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Martha Dean Stewart

July 10, 1916 ~ September 3, 2011 (age 95)

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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