OBITUARY

Marjorie Smith Rose

December 31, 1928November 11, 2018

Marjorie Smith Rose, age 89, of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Rose was born December 31, 1928, in Limestone County to Roland Cleveland Smith and Pattye Leonard Smith. A lifelong resident of Limestone County, she retired from the Department of Human Resources after 28 years of service. She was a member of West Highland Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at McConnell Funeral Home; with services immediately following at 6:30 p.m., led by Rev. Greg Lauderback and Rev. Terry Jackson. A family graveside service will be on Saturday, November 17, at Athens City Cemetery. Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, George Alvin Rose (“Cousin Josh”), her son George Beverly “Bev” Rose, Bev’s wife Debbie Davis Rose, and Bev and Debbie’s infant son Cole. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include her daughter Dixie Harrison of Athens, son Mark Rose and wife Debbie Etheredge Rose of Athens; grandchildren Katherine Harrison, Dana Steagall and husband Justin, Macy Rose, Blake Rose and fiancée Breana Brooks, and Trey Rose and wife Kayla; and great-grandchildren Everly, Ella, and Chapel. Mrs. Rose is also survived by her twin sister Dorothy Blackburn and husband David, sister Josephine Davis and husband Jimmy, and brother Kenneth Smith and wife Peggy. The family would like to especially recognize and thank Hospice of Limestone County and the wonderful caregivers who provided loving support: Linda Nave, Jill Dunn, and Marisa Myers. Pallbearers will be Nick Allen, Andy Collier, Blake Rose, Trey Rose, Justin Steagall and Curtis Smith. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County, 405 S. Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611.

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Marjorie Smith Rose, age 89, of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018, at her residence.
Mrs. Rose was born December 31, 1928, in Limestone County to Roland Cleveland Smith and Pattye Leonard Smith. A lifelong resident of Limestone County, she retired from the Department of Human Resources after 28 years of service. She was a member of West Highland Baptist Church.
Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at McConnell Funeral Home; with services immediately following at 6:30 p.m., led by Rev. Greg Lauderback and Rev. Terry Jackson. A family graveside service will be on Saturday, November 17, at Athens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Rose was preceded in death by her husband, George Alvin Rose (“Cousin Josh”), her son George Beverly “Bev” Rose, Bev’s wife Debbie Davis Rose, and Bev and Debbie’s infant son Cole. Three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter Dixie Harrison of Athens, son Mark Rose and wife Debbie Etheredge Rose of Athens; grandchildren Katherine Harrison, Dana Steagall and husband Justin, Macy Rose, Blake Rose and fiancée Breana Brooks, and Trey Rose and wife Kayla; and great-grandchildren Everly, Ella, and Chapel. Mrs. Rose is also survived by her twin sister Dorothy Blackburn and husband David, sister Josephine Davis and husband Jimmy, and brother Kenneth Smith and wife Peggy.
The family would like to especially recognize and thank Hospice of Limestone County and the wonderful caregivers who provided loving support: Linda Nave, Jill Dunn, and Marisa Myers.
Pallbearers will be Nick Allen, Andy Collier, Blake Rose, Trey Rose, Justin Steagall and Curtis Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County, 405 S. Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611.