BREAKING: Georgia Supreme Court upholds Dawson County man’s conviction for Hannah Bender’s 2019 murder
The district attorney recognized the "horrific” nature of Bender’s death, thanking those involved in the judicial process and stating that “justice was well served” in the case.
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Leah Smith

Leah Smith, 55, of Dahlonega, died Dec. 13, 2018.

Leah was born July 18, 1963.  A native of Doraville, she lived in Dahlonega for the past two years having moved from Brookhaven.  She was employed at Publix in Forsyth County.

Her father, Bobby Smith; stepfather, Tommy King; and a sister, Erica King, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her mother, Evelyn King of Dahlonega; sister, Lynn Smith of Dawsonville; brother, Stephen Johnson, currently serving in the military; various other relatives also survive.

A memorial visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22 at Bearden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3525 Piedmont Rd. NE, Bldg. 6-300, Atlanta, Ga. 30305.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.