Glenda “Marlene” Smith Durrence Haas, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, passed away October 8, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Bethany Hospice. Mrs. Marlene was born October 13, 1934 to Miles and Myrtis Smith in what was to become Fort Stewart, Georgia and was raised in Claxton. She traveled the world with her husband Bill as a military wife and they settled back home in Claxton, after his retirement to raise her two grandchildren after the death of her daughter, Lynn. In her younger years she loved to golf, bowl and sew. In her later years, she enjoyed playing pool and baking the best pecan pies and red velvet cake ever. In 2014, she moved to Summerville, Florida to live out her dream of retiring to the Sunshine State, moving back home in 2017 to live with her granddaughter, Tara when her health began to decline. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Eastside Baptist Church in Claxton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Lynn Durrence Coulter, her husband William D. Haas, granddaughter in-law Ellie Coulter, sister and brother in law, Wynette & Winton Waters, brothers Terry, Gerald and Edward Smith, sister in-law Nancy Kirkland, brothers and brother and sister in-law Tom Haas, Jim and Ginger Haas.
She is survived by her fur baby, Lucy, her granddaughter, Tara (Billy) Hendrix of Claxton, grandson, Patrick Marty (Danielle) Coulter of Savannah/Odum, great grandchildren, Taryn (David) Orozco, Teagan Hendrix and Brendan (Dez) Hendrix, all of Claxton and Michael Coulter, Athens, great great grandchildren, Anna and Aubrey Orozco and Axton Hendrix of Claxton, brother, Sonny (Mary) Smith of Hagan, sister-in-law, Bonnie Smith of Panama City, Fl., step-children, Bobby Haas, Jimmy (Rhonda) Haas, and Kathy McDougal of California, brother in-law, Bill Kirkland of Cottage Grove, TN, sister in-law, Maureen Haas of Chicago, IL., dear friends, Alda Sapp of Hagatna, Guam, Bessie Bear and Brenda Waters of Claxton. Many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
The family will receive friends at 2:00 pm on October 10, 2019 at Eastside Baptist Church in Claxton. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm with Dr. Matt Brady officiating.
Pallbearers are Brendan Hendrix, Michael Coulter, David Orozco, Junior Clemente, Nickolas and Austin Hendrix.
Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.
Low Country Cremation & Burial is serving the Haas family.