meet mary sue 

Mary Sue DeLoach Smith is the proud steward of a cherished Bulloch County legacy spanning five generations. Passionate about preserving history and sharing love, Mary Sue has lovingly restored and repurposed a family treasure, now known as The Barn at Olde Homeplace.

Her journey with the barn began with a deep sentiment for family history and a profound appreciation for antiquity. Originally erected in 1914, the barn stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the “Olde Homeplace,” which traces its roots back to 1897. Recognized as a Georgia Centennial Farm since 2017, the property holds a rich tapestry of memories and traditions.

Mary Sue’s connection to the land is deeply rooted in her family’s history. Her grandfather, John H. Brannen, established the farm in 1897, and subsequent generations have lovingly tended to its legacy. From childhood memories of exploring the fields to her own children’s playful adventures, the barn has been a backdrop to countless cherished moments.

Mary Sue has transformed the barn into a vibrant event venue while staying true to its rustic charm. Whether it’s weddings, engagement parties, birthday parties, baby showers, sorority or fraternity formals, fundraiser events, or any other kind of celebration, The Barn at Olde Homeplace has become a beloved destination for families and friends alike.

For Mary Sue, the barn represents more than just a venue—it’s a testament to resilience, community, and the enduring spirit of the farming lifestyle. With each event held within its walls, she honors the past while creating new memories for generations to come.