Mary Frances Wilson Ott

Born: Fri., Oct. 8, 1909
Died: Fri., Jul. 8, 2011

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Mary Frances Wilson Ott, age 101, of Woodville, Georgia, died on Friday, July 8, 2011 at Willow Run Retirement Home. Born in Woodville on October 8, 1909 she was the daughter of the late James Lamar Wilson, Sr. and Frances Louise Mahaffey Wilson. She attended Woodville School and graduated from Greensboro High School. She was an interior decorator and lived in Glens Fall, New York for forty years. During her career she was active in Business & Professional Women''s Club. Upon her retirement and returning to Woodville, she remained active in her church, sports, travelling, crocheting, community affairs and wrote for the Herald Journal for a number of years. She was a lifelong member of Woodville Baptist Church and a member of the Woodville City Council. In October of 2009 she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at the Woodville School House. She loved for family and friends to gather on her famous "welcoming" front porch for refreshments, fellowship and lots of reminiscing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Russell "Bud" Ott; sister Rebecca Wilson Freeman; and brothers, James Wilson, Benson Wilson and Ralph Wilson. She is survived by a daughter Lucille Ott Howard of Woodville, GA; brother, James Lamar Wilson, Jr. of Decatur, GA; grandchildren, Eugene O. Howard and wife Carol, Adrienne Howard and husband Victor Neal and LaCinne Howard; great grandchildren, Brandon Slater, Anthony Coleman, Manuel Gonzalez and Haylie Howard; nieces and nephews, Luine Miller Brice, Bill Freeman, Tommy Wilson, Frances Hutchins, Jackie Valesz, Sandra Harris, Jim Wilson, Suzanna Davis, Jeff Baxter and Lori Schleicher; and a number of other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 Peachtree Avenue E, Woodville, GA 30669 with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating and Patrick Tice assisting. Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Keith Branyan, Gerald Silvey, Donald Silvey, Fred Walker, Bob Eddy, Ricky McCommons and Tom Yearwood. Honorary pallbearers are Julian Davison, Richard Cook, George Bramlett, Hollis Yearwood, Autry Bramlett and Lester Mize. A reception for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service Tuesday morning at the Woodville School House. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Woodville Cemetery Fund, c/o Donald Silvey, 1030 Dogwood Road, Woodville, GA 30669. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Fri July 08, 2011
Miss Lucille, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. We are so saddened to hear of the loss of Mrs. Ott. She was such a wonderful neighbor to us during our 17 years in Woodville. She will be missed.

Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Sat July 09, 2011
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Ott's passing. When she moved back to Woodville she lived in the house I spent my first six years of life in. I had some wonderful times there. May God be with you during this time of sadness and bless you with the joyful memories of her long life.

amy boswell
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I thought the world of Mary Francis! She was such a good friend/neighbor! I have not seen her in quite some time, but I truly enjoyed my visits with her out on her porch listening to her talk about her life! She will be missed!

Jim & Joan Carpenter
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
Lucille and family,We share in your sorrow at the loss of your mother. She was such a lovely person and a delight to be around. We met her when Mr. Bud used to help out in the Pharmacy when Jim was just learning the ropes. That was over 40 years ago. What an example she has been for us all. Jim and Joan Carpentern

Sandra Silvey Vaughn
   Posted Sun July 10, 2011
I was married to Harry Silvey and went to church with Mrs. Ott. I always loved her. Sorry for your loss, but she was blessed to live this long. May God be with you. Sandra Silvey Vaughn

Reiko and Young Kwon
   Posted Mon July 11, 2011
Our condolences to the family and the friends of Mrs. Ott.

Becky Berger
   Posted Tue July 19, 2011
I have wonderful memories of Frankie Ott. We were her next door neighbors in Glens Falls New York. I will never forget her happy face, her southern accent and her fabulous home made pies!