Frances Susan Killen

Frances Susan Killen, age 91 of Pulaski, was carried by angels to heaven to be with her Heavenly Father and family on Saturday, April 18, 2009. There was a daughter, great-grandson and friend by her side along with a grandson and granddaughter nearby. She was born on February 17, 1918 in Pulaski Co., and was the daughter of the late Linda Beckner Smith Mitchell and Jerry Smith. She was a charter member of the Stafford Hill Pentecostal Holiness Church with over 62 years of membership. She and her husband were lovingly called "Grandma and Grandpa Killen" by the customers at Mae-Mae’s Wash Tub in Dublin where they worked for several years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Onie Monroe Killen, a daughter, Linda Susan Killen Albert, her son-in-law, Millard Spence, three granddaughters, Angela Mae McPeak, Carrie Albert, and Donna Burton, and three brothers, Glenn Smith, Randolph Smith and his wife Virginia, and Lawrence Smith and his wife Lib, along with Sarah Nixon, Oakley Killen, Gillie Oaks, and Guy Killen, and a great-granddaughter Abbie Cole. She is survived by two daughters; Mae Spence of Newbern, and Glenna McPeak and her husband Tommy of Draper; a son-in-law, Butch Albert of Radford: sister; Elizabeth Worrell of Draper; ten grandchildren and their spouses, Millie and Dennis Cox of Newbern, Kay and Carson Linkous of Pulaski, Sam and Melissa Spence of Newbern, Danny and Dayna Spence of Newbern, Timmy McPeak, Charles McPeak, Dreama and Tommy Umberger of Pulaski, Jerry Spence, Brian and Lisa Albert, Becky and Thau Lam of Roanoke, and Bill Burton of Dublin, also 26 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons with the Rev. Charles McPeak, and the Rev. Carson Linkous officiating. Interment will follow in the Thorn Spring Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, and at other times at the home of Carson and Kay Linkous and Brush Arbor Assembly of God, both on Newbern Road in Pulaski. Flowers will be appreciated, but for those who wish, they may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Gideons International. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.



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