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Mrs. Mary Viola Atwell Teston

THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Viola Atwell Teston, 75, widow of Mr. Roy Teston entered into rest on Easter Sunday April 16, 2006, in the Medical College of Georgia.

She was born in McDuffie County, March 30, 1931, to the late Rev. D.P. and Mary Lula White Atwell. Mrs. Teston, a Thomson native, attended Holy Cross Episcopal Church where she was a member of the Episcopal Church Women and the Altar Guild. Mary loved being a mother and a grandmother and was known throughout the community as Nanny. She was a loving homemaker.

The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her brother, James Cecil Atwell, and her granddaughter, Angel Spence White.

She is survived by her only child and son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Jimmy Spence; her granddaughter Kelly Evans and her husband Butch; her granddaughter, Brandy Shelton; and her great-grandchildren, Mary Lynn and David Evans, all of Thomson. She is also survived by her sister, Rachel Carroll of Gibson.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Horsefeathers, or MANNA, Inc. P.O. Box 295, Thomson, GA, 30824.

Web posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006

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