Frances Kerr Smith

Born: Fri., Aug. 18, 1922
Died: Sat., Nov. 28, 2009

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Frances Kerr Stephens Smith, age 87, of Union Point, Georgia, died on Saturday, November 28, 2009 at Saint Joseph''s at East Georgia Hospital in Greensboro. A native and lifelong resident of Greene County, Frances was born on August 18, 1922 to the late Joel Davidson Kerr and Mamie Gray Kerr. She graduated from Greensboro High School and was married to Benjamin Mell Stephens, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1960. She later married Allen B. Smith and together they ran A-1 Printing Company, where she was the bookkeeper for twenty-five years. Frances was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Union Point, where she served on numerous committees and taught Sunday School.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Allen B. Smith in 1995; and siblings, Joel Davidson "Jake" Kerr, Robert "Bob" Kerr and James Kerr. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Stephens Plaisted and husband Alynn of Birmingham, AL; a son Benjamin M. "Ben" Stephens of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Naomi Kerr Brown of Cochran, GA; two grandchildren, Kimberly Hillman and the late Jerry Hillman of Tuscaloosa, AL and Stephen Plaisted and wife Dana of Birmingham, AL; two great grandchildren, Caleb Plaisted and Hala Plaisted; a step great grandchild, Shaman Bonham; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 714 Park Avenue, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Bert Mathews and Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodville Cemetery, 1080 S. Chestnut Street, Woodville, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Joel Brown, Joel Kerr, Jamie Brown, Robert Kerr, Al Frontz and Richard Cronic. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Garland Kerr, Ricky McCommons, Mike McCommons, Tim McCommons, Charles Stephens, Billy Stephens and Gene Stephens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Sandra, Ben and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days to come.

Debra Lisenbey
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Ben & Family, I am truly saddened by the news this morning. I have worked with Ben for many years and have heard many wonderful stories about his mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Debra

Nat Harwell
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Ben, we're so very sorry for your loss. You and the family are in our prayers. Peace, Nat

Kathy Elder
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Ben, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. May God give you and your family the strength you need each day.

Paula & Jeff Hall
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Ben, We are sorry to hear the news of your mother's passing. We will hold you close to our hearts in thought and in prayer during this difficult time. Love, Paula & Jeff

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Mon November 30, 2009
Naomi, Joel and all the family of Frances. I was sorry to read of her death. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you. Love, Carolyn Taylor