Mary Elliott Jacobs King, 94, of Summerville, Georgia, died Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Floyd Hospital, following a brief illness.
Mrs. King was born in Clinton, SCon April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Ferdinand Jacobs and Ame Copeland Jacobs; and was also preceded in death by her husband, John William King, Jr.; her sisters, Mrs. Robert F. (Louise) Black and Mrs. William M. (Ame)Shields; and her brother, James Ferdinand Jacobs, Jr.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Presbyterian College and Master of Science degree from the University of Montevallo. She retired from Chattooga County Schools after twenty-nine years of teaching mathematics. Prior to beginning her teaching career, Mrs. King assisted her husband, Bill, in building one of the first dairy farms in Northwest Georgia. Mrs. King was a member of the Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Previously, she was also a member of the Chattooga Garden Club, the Summerville Music Lovers Club and the Chattooga B& PW.
Surviving are her daughters and spouses, Ms. Betsy King Dellenback, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Czentnar and Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm (Lucy) Lee; nine grandchildren and spouses, including James Russell Oxford, Jr.,Mr. & Mrs. John Elliott (Amanda) Oxford, Robert Joseph Dellenback, III, Mr. & Mrs. JJ (Mary Beth) Norris, Mr. & Mrs. Adam (Ellan) Burdick, Mr. & Mrs. David (Jessica) Etheridge, Mr. & Mrs. Matt (Ame) Frease and Miss Margaret-Elliotte Czentnar; 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Mrs. King's home, located at 1770 John Jones Road on Monday, Sept. 19 from 5-8 p.m.
A memorial service will be held at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. with visitation at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 224 Park Avenue, Trion, GA 30753 or First Presbyterian Church c/o Missions Committee, 101 East Third Avenue, Rome, GA 30161.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge.