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Ann (Herring) Jennings

July 21, 1926 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 92)

Ann Herring Jennings, 92, of Dawson, died Monday June 17 at the Oaks @ Oakland Plantation Senior Living Facility.

The service will be held at Harvey Funeral Home in Dawson on Friday at 11:00 with visitation beginning at 10:00. Interment will follow the service at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Rev. Allen Carmichael and Rev. Eddie Braswell officiating.

Ann was an active member of Dawson United Methodist Church serving as treasurer for 12 years. She was a former member of the administrative board and the chancel choir. In addition she was a former Sunday school superintendent and teacher in the church’s junior department as well as past president of the Dawson United Methodist Women. Ann was also active in the Americus District of the UMW for several years serving as secretary and vice president during her tenure.

Her career included Ann’s Bookkeeping Service and owner / operator of her business, The Tree House. Ann was also associated with and worked with elections in Terrell County for more than 30 years. In 1994, she was appointed as Director of the Terrell County Board of Elections and Registration and held the position until her retirement in 2003. She continued to serve on the Board of Elections for several years.

In addition Ann was a former member of the Downtown and Terrell County Development Authority. She was also an active member of the Terrell County unit of the American Cancer Society, serving as its president approximately 20 years.

Ann loved and spent time with her immediate family and church family. In her spare time she enjoyed being with her friends and playing bridge.

Ann was the daughter of the late Mattie Lou Bragan Herring and the late James Climmie Herring of Morgan, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her late husband, George D. Jennings, Jr., a sister, Irell Herring Marsh (Fox), a brother Curtis Lyn Herring (Betty), and a brother-in-law J. Frank Drapalik. Survivors include a sister, Sue Herring Drapalik of Dawson, two daughters Sally Ann Calhoon (Charlie) of Dawson and Rebecca Sue Cowart (Eddie) of Leesburg, Georgia. She is survived by three grandchildren Allison Ann Stiffler of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Eric Franklin Cowart (Heather) of Milan, Georgia, and Kelly Cowart Lowe (Ben) of Thomaston, Georgia. Survivors also include six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family wants to send a special thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at the Oaks @ Oakland Plantation and to the caring and loving team with Integrity Hospice.

Donations may be made to:

Dawson United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 167, Dawson GA 39842

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