Martha Ann Studstill: February 9, 2020

Published 4:09 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Martha Ann Studstill, 85, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, February 14th, at the First Presbyterian Church, Americus, Georgia. The Reverend Sommer Bower and Reverend Earl Dunmon will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be in the church fellowship hall one hour before the service.

Born on March 6, 1934 in Americus, Martha Ann was the daughter of the late Dick and Grace English. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Roy Studstill, her son Sonny, two sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Studstill Davis and her husband Nick of Signal Mountain, Tennessee and Sherry Studstill Lyons of Newnan, Georgia; two brothers, Sammy English of Colbert, Georgia and Donnie and Barbara English of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters, Betty Inlow and Eleanor Davis of Albany, Georgia, and Gloria and Earl Dunmon of Americus; four grandchildren, Nick and Lauren Davis of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Nelson Davis of New Orleans, Louisiana, Neal and Mary Caroline Davis of Atlanta, Georgia, and Marcus Lyons of Guatemala City, Guatemala; and three great grandchildren, Bennett, Coleman, and Wilson Davis of Signal Mountain, Tennessee. A number of nieces, nephews, as well as many dear friends also survive.

Martha Ann was an almost lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church where she faithfully served. She was a sustaining member of the Americus Junior Service League and served as a volunteer at Americus Hospice for many years. She had a great appreciation of antique furniture, which led to her opening her business, The Very Thing, and later conducting estate sales. She was a true Southern lady. She loved beautiful flowers, anything blue and white, a Coca Cola, playing bridge, and visiting with her friends. Martha Ann never met a stranger and loved giving to others whether it was supplying children with peppermints, or making barbeque sauce, pimento cheese, tea cakes and pecan pies for her friends.

If you are interested in making a memorial contribution, please consider a donation to the First Presbyterian Church Americus, Piano Fund or a charity of your choice.

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