Jean Greenway, 91, of Dawsonville, died March 25, 2016.
Jean was born April 2, 1924 in Tennessee and was a long time resident of Dawson County. She moved here after retiring from her profession as a real estate broker in Atlanta to be closer to her family. Soon after moving here she became involved with the Dawson County Fire Department's Women's Auxiliary.
She witnessed a family lose everything they owned in a fire and realized there was nowhere in Dawson County they could turn for help. At that moment she came up with the idea of the RIC-Rack.
With the help of Helen Taylor, The Dawson County Woman's Club and several churches and civic organizations, she was able to put her plan into action. For the next 10 years, she lovingly volunteered her time as the RIC-Rack Director.
Jean enjoyed Mahjong, reading, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends.
She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, the Dawsonville Woman's Club and the Grandmother's Club.
Her daughter, Laura J. Feagin; parents, Cyrus and Laura Minor; and her former husband, Harmon Greenway, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Harmon and Sherea Greenway of Roswell, Meg and Ron Windsor of Alpharetta, Sallie and Bill Ledbetter of Dawsonville; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. April 9 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Herring and Dr. Orin Sampson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the RIC-Rack, P.O. Box 891, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.