BOWMAN – Melzie Mae “Maw-Maw” Chastain, 91, died Friday, June 8, 2012, with her family by her side in Bowman.
She was the daughter of the late John and Nora Chastain-Hobbs. She touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity, and maintained her trademark sense of humor all the way to the end. Mrs. Chastain was preceded in death by her husband, James Samuel Chastain; four brothers, Seaborn Hobbs, Bennie Hobbs, William Hobbs, and Luther Hobbs; and two sisters, Bertie Adams and Fannie Lou Osgyani.
Survivors include five children, Carolyn McGee, Gail Alewine, Wayne Chastain, Lynn Stafford and David Chastain; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 10, in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mill Shoal Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Odyssey Hospice, 855 Gaines School Rd., Suite G, Athens, GA 30605, or to the Crosspoint Church, P.O. Box 300, Royston, GA 30662.
You were a precious gift from God above.
So much beauty, grace and love.
You touched our lives in so many ways.
Your smile so bright even on the bad days.
You heard God’s whisper calling you home,
You didn’t want to go and leave us alone.
You loved us so much, you held on tight,
Til all the strength was gone and you could no longer fight.
He had called your name once before,
You knew you couldn’t make Him wait anymore.
So you gave your hand to God and slowly drifted away,
Knowing that with this family’s love, we will all be together again some day.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, was in charge of arrangements.