Marion Reid McCommons

Born: Sat., Feb. 17, 1917
Died: Mon., Oct. 18, 2010

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Marion Reid McCommons, age 93, of Greensboro, Georgia died Monday, October 18, 2010 at her residence. She was born on February 17, 1917 in Clinch County in Homerville, GA to the late Robert Drew Reid and Kansas Peagler Reid. She graduated as valedictorian from Homerville Consolidated School in 1933 and graduated magna cum laude in three years from The Georgia State Womans College in Valdosta, GA. After college she moved to Greensboro where she started her career in teaching. "Miss Reid", as she was affectionately called by her students, started teaching at the age of nineteen and taught both English and Math at Greensboro High School. Mrs. McCommons had a lifelong love of flowers and a talent for arranging, drying and growing them. She was the wedding coordinator for many weddings in Greensboro and enjoyed interior decorating. Throughout her travels she collected many antiques that she used in decorating her home. She was a gracious hostess and enjoyed entertaining her friends and playing bridge. Mrs. McCommons was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and Fidelis Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard McCommons in 1993; a daughter, Miriam McCommons; and siblings, Doris Holton, Helen Clark and Betty Williams. She is survived by a son, Stephen M. "Steve" McCommons and wife Trudy of Greensboro, GA; three grandchildren, William J. "Billy" McCommons and wife Ali of Greensboro, GA; Miriam McCarroll and husband Michael of Watkinsville, GA and Meredith Ethridge and husband Alan of Gray, GA; three great grandchildren, Will, Mac and Mary Claire McCommons; a number of nieces and a nephew, other relatives and friends. She is also survived by a very good friend and caretaker, Martha Hill.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenview Cemetery with Rev. Michael Hardy officiating. The family requests that any memorials be made to The First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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Kathy (Harwell) Ivey
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
Steve and family, I was so sorry to read Ms. Marion had passed away. She was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura Thomas Brown
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
I am saddened to hear of Mrs. McCommons' passing. She was such a fine lady, truly the epitome of a Southern belle. My daddy thought the world of "Miss Marion". My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Have faith in the Lord and know that you will all be together again.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
Steve, Trudy and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days to come. Ms. Marion was a remarkable SOUTHERN LADY.

Linda Yearwood
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
We are so very sorry to hear about the death of Mrs. McCommons. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Linda Yearwood

Elaine Campbell Carpenter
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
Steve,Trudy & Family, It's been yrs. since we've seen Marion, but she has been in our thoughts and prayers many times.She always said that our mother,Mattie was the only person that could fix her hair and make her beautiful.Mother will be 89 yrs old the day of Marion's service Oct.20th. You'll be in our prayers. Sincerely, Elaine Campbell Carpenter Janice Campbell Mattie M.McElveen

Pat Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
Steve and the entire family, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I didn't know her, but I know she was a fine lady to have raised such an outstanding family as you all. All of you are very dear to us and have always been there in our time of need. My sincerest condolences, and may God be with you all in a very special way during this sad time.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
Steve, Trudy & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your loss.It's bitter, sweet, losing a loved one but yet thankful that she could live at home during her golden years.She raised a faithful and loving son. Love to all. Terry & Elaine

Jimmy Channell
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celrbrate life well lived....

Dolores Hardy
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
I am so sorry to hear that Mrs. McCommons has passed away. She was a sweet lady. Mrs. McCommons was one of my Math teachers in high school. She was a great teacher who cared about her students. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

CARLENE NOGGLE
   Posted Mon October 18, 2010
STEVE, TRUDY, AND FAMILY; I am so very sorry to hear of Ms.McCommons' passing..She was my math teacher in high school and I loved her class mainly because she was one of the nicest teachers that I had.I will always remember her for her kindness towards me. God bless and keep yall, Carlene

Lynn Bryan Kitchens
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Charles Bryan and family Shirley Cason and family

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
What a wonderful lady she was. Heaven will be a much better place now. She was one of my teachers when the schools first integrated and was the perfect southern lady. God bless you all as the memories keep her alive within you.

Cathy Duvall Smith
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve and family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

bertha turner
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
god bless/heavengain our loss sara dreyer and bertha turner

LOUISE WRIGHT NESBIT
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
MRS. MCCOMMONS WAS MY MATH TEACHER YEARS AGO, A VERY KIND AND SWEET PERSON. MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HER ENTIRE FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

JANET STAPLETON
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
SO SADDENED TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. A MOTHER IS ALWAYS SO DEAR AND CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS. BELIEVE ME THOUGH THEY NEVER LEAVE YOU, THEY MIGHT IN BODY BUT THEIR SPIRIT LIVES ON AND THE MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU STEVE AND FAMILY.

Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve, Trudy, and family, You have our deepest sympathy. Ms. Marion was a lovely lady and was dear to me. We spent many afternoons together, over the many years, at the Board of Education reviewing insurance and work related benefit options. We laughed and talked about our wonderful families. She was a lady of exceptional warmth and wisdom, always anxious to help, whose life and career were an inspiration to us all. Do not hesitate to call upon Maner and me if we can do anything to help. Again, our sincere condolences. Maner, Marjorie and family.

Kathy Waldroup
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve,I am so sorry for your loss.Will keep you in our prayers. Sincerely Kathy Noggle Waldroup

Smith Oliver
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Stevie/Family, I recall your Dear Mother very well in my youth and how 'gracious/kind/beautiful' she was when I was a youngster going house-to-house seeking lawn mowing work and selling newspapers. I regret your loss, J. Smith Oliver Greene County native

Cathy & Greg Murphy
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
I enjoyed my first year of teaching with Marion. She was very helpful and patient with my concerns and questions. I will never forget her encouraging words and smiling face. Love and sumpathy to all of the family, Tommi Ward

WILLIAM POOLE
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
MY HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO STEVE AND FAMILY.

Mike and Betty Watts
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve and family, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Betty Watts

teresa churchwell
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Deepest sympathy to each family member of Mrs. McCommons. She was a lovely and talented lady. As a teacher, she strived to advance the learning of her students to achieve higher goals. She was devoted to her family and friends. Her love of flowers and decorating will always be remembered. May the loving memories help comfort you. God bless each of you. Sincerely, Teresa Churchwell

Ginny Rozier
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve and family, " Miss Marion" was a lovely lady, and you were blessed to have her for so long. I know you all have many beautiful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. With love to you all. Ginny

Nancy Newsom
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you during this sad time.

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
With Deepest sympathy - praying for your family.

JACK NEWTON
   Posted Tue October 19, 2010
Steve and Family: Just to let you know that I am thinking about you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
Dear Steve and family, God blessed your mother with a long life. She will be missed. The town loved and loves your dear family. Hold on to the good memories. With Love, Betty Jo Evans

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
I am so sorry about Mrs. McCommons. She was my teacher in high school and I really loved her. You all will be in my prayers and I pray that God will be with each of you.

Tom and Pat Jarrell
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
Our prayers are with your whole family!

Thurla Baldwin Boswell
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU HAVE VERY SWEET AND SPECIAL MOM, I REMEMBER WORKING NEXT DOOR WITH MY AUNT DOT AND UNCLE IRBY HUDSON WHEN YOUR DAD AND MOM WERE THERE NEXT DOOR AND I REMEMBER DELIVERING THEM BOTH THE MORNING NEWSPAPER. YOUR MOTHER WILL ALWAYS BE A VERY SPECIAL LADY AND I KNOW YOU WILL MISS HER.

Wayne Jackson
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
Steve sorry to hear about your Mother's death. I did not find out until today. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Wayne

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
We are both so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. But at home and in her own bed, what a comfort. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We know you will miss her so.

Bill Crawford
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
Steve, So sorry to here about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. She was a wonderful southern lady..

Joely Nicholson
   Posted Wed October 20, 2010
I'm so sorry about the passing of Ms. Marion. She was a wonderful lady and I have a lot of fond memories of her from growing up with Miriam.

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
Steve and family, I am so sorry to read of your Mother's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Annette & Robert Dowdy
   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your mother's death. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.My mother loved her. She was mother's senior class teacher; there was only 3 years difference in their age. I'm sure they are already working in God's flower garden.

Jamie Eley
   Posted Thu October 21, 2010
We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, Jamie and Dollie Eley & Family

Judy Graham
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
Steve and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was one classy lady. We will always cherish the memories of growing up next door. We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Judy, Lucy, Vicki & Jimmy

Rev. James Bowen
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
Steve, My thoughs and prayers are with your family.

Danny Pitts
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
Steve, she was a wonderful person, I will always remember your mom, she brightened up a room when she walked in. Danny

Beth Callaway Hunt
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
I would like to let Steve, Trudy, Billy and all of the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Losing a parent is never easy.

The Harmon Family
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
For the past 8 years Ms. McCommons has been our neighbor. Shortly after moving in, she came walking up on our porch, black pants, crisp, starched white shirt with the collar neatly pressed and high heels holding a warm pie to welcome us to the neighborhood! She was always so friendly and kind to us. Our prayers are with you and your family. With Love, Kristine, Cary, Katherine & Christopher

Pamela E Smith
   Posted Fri October 22, 2010
I'm so very sorry about the loss of your sweet loving Mother ! You were so gracious to my family during the loss of my mother,Anne English,and I wish you all the strength & grace it takes to make it through these next days & months and beyond! All our prayers are with you...Pamela English Smith & Family

jane cobb
   Posted Sat October 23, 2010
Dear Friends, we are out of town for 2 weeks and just are able to check email for the first time and saw Marion's death notice. I have happy memories of visits in her lovely home and pray God will strengthen your family and give you happy memories. Sincerely, Jane Cobb

Cliff Dixon
   Posted Tue October 26, 2010
God bless you in this time of grief Steve and family.She was a fine lady.

Terry Parker
   Posted Tue October 26, 2010
Steve and Trudy, I am very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do please call us at 770-718-7897. God bless. Hope to see you guys soon.

Janet Copelan Hallman
   Posted Wed October 27, 2010
Steve and Trudy and family, So sorry to hear about Miss Marion. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to each of you in this time of loss. Guess God needed a wonderful teacher's angel. Just know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert

j.t.&jenny allen
   Posted Wed October 27, 2010
To the McCommons Family We wish to convey our sincere sympathy, may God hold and give comfort at this time in your life. In Christian Love Jt& Jenny

Lynn Higdon
   Posted Mon November 01, 2010
Steve & Billy, sorry to hear about Miss Marion...I did not realize she was in her nineties although I should know we are not young anymore. Hope y'all are doing OK, will try to see you next time in Greensboro. Lynn

Lauralee Hunter
   Posted Thu December 02, 2010
"Miss Marion was a lovely person and I know she is greatly missed. My love and sympathy to her dear family and friends.