Mazie W. Garren, 90, passed on to her heavenly home back on September 19, 2011. Born in Ocilla, Georgia, she lived in Barrow County since 1980, and one year prior in Jackson County, with her husband Graham and son Steven. They had only one child. Her husband passed on in 2006. She was the last surviving child of the late Judge James W. Whitley, Georgia's longest serving ordinary, and the daughter of his second wife the late Laura Cawood.
Though unable to attend church much in later years she was a Christian since childhood selflessly devoting herself to the Lord and others in spite of various severe trials. Everyone that knew her loved her including those that attended to her during her short stays in the hospital and nursing home. She was a fighter to the end retaining a remarkable spirit of hope yet also very homesick and ready to rejoin so many friends and loved ones that preceded her home.
The homegoing service was in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel officiated by the Rev. Garland Caraway and accompanied by family and friends. Though she will be greatly missed, God was incredibly merciful and loving in the orchestration of events in her final two months preparing both her and Steven for her departure.
Memorial gifts may be made to either Trans World Radio, P.O. Box 8700, Cary, NC 27512 or World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, IN 46553, two of her favorite ministries in worldwide evangelism for the lost.