ANITA LOUISE SMITH, age 67 of Cowan, Tenn. departed this life on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville from complications of Surgery.
She was born on October 21, 1947, in Mobile, Ala. to Ellen Vaughan Smith and the late Charles Houston Smith.
She is a 1965 graduate of Franklin County High School and attended MTSU where she earned a b.s. degree. Ms. Smith then attended Shelbyville Tech Center and Tennessee Tech Center in Murfreesboro. She was employed for several years at STRHS as a purchasing secretary. After leaving there she was employed as Director of Purchasing at Coffee County Medical Center in Manchester, Tenn. She then moved to Nashville and worked at the job she loved most, Open Arms Care in Brentwood as Manager of a Large Group Home for mentally and physically challenged adult males. Prior to retirement she moved back to Franklin County and worked at Tepro, Inc. as an Inspector and Production Tech.
She is survived by her son, Lynn-Allen M. Smith and wife, Jennifer, mother, Ellen Smith, Brothers; Chuck Smith and Wayne (Sue) Smith, granddaughters; Briana Nicole Smith and Laura Ashlynn Smith al of Cowan. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and numerous other family members.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, December 15, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services
Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM on Monday.
In lieu of flowers Ms. Smith’s wishes were that donations be made to Lynn-Allen’s Kidney transplant fund at Citizens Community Bank in Winchester or by contacting Grant Funeral Services.
Grant Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.