Jackie McBrayer (Primm) passed over on Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Rome, following an extended illness.
Long-time Winderites will recall her as a vibrant, pretty woman, married to W.J. McBrayer, Jr., a vice president of Carwood and later Cherokee, who preceded her in death by 38 years.
After returning to Rome where she had grown up, she married her old high school sweetheart, Billy Primm, in 2001. Mr. Primm survives her, along with the following relatives, a brother, Damon Tuggle, Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Diane Holland and husband, Dennis, Marietta, and their two children, Timothy and Katherine; son, W. J. McBrayer, III (“Chuck”), Chuck’s ex-wife, Suzanne Ripley, Phoenix, Ariz., their daughter, Jenifer Somervold, Las Vegas, Nev., and Jeni’s son, Luke Somervold.
Mrs. Primm was a well-known teacher in Barrow County, having taught numerous subjects to local children, especially their reading skills. She was Barrow County’s “Teacher of the Year,” in 1978, as well as in 1984. She went on to place second in the state and was honored by Governor Joe Frank Harris for her outstanding work. She was also recognized for professional services in the “Support Teachers Program of Performance Based Certification” and by the Georgia Association of Educators.
A Kappa Delta in college, she also achieved academic success, earning two advanced degrees in addition to her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. She belonged to Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, and Delta Kappa Gamma International.
She had been a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Winder, and in Rome she joined the Presbyterian Church, where her new husband is still a very active member. He is 93.
Mrs. Primm was born on October 31, 1925, in Carrolton, the daughter of Jack and Carrie Tuggle, the only daughter and youngest sibling in a family of four brothers, Lee, Howell, Maurice, and Damon. The family moved to Rome in 1933, where Mrs. Primm essentially grew up. Notable among her various high school achievements was her membership in the high school band as a saxophone player.
Mrs. Primm loved Winder and often spoke of her experiences and happy times there.
The funeral will be held as a graveside service at Eastview Cemetery in Rome at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28. Visitation will be at Daniel’s Funeral Home at 901 E. 2nd Ave., Rome, Georgia from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Daniel’s Funeral Home, Rome, is in charge of arrangements.