Mr. Benson “Benny” Smith, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Smith; grandparents, Horace and Mary Randle and Herschel and Beulah Smith. He is survived by his wife of twenty three years, Teresa Smith, Buford, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Deana and Thomas Burson, Sugar Hill, GA, and April O’Bryant, Buford, GA; grand-daughters, Taylor Beaver, Isabella Ambrosino, Lyla Burson, and Carly Goldsmith; mother, Roselle Smith, Buford, GA; sister and brother-in-law Allison and Michael Bryant, Buford, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy Smith, Camdenton, MO, Randle and Barbara Smith, Powder Springs, GA, and Michael and Jan Smith, Buford, GA; aunts Ms. Lola Grace Smith, Sugar Hill, GA and Ms. Alma Meuter, Sugar Hill, GA; one niece, Christy Sharp, Dallas, TX; four nephews, Ty and Misty Smith, Bolivar, MO, Cory Smith, Buford, GA, Chandler Smith, Buford, GA, and Adam Smith, Buford, GA; two great-nieces, Mya and Ella Smith, Bolivar, MO, and several cousins. Mr. Smith was born May 18, 1950 in Buford, GA. He was a 1968 graduate of North Gwinnett High School. He was retired from the United States Post Office, Boggs Road branch, in Duluth, GA after eighteen years of service. He was a member of Sugar Hill Baptist Church. Funeral service will be Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Reverend Victor Massey officiating. Interment will follow at the Sugar Hill Cemetery in Sugar Hill, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 2304 Highland Dr., Sycamore, IL, 60178; tel. # 800-728-5483 in memory of Benson “Benny” Smith. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.