Frances Louise Moore Simpson, 86, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, following complications from a stroke.
Born on October 9, 1926, in Bethlehem, she was a native of Barrow County, but had lived in Oklahoma since 1981, specifically Tuttle, Okla., for a majority of that time. Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Gartrelle and Abie Louise Griffeth Moore; and a grandson, Anthony Bennett.
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, 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.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Delores Simpson, Auburn, Melanie and Jamie Schneider, Gainesville, Gay and Loyte Bennett, Dawsonville, and Donna and Larry Windsor, Tuttle, Okla.; son, Durward Simpson, 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; uncle, Edd Griffith; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joy and Ben Black, and Pat and Bobby Whitmire; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home in Winder with the Rev. Ed Demirgian of Gainesville officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Carl Baptist Cemetery in Carl.
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, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.