Garee Ayton Slider

Born: Tue., Jan. 18, 1938
Died: Mon., Sep. 29, 2003

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Garee Ayton Slider, age 65, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Monday, September 29, 2003 at his residence. A native of Decatur, Illinois, he was born January 18, 1938 and was later adopted by the late Benjamin R. Slider and Louise Ayton Slider. After graduating from Decatur High School in Illinois, he received a degree from the University of Illinois in 1959 and attended Northwestern University Law School in 1960. He began his career with Illinois Bell, later transferred to AT&T before becoming Executive Director for Bell Communications Research in Livingston, NJ where he spent 30 years before retiring in 1990. He was former president of the Telephone Pioneers of America (BellCore Chapter) and volunteered for over 10 years at St. Lukes Community Soup Kitchen in Atlanta. A He is survived by his wife, Rosemary L. Slider of Greensboro, GA; a son, David Slider of Glendale, AZ; three grandchildren, Kirsten Slider, Yoselinne Morales and Thomas David Slider; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Slider, in 1982. A Memorial Services will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro with The Rev. D. Geoffrey Taylor, Deacon in Charge and The Rev. Nancy Baxter, Celebrant. The family requests that any memorials be made to Crossroads Community Ministries, In Memory of Garee A. Slider, c/o St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Attention Clyde Corbin, 435 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308 or to the charity of your choice. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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Pamela Biggers
   Posted Mon December 08, 2003
Dear Rosemary and family of Garee, First, I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with at you time of loss and today. I am Garee's youngest sister by his biological mother, Etta Mae Sides Auten. For the past few months, now I know why, I have wanted to look Garee up. Just to see him, just to see if he shared any resemblances of my sisters or brother. I had a people search done, and this is what i found out. All I wanted to do was to meet him before we left this earth. But at least now i know, that my mom, Garee's biological mother, is holding him in her arms which she so wanted to do all those years. Once again. I am so sorry for your loss. It is my loss too, because now he will never know, maybe was meant to be. My mom passed away the day before she received his picture in the mail. Sincere thoughts and prayers, Pamela L. Auten Biggers