Sophie (Ogletree) Drane

Born: Thu., Mar. 27, 1924
Died: Mon., Apr. 6, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 08, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church of Union Point

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Apr. 08, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church of Union Point

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Sophie Ogletree Drane

Sophie Ogletree Drane, age 91, of Union Point, Georgia, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.  Born in Union Point on March 27, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Addie Ogletree, Sr. and Pearl Jones Ogletree.  She was a graduate of Alexander Stephens Institute in Crawfordville, GA graduating as the Valedictorian of the class of 1942.  She was a member of the National Beta Club and attended Marsh Business College in Atlanta, GA.  She became the Secretary to the Manager of Swift and Company Refinery in Atlanta and worked there  until she married Noel A. Drane.  They moved to Macon, GA in 1946.  Growing up she was a member of Robinson Baptist Church in Robinson, GA, later Cherokee Heights Baptist in Macon, GA and at the present a member of First Baptist Church in Union Point, GA.  For 46 years she taught the 4 and 5 year olds in Sunday School.  While living in Macon she became the secretary to the Executive Secretary of Pilot Club International and attended one of Pilot Club’s Conventions in Chicago.
Survivors include her children, Al Drane, Becky Hopkins (Ricky) and Brenda Lindsey (Bobby);  grandchildren, Marie Harder, Benji Drane, Chris Drane (Millie), Jay Lindsey (Lisa), Sharon Hunter (Fernandez), Wayne Lindsey (Kim), Kim Leach (Russell), Kelly Coleman (Allen) and Shelly Coleman (Grant); great grandchildren, Brittany Blount, Tiffany Blount, Ashton Drane, Morgan Leach, Bailey Coleman, Landon Coleman, William Coleman, Walyn Coleman, Eric Bell, Dylan Bell, Ashleigh Bell, Alexus Lindsey, Miracle Destiny and Braydon Hunter and John Bentley Lindsey;  great, great grandchildren, Jacob and Lee; two brothers, Clyde Ogletree of Norcross, GA and George Ogletree of West Palm Beach, FL; a sister, Estelle (Wayne) Wagnon of Decatur, AL; many special nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law.  She was preceded in death by her husband Noel Drane;brothers, Ben, Vernon and Watson Ogletree; and a sister, Annie O. Lyle.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Marc Lhowe and Rev. Bert Mathews officiating.  Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Ricky Lindsey, Wayne Hopkins, Ricky Newsom, Dee Lindsey, Paul Jackson and Mark Higdon.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at the church.  The family requests that any memorials be made to First Baptist Church, c/o Gail Lindsey, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Gail & Gene Lindsey
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Dear Becky, Brenda and all Sophie's family,

Please know that y'all are in our prayers. Sophie was a long time friend to us and a fine Christian woman. I know she is in a much better place now and at peace.

We shared some wonderful times through the years.

Love y'all,

Gail & Gene

Marlene Buck
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Brenda & Becky...i am so sorry about your mama. She was a sweet lady. She will be missed by so many. Just know you all are in my prayers & my heart. Love you, Marlene

Eddie & Tina Brown
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
So sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Sophie... Our prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Jack Bush
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015

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Jan & Randy Stewart
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Brenda and Becky;

We were sad to hear of your mom's passing. She is a very sweet lady, and we enjoyed our visit with her yesterday. Although her time was near, she was very sharp in her thinking and responses.

We send our love and support during this difficult time.

Denise Stewart
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
My condolences for the loss of Sophie. May God be with her family during this time providing comfort and strength.

   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
To all of Sophie's Family:

Sophie was a dear friend thru the years that I lived in Union Point.
She was such an inspiration to me at First Baptist and we worked
together in many areas of the church including WMU.
Sophie was such a true Christian Lady who loved her family and
always put them first. I know each one of you know what she meant
to you and you have returned that same love to her.

My heart is sad with her passing but I have no doubt that she is with her
Heavenly Father and with her dear Noel.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness.

Sincerely with Love to you,
Linda Stephens

Susan Vaughn Spradley
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Al, Becky and Brenda,
I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will never forget all of the kindnesses that she has shown our family over the years. She was a very special lady in so many ways. I always knew she was a very strong Christian and she certainly lived her life showing the rest of us her belief in God. She did so many things for all of us who grew up in First Baptist Church in Union Point. My Mama (Emily Vaughn) will certainly miss her. They enjoyed many, many hours of phone conversation in recent years just keeping up with one another and each others' families. Please know that her influence will live on in the lives of so many. Treasure your many memories of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go with you all in the coming days.

Much love,
Susan Vaughn Spradley

Nancy (Moody) Adams
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Brenda, so sorry of your Mom's passing, prayers are with you & your family. Love, Nancy (Moody) Adams, Augusta, Ga.

   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Dear Brenda, Becky and Al,
I was so sorry to hear of your mama's passing. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed talking to her at the Bar-B-Que.
Please know that I am praying for you all.
with love and deepest sympathy,
Carlene and family

Linda McLeroy
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015

Kelly,Shelly and your mom.

All of you are in my prayers in the loss of your grandmother (and mother ) . I'm so very sorry.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Mon April 06, 2015
Becky, Brenda and family,

So sorry for your loss. Sophie was a fine lady and we had some good times when Chris and Brad were in the band. She was always willing to help with anything that was asked. Heaven has a new angel.

Kitty Lindsey
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Miss Sophie, she will be missed

Darrell and Sonya Roth
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Prayers for comfort for your family during this difficult time.
I Peter 1:3-9
With love and prayers,
Darrell and Sonya Roth

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Miss Sophie was a dear sweet lady, we were neighbors with her family years ago when they lived in Veazey They were a wonderful family, we are sorry for your loss.25

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Miss Sophie was a sweet, quiet woman who touched so many lives!!! Quite a remarkable lady.

Randy Drane
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
I first met my aunt Sophie when I was about 5 years old in Macon, Ga. Always a smile and kind words. Loved her. My sympathy to Al, Becky, and Brenda and their families

Betty O'Neal Jordan
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to all of Miss Sophie's family for she was a very special lady and will be truly missed.

Reid and Deloris Mullins
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Dear family, Please know that our hearts and love go out to you at this time. George, so sorry for all the family and to you one of my best friends. Love to all of you. Reid and Deloris Mullins

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Mrs. Sophie was such a sweet lady. In all the years I have known her, I never saw her without a smile. May God bless and be with each of you.

Bonnie Stewart Morrison
   Posted Tue April 07, 2015
Miss Sophie was a wonderful woman in every way. I have such fond memories of her bringing her grandchildren to Union Point Elementary and always asking if she could do anything to help me. She always had a smile and kind word for everyone.
Much love to each of you.

Paula Swint
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Al, Becky, and Brenda, Your mother was a special lady whose humble spirit had a big influence on me - while a teen at church. You have been blessed by your loving parents. May you be comforted by the Peace that passes our human understanding. Love to you and your families, Paula Rhodes Swint

   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
Prayers for the family, such a great lady.

Stacy and Janet McClendon
   Posted Wed April 08, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss.

The McClendon

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Thu April 09, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Sophie was such a sweet lady and will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Lois Oliver
   Posted Fri April 10, 2015
So sorry for your loss Becky and Brenda, I will keep you in my thoughts.. Lois

Glenn Magatz, (Pennsylvania)
   Posted Thu June 23, 2016
God Bless her. My parents and us spent many summers at Sophie's and Noels place. My Father, Mike is now 91 and my late mother, Connie wrote Sophie many times through the years. I still remember her "southern Drawl" and can hear it now as I type. What good times we had back then. ..and her fried chicken was the Souths best!!!
(My Dad and her brother, Vern served together in the Marine Corps during WW2 and became life long friends)!!! God Bless you Sophie!!!