Mary Jim Allen Vandiver

Born: Wed., Mar. 15, 1933
Died: Wed., Apr. 19, 2006

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Mary Jim Allen Vandiver, age 73, of the Greshamville Community, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006. A lifelong resident of Greene County she was born March 15, 1933 to Josephine West Allen of Greensboro, GA and the late Lee Lucious Allen, Sr. Mary Jim graduated from Greensboro High School in 1950 and later graduated from Athens Business College. During her working career she worked at the original Richland Restaurant which was owned by her father, was a switchboard operator at Athens Banner Herald and was a secretary at the University of Georgia for the Legal Department. In the last few years she had loved going to church at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and enjoyed fishing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Vandiver Jr. in 1991; and two sons, Donny Hoyt Vandiver in 1990 and Michael Keith Short in 1969. She is survived by her mother, Josephine West Allen of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Joyce Vandiver Kennedy and husband John L. of Bogart, GA and Judith Rosalyn Warnick and husband Stanley of the Greshamville Community; a sister, Bobbie Lee Phelps and husband Darrel of Greensboro, GA; a brother, Lee "Dink" Allen Jr. of Greensboro, GA; seven grandchildren, Misty Perez, Casey Kennedy, Jake Scott Kennedy, Amanda Lee Redmond, Michael Clay Warnick, Gene Hoyt Vandiver and Reuben Garrett Vandiver; six great grandchildren, Christian Perez, Avery Perez, Kaitlyn Kennedy, Jennifer Rose Vandiver, Hailey Vandiver and Corey Vandiver; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Greensboro with Rev. Michael Hardy officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Salem Cemetery in Farmington. Serving as pallbearers are Jake Kennedy, Michael Clay Warnick, Gene Vandiver, Reuben Garrett Vandiver, Jason Paul Redmond and Frank Perez. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Calene Noggle
   Posted Mon April 24, 2006
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Miss Mary Jim's passing.It seems that I had just talked to her over the phone at Holcomb's..She always asked for me to take her order, bless her heart, and it never failed to make me feel very honored. She was a wonderful lady and I really enjoyed talking with her because she always made my day brighter. I will miss her sweet smile, and her loving heart so much. Please know that your family is in my prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Carlene Noggle

the Noggle and Watkins Families
   Posted Mon May 08, 2006
We were so very sorry to hear about Mary Jim. She has been a life long friend of this family, as we all grew up around each other here....She will be greatly missed. May God watch over you in the days ahead and please know, that we are praying for your family. In deepest sympathy, Gladys Noggle Gwynell Noggle Sarah Watkins