Annie Jean

September 19, 1940 - November 5, 2023

Annie Jean “Ann” Smitherman age 83 of Florence passed from this life on November 5, 2023.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 8, 2023, from 12 noon till 1:30 pm at Williams Funeral Home of Florence.  Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm at Hickory Flat Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, 6144 County Road 71, Lexington, Alabama. Officiating will be Vince Lindsey.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward L. Smitherman, her parents Frank and Pauline White and two brothers, Hugh and Dave White.

Ann is survived by her son, William Chad Smitherman, two daughters Lisa Smitherman Cochran (Bill) and Kim Smitherman McKenzie (Keith). One brother Doty White and one sister Clarice White Johnson (Randy). Five Grandchildren Seth Wix, Anna Wix Springer, Karly Cochran, Kyle Cochran and Cheyenne Smitherman.  As well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Ann was a member of St. James United Methodist Church.  She graduated from Colbert County High School.  She was an excellent seamstress and loved sewing and gardening.  As a widow in her early thirties, she raised three children.  She was strong, independent, humble and an excellent money manager who always made sure her children’s needs were met.

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November 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Williams Funeral Home Florence Alabama

November 8, 2023 12:00 pm

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Graveside Service

November 8, 2023
2:00 pm

Hickory Flat Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery

Graveside Service

Hickory Flat Freewill Baptist Church, County Road 71, Lexington, AL, USA

November 8, 2023 2:00 pm

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2 Comments on “Annie Jean Smitherman”

  1. To Ann’s family,
    Your mother was a very special person. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed by those when loved her. May the Lord keep all her family and bless you in your time of loss. Barbara Putt. St James Methodist Church.

  2. My heart holds sweet memories of Ann. She was a loving mother and person. My heartfelt condolences to the family of this sweet lady.

    Love all
    Lyla Bailey

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