AUGUSTA, GA.-EUGENE HOWARD SMITHERMAN, entered into rest, December 25, 2001, at the Augusta V.A. Hospital. Mr. Smitherman was the son of the late Rudolph Strider SMITHERMAN and Kate Mabel ROBINSON, formly of Chilton Co. Ala. Mr. Smitherman was born June 22, 1921, in Bessemer, Alabama. Mr. Smitherman was a veteran of the U.S.Navy, in World War II, serving on the Aircraft Carrier, USS MIDWAY, and retired from the Georgia Railroad, after 35-years of service. He is survived by one son, Robert E. Smitherman,Sr., Augusta, Ga., three grandchildren, Robert E. "Chip" Smitherman, Jr., Grovetown, Ga., Grady G. Smitherman, Augusta, Ga., Robin D. Smitherman, Augusta, Ga., one brother, Owen Crawford Smitherman, Evans, Ga.,three sisters, Georgianne Tye, Monterey, Calif., Doris Barrs, Edgefield, S.C., Betty sue Hambrick, Augusta, Ga.