Emma Laura Edwards Smith Morrison, age 93 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
Born in Monticello, Georgia on March 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Homer Theron & Ethel Smith Edwards. Emma Laura was a graduate of Monticello High School and a graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Georgia with degrees in Home Economics and Elementary Education. She taught school for 32 years and received much affirmation from her students over the years since that time. Emma Laura was a member of Clarkesville Baptist Church since 1963 where she served in various church roles including church hostess, coordination of Wednesday night suppers, wedding receptions, and parties. She was also a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and the WMU.
In addition to her parents, Emma Laura was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Russell Smith; second husband, Jim Morrison; twin sister, Anna Laura Edwards; sister & brother-in-law, Martha Edwards Baker & James B. Baker, Sr.; brother & sister-in-law, Theron S. Edwards, Sr., & Eleanor Edwards; nephew, Edward Baker, brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Olin Smith, Jr. & Frances Smith; nephew, Olin Smith, III.; & step-son, Donald Morrison.
Survivors include her niece & spouse, Carole Edwards Norris & William “Billy” Norris & their children, Zachary W. Norris & his daughter, Ella Ann; Kerri L. & Chris Moseley; nephew, Theron S. “Ed” Edwards, Jr.; niece, Katherine “Kitty” B. Wilmot & her daughter, Erica; nephews, William B. “Billy” Baker, IV., James B. “Jimmy” Baker, Jr. & spouse, John A. Kolb; niece & spouse, Kay Smith Thompson & Rev. Barry Thompson & their children, Micah & Courtney Thompson; Carmen & Brad Moore & their children, Cohen Moore, Mara Moore, & Halston Dawson; nephew & spouse, Olin Smith, IV & Ashley Smith & their children, Nona Smith, Olin Caston Smith, Reyns Smith; niece, Laura Lynn Smith & her children, C.J. Blackwell & Jazlyn Blackwell; stepchildren, Rick Morrison; Ken Morrison & his children, Lindsey Morrison & Tanner Morrison; friends who are like family, Lee & Ross Davis, Florence Wikle, Peggy Smith, as well as Gloria & Walter Velasco.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Barry Thompson, Rev. Grady Walden & Rev. David Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Clarkesville City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour on Wednesday.
An online guest registry is available for the family at www.HillsideMemorialChapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256
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