Sarah Spence Pentecost

March 10, 1925June 11, 2018

Sarah Spence Pentecost, 93, passed away June 11, 2018 at her home following a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Winder, she was born March 10, 1925, daughter of Annie C. and Olin H. Spence. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49+ years Richard N. Pentecost, sister Opal Deaton, and brothers Cecil, Jimmy, and C.B. Spence.

In many ways Miss Sarah was the embodiment of a steel magnolia; her strength of character and fortitude having been forged as a child of the depression, and by being the wife of a WWII army veteran whom she would later nurse through his battle with Parkinson’s disease. Her warmth and generosity were never displayed more fully than through her devoted service of 20+ years as secretary/treasurer at Pentecost United Methodist Church, or in her role as a doting grandmother to her two beloved grandsons.

An avid reader, who especially enjoyed poetry, a master seamstress, and officer of The Order of the Eastern Star, Miss Sarah was known by her friends and family as a kind, considerate, and sincerely good person. She cited the ability to keep an open mind and to see the best in people as her advice for living a happy life.

She is survived by daughters Cherie Pentecost-Schwartz (Bill) of Dunwoody, and Cindy Davis (Donnie) of Winder; and grandsons Justin Barnette of New York City, and Skyler Davis (April) of Winder.

As per her wishes, she will be cremated; there will be no public memorial service. Smith Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Private Service

Sarah Spence Pentecost

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Shirlee (Grizzle) Kinsey-Evans

June 13, 2018

Cherie and family,
So sorry to learn of your loss. Pray that you will find comfort in knowing where she is and that she is whole again.