SYLVESTER -- Tyler Smith, 16 of Leesburg died Saturday September 1, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday September 4, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment that followed in the Wright's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Josh Copron officiating.

Tyler was born on September 19, 1995 to Earl Smith, Jr. and Melanie Nalley Wilson in Albany. He has lived in Leesburg all his life. Tyler was a student at Lee County High School, a lefty who played baseball and loved all sports. He was a member of Providence Church.

Survivors include his mother Melanie S. Wilson of Leesburg; father, Earl Smith of Leesburg; brothers, Michael Smith of Leesburg, Joshua Wilson of Macon, Dakota Wilson of Valdosta; grandparents, David & Ann Nalley of Albany and Robert & Edith McCarter of Albany.

The family received friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Monday at Banks Funeral Home.

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