Zane Holbrook Smith

Zane Holbrook Smith, 18, of Cobb County, Douglas County, and Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., passed away suddenly July 7, 2013. He was born Sept. 18, 1994, in Cobb County to George Wallace Smith and Cindy Holbrook Smith.

Survivors are grandparents, Martha Ann Smith and the late George Wallace Smith, Sr., Lois D. Holbrook and the late A.N. Holbrook, Jr.; aunts and spouses, Melinda Cassidy and Harry Cassidy, Lynn Holbrook Harper and Jerry Harper, Marsha Mann and Ron Mann; special cousin, Cali Harper; and special gratitude to the godfather of Zane, Donald Gantt.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In accordance with his wishes, his body was cremated.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so may make contributions to the Humane Society of Cobb County, 148 Fairground St., S.E., Marietta, GA 30060.

Arrangements entrusted to Hightower's Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service.

One of Zane's best friends, Taylor Lynch, said Zane attended Destin Middle School and Fort Walton Beach High School his freshman year.

He had many friends from Destin and grew up here," Lynch wrote in an email. "Unfortunately the memorial service is only for family and close friends and many people who loved Zane will not be able to attend.  

"Im planning a celebration of life at sunset from 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 13 at the East Jetties in Destin on Holiday Isle. We are going to do a balloon release and tie pictures of him and all of his friends to the balloons to send some of our favorite memories to heaven. Zane lived a life worth celebrating and so much more."