Mrs. Virginia Smith

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mrs. Virginia Turner Smith, age 96, of Franklin passed away October 6, 2019. Funeral services for Miss Virginia will be conducted Thursday October 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. from Prospect Church with the Rev. Brandon Brooks officiating. Her body will lie in state at the church from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 5  p.m. to 8 p.m.

Miss Virginia was born November 24, 1922 in Heard County to the late Clifford Timmons Turner and Ethel Mae McClain Turner. She was a founding member of Prospect Church. She owned and operated the Village Inn Restaurant in Franklin until 1993. The restaurant was a gathering place for the citizens of Franklin for many years, and she made many friendships with her employees and customers.

Survivors include one daughter, Jane Barker (David) of Franklin; two sons Edgar Davis (Merrell) of Hogansville and Thomas Davis, Sr. (Revia) of Franklin; eleven grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her caregiver and dear friend, Rosie Daniel; and a host of other family and friends, including the many workers from the Village Inn Restaurant.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. Garfield Smith.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.