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VANHOY, Elizabeth Cheatham Hockett It is with profound sadness that we announce the death, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 of Elizabeth Cheatham Hockett VanHoy of High Falls, Georgia. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and daughter, she passed away quietly with her husband by her side. She was 72. Born in 1941, in Griffin, Georgia to Robert Wycliffe Cheatham and Sarah Baldwin Jones, She was a very resilient woman who overcame a learning disability to earn a Bachelors degree in Psychology. After earning her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, she chose to teach elementary school in the most underserved school in her county. She was often called a Universal Mother, having helped care for children and young adults tirelessly, through acts of service, love and good food. Her sharp wit, perseverance, homemade cornbread, and unconditional love will be sorely missed. A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Jackson Branch), Elizabeth, served as Librarian, Cub Scout Den Leader, Young Women's Advisor, Seminary teacher, Camp Director, and Nursery Leader. She was pre-deceased by: Her Father: Robert W. Cheatham. Her Daughter-In-Law: Carrie F. Hockett. She is survived by: Her Spouse: Mr. Kenneth VanHoy. Her Mother: Mrs. Sarah Cheatham. Sisters: Sally Copeland, Lindley Boggess, Cecil Hines. Brother: Robert Cheatham. Sons: Foster Hockett, Jr., Robert Hockett, Bret VanHoy. Daughters-in -Law: Julie Hockett, Maria Hockett. Grand-Children: Jamie Moon, Dominique Hockett, Sara Hockett, Katherine McCombs, Aubrianna Hockett, Foster Hockett III, Ethan Hockett, Douglas Ludlow, John Ludlow, Richard Ludlow, Katherine Rich, Scott Ludlow, Christopher Ludlow, Tyler VanHoy, Cole VanHoy, Zane VanHoy, Robert Vaughan, Mikayle Vaughan. Great-grandchildren: Charlotte Ludlow, William Ludlow, Jackson Rich. Nieces and Nephews: Margaret Joiner, Dallas Copeland, Frances Gallegos, Tom Boggess, Merrill Smith, Brooke Dawson, Mark Cheatham, Wyc Cheatham, Lindley Hines, Janye Wilkins. Elizabeth was loved by many and will be deeply and profoundly missed. Visitation: Date Friday - December 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:00PM. Location: Monroe County Memorial Chapel 86 West Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. Funeral Service: Date: Saturday - December 21, 2014 - 11:00 AM. Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Griffin Ward Chapel 605 Maddox Road, Griffin, Georgia 30224. Graveside Dedication: Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens - Forsyth, Georgia 31029. In keeping with our Mother's desire to help those in need, in lieu of flowers - any donations should be made to: Global Humanitarian Aid - General Fund. donate.lds.org (100% of every dollar donated is used to help those in need without regard to race, religion, or ethnic origin). Please visit www.monroecountymemorialchapel.com to express tributes. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 19, 2013
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