Sara Anne Smith (1931 - 2016)

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Mrs. Sara Anne Smith, 84, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Mrs. Smith was born in Plant City, Fla., on December 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Louie C. Geier and Lida Vaudrey Reynolds Geier. She was raised in Anniston and graduated from Oxford High School in 1950, the same year she married the love of her life, Albert Henry Smith Jr. Sara Anne was a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston and worked for the Anniston Board of Education. In 1973, she and Albert moved to Charlotte, N.C. She was active in the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, where she sang in the choir and worked for 17 years as a secretary. She also worked as a receptionist for the law firm of Sellers, Hinshaw, Ayers & Dortch. She retired in 2006 and moved to Nashville, Tenn., where she was an active member of Brentwood Baptist Church, singing in the choir, knitting prayer shawls and serving on The Nurture Team. Her passions were her family and her friends. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Albert H. Smith Jr. and a sister, Vaudrey Gaulding. Survivors include a son, Dr. David A. Smith (Pamela); a daughter, Sheila Herring (Dr. Robert W. Herring Jr.); four grandchildren, Gracen Smith, Hampton Smith, Bert Herring and Helen Herring; three brothers, Ronald Geier (Joyce), Donald Geier (Doris) and Jack Geier; a sister, Joan Anderson and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is also survived by her dachshund, Fred. Service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 2 p.m. (CST), at Brentwood Baptist Church and Monday, February 15, 2016, at 1 p.m. (EST), at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, N.C. Internment service will follow in the Sharon Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather Saturday from noon until the funeral hour at Brentwood Baptist Church and Monday from noon until the funeral hour at First Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina. Memorial contributions may be made to ABE's Garden-Park Manor, 115 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37205. Visit the online obituary www.woodlawn-roesch-pattonfh.com.
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 12, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home | Nashville Memorial Park
660 Thompson Ln | Nashville, TN 37204 | (615) 383-4754
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