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Katherine Elizabeth Crain

Female 1918 - 2010  (91 years)


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  • Name Katherine Elizabeth Crain 
    Born 11 Apr 1918  Brooks County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Mar 2010  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY

      Valdosta Daily Times

      Katherine Crane Tally of Columbus, Ga., formerly of Homerville, Ga. died Saturday, March 20, 2010 after a brief illness.

      Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Homerville United Methodist Church in Homerville, Ga. with the Rev. James Davis officiating. Interment will follow in City Cemetery in Douglas, Ga.

      Mrs. Tally was born April 11, 1918 in Dixie Ga., daughter of the late Joseph Brewer Crane and Kittie Lee Bower Crane. Her brother was the late Dr. Joe Bower Crane, Sr. of Valdosta, Ga. and her sister was the late Francis Crane Tally of Blackshear, Ga.

      She attended Brooks County Public Schools and graduated from Andrew College in Cuthburt, Ga. and later Valdosta State College with a B.S. degree in Education. She married Oren Edgar Tally, of Douglas, Ga., on Oct. 9, 1937 and they were married for 68 years until his death in 2005. Mrs. Tally was a teacher in the Clinch County Schools for 23 years. She was an active member of Homerville United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities including President of the United Methodist Women and Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Susanna Wesley Sunday School Class and the Mary Claire Circle. She was a member of the John Floyd Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Hugenot Society and the First Families of Georgia. She was a former President of the Homerville Woman's Club. Mrs. Tally was a talented and accomplished artist in many mediums. She had a love of travel and especially enjoyed the trips she and her husband took with each of the grandchildren to Europe.

      Mrs. Tally, affectionately known as "Kak Kak", was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by: Sandra Tally Coolik (daughter), Kenneth Louis Coolik (son-in-law); Frank Kieffer Martin, Jr. (grandson), John Tally Martin (grandson); Melissa Boutrous Martin (granddaughter-in-law), Katherine Lee Martin (granddaughter) and John Tally Martin, Jr. (great-grandson); Mr. and Mrs. Alan Luther Vestal (sister-in-law and husband); Edgar Sidney Tally, Jr. (brother-in-law); many nieces and nephews and special caregivers Annethia Hardaway, Eloise Cook, Judy Roberts and Gisela Peterson.

      In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Homerville United Methodist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church or Columbus Hospice. Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville is handling arrangements locally. ? Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, Ga.
    Person ID I6290  Dickinson
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2011 

    Father Joseph Brewer Crain,   b. 29 Jun 1889, Brooks County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1974, Lowndes County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Kittie Lee Bower,   b. Oct 1892, Brooks County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1984, Brooks County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Family ID F1677  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Oren Edgar Tally,   b. 19 Dec 1906, Coffee County, Geogia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 2005, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F1679  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart