Lou Ellen (Smith) VinsonApril 7, 1934 ~ May 13, 2017 (age 83)
Lou Ellen Smith Vinson, age 83, of Highlands, NC, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born in Oconee County, South Carolina to the late John Wesley Smith and Rachel Jane Trecie Justice Smith. Mrs. Vinson was a homemaker and a member of Highlands United Methodist Church. She also served on the Highlands Emergency Council.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Olan Eugene Vinson; a daughter, Alice Faye Davis of Walhalla, SC; three grandchildren, Bambi King, Amber Parslow and Stanley (Bo) Davis; six great‑grandchildren, Breanna and Brady King, McKenzie, William, Lexie and Lucy Davis.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers; Gentry Smith, Frank Bayless Smith and Elbert Smith and sisters, Roxie Smith Stegall, Laura Estell Smith, Ida Nell Smith, Veta Mae Smith, Grace Cobb, Kate Smith Manley, Esabell Smith Bryant and Dorothy Smith Caston.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Highlands United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randy Lucas and Rev. Jennifer Forrester officiating. Burial will be at Highlands Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be George Nelson, Roy Towe, Kenneth Nelson, Allen Bryson, Morris Reed, Michael Morrissey.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, prior to the service at the Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Vinson family.