Mrs. Sara Ann Isom Anthony, 79, of Mauk, GA, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at New Life Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Stubbs and Rev. Brian Fuller officiating. Burial will follow the service at Pine Level Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, from 6:00-8:00PM at the funeral home. Serving as active pallbearers will be J. W. Isom, Chad Stephens, Josh Moxley, Kyle Welch, Jason Frost and Jason Lawhorn. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Grimsley, Guy Grimsley, Chris Isom and Dennis Sivell.
Mrs. Anthony was born in Marion County, GA, on November 21, 1942, to Lester and Lila Duncan Isom. She enjoyed sewing and was a seamstress at Playtex for ten years in Manchester before becoming a homemaker. She was a song leader at New Life Freewill Baptist Church as well as the Treasurer for many years. Mrs. Anthony loved her family and taking care of her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching “Hee-Haw” and “The Grand Ole Opry.” In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Anthony, a daughter, Lila Angela Anthony and her siblings, Evelyn Watson, Preston Isom, Beatrice Grimsley, L. T. Isom, Junior Isom, and Jeannette Sivell.
She is survived by two children, Rhonda Montgomery and her husband, Hank of Mauk, and Mark Anthony and his wife, Kristi of Mauk; five grandchildren, Meagan Andes (Josh), Mia Hortman (Bradley), Maci Hess (Casey), Kamryn Anthony and Kolby Anthony; great-grandchildren, Collin Andes, Cale Andes, Brandt Andes, Briar Andes, Cas Hortman, Kyler Hess, Coda Hortman, and Leyton Hess; by a brother, Jimmy Isom (Janice) of Mauk, GA; by two sisters, Bobbie Jean Sivell of Pine Mountain, GA, and Judy Kirby (Roger) of LaGrange, GA; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.