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In Memory Of Our Poets

Frances Carman Smith (Moore) (1923-2013) - Class Of 1941

Frances Smith Moore

DOB 2/12/1923

DOD 11/26/2013

Frances Smith Moore, a lifetime resident of Montgomery, AL, died during the early morning hours of November 26, 2013. She was predeceased in death by her husband Louie H. Moore, her parents, Arzo and Mary George Smith; her brother Harvey George (Hebie) Smith; her brothers-in law William Knight and William Arthur Heustess; and her nephew Sport Smith. She is survived by her brother Arzo (Clara Nell) Smith; her sisters Mary Lee Knight and Sarah (Toots) Heustess. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews: Melissa Smith Jones, Carol Elizabeth (Libby) Leon; Michael Arzo Smith; Kerry Elaine Brand; Sally Knight; Virginia K. (Ginny) Spiers; Samuel Knight, William Knight Jr., and Col. Dan O. Smith. She is also survived by too many great nieces and nephews to name. Frances worked in civil service at Maxwell Air Force Base for many years. She first married Ed Coon, who had an untimely death. Thereafter, Frances focused on her work. She obtained a position as an executive secretary for Alabama National Bank, where she met her late husband, Louie H. Moore, who served as a president of Alabama National Bank. Frances was a tenacious and opinionated woman. Her passion was playing bridge with her girlfriends and entertaining her family and friends. She also enjoyed playing tennis and golf at the Montgomery Country Club. Frances took great pride in filling her home with southern charm and elegant style. She had any eye for fashion and had impeccable taste in antiques and interior design. Redecorating her lovely home was an ongoing passion. Her sense of style and her wit will be missed by many. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her longtime caregiver Jackie Bennett, who died unexpectedly last year, and to Tena Barnett, who has cared for Frances for the last couple of years and held her hand during her final hours. Thanks also to caring nurses at Hospice Advantage. Services will be conducted by Dr. Lawson Bryan of First United Methodist Church at Greenwood White Chapel on Monday, December 2, at 11:00, with visitation to be held an hour before the service.

Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2013