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Hilda Blackstock Tonge, 98, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her home. She was born on the Blackstock farm October 7, 1919, the daughter of Leila Bailey and Clarence Blackstock. She was educated at the Martin Institute and went on to attend the Georgia State Women’s College in Milledgeville, graduating with a degree in home economics. She returned to Jefferson where she taught fourth grade at Jefferson Elementary school for thirty years. Hilda was a talented gardener, cook and seamstress. She cared for her family with love and endless energy. She was known for her smile and her sense of humor.
Hilda was preceded in death by her son, Walter Tonge. She is survived by her sister, Martha Jo Blackstock, her grandchildren, Suzy (Kevin) Perry and Andy (Martha) Tonge and her great–grandchildren, Brooke Streetman, Kara (Dustin) Waldrop, Kadi Perry and Tan, T.J. and Drew Tonge.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. from the Academy Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member, burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the cemetery fund at Academy Baptist Church.
The family is forever grateful to caregivers, Misty, Rose and Jackie whose devotion was a blessing and a comfort.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
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Academy Baptist Church
P.O. Box 716, Jefferson GA 30549