The Newnan Times-Herald


Annie Elizabeth Strozier

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Apr. 25, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Annie Elizabeth Strozier

The Newnan Times-Herald

Miss Annie Elizabeth Strozier, 87, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. 

Annie was born December 31, 1931 in Grantville, Georgia to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Strozier.  

Annie joined the John Wesley United Methodist Church at an early age. As a youth, she gave her life to Christ and continued her Christian journey throughout her life. She often used her vocalist music skills to celebrate her faith. 

Annie graduated in 1951 from the prestigious Allen High School in Asheville, North Carolina. Allen High School was a private finishing school for African American women founded in 1887 by a women’s group – the Methodist Episcopal Church Woman’s Home Missionary Society. 

Annie received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Paine College in 1955. Shortly after graduation, she relocated to Dayton, Ohio to pursue her career goals. She later joined the staff of dentist Dr. Fred Smith as a dental assistant and technician. In 1967, Annie joined Heath Dental Lab, Inc. as a Dental Technician specializing in Partial Denture design and fabrication. She retired after more than 35 years of service.

She loved bowling and exploring history and politics.

Annie is survived by her children, Tyrone Strozier, James Strozier, Charlanda Brown; one sister, Emily Bohannon; five grandchildren, Cory Strozier, Terrance Strozier, Byrun Strozier, Mckagen Brown, Reis Brown: three great-grandchildren, Jabari Strozier, Jacory Strozier, Kai Strozier; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 155 Church St., Grantville, Georgia 30220, Reverend Brandon Fletcher pastor. L. M. Spear Jr. will be the eulogist. Interment will be at the Grantville City Cemetery. 

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Final arrangement have been entrusted to Sellers-Smith Funeral Home, 770-253-1607.