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Guinnetta Mixon Tatman, 83, of Blairsville, GA passed away on Monday June 2, 2014 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, NC. Mrs. Tatman was born on October 13, 1930 in Griffin GA, to the late William Skein Mixon and Mamie Rebecca Pursley Mixon.
Guinnetta received a Masters of Religious Education from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. After a brief career as a Director of Christian Education in the North Georgia Conference, she worked as a teacher of Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies. She was a member of Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church in Blairsville, GA, serving as a lay leader and was active in the United Methodist Women. Guinnetta enjoyed reading and needlecrafts.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Cecil Tatman; a sister, Bettie Sellers; and two brothers, Edward Mixon and George Mixon.
She is survived by two daughters, Rebecca Klase and husband Kenneth of Greensboro, and Cecile Harwood and husband Ian of Conyers, GA; two sons, Lewis W. Tatman of Blairsville, GA, and Robert W. Tatman of Buckhead, Morgan County, GA; a brother, William S. Mixon Jr.; six grandchildren, Johnathan Tatman and wife Jessica, David Fonda and wife Lanay, William Fonda, Christopher Tatman, Marietta Klase, and Carrie Klase; and four great grandchildren, Keegan Tatman, Julianna Tatman, Charlotte Fonda, and Wesley Fonda.
A Graveside service will be held at a later date at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Campground Cemetery in Griffin, GA.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the United Methodist Women, Treasurer, NGUMW 117 Mouey Lane, Eatonton, GA 31024.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Tatman family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
N perez says
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly father in His word the Bible, calls death an enemy (1Cor. 15:26). He promises in the very near future to do away with death. (Rev. 21:4, 5) At that time tragedies and accidents will be a thing of the past, and no one will ever get sick (Isaiah 33:24), and there will be a reuniting, a bringing back to life instead of losing life (John 5:28,29). I hope these words can give you some comfort and hope. (2 Cor. 1:3, 4) Once again I am so sorry for your loss.
Pam Criswell says
I only met her once and fell in love with her. She helped me to learn that true friendship survives death.
My condolences to the Tatman family at the loss of the matriarch, and I pray that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, would flood over them and that they will find rest in Him.
James Robinson and Robert Manning says
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With best wishes,
Anita Thompson Wagner says
Mrs. Tatman was a wonderful teacher who taught me in 6th grade at Meadowview Elementary! She was caring and made me want to be a better student. I am so sorry for your loss, as I know she was a great mom! My prayers go out to you!
Rekekah Conley says
I had Mrs. Tatman as a permanent sub in Blairsville for several months one year. She was the most interesting, intelligent sub I had ever had. She had a neat story from life to add to any lesson. I am very sorry to her family for this loss. As a teacher, she left a lasting impression in many places and on many people.