In memory of
Frances Modling Smith
Frances Modling Smith June 28, 1925- April 16, 2017 Columbus, GA- Frances Modling Smith, 91, of Fortson, Georgia died Sunday, April 16, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus, GA. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Striffler-Hamby 4071 Macon Road Columbus. Mrs. Smith was born June 28, 1925 in Ft. Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama, daughter of Herbert Thomas Modling and Codelia Bell Modling. She lived all of her life in Columbus. She was employed by the Medical Center for 28 years before retiring. At Trinity Episcopal Church she served on the Altar Guild and as a Lay Eucharist Minister as well as being a member of St. Lydia's Guild and Daughters of the King. She completed the Education for Ministry, a four year course from the University of the South, at the age of 77. She also volunteered at Callaway Gardens and the Columbus Museum as part of the Columbus Museum Guild Gardeners. Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband Dr. George Bertling Smith and son, Danny Darryl Kirby. Survivors include six daughters: Mona Kirby Maddox, Lou Kirby Brooks, Dr. Isabel S. Bearden, Dr. Renner S. Loney, Dr. Frances S. Kelly, and Georgianna Smith, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.shcolumbus.com
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