Obituaries: Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, Mrs. Glenda Henderson York.

Obituaries: Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, Mrs. Glenda Henderson York.

Mrs. Glenda Henderson York, age 81, of Lindale, passed away Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019, in a local hospital.

Mrs. York was born in Lindale, Ga., on November 23, 1937, daughter of the late Marvin Clifford Henderson and Essie Glenora Williams Henderson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fain York, on December 14, 2010, and by her brother, Charlie Henderson, on June 16, 2003.

She was a 1955 graduate of Pepperell High School in Lindale, graduating third in her class. Mrs. York went to work at Pepperell Manufacturing Co. in Lindale in 1964 and was employed there for 34 years in various clerical positions as it changed to West Point Pepperell and Greenwood Mills. After the Lindale mill began closing, she was employed for five years in the operating department at Georgia Power prior to her retirement.

Mrs. York attended First Baptist Church of Lindale and was a member of the Survivors Sunday School class. She was also active with the “River City Ramblers.”

Survivors include 2 daughters, Kelly York Simmons (Ricky), Dallas, and Karla York Holland, Covington; 2 sons, Kevin York (Ronna), Acworth, and Kyle York (Kara Phillips), Armuchee; 8 grandchildren, Lyndsey and Kelsey York, both of Atlanta, Dustin Simmons, Dallas, Donovan Simmons (Peyton Smith), Rockmart, Tanner Holland, Covington, Tory Holland Pettit (Brandon), Madison, Lauren and Will York, both of Silver Creek; 2 great grandchildren, Leighton Pettit, Madison, and Easton Simmons, Rockmart; her sister, Diane Henderson Cooper, Lindale; her brother, Gary Henderson (Jane), Dalton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with her cousin, Barry Henderson, officiating. Private interment will follow later in Rome Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Friday from noon until the service hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Lindale, P. O. Box 26, Lindale, GA 30147.

Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, age 67, of the Little Texas Valley community, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at her residence.

Ms. Smith was born in Rome, GA on August 2, 1951, daughter of the late Harold Goss Eleam and the late Dorothy McKenzie Eleam.  She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Ronald Eleam.  Ms. Smith graduated from Armuchee High School in 1969.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physical Education in 1972 from Berry College.  Ms. Smith later went on to receive her Master’s degree in Mathematics Education and her Education Specialist degree from the University of West Georgia.

She began her teaching career in January of 1972 at Garden Lakes Elementary.  Ms. Smith went on to teach mathematics at Coosa High School and Armuchee High School until her retirement in 2002.  She then taught part-time and later full-time over a 10-year period at Georgia Highlands College.  Ms. Smith was a member of Mount Berry United Methodist Church.

Ms. Smith is survived by her daughter, Laura Outler (Lane), Armuchee, GA; her two grandsons, Gavin Outler and Landon Outler, both of Armuchee, GA; several cousins also survive.

In keeping with her wishes, Ms. Smith will be cremated.  A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, from 4 until 6 p.m.

Those wishing to honor Ms. Smith are asked to make a donation to the “Ruth & Naomi Project” at 2007 North Broad Street, Rome, GA  30161.


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