Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, 95, longtime resident of Adams, Tenn., died March 16, 2015.
Born Dec. 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, Ala., she lived a long and loving life.
Her husband and best friend of 46 years, Charles D. Giddings, preceded her in death.
For more than four decades, Hazel and Charles lived in their sun-warmed, antique home on a rolling gentleman's farm outside of Clarksville, Tenn.
The farm was a place of respite, comfort and joy for all who occasioned it. She loved her family and friends, the dogs, the cows and horses, flowers, earrings and the occasional fried catfish.
Her biscuits were legendary.
Full of love and joy, she was a person of quiet strength who had no room for unkindness.
Her faith was unshakeable. She was a member of St. Bethlehem United Methodist Church while in Adams and attended Dawsonville Church of God of Prophecy and Harbor Worship Center in Dawsonville, while in Georgia.
Her sisters, Janie Walker and Sadie Hodges; brother, Buddy McEachern; and beloved niece, Sybil Cutlip, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters, Jan Giddings Dragin of Marion, Mass., Danielle Giddings Kelly o St. Petersburg, Fla., Kay Giddings Kousek of Canton; sister, Jo Anne Powers of Dallas; four grandchildren, Jason Edward Thornton, Andrew Roland Thornton, Sean Sebastian Kelly, Jennifer Ivey Scragg; nine great-grandchildren, Slayter Kousek, Nick Martens, Rachel Kelly, Benjamin Kelly, Ayusa Rich, Renae Thornton,
Jennell Thornton, Ryan Thornton, Cameron Thornton; nieces and nephews, John and Winona Giddings, Marie Duncan, Amy and Tommy Pittard, Stacey and Makoto Koyashiki, Sara Hodges, Jim Walker, Dennis and Carol Hodges, Robert Walker, Kenny Walker, Shanks Hodges, Ricky Walker; best-friends for more than 30 years, Preston Holt and his late wife Bonnie and Mike Mannion; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. March 21 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Vaporis of Dawsonville, Church of God of Prophecy officiating. Interment followed at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Alzheimer's Association, Metro Atlanta Regional Office, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.