Myrtle Hogsed Stroud, 73, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away at her residence on August 2, 2014, following a heroicbattle with cancer. Born on February 20, 1941 to Hamilton and Celia (Myers) Hogsed. Myrtle was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, and friend to all who knew her. Myrtle was predeceased by husband, John Bruce Stroud, her parents and five brothers and five sisters. Survivors include her five children, son and daughter-in-law Leon and Myra Collins of Braselton; daughter Donna Smallwood of Cornelia; son and daughter-in-law Tony and Michelle Smallwood of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law Angela and Marc Campbell of Cornelia; daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Anthony King of Cornelia; 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sister Pearl Wilson of Lula and many cherished in-laws, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. At Myrtle’s request there will be no formal service at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that those who wish to honor Myrtle consider making a memorial donation to: Friends of the Smokies, P.O. Box 1660, Kodak, TN 37764. Cades Cove held a special place in her heart and brought her so much joy each time she visited.

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  1. My heart felt condolences to you (Cindy) my childhood friend and classmate. I remember the weekends spent in your home with your mother riding four wheelers. She was a strong quite thoughtfully love women and friend to all she met May God bless you all with love Paula

  2. Angie, Donna, Cindy and Tony: You know words can’t define your mother’s legacy. Just think of the good times. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to have had the honor of knowing this woman. I loved her so much. I love you Angie! XOXO

    Godspeed to recovery!!

  3. Those we love can never be more than a thought away… For as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay. Prayers go out to you all during this time of sorrow. God Bless .

  4. Dear Angie: I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know that you have had time to prepare for her death but we can never, ever say “good-bye” to our mothers. The only solace is to know that she is no longer suffering and that you will see her again. Barry and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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