March 17, 1929 - May 5, 2015
Mrs. Helen Frances Smith Stroup, age 86 of Ranger, Georgia formerly of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Mrs. Stroup was born on March 17, 1929 in Cedartown, daughter of the late E. C. Smith and the late Ada Sue Sanders Smith. She was a member of the Holiness Church of Jesus Christ and retired from the Arrow Shirt Company. Mrs. Stroup had a passion of caring for the sick, often cooking for them. She loved flowers and working in her garden. Her greatest love was her grandchildren and her church, never hesitating to invite everyone to church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Ambous Stroup on January 23, 2005; and four brothers, Mr. J. R. Smith, Mr. Nathaniel Smith, Mr. Carl Smith and Mr. Buster Smith. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Joan Stroup of Ranger; three sons, Terry Donald Stroup, Sr. and his wife Lynn of Cedartown, Larry Stroup of Lindale and Jonathan Baldwin of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Sarah Lou Smith Wood, Linda Smith Womack and Delmar Smith Wilson; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mrs. Stroup will be held on Saturday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Jerome Smith, Rev. Herschel Pierce and Dr. Kenneth McClary officiating. Interment services will follow in the family lot of the Northview Cemetery of Cedartown. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Terry Stroup, Jr., Jamie Kinard, Oliver Stroup, Jonathan Baldwin, Tyler Eason, Dalton Eason, Sameeh Rahman and Brahem Rahman. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kerry Eason, Wael Rahman, Sherrill Ridley, Sam Brookshire, Bud Kilgore and Wayne Corbin. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, May 8th between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Freeman Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral services for Mrs. Helen Frances Smith Stroup.
Mrs. Helen Frances Smith Stroup, age 86 of Ranger, Georgia formerly of Cedartown, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Mrs. Stroup was born on March 17, 1929 in Cedartown, daughter of the late E. C. Smith and the late Ada Sue Sanders... View Obituary & Service Information
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