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Obituary for Thelma Buchanan Morrison Smith (Buchanan)

Thelma Buchanan Morrison   Smith (Buchanan)
Thelma Buchanan Morrison Smith, 94, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of the late James Ellis Buchanan and Maude Welch Buchanan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Morrison; second husband, Paul Smith; brothers, Kenneth Buchanan and Max Buchanan and sisters, Pearl Campbell and Anna Mae Brabson. Thelma was the oldest living member of Windy Gap Baptist Church. She was very dedicated and faithful serving as Young Adult Sunday School teacher for many years. Her church was her life. Before becoming a member of Windy Gap, she was a member of Cowee Baptist Church, where she also taught Sunday school for many years. Thelma was very knowledgeable of God’s Word. She was raised by Godly parents, who instilled in her the love of God.

She is survived by three brothers, Wade Buchanan of Ft. Mills, SC, Branch Buchanan and Raleigh Buchanan both of Franklin and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at Windy Gap Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Bishop and Rev. Lloyd Fish will officiate. Burial will be in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be James Brabson, Roger Brabson, Jerry Brabson, Nathan Brabson, Luke Bateman, Matthew Bateman, Adam Tallent and Brandon Peek. Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Windy Gap Baptist Church.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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