GIBSON, Ga. - Florence Holland Holly Kemp Hadden, 57, loving wife of 32 years to Larry W. Hadden and devoted mother to James Jim Eulen Hadden and John McCoy Hadden, entered into rest Saturday evening, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Rev. Gary Hadden will officiate a celebration of her life at 5:00PM on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 on a hillside located on the farm-3222 County Line Rd. W, Gibson GA. Holly was born and raised in Florida, graduating from the University of Florida and working in the FL Cattlemen's Association-she was noted to be the first woman to ever work for a cattle magazine. After receiving her Masters in Biology from Georgia State University in Milledgeville, she taught school in McDuffie, Washington and Glascock counties where she was very active in school and community activities-Girl Scout leader, Cheerleader sponsor, etc. After 19 years of teaching, she retired to work the farm and ride horses-her passion. Holly loved going on trail rides, competitive ranch sorting, and had recently renewed her interest in English riding with intentions of competing. Her favorite time was riding every Sunday afternoon with her best friend-her husband. Holly was a devoted mother who cherished and supported her sons without fail. Her loving, free-spirit will be greatly missed. Holly was preceded in death by her father, William Holland Kemp, and her step-father, John David McCoy, Jr. Other survivors include her mother, Elizabeth Rush McCoy; two brothers, William Holland Kemp Jr. (Alison), and Bryan Lambert McCoy; two step-brothers, J. Daniel McCoy (Denise) and John David McCoy III; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM this evening, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Glascock County Concerned Citizens for Cancer, 412 Logue Ave, Gibson GA 30810. Visit www.JamesFHWrens. com to post condolences and photos. James Funeral Home - Wrens, GA
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19, 2013