Myra Elizabeth Smith Stewart

Born: Fri., Aug. 2, 1935
Died: Sat., Apr. 21, 2007

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Myra Elizabeth Smith Stewart, 71, of White Plains, GA., died Saturday, April 21, 2007 at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens. Born in Hancock County on August 2, 1935, she was the daughter of the late John Monroe Smith and Lula Clifton Chapman Smith. Myra spent her childhood in Hancock County where she graduated from Sparta High School in 1952. She married Wilburn T. Stewart on December 13, 1953. For twenty-five years, she worked for The Farmers Bank. Mrs. Stewart was a member of White Plains Baptist Church where she was past president of the WMU and treasurer of the Jessie C. Cottrell Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Wilburn Talmadge Stewart of White Plains, GA; two daughters, Gwen S. Whittaker and husband Richard of Glennville, GA and Lynn S. Copelan and husband Richard of Birmingham, AL; a sister, Virginia Webster and husband Gene of Stuart, FL; five grandchildren, Ashley Godbee, Meredith Waters, Adam Whittaker, Kate Copelan and Michael Copelan; four great grandchildren, Jackson Godbee, Presley Godbee, Ava Waters and Charlie Waters; and a number of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John Smith, Ralph Smith, Betty Simmons, Lucy Lively and Clifton "Bo" Smith.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the White Plains Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Lee and Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Interment will follow in the White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Michael Copelan, Adam Whittaker, Michael Godbee, Andy Waters, Kenny Stewart and John Smith. Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of White Plains Baptist Church: Ike Moore, David Price, Douglas Price, Harry Blanchard, John Eley, Bob Beeland and Russell Stewart. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at the funeral home. Any memorials may be made to the White Plains Baptist Church, P. O. Box 38, White Plains, GA 30678. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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   Posted Sun April 22, 2007
My condolences during this time.

Cheryl & Michael White
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
To the family with sincere sympathy for your loss. A truly warm and wonderful lady.

J. Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stewart Family.

Ken and Kathy Cawthon
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stewart family at this time. Ms. Myra was a very special lady.

Joe and Nina Wheeler
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
Mira touched our hearts and will always be cherished.

Brian and PaigeHubbard
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
We would like to send our condolences to your family during this time of loss. Ms. Myra was a wonderful person. She was always smiling and had something nice to say everytime you seen her. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

Dianne Moore Bennett
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
I'm sorry to learn of Mrs. Stewart's death. I'm Teresa Moore Churchwell's sister and was in the class of 71 in Greene Co. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Eley Simpson
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Wilburn and family during this time. I will always remember seeing Mrs. Myra at church and the bank. She was always smiling and wanting to know how everyone was doing. It will be strange not seeing her sitting in the pew with Mr. Wilburn. Mrs. Myra was a wonderful, Christian lady who will be missed greatly by all who knew her.

Beth Eley Clifton
   Posted Mon April 23, 2007
My sympathy goes out to Mr. Wilburn and his family. Ms. Myra was such a sweet lady who would go out of her way to speak to me at church and ask how things were going once I left White Plains for college and beyond. She will be greatly missed by the White Plains community.

Nancy Blanchard
   Posted Tue April 24, 2007
To Mr. Wilburn and Family, Please accept Our condolences. Miss Myra was a wonderful co-worker,teacher and friend. She will be greatly missed but I have comfort in knowing she is without pain and suffering. Love to You all,Nancy

Libby Chapman
   Posted Tue April 24, 2007
So sorry to hear about Miss Myra. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Libby, Lauren & Lindsey Chapman

Sherri Hubbard
   Posted Tue April 24, 2007
Mrs. Myra was a very caring person. She always went out of her way to speak to your wherever she saw you. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Jeni & Mike Norris
   Posted Tue April 24, 2007
With deepest sympathy.