Harriet Harris Sibley Gustafson, age 70 of Marietta, died Tuesday, August 17, 2010.
Mrs. Gustafson was born on July 4, 1940 in Lyons, N.Y. to Lewis S. and Hattie Branch Sibley. She attended schools in Lyons and graduated from Clearwater High School in Clearwater, Fl. She graduated from Andrew (Junior) College in Cuthbert, Ga. and Florida State University. After marrying Jon Gustafson in Clearwater, Fl., she graduated with a MA degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl. She moved to Marietta in 1967 to begin her career in teaching mathematics at Kennesaw Junior College. She retired from Kennesaw State University in 2000, having seen many changes on that campus.
Harriet was involved in the Boy Scouts. She was first an assistant den leader, then Den Mother, Crafts Leader at Cub Day Camp, on the Troup Committee, Cobb County Commissioner,and Dean of the PhD Program at Atlanta Area Commissioner College. She and her husband took the boys on various camping trips with a pop-up camper, traveling across this county and Canada.
Harriet was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marietta where she was active in the Chancel Choir and the JOY Sunday school class. She was president of the JOY Class for several years. Over the years, she formed a new circle in the United Methodist Women. She served on the Finance Committee, the Administrative Board, the Kindergarten Board, the Missions Committee and the Chapel Choir Board.
After the sons left home, Harriet and Jon started square dancing and were active dancers since 1996. She and Jon attend several national Square Dance Conventions. They also liked to travel around the country in their motor home.
After retirement, Harriet became interested in genealogy. She was a member of the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the DAR, the Nicholas Wallingford Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, and the Georgia Chapter #17 of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of American. She served as various officers in the above chapters. She became very interested in Heraldry and Coats of Arms, serving twice as State Chairman of same. She thus extended her research to ?over the pond?.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jon Wilson Gustafson; two sons and their wives, Mark Edward Gustafson and Laura Lea of Raleigh, N.C., and Paul Alan Gustafson Jewell and Marie Kathleen of Louisville, Ky.; four grandsons, Luke Gustafson, Daniel Gustafson, Christopher Jewell and Michael Jewell; one brother, Lewis Branch Sibley and Judy Sibley of Coatesville, Pa.; one brother-in-law, David Gustafson and Margaret Gustafson of Ball Ground, Ga; one sister-in-law, Mary Gustafson McConathy and Rev. Robin McConathy of Salida, Co. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.
Harriet was predeceased by her parents, Lewis S. and Hattie Branch Sibley.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 21 from the First United Methodist Church in Marietta with the Revs. Dr. Sam Matthews and Dr. Charles A. Sineath officiating. Burial was at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the, Beth Berman memorial Fund, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, Ga. 30064.
Mr. Wylie Carver, age 84 of Mableton, Ga. and formerly of Pickens County, passed Wednesday evening, August 18, 2010 at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, Austell, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Reba Carver, Mableton; brother, Marion J. Carver, Jasper; and sister, Corene Thomason, Marietta. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service was held Saturday, August 21 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Gay officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Gardens with Brad, Matt and Mark Anuskiewicz, Tim Carver, Jimmy Gay, Michael Jones and Andy and Jeffy Tilley serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Howard A. McCormick, age 77 of Jasper, Ga., passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce McCormick, Jasper; son, Paul McCormick, Jasper; daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila and Rich Auffrey, Canton, and Charlyn and Jeff Osmar, Waleska; and brother Daniel G. McCormick, Chocowinity, N.C. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial Service will be held Thursday August 26 at 11 a.m. from Darby Huey Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Georgia National Cemetery at 1:30. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Junior ROTC Cherokee High School.