Katherine Griffin Bazemore, 82, died on Feb.12 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
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Mrs. Bazemore was born in Ludowici, but lived in Chatham County for the past 60 years. She retired from the Corps of Engineers. She was a member of the Garden City United Methodist Church and attended the John Barnes Sunday School Class. She was a member of the UMW. She was also a former member of the First Baptist Church of Port Wentworth, where she taught Sunday school, participated in Happy Hearts and the WMU.
However, she found her true calling in Homebound Ministries and served within this ministry at both churches. She faithfully visited sick and eldery church members at the hospital or in their homes every week. She took great joy in this service and brought love, hope, smiles and friendship to many hearts.
Survivors include her husband, Jacob L. Bazemore of Garden City; her children and their spouses, Libby and Bubba Harden of Port Wentworth, Denise and Larry Bazemore of Garden City, Colleen and Vince Thompson of Port Wentworth; stepchildren and their spouses, Linda and Bill Clark of Albany, and Merry and Randy Hamrick of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Tony and Meredith Harden, Audrey and John Blair, Amy Harden, Barry and Carrie Bazemore, Brent and Michelle Bazemore, Trent and Jeanine Thompson and Tiffany Thompson; step-grandchildren, Kathrine Clark, Chris and Melanie Clark, Philip Hamrick, Molly and Ken Hales and Rebekah Hamrick; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest L. Griffin.
Visitation was Tuesday evening at Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 14 at Garden City United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery on Wheaton Street.
Remembrances may be given to the Garden City United Methodist Church Building Fund, 62 Varnedoe Avenue, Garden City, GA 31408.
Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) Feb. 14, 2007
Published in Coastal Courier on February 14, 2007