Posted: Mon 1:18 PM, Sep 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Flanner and Buchanan-Floral Park, 425 N. Holt Road
Anna Lois (Smith) Fugitt, 93, passed away Sept. 26, 2013, at IU West Hospital.
She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Scottsville to the late Lola Ruth (Willoughby) and Walter Paul Jordan.
She married Amos L. Smith on Oct. 6, 1936. They moved to Indianapolis in 1939.
Lois worked at the exclusive department store William H. Block Co. She was in charge of the gown room/French room and managed the boutique. Known as a top sales lady with a real “flair for fashion,” Lois had customers living out of Indiana who came to Indy to ask for Mrs. Smith. After retirement she worked as an after-school caregiver for children attending the Light and Life Free Methodist Church/School. Lois was a member of West Morris Street Free Methodist Church (WEMO) for 72 years, serving as a Sunday school teacher, ladies missionary group worker and a soloist with the choir.
Lois is survived by her son, Jeffory Len Smith; daughter Patricia Ann Strange; sisters, Betty Justice and Barbara Richards; and brother Rance Jordan.
She also had grandchildren Beverly (Adams) Parrish and James (Tony) Strange; great-grandchildren Jason Adams, Jaema (Adams) Abbott, Janae Adams, Ian Strange and Emma Strange; great-great-grandchildren Devin Cameron, Amaris Thames, Ciara Belk and Taylor Adams; and great-great-great-grandson Hayden Belk.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Amos L. Smith; husband Hank Fugitt; sisters Lula Mae Ragan and Peggy Watson; brother Oren Jordan; and granddaughter Linda Kay Strange.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Flanner and Buchanan-Floral Park, 425 N. Holt Road.
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