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Mary Garland Hamilton

CORDELE — Mary Garland Hamilton, 73, died at her residence Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dorough Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. till 6:30 p.m. at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hamilton was a native of Cordele and the daughter to the late Jim Ernest Ray and the late Annie Ruth Wright Ray. She worked as a bookkeeper and finance administrator for Crisp Co. Power Commission, Crisp Co. Board of Education and ConArt. She was a member of Penia Baptist Church and served at several area churches as church pianist, a Sunday school teacher and WMU Director. She also served as choir director while attending Wenona Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamilton was a member of Crisp Area Arts Alliance and Cordele Fine Arts Club.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by her husband: Earl W. Hamilton of Cordele; son: David Hamilton and his wife Chepin of Marietta, Ga.; daughters: Denise Williams and her husband Gibbs and Diann Hutcheson and her husband Joe both of Cordele; brother: Danny Ray and his wife Mary of Cordele; sisters: Suzanne Elsea and her husband Allen of Asheboro, NC. and Patti Smith and her husband Danny of Cordele; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Penia Baptist Church Building Fund, 3738 Old Penia Rd, Cordele, Ga. 31015.

Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.