A Life Well Lived: Martha Blalock Hawkins Jolley

17 Feb 2008

My GrandmotherShortly after midnight on Saturday (2/16/2008) morning, my grandmother passed away. I will soon write a longer piece on this, but for now I’m just posting her obituary.

Martha Blalock Hawkins Jolley

MACON – After a 2 year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Martha Blalock Hawkins Jolley, 76. of Macon, passed away at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Terry Theus. Visitation services will be held Monday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m. (EST) in the chapel of Hart’s Mortuary in Macon, GA with a Memorial Service immediately following at 4:00 p.m. (EST). A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 19, 1:30 p.m. (CST) at Hillcrest Cemetery in Boaz, AL.

Mrs. Jolley was a member of the Baptist faith, she taught Sunday School and hosted a weekly Radio Bible Hour for Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins during the 1960′s and 70′s. She was a member of Women’s Aglow and hosted a Bible study at the Villas in Macon for several years. Born to Omer L. Blalock and Sally Mae Johnson, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hawkins, 5 sisters and one brother.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Donald Jolley, son Jim (Tammy) Hawkins of Macon, GA, daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra (Judd) Smith of Macon, GA, Sally (Terry) Theus of Macon, GA, 9 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, sisters, Betty Otinger of Boaz, AL, Johnie Lynch of Huntsville, AL, Chessie Mason of Guntersville, AL, numerous nieces and nephews.

Hart’s Mortuary and Crematory in charge of arrangements.

The pictures and video that will be displayed at the visitation are the same ones that I worked with on the “family photo project.”