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Martha Caroline Cook Damron, known to everyone simply as “Sis”, passed away Tuesday evening August 6th, at Windsor House in Canton, Georgia. She was a part of the Tunnel Hill, GA community for most of her life. She is a graduate of McMinn County High School in Athens, TN, University of Tennessee, where she was a sister of the Alpha Xi Delta Social Sorority, and Georgia State University. She worked for Whitfield County Schools from 1969, until her retirement. Sis was a teacher at Tunnel Hill Elementary and then a Librarian at Westside High School. She opened Northwest Whitfield High School in 1975 and retired from there as a Media Specialist. At Northwest she was known for making a huge strawberry cake each month to celebrate staff birthdays. She was part of the Whifield County Retired Teachers Association, and always cherished the friends that she worked with.
Mrs. Damron was a member of the Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church since moving to Tunnel Hill in 1969. She instilled strong Christian values in her daughters and grandchildren and was a supporter of FCA. Sis was a member of the choir and always sang hymns, especially to her grandbabies when rocking them to sleep. She was a strong Christian who demonstrated the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ through cooking and baking for others, and always showing the light of Our Lord in her smile and in her gentle way and kind words.
Sis was preceded in death by her father and mother, George William “GW” Cook and Catherine Hoback Cook of Athens, TN, as well as her husband of 50 years, Otis LaVerne Damron, of Tunnel Hill.
She is survived by her daughters Emilie Caroline Damron Windham of Woodstock, GA, and Colby Len Damron Robertson of Dalton, GA, as well as her older brother George “Pat” Cook of Marion, NC, and younger sister Rebecca Ann “Becki” Janeway of Chapel Hill, NC. She was a constant play companion and incredibly proud of her five grandchildren, Nathan Parish Windham, Mary Gracen “Gigi” Robertson, Rielly Catherine Windham, Davis Christopher Windham, and Ellis Cook Robertson. In addition, she is survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as many dear and precious friends. Sis was a light to those around her and always a positive, happy soul shining her light and love to those she was with.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Sis Damron will be at 12:00 pm Saturday, August 10th 2019, at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Jay Tenney officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 10:00 until 12:00.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church. P.O. Box 146, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755, and to Windsor House in Canton, 3333 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, GA 30115, to be used to purchase recreation and leisure items especially designed for residents with age related dementia disorders.
Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 146, Tunnel Hill GA 30755
3333 East Cherokee Drive, Canton GA 30115