2017-11-30 / Obituaries

Louise Fanning Brown Smith

Funeral services for Louise Fanning Brown Smith, 103, formerly of Tignall, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Tignall Independence UMC with Rev. Ficklen Guin officiating. Interment followed at Resthaven Cemetery. She died Tuesday, November 21, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Smith was born September 22, 1914, in Washington, Georgia, and lived over 75 years in Tignall. She was truly blessed to be 103 years old, and was a delightful blessing to all those who knew and loved her. She was the daughter of Young Bryan Brown and Lillie Pearl Cosby Brown, and was the widow of Charles M. Smith.

She attended Washington High School and had worked at ALMAR Manufacturing Co. for 23 years. She was a long-time member of the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church and of the Tignall Homemakers Club. She loved her family, loved to cook (was an excellent cook), and enjoyed quilting. She also enjoyed reading (especially The News-Reporter), watching “her stories” on TV, and listening to music. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed sharing her life’s stories and experiences, along with her insights and advice. She wisely said in her approach to life, “I don’t worry until I have cause.”

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by nine siblings: James Brown, Ellen Brown McClearen, Arnold “Doc” Brown, Claude S. Brown, Walter E. Brown, Grace Brown Long, Reba Brown Baggett Pounds, Anne Brown Kimsey, and Sam Brown.

Survivors include her four sons and their families, Charles M. Smith Jr. (Elizabeth) of Sandtown, Georgia, Morgan E. Smith (Sandra) of Hiawassee, Georgia, Graham Y. Smith (Glenda) of Snellville, Georgia, and Jon I. Smith of Fortsonia, Georgia; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tignall Independence United Methodist Church, c/o Elizabeth Chafin, 1410 Lincolnton Rd., Washington, GA 30673.

Hopkins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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