Mary Anne Reeves Driver (1944 - 2018)

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Mary Anne Reeves Driver died on August 28, 2018, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia, with her family by her side. This was the culmination of 6 1/2 years of an optimistic fight against ovarian cancer.

Mary Anne was born to James Black and Pauline Milner Reeves in Barnesville, Georgia in 1944. She graduated from Barnesville Military College and Tift College with a Masters from the University of Georgia. She also received advanced library course work from the University of Oklahoma. She taught school in Taylor County, Georgia, Pickens County, Georgia, Newcastle, Oklahoma, and Norman, Oklahoma.

In 1988, she moved back to Athens from Norman, Oklahoma, and resumed her library career at Athens Regional Library. She served as branch liaison, reference librarian and ended with 10 years as circulation manager before retiring in January 2010. Mary Anne leaves behind two beloved children, Mollie Driver Cole and Brad Driver; four treasured grandchildren, Taylor Cole, Kate Dougherty, James Cole and Mary-Liz Dougherty; a wonderful son-in-law, Virgil Cole as well as amazing daughter-in-law, Coral Taylor Driver.

Mary Anne's lifelong passions were reading, learning and canine rescue. She will be remembered for her persistent and contagious positive attitude, her gift of leaving others feeling better after their time with her, her quick wit and sense of humor, and her tremendous love for her family and friends. She loved others well and was a blessing to those who knew her.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, September 7 at 4 p.m. at the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home in Athens, Georgia, followed by a private family service at Greenwood Cemetery in Barnesville, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Athens Canine Rescue in Mary Anne's memory.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Sept. 2, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
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