“Granny” Elsie Marie Smith Taylor

By  | February 23, 2021 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home

"Granny" Elsie Marie Smith Taylor of Crump, TN “Granny” Elsie Marie Smith Taylor was born March 14, 1927 in West Helena, AR, the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Lucy Myrtle Ferguson Smith.

She attended the Christian Assembly United Pentecostal Church in Adamsville, Tennessee when she was able. Over many years she had worked for Garan Manufacturing, Walker’s Supermarket, and Classic Flowers and Gifts. Granny was a hard working woman that raised cows, goats and chickens. She also enjoyed working in her yard, making flowers and crafts.

Mrs. Taylor departed this life on February 20, 2021 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 93 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days.

She is survived by a son, James Taylor and wife Shelia of Stantonville, TN; a daughter, Beverly K. Chambers of Savannah, TN; daughter-in-law, Karan Taylor of Stantonville, TN; two sisters, Ruth Parchman and Helen Freeman Cooper both of Hornsby, TN; six grandchildren: Brook Vaughan and husband Kris, Kristen Chambers, Eric Chambers and wife Jesika, Andy Taylor and wife Devan, Joe Chambers, Jason Chambers and wife Ginger; eleven great grandchildren: Jade Bridges, Draven Bridges, Ethan Vaughan, Hayden Childers, Brayden Childers, Creed Chambers, Linkin Chambers, Alivia “Livvy” Taylor, Andan Taylor, Axton Taylor, Shane Chambers.

In addition to her parents, Granny was preceded in death by her husbands, William Taylor and Herbert Wicker; a son, Charles Wayne “Chuck” Taylor; son-in-law, Larry Joe Chambers; grandson, Peyton Chambers; five brothers: Joe Smith, Gene Smith, William Smith, James “Cap’n” Smith, Thomas Paul “Pete” Smith.

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