Barbara A. Reddish: Jan. 2, 2017

Published 2:32 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017

AMERICUS — Mrs. Barbara Ann Galloway Reddish, age 88, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 2, 2017, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, from the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Dupree will officiate.

Friends may call for a short time following the funeral services on Wednesday at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The League of the Good Samaritan, c/o Magnolia Manor, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus GA 31709; or to the Building Fund at Central Baptist Church, 190 Upper River Road, Americus GA 31709.

Born June 29, 1928, in Monroe, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Robert Galloway and the late Lillian Stack Galloway Fort.

Mrs. Reddish was a graduate of Longwood University, and held several professional roles, the longest of which was as a social worker with the Department of Family and Children Services.

An avid golfer, Mrs. Reddish also enjoyed playing bridge and loved keeping her grandchildren. She was a member of Central Baptist Church, and had attended First United Methodist Church for a number of years. Mrs. Reddish was a resident of Perfect Care for 10  years (2006-2016), as long as her health permitted.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, James Russell “Rusty” Reddish; and by her sister, Lillian Michaelson.

Survivors include two daughters: Carol Shiver (Johnny) and Barbara Pityer (Mickey), all of Americus; one son, Robert Russell Reddish of Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren: Todd Pityer (Mandy), Shelley Wade (Andrew), and Ben Pityer, all of Atlanta; Will Shiver (Jayne) of Charleston, S.C., and Wade Shiver (Tess) of Leesburg; four great-grandchildren: Lydia Ann Wade, Mary Glenn Wade, Reid Shiver, and Tatum Shiver; and several nieces and nephews.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mrs. Barbara Ann Galloway Reddish.