Martha Dean Stewart

Born: Mon., Jul. 10, 1916
Died: Sat., Sep. 3, 2011

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Martha Dean Stewart, age 95, of Union Point, GA died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Saint Joseph East Georgia in Greensboro. Mrs. Stewart was born on July 10, 1916, in Sylvester, Georgia, as the daughter of the late Dr. Walter Kenneth Stewart and Rebecca Harris Stewart. She graduated from Miller High School, Macon, Ga and attended Mercer University and business school in Macon, Ga. She married Louis Clayton Stewart on September 4, 1938. Along with being a homemaker, Mrs. Stewart worked with her husband at Stewart Oil Company for twenty years. In December 1941, she was the first president of the Union Point Garden Club. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point, Mrs. Stewart held numerous positions of leadership including head of Girls Auxiliary, Sunday School teacher and WMU leader. She then joined the First Presbyterian Church with her husband where she became an Elder. Mrs. Stewart was also active in civic affairs including the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital Auxilliary, serving as a pink lady for many years. She enjoyed flower gardening, caring for and being with her family and volunteering in the community.

Mrs. Stewart was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Clayton Stewart (December 1996); grandson, Bennett Lee Norris, Jr.; and siblings, Walter Edward Stewart, Kenneth Lamar Stewart, Irving Harris Stewart, Eleanor Rebecca Baldwin and Thomas Hough Stewart. She is survived by daughters Barbara S. Norris and Peggy S. English of Union Point and Rebecca S. Wilkes of Watkinsville; grandchildren, Stewart Edward Norris, William Louis Norris, Daniel Allen Norris, Jennifer Louise Adkins (Mark), James Stewart English, Russell Chadwick Wilkes (Adrienne) and Robert Matthew Wilkes (Annie); great grandchildren, Julianna Dean Texada; Clayton Lee Norris, Carson Bennett Norris, Catherine Grace Norris, Taylor Nicole English, Peyton Dean Wilkes, Savannah Rose Wilkes, Hudson Baisel Wilkes, and Maddox Laurens Wilkes.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 201 Veazey Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Harry Michael officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons: Stewart Norris, Bill Norris, Dan Norris, Jim English, Chad Wilkes, Matthew Wilkes, and Clayton Norris. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning at Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669 (706-486-4138). Callaway Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.callawayfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton St., Union Point, GA, 30669, designating the elevator fund.

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Jim& Joan Carpenter
   Posted Sun September 04, 2011
We will never forget the wonderful welcome we received from your parents when we moved to Union Point as a young couple. I always called Miss Martha Dean my neighbor whenever I saw her. She was such a wonderful Christian example of all that word means. We will miss her. Love, Jim and Joan NPAB

Melanie Finney
   Posted Sun September 04, 2011
Barbara and family, so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Melanie and James Finney

Claire Kelly Smith and Shirley Haynes
   Posted Sun September 04, 2011
Jenny, Jim, Miss Peggy and family...Mama and I were so sorry to hear of Miss Martha's passing. She was such a sweet lady. I hope that you all find strength in your memories of her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Reid and Deloris Mullins
   Posted Sun September 04, 2011
Dear Family. Our hearts are saddened to learn of Mrs. Martha Dean. I know she will be missed by all of you. You all know she is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God bless all of you. Reid and Deloris Mullins, Penny, John, Emmett, Mary.

charles and Ellen Clayton
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
To: Barbara, Peggy, Becky, and the family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We loved Mrs. Stewart and admired her. She was such a lovely, gracious lady and will be missed. With our love, Charlie and Ellen

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
God bless you at this time of your loss of your loved one. Betty Jo

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. She was a very sweet lady and loved by all.

Stacy and Sally Adams
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
Thinking of you and praying for your family. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many.

Tim, Marie, Cassie & Kellie Burden
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
We were so sorry to hear about Ms. Martha's passing. She was such a SWEET, SWEET, lady. We will keep you all in our prayers!!

Jim Walker & Family
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
We would like to express our sympathy and love to your entire family. We are sending prayers for your hearts to be both saddened and full of wonderful memories of your gracious and beautiful loved one. Although I only had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Stewart a few times, I could tell that the goodness and love I see in her family came from her. Rest in Peace and may the glory of God shine on you forever.

Brandon Hubbard
   Posted Mon September 05, 2011
I wanted to let you know you have my sympathy and prayers in your time of need. I loved Miss Martha too. She always treated me with kindness when I visited.

Andy and Jodie Seila
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Becky we are so sorry about your mother. We are thinking of you during this time. Love, Jodie and Andy

Connie Dickens
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Dear Barbara, Peggy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Martha Dean's passing. I enjoyed being with her at Garden Club when she was able to come, such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by all.

Jean and ray Damian
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
She was an elegant lady.

Dan and Eleanor Howington
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Our prayers are with you.

Barbara Chaffee Moon
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Ms. Martha Dean was such a wonderful & caring lady. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Dear Ms. Barbara & Family, I am so sorry for your loss and you all are in my prayers and thoughts.

mike and kay smith
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss.We didnt know about this until after the funeral. Your mother was such a sweet person. May God bless you at this time and always. Mike and Kay Smith

Barry andTeresa churchwell
   Posted Wed September 07, 2011
Deepest sympathy to each family member in the passing of your mom and grandmother. May the wonderful and loving memories always be with you. May God bless.

sonya tucker
   Posted Thu September 08, 2011
Ms Martha Dean was a truly gracious southern lady. I feel blessed to have known her and will always think of her when I see a cardinal. All my love and prayers to the family. sonya tucker

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Fri September 09, 2011
Peggy, what a fine lady your mother was. We will always remember her for her kindness.

Kenneth Carithers
   Posted Wed September 14, 2011
Barbara, Peggy, and Becky, I was so saddened to hear about Mrs Martha Dean. I have so many good memories of the times I spent at your house. She was a truly special person and will be greatly missed. May God be with you during this time of grief.

George and Audrey Shahin
   Posted Thu September 15, 2011
Barbara, Peggy and Becky, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the death of your beloved mother. We're never ready to lose any family member close to our hearts even tho this will be inevitable. Just remember all the good years you shared with her. George and Audrey

Robin and Patsy Drane Haynes
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
We pray that God will give you much comfort in the loss of your mother. He has richly blessed you with an abundance of sweet, wonderful memories of her to cherish now and in the coming years. "Bud" and Pat Haynes