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ELLAVILLE, GA—Mrs. Mildred Holloway Hite, age 93 of Ellaville, GA died, Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, GA. Visitation will be held at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home Sunday, May 3, 2015, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM followed by a Celebration of Life service with Rev. Kevin Clotfelter officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 Monday, May 4, 2015, at Andersonville National Cemetery with Rev. Joy Wilson officiating.
Mrs. Hite was born March 26, 1922 on her family’s farm in Schley County, GA, the daughter of Edd Lee Holloway and Molly Robinson Holloway. Mildred was the fourth of the Holloways’ five children, Earl, Edward, Lillie Holloway Jones, and Louie. The Holloways were active members of County Line Methodist Church. In 1938, Mildred graduated from Ellaville High School and in 1944 she graduated from Piedmont Hospital’s School of Nursing in Atlanta, GA. After receiving her RN, she joined the US Army Nurse Corps where she served until the end of World War II. In September of 1946, Mildred married Harry William “Billy” Hite also of Schley County. Following their marriage, the two veterans attended the University of Georgia where Mildred studied Nursing Education. Over the next 20 years the couple frequently moved around the United States during Harry’s career in the USMC. After her husband’s retirement, the two purchased 50 acres of what had been Mildred’s family farm in Schley County and enjoyed country living for the next 35 years.
Mildred was an avid organic gardener, proponent of natural foods, enjoyed reading and was a loving and encouraging presence to each member of her family. Her faith in Christ was of utmost importance to her.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Susan Hite of Ellaville, Janet Kathryn Pearce and husband Stephen of Fayetteville, GA; one brother, Louie Holloway of Franklin, NC; three grandchildren, Kathryn Williams and husband Ted of Stafford VA, Elizabeth Pearce of Arlington, VA and Joseph Pearce of Whitefish, MT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Organics, 200 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 31719 or Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus, GA, or to the SIM USA project "Forest, Fruit and Forage for Farm Families" at http://www.sim.org/index.php/project/92235
Sunday, May 3, 2015
3:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Starts at 4:00pm (Eastern time)
Monday, May 4, 2015
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Andersonville National Cemetery
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