Margaret Darwin


Margaret Wilson Smitherman "Betty" Darwin, 71,passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Betty was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Sept. 22, 1942 a daughter of the late Thurman and Francis Wilson. She was a graduate of Auburn University where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority. While living in Palos Verdes, Calif., she was a member of the Junior League. Betty has made Cleveland her home since 1983. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, M.C. Smitherman Jr. Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 22 plus years, Gordon Darwin; one son, Mack Culton "Chip" Smitherman III; one daughter, Elizabeth Smitherman McBrayer; three grandsons, Culton McBrayer, Alec McBrayer and Conner McBrayer; one granddaughter Caroline Darwin, of Knoxville; one stepson and his wife, Robert and Lorraine Darwin; three sisters, Frankie (Charles) Faxon, of Fairfax, Va., Carol (Bert) Estes, of Montgomery, Ala., and Ann (Ed) Brown, of Big Canoe, Ga. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, numerous other extended family members, church family; and a host of special friends. A celebration of her life was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in the sanctuary of Broad Street United Methodist Church located at 155 Central Ave. in Cleveland, with the Rev Randy Martin officiating. You are encouraged to share a memory of Betty and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist Betty's family with these arrangements.

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