Grace Girone

Mrs. Grace Smith Girone, 92 of Albany, formerly of Sylvester, died Thursday, October 24, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Girone was born on August 29, 1921 in Winder to the late John Roy and Ruby Pitts Smith. She had lived in Albany since 1999 and was retired from the Social Security Administration. She graduated from the Georgia State College of Women with a B.S. Degree. Mrs. Girone was a member of the Barnard Trail Chapter N.S.D.A.R., Pierre Robert Chapter of the D.A.C., and the John Sumner Chapter of the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. She was a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Lynn Crews on March 25, 2003.

Survivors include: her husband of 54 years, Joseph "Joe" Girone of Albany; son, Charles Jerry Girone of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Joanna Crews, Caroline Crews; and a special adopted daughter, Mary King Givens.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 28 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with interment following in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Lee Lowery officiated. Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Price Corr, Dr. Cullen Richardson, Jay Reynolds, Jimmy Girone, Bill Swan and John Griffin.

Those desiring, please make donations to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson Street, Albany, GA 31701 or the DAR, c/o Alice Jones, 186 Pearson Road, Sylvester, GA 31791.

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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester was in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

Banks Funeral Home
210 N Main St Sylvester, GA 31791
(229) 776-2055

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Oct. 29 to Nov. 28, 2013