THOMASTON - Mrs. Mary Frances Smith, 82, of 112 Shasta Dr., Thomaston, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church of Thomaston with Rev. Bill Barber and Salvation Army Col. David Hudson officiating.
Mrs. Smith was born in Blytheville, Ark. on March 28, 1930. She moved from Flint, Mich., to Los Angeles, Cal., in 1960 and worked at The Salvation Army Men’s Social Services Center. She served as a soldier in The Salvation Army and devoted over 37 years of her life to that organization.
Mrs. Smith was also the office manager for the Lincoln Electric Co., from 1966 to 1988. In 1988 she and her husband, the late Derwood Howard Smith, moved to Thomaston and she became the Business Administrator for Rehab Services of Middle Georgia.
Mrs. Smith had been a member of the First Baptist Church since 1988 and served as a Sunday School teacher and, in keeping with her service with The Salvation Army, became an advocate and tireless worker for the House of Care.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her mother, Leta S. Dover.
Mrs. Smith is survived by a daughter, Col. Sharron (David) Hudson of Rancho Palos Verdes, Cal.; a son, Dannie (Vicki) Smith of Thomaston; two step-daughters, Rosalie (Bill) Craven of Flint, Mich., and Cecile (Al) Morgan of Tustin, Cal.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the House of Care Ministry, First Baptist Church, 208 South Church St., Thomaston, GA 30286.
Condolences may be expressed at www.pasleyfletcher.com. Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.