Mary Marchman Overton

Born: Wed., Mar. 14, 1923
Died: Thu., Sep. 24, 2009

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Mary Marchman Overton, 86, of Greensboro, Georgia went home to heaven on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. A native of Greene County, Mary was born on March 14, 1923 to the late William Hart Marchman and Mildred Smith Marchman. As a child, she attended elementary school in White Plains then graduated from Greensboro High School. As a young woman she moved to Macon and worked for Fickling and Walker, Inc. assigning civilian and military personnel to rental houses and apartments in Warner Robbins.

In 1951 Mary married Mac Overton from Union Point, Georgia. They moved around the southeast with his company, IBM, before finally settling in Atlanta where they raised their family. They were so thankful to move back to their beloved Greene County upon retirement. She enjoyed living in her log cabin on Lake Oconee.

Mary never met a stranger. She had a genuine love for people and quickly became involved in the community through the Lake Oconee Newcomers Club, Beaver Dam Homeowners Association, and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was also an active member of Walker United Methodist Church. She had a heart for those that were no longer able to attend church so Mary ministered to them with regular visits delivering programs from the Sunday services. She also enjoyed serving others through the ministry of the United Methodist Women''s Organization and the welcome committee. Mary seemed happiest when serving people. Her kindness and thoughtfulness were a blessing.

Mary''s family and friends will remember her with love. She is survived by her daughters Lynn Overton of Atlanta, GA and Beth Overton Mobley and husband Vernon of Augusta, GA; her son William McDurmond "Bill" Overton, Jr. of Greensboro, GA; three grandchildren, Matt Mobley and wife Jen of Savannah, GA, Melissa Mobley Jordan and husband Daniel of Augusta, GA and Mark Mobley of Augusta, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband William McDurmond "Mac" Overton, Sr. in November of 2000 and siblings, Nita Ray of Niceville, FL, Keith Marchman of Cumming, GA and Smith Marchman of Atlanta, GA. Her sister, Edna Randall of Vidalia, GA, brother, Billy Marchman of Pelham, AL and sister-in-law, Gloria Overton of Atlanta, GA also survive Mary as well as her many dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church in Greensboro with the Rev. John Pike officiating. Interment will be held in the Church Cemetery following the service.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.

Her family will receive family and friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West Broad Street Greensboro, GA. (706) 453-2626. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon September 28, 2009
My love & prayers & deepest sympathy. I have fond memories of mary and newcomers club when we came to the lake in 1990. mother and daddy enjoyed friendship with the mobleys. Sorry I can't be with you. we are in MCG in Augusta as Howell recovers from major surgery. Love, Jane McElmurray Cobb

THE JANIE MAE CANNON FAMILY
   Posted Tue September 29, 2009
YOUR MOTHER WAS A LOVELY AND GRACEOUS LADY.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY. MRS OVERTON WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. OUR MOTHER WAS IN GREENE POINT WITH HER.

Maner & Marjorie Ellenberg
   Posted Tue September 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We have known the family in White Plains all of our lives and they were dear to Maner and me. I enjoyed going to school with Smith. He was so talented. Mary was a lovely, kind lady. She was a joy to all who knew her.

Mike Darley
   Posted Wed September 30, 2009
Your are in our prayers. Mike & Jennifer Darley

Kim and Bert Pollard
   Posted Wed September 30, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Jake & Delores Malone
   Posted Wed September 30, 2009
Beth, Your Mother will have many stars in her crown for her work here on earth. You have followed in her foot steps as you serve the Lord with all your heart. We love you and will be praying for you. Delores & Jake Malone

Paula Swann
   Posted Wed September 30, 2009
Beth - you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

Janie Cravens
   Posted Wed September 30, 2009
She was so beautiful! I know the service will be a wonderful celebration for a wonderful person.

Lynn Blanks Sexton
   Posted Thu October 01, 2009
Lynn, Beth, Vernon and Bill...I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. I know she is at peace eternally with the Savior and in that you can find great comfort. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate the life of this extraordinary lady. Much love to all.

GARNETT EDWARDS-WOOD
   Posted Thu October 01, 2009
BILL,SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT MARY.I REMEMBER WELL, THE TIME RAY AND I AND THE KIDS WENT OVER TO THEIR HOUSE AND THEY TOOK US FOR A RIDE ON THE PONTOON.MARY WOULD ALSO BRING YOUR GRANDMOTHER OVER FOR ME TO DO HER HAIR.GOD BLESS ALL.

Demmie Hicks
   Posted Fri October 02, 2009
Dear Lynn, Beth, Bill, I remember fondly the many days at the your Mom and Dad's home on the Lake. Oh how Mary loved to cook for her guests and she always wanted me to have seconds and thirds! My thoughts are with you all. Love, Demmie

Donna West
   Posted Mon October 26, 2009
Bill, I was so sorry to hear about Mary. She was such a sweet lady. I have good memories of her, and I know you will miss here terribly. Donna West