Frances Louise Moore Simpson, 86, died Thursday, February 7, 2013 following stroke complications.
Born October 9, 1926 in Bethlehem she was a native of Barrow County but had lived in Oklahoma since 1981, specifically Tuttle, OK for a majority of that time. Her varied interests were church, reading, music, all things needlework, and any activity involving the grands and great grands. She was a former member of The Eastern Star, sang in Sweet Adeline's, and served as Sunday school teacher and officer of Women's Society of Christian Service (UMW). Though she experienced a variety of unique employments, her most loved job was nurturing and being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Gartrelle, Abie Louise Griffeth Moore; and grandson, Anthony Bennett.
She is survived by: her children, daughters, Delores Simpson of Auburn, Melanie and Jamie Schneider of Gainesville, Gay and Loyte Bennett of Dawsonville, Donna and Larry Windsor of Tuttle, OK; son, Durward Simpson of Athens; nine grandchildren, Stephen, David, Jason, April, Carrie, Katy, James Ross, Jessica, and Rachel; 11 great grandchildren, Payton, Hope, Chase, Taylor, Colton, Mayson, Grady, Clara Jean, Josie Frances, Luke, and Kaitlyn; sisters, Dorothy Peppers and Geraldine Doster; Aunt Mary Anthony and Uncle Edd Griffith; brothers/sisters-in-law, Joy and Ben Black, Pat and Bobby Whitmire, and numerous cousins.
A funeral service will be held Monday, February 11 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home in Winder wit Rev. Ed Demirgian of Gainesville officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 10 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Carl Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial contribution to her church, Tuttle Christian Church 216 W. Bond Tuttle, OK 73089.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.