Gladys Williams Curtis

Aug 24 2013

89 year old Gladys Williams Curtis of Murfreesboro, formerly of Alexandria, died Saturday at NHC in Murfreesboro where she had been in comfort care for several weeks.

The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service.

Mrs. Curtis was born the second of ten children to Mamie Ford Smith and Thomas Clay Smith of Cottage Home on November 13, 1923. She was preceded in death by husband Doyal Chester Williams and husband Warren B. Curtis; her parents; two brothers, Bill and Bob Smith; four sisters, Alice Smith an infant, Dorothy Anderson, Katherine Curtis, and Marjorie Ghundt.

A native of DeKalb County, Mrs. Curtis was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Survivors are three children, June and husband Ralph Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Lenny and wife Jean Williams of Greenbrier, and Danny and wife Willa Williams of Hartsville. Eight grandchildren survive and thirteen great grandchildren. Also, one brother Thomas Smith, Jr. of Franklin and two sisters, Martha Davis of Alexandria and Janie Heath of San Antonio, Texas.

Mrs. Curtis was owner and operator of a beauty shop in Smithville for many years where she had a loyal clientele and formed many lifelong friendships. She later spent twenty years in Orlando, Florida and returned to DeKalb County in 1989 to reside in Alexandria until 2011 when she moved to Murfreesboro.

Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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