Ms. Wendy Smith-Arnoldy
Ms. Wendy Smith-Arnoldy, age 53, of Soperton, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her home. Ms. Smith-Arnoldy was born in San Antonio, TX, lived in Tattnall County, and was a 1986 graduate of Reidsville High School. She worked for Petsmart as Coordinator of New Store Openings throughout the United States, then with Orkin Pest Control in Augusta. In the early 2000s, she moved to Vidalia and continued to work with Orkin, where she advanced to the position of General Manager for the State of Georgia before retiring after 12 years. After retiring she was a 2014 graduate of Ashford University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert C. Smith and Irene Lumley Smith, and 1 dear friend, Gene Stewart. Survivors include 1 daughter, Katie-Anne Arnoldy and granddog Lincoln, Statesboro,; her siblings, Nathan Smith, Spokane, WA, Darlene Byce, North Augusta, SC, Bobby Smith, Thomson, and Ray Byce, Augusta; nieces and nephews, Tirana Radogoshi, Savannah Bass, Jessica Smith, Matthew Smith, Micah Smith, Adam Shipley, Gabby Shipley, Noah Sheridan, Ally Simm, Ella Simm, and Maddie Smith; and 1 great-niece and nephew, Billy Wiggins, Jr., and Evelyn Wiggins; and 1 family friend, Ernest Carter. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., in the Williams Chapel of Sammons Funeral Home, with Pastor M.L. Barber officiating. Interment followed in the Zaidee Advent Christian Church Cemetery. Sammons Funeral home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.