and your family. I remember a lot of good memories from "back in the day". I would love to hear about you and your family.

Oct 26, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Happy Birthday Diane, I pray it is a good one.