Dorothy Mann Channell

Born: Sat., Feb. 24, 1923
Died: Mon., May 8, 2006

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Dorothy Mann Channell, age 83, of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, May 8, 2006 at her home. Born in Greene County on February 24, 1923 she was the daughter of the late Alvin Theo Mann and Mary Sue Wagnon Mann. She attended school in Siloam and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1940. She then attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville where she earned a BA Degree and later received a Masters in Math Education from the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1948 she married James W. "Duck" Channell of Greensboro, GA and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 1998. Mrs. Channell taught a combined 30 years at Butts County, Dalton High School and Greene County High School and received the honor of Star Teacher twice. Growing up she was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Siloam and later a member of the First Presbyterian Church USA of Greensboro where she served as youth advisor and elder of Presbyterian Church USA. She was a member of the Garden Club, Woman''s Club, AARP, Boswell Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and GAE.

Surviving family members are her husband, James W. "Duck" Channell of Greensboro, GA; a son W. Dene Channell and wife Kathryn of Greensboro, GA; two grandsons, Leighton Channell and fiancee, Amber Austin of Greensboro, GA and Logan Channell of Greensboro, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a brother Raleigh Mann.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro with the Rev. Dr. Ford G''Segner and the Rev. Dr. James A. Perkins officiating. Interment will follow at Greenview Cemetery in Greensboro. Serving as pallbearers are James Strickland, Barry Credille, Johnny Satterfield, Mickey Channell, Andrew Boswell and Jimmy Channell. Honorary pallbearers are the Elders and Deacons of Bethany Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, Robert Simpson, JoAnn Bradley, Joyce Dysart, Rebecca Epps, Betty Jo Evans, Tony Ferland, Carole Hayden, Sam Marshall, Chris Penna and Peyton Rardin. The family requests that any memorials be made to Presbyterian Homes of Georgia, 3565 Piedmont Road, Bldg. 2, Suite 107, Atlanta, GA 30305. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Percy and June Meeks
   Posted Tue May 09, 2006
Our prayers are with you.

Paulette Allen Moon
   Posted Tue May 09, 2006
I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the Channell family in their time of loss. I graduated in the Greensboro High School Class of 1964. Mrs. Channell taught me to do math, taught me to love math, and made a very positive impact on my life. Though I have not seen her in all these years since, I have never forgotten her. I remember her as a great teacher, but more than that, as a wonderful person. I have always been thankful that she was part of my life.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Tue May 09, 2006
I'd like to send my sympathies and condolences to the family of Mrs. Channell. She taught me algebra/trigonometry my senior year(1964) at Greensboro High. She was a very good and devoted teacher and a very sweet person.

   Posted Wed May 10, 2006
It was such a pleasure to know this lovely lady. May you always rest in God's heavenly hands as HE holds you in his heart of LOVE. very fondly, Connie Algermissen

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Wed May 10, 2006
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Channell's death. She was my math teacher at Greensboro High School many years ago - a great teacher. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Carolyn Bryan Taylor

John Cawthon
   Posted Wed May 10, 2006
Mrs. Channell was always one of my favorite teachers. Her endearing personally and caring spirit will always be remebered by me and, I am sure, all of the students whose lives she touched. She will be missed.

Carroll Underwood
   Posted Wed May 10, 2006
My sympathy goes out to Duck and family. God bless you.

Douglas Finch
   Posted Thu May 11, 2006
This is to let you know that everyone in Greensboro has lost a wonderful lady and of all the people who lives she touched they are better for it. She will be missed. Doug GHS class of 1960

   Posted Sat May 27, 2006