Mary Fances Stroud (6-11-16) service 6-14-16
Mary Frances Stroud departed this life on Saturday, June 11, at the age of 94 years, 7 months, 2 days.
She was born in Hardin County, in the Nixon community on Nov. 9, 1921, the daughter of the late Elmer and Susie Lutts Tucker. On Dec. 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Ewin Stroud, who survives.
Mrs. Mary Frances was a clerk for Gallaher Stores for 10 years, owned Strouds’ Store for 16 years, the operator of Gallaher Motel and Store for eight years, and probably most memorably as the door greater at Wal-Mart for 24 years and was affectionately known as the “Sticker Lady’” to the children.
She was a fantastic cook and won many ribbons at the Hardin County Fair, loved her flowers, and had one of the greenest thumbs in Hardin County. Mrs. Mary Frances was a real people person. She loved to meet, greet and talk to people. She enjoyed making pies and sweets, and taking them to the girls and staff at her favorite local bank. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club and Wesley’s Chapel United Methodist Church since 1939 and was a Sunday school teacher.
Mrs. Mary Frances is survived by her husband of 71 years, Ewin Stroud of Savannah; son, Jimmy Stroud and his wife, Angie of Savannah; grandchild, Michelle Winborn; great-grandchildren, Ashton Winborn and Christian Winborn; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lois Tucker and Kenneth Tucker; sisters, Lucille Welch, Mildred Gallaher and Virginia Rhea.
Services were held on Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jim Wright and Tommy Jack Worley officiating. Burial followed in Wesley’s Chapel Church Cemetery at Savannah.