Gracie Evangeline Ford Smithson
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Gracie Evangeline Ford Smithson, age 76 of Clarksville, passed away at home November 12, 2012 after an extended illness.
The funeral will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3242 Highwy 41 A South, Sango, TN on November 16, 2012 at 2 p.m., with a visitation from 11 a.m. until time of service. The viewing will be Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Resthaven Chapel.
She was born January 7, 1936, the third child of 4 children of Archie Lee Ford and Emma Bell Clinard. Her brothers are Archie Neal and Ray Ford. She is predeceased by sister, Christine O'Bryan. She was married to the late John Myers Smithson.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha Nell (Jim) Flake, (Sara Frances) Sally (Dan) Rees, and Debra Rae (Mark) Halvorsen. She had 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
The memories of her will live forever because she truly touched hearts, and it is so deep that it we be engraved in our hearts and will affect our lives forever.
She was not only a Granny to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but many young people in the community that she touched.
Resthaven Funeral Home, (931) 358-2938.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Nov. 15, 2012