A benefit auction for the widow of a Bedford County native will take place at the Bedford County Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday.
Homer Franklin Smotherman passed away, leaving behind hospital bills, doctor bills, and funeral expenses that were not covered by his government insurance. His wife is on a fixed income and is barely able to pay for her living expenses.
Smotherman was well known in Marshall County for being a likeable person and a hard worker.
He was employed at Georgia Durango Boot of Chapel Hill until its closing in 1991. Next, he went to work for the General Smelting in College Grove until diabetes forced him to quit working.
Even when times were bad as bad as they could be, he was said to always have a smile and a positive attitude.
The auction will begin at 12:00p.m. and all proceeds will go to paying off his expenses. If interested in donating or for more information call Brenda James at 931-364-2699 or 931-637-8901.