Wynell Stanton Obituary

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Wynell Smith Stanton

August 4, 1918 - August 22, 2014
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Wynell Smith Stanton, 96, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Winthrop Health and Rehab in Rome, Georgia. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Macon with the Rev. Shirley Porter officiating. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1080 Courtland Ave., Macon GA 31204. She was born, August 4, 1918 to Bertha Hélène Taylor and Henry Grady Smith. Wynell lived in Macon for most of her life. She lived on Ridge Avenue before moving to Rome, Georgia in 2003 because of health...
Wynell Smith Stanton, 96, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Winthrop Health and Rehab in Rome, Georgia. A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Macon with the Rev. Shirley Porter officiating. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1080 Courtland Ave., Macon GA 31204.

She was born, August 4, 1918 to Bertha Hélène Taylor and Henry Grady Smith. Wynell lived in Macon for most of her life. She lived on Ridge Avenue before moving to Rome, Georgia in 2003 because of health issues. Preceding her in death was her husband Clarence Hayden Stanton, Jr., her sons; Todd Rudolph Stanton and Clarence Hayden Stanton, III and her parents.

Wynell was the owner of Cherokee Flowers and Gift Shop from the 1960's to the 1980's. She served her customers with pride as a trained wedding coordinator and offered services for floral arrangements and designs for many in the Macon area. Wynell was an active member of the Federated Garden Club and won many awards with her designs.

Wynell was a member of St. James Episcopal Church serving faithfully as a member of the Altar Guild, Choir and the Loaves and Fishes Program. She was active with civic and charitable projects. She was an advocate for homeless citizens and battered women. She served on several boards representing the homeless and battered women. She was instrumental with developing the Macon Match Program, which matched up elderly people for support services. She was active with the Eastern Star organization on the local and State level. She served as their Worthy Matron for many years.

She worked endless hours with the Democratic Party and was so proud of her involvement with President Carter. She was also honored for her work with AARP recruiting and helping seniors.

Like many other American women, she made a contribution to the WWII effort by supporting her husband in the construction of defense projects including Army Camp Wheeler in Macon, Warner Robbins Air Force Base and in the Atomic Energy Facility at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

She is survived by a daughter Cynthia Murphy Burnes (Mike) Rome, Ga., a brother Grady R. Smith (Janette) Hoschton, Ga., several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

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