Mrs. Nellie Mae Loggins Smallwood (Ma), age 88, of Gainesville passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, at New Horizons Lanier Park.
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Funeral services will be held at Dewberry Baptist Church No. 2, Cleveland Highway, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Nix and the Rev. Darin Cain officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 24, from 5-8 p.m.
Mrs. Smallwood was born on Oct. 6, 1925, in Hall County, Ga., to the late Charles and Francis Loggins. She was a lifelong resident of Hall County and had retired from both the Gainesville Mill and New Holland Mill.
Mrs. Smallwood (or Ma, as she was known to so many) was a beloved mother and grandmother and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.J. (Pa) Smallwood; her mother-in-law, Era Helton Smallwood; her daughter, Hilda Jackson; her brothers, Claude, Frank, Robert and C.J. Loggins; and her sister, Edna Whisnant.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Smallwood of Marietta; her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William Clore of Gainesville, and Delina Harris (who she loved like a daughter) of Marietta. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Steve and Kaye Jackson, Tyler and Debbie Clore, Gainesville; Mark and Denise Clore, Cumming, and Greg Jackson, Gainesville, Shane Jackson, Cleveland; as well as her four great-grandsons, Hayden, Dylan and Logan Jackson, and her youngest great-grandson, Wyatt Clore, who was born on her 85th birthday.
Other survivors include her brothers and sisters-in-law, Palmer and Doris Loggins, Dawsonville, Cliff Loggins, Murrayville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Horace Smallwood, John Smallwood, Howell and Brownie Smallwood, Jessie Faye Smallwood, Janet Wiley, Almeda and Bill Allison, all of Gainesville, and Nell Brookshire, Tampa, Fla.; as well as so many members of her loving church family.
Nellie Mae was an active member of Dewberry Baptist Church No. 2, the Sunshine Sunday School Class and the Bells Mill/Dewberry Goodwill Circle (for over 50 years). Until a few years ago she and her friend Belle Satterfield would always cook a sunrise breakfast for the entire church on Easter Sundays. Ma loved working in her garden and loved to cook. She was known for her delicious cakes and her renowned chicken and dumplins'.
The family would like to thank the staff at New Horizons Lanier Park and Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center as well as the doctors and nurses who treated her with such love and care during her illness. May God bless you all. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest Gainesville, GA 30501
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on June 24, 2014