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Ellen Elizabeth Smith

April 2, 1951 ~ October 14, 2021 (age 70)


Ellen Elizabeth Smith

After losing her final battle with cancer, Ellen was

summoned to be with her Lord on Thursday, October14, 2021.


Born in Guilford County, North Carolina, she was the only daughter of Garnett Lee Puckett Jr. and Margaret Beatrice Saunders Puckett who both preceded her in death.


She was a devoted wife, the mother of an extensive melded family, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. Throughout her life she worked as a police dispatcher, a news reporter, a movie talent scout, a computer teacher, a CNA, and for the past 16 years was a paralegal for a local law firm. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, and the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). She was very active in The American Legion Auxiliary and served as the President of Franklin’s Unit 108 and the 15th District. She always looked for and found the good in people.


She is survived by her husband Jerry Smith, son Ronan MacGregor (Michele), son Scott Greeson (Chea), daughter Mindy Owen, stepsons Gary Smith, Craig Smith (Kayla), Brian Crawford-Smith (Liz), Eric Crawford-Smith (Katherine), grandson Cory Valdes, granddaughter Madison Owen, 16 other grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.


A private memorial was held on Friday, Oct 22, with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 108, P.O. Box 1841, Franklin, NC, 28744, would be greatly appreciated.


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