2018-02-07 / Obituaries

Ollie McKemie


Ollie Jean Trawick McKemie, 86, of Coleman, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in the Willson Hospice House.

Private family graveside services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Keith Goodlett and Rev. Scott Brenton officiating. A Celebration of Life service followed at 2 p.m. in the Blakely First United Methodist Church.

Mrs. McKemie was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Iron City, Ga., to the late George and Rosa Mae Henry Trawick. She was a member of Blakely United Methodist Church, various clubs including the United Methodist Women and a number of library associations. She was a graduate of Andrew College and Valdosta State College. She was a retired teacher and librarian and a homemaker with a passion for baking and gardening.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Johnston McKemie III; and a brother, William Ledford Trawick.

Survivors include a son, George Raymond McKemie and his wife Nancy of Pelham, Ga.; a daughter, Rosemarie McKemie Kolker and her husband Roger of Fairport, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Rebecca Jane McKemie, of Thomasville, Ga., Kathryn Kolker Miller and husband Christopher of Baltimore, Md.; and Roger Russell Kolker III of Fairport, N.Y.; and a great-grandchild, Blakely McKemie Miller.

The family received friends Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at her home at 2584 Edison Highway in Coleman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Blakely at 397 College St. Blakely, GA 39823, or the American Heart Association, or Willson Hospice House.

Lunsford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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