Anna Margaret Smith, age 92, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, June 13th at E.T. York Hospice Center of Gainesville.
She was born April 10, 1926 in Richland County Illinois to Earl Clayton and Lillie May Buchanon Tarpley. After marrying Donald Channing Smith June 26, 1955 in Denver Colorado, they lived in Missouri where she was a homemaker, until moving to Gainesville in 1975 where she worked at the Florida Farm Bureau. They were members of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
She is survived by their 5 children; David Channing (Donna), Donna Ann (Nestor) Moreno, Douglas Earl (Deborah), Richard Tarpley (JoAnn), and Michael Ferguson (Sally); 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Gainesville or the E.T. York Hospice Center of Gainesville.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church of Gainesville with a visitation one hour prior to services. Entombment will be immediately following services at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, Gainesville, FL.
RIP Aunt Ann, Love you and will miss you very much. Condolences and prayers to the family.
Alan and Deidre Tarpley and family
Dear Aunt Ann, I’m going to miss our talk’s and trips to the cemeteries. You were my last source of family history. I’ll miss you. Don Kocher
To my dear Aunt Ann who i very nuch enjoyed our phone calls. The last of a great generation.
With loving thoughts and prayers. Judy snd Mark Scheeringa
Ginny and I fondly remember the year we lived as neighbors to Ann and Don. After we moved from Gainesville and returned for visits, Ann would always have a wonderful home cooked meal for us. She got us into “ice tea”, something northerners don’t come by naturally.
I remember she made an egg dish in the microwave in the mid- seventies. I tried to duplicate it on a few occasions but it never came out the same.
She showed us her work on geneologies, it nearly took up a whole spare bedroom, something for families to look back on and enjoy. We will miss her for now.
love, Ginny and Tom Lange