Condolences: Vern Smedley

Our condolences go out to Brenau Post Office manager Vern Smedley on the loss of his sister. Frances “Marie” Staton died Saturday, Jan. 21, at her home in Wauchula, Fla. She was 83. She was a homemaker and enjoyed swimming, skiing, singing and working with children – particularly her great grandchildren. In addition to Vern, she is survived by another brother, Jeff, of Tampa, Fla., two sons and two daughters; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at New Vision Worship Center Church of God located in Zolfo Springs, Fla. Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Wauchula has handled arrangements. On-line condolences may be expressed at

Wednesday, January 25, 2012