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ALLISON, Anna Anna Belle Watson (Blick) Allison died peacefully, October 28th, 2010. Anna Belle was born in Atlanta, Georgia, July 31, 1915. Her parents were Lollie Belle Fuller Watson and James Anderson Watson. She is preceded by her sister, Betty Jane Watson Sander and her brother, James Warren Watson. Upon graduation from NAPS in 1934 she attended The University of Georgia in Athens where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was the first female "draftsman" for Southern Bell. Anna Belle and John Strauchan Blick Jr. were married in 1939. Together they raised two children and participated in community and civic organizations. She served as President of the PTA at E. Rivers School, den mother for Cubs Scouts, and as the first Alumni member of the Westminster School Board of Directors. Anna Belle had a successful sales career for many years. She was a Charter Member of the Friendship Force, the organization endorsed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977, and she participated as an ambassador in the first exchange between Atlanta and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1978. Anna Belle was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. She is survived by her daughter, Beverley Blick Wesley and her husband, Joseph Tull Wesley of Atlanta, her son, John Strauchan Blick III of Laguna Beach, California; two grandchildren Joseph Tull Wesley Jr. and his wife Stacie Reed Wesley, Mary Cooper Wesley Reid and husband Blake Warren Reid of Summerville, South Carolina, and three great-grandchildren, Abigail Elizabeth Reid, Sarah Nicole Reid, and Blake Warren Reid Jr. She is also survived by her niece, Susan Hersman of Annapolis, and nephews, Rick Meatyard of Tall Timbers, George Sander of Pompono Beach, and James Sander of Charlotte. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Winship Chapel, 12:00 Noon, Friday, November 5th. There will be a reception in the church hall immediately following the service. Because of her life long love of trees, in lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in her memory, please contact: Trees Atlanta, 225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316, 404 522-4097, treesatlanta.org Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta. (770) 420-5557
South Care Cremation and Funeral Society- Marietta
595 Franklin Rd. SE Marietta, GA 30067
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 2, 2010