February 4, 2013

Luanne Nelson Smith

Luanne Nelson Smith, 77, of Dalton, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at her home here on Earth and is now safely home in heaven with her Lord.

She was born in Gordon County on Feb. 3, 1936, the daughter of the late A.B. and Dorothy Nelson, and was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Nelson; her former husband, Robert “Bob” Smith; and her beloved son, Robert Keith Smith.

Luanne was a loving mother, sister, friend and a faithful member of East Side Baptist Church. She worked for Beaulieu of America until 2006 when she retired after 35 years of service.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Tammy Smith of Tunnel Hill; sister and brother-in-law, Bea and Bill Hart of Maryville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Kaye Cope Smith of Dalton; sister-in-law, Betty Nelson of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Josh Smith, Juli Smith Herr and husband Matt, and Lyle Smith; several nieces and nephews; and her special cats and grand dog, Angus.

The family would like to thank Hamilton Hospice during these past weeks and especially to CNA Dianne Tucker for her special care and also to Ann Hall for her assistance.

Services to celebrate Luanne’s life and to glorify God will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at East Side Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron Jones officiating.

Burial will follow in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Wednesday after 5 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Luanne’s memory to East Side Baptist Church, P.O. Box 734, Dalton, GA 30722-0734.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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