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Mrs. Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013
A native of Walker County, she was born February 21, 1932, daughter of Julian Leroy “Red” and Sonie Ruth Swanson Martin.
In addition to her husband of 60 years, Leon Franklin “Frank” Hise, she is preceded in death by her parents, sister Betty Frances Martin Vess, brothers Ross Gilbert Martin and Donald Franklin Martin.
She is survived by three daughters, Cindy (Sherman) Gibbs of LaFayette, Sonja (Joe) Morgan, and Sylvia (Jimmy) Bailey, both of Jefferson, Georgia; grandchildren, Eric (Brandi) Gibbs and Rachael Gibbs (Jim) Maples, both of LaFayette and Jim Bailey of Jefferson; three great grandchildren, Julian and Rebekah Murray and Harper Gibbs all of LaFayette.
In addition, she is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Mary Lee’s greatest passion was raising her daughters.
She was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She made her own clothes as well as clothes for her daughters. She also made most of her granddaughter’s dresses.
After her daughters left home she began to quilt with a group of ladies at Center Point Baptist Church of the Noble Community which she was a member of for many years. She later joined the 2ndBaptist Church in LaFayette and after moving to Jefferson she joined the First Baptist Church.
A visitation and service will be held on Wednesday, October 10that 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. Visitation will be from 3:30 – 5:30 on Wednesday, October 10that Center Point Baptist Church in LaFayette. The funeral will follow at 5:30 P.M. with Reverend Todd Smith officiating. Burial will be at the City of LaFayette Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Jefferson Foundation at P.O. Box 246, Jefferson, Georgia or to the 2ndBaptist Church Food Pantry at 500 West Main Street, P.O. Box 542 LaFayette, Georgia.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com