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Dr. Ann Timothy Georgian

1952 - 2016
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Dr. Ann Timothy Georgian

Hattiesburg, MS

Dr. Ann Timothy Georgian, 64, retired educator and lifelong resident of Hattiesburg, MS, passed away on September 3, 2016. She was born on May 4, 1952, in Hattiesburg, to the late Angela Vistinos Georgian and Timothy Peter Georgian; her grandparents were the late Annie Vasselus Vistinos and Gust Vistinos. She was a member of the Gus's Café family. Survivors include her brothers Gus and Peter (Violet) Georgian; nephews Timothy (Jauna and children), Steven (Hannah), Nicholas Georgian and Brandon Hembree; cousins Kathy V. Shoji and Pam V. Hamilton; other relatives in the United States and Greece; and dear friend, Mary Cornelison Myers.

Dr. Georgian graduated from Hattiesburg High School with special honors in 1970, She studied abroad in , Germany in 1972, received her B.A. in English and German from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1974, and earned her M.S. in English from William Carey University in 1980. She entered the educational administration program at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1990 and received her Ph.D. in 1994. While working on her doctorate, she served as an editorial board member for Research in the Schools, a research journal sponsored by the Mid-South Education Research Association (MSERA).

Her career as an educator was extensive. She taught English and German for the Hattiesburg Public School System, as well as reading and writing for the Department of Adult Basic Education in the Hattiesburg Public Schools. In addition she taught German for the Mississippi National Guard 114th Support Group, for William Carey College's Military Affairs, and for the University of Southern Mississippi's Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning Division. In later years she was a junior high school assistant principals, and in 1987 she became assistant principal at Hattiesburg High School in Hattiesburg where she remained until she retired from the Hattiesburg Public School District in 2002. She taught as an Adjunct Instructor at William Carey College for a short period after retiring .and cared for her mother.

She was an active member of the Hattiesburg community and served as a board member of the Hattiesburg Historical Society and the American Red Cross, South Central Mississippi Chapter. She was also a charter member of the American Red Cross AIDS Coalition and was on the Executive Board of the Hattiesburg Downtown Association. She was chosen Outstanding Young Woman of Hattiesburg by the Jayceess in the 1980's. She was a lifetime member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Holy Trinity and Saint John the Divine in Jackson, Mississippi. She was a past officer and member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Dr. Georgian was much loved and respected by former students, colleagues, friends, family, and the community at large. She is a member of the Gus's Café #2 family. Her family's legacy is also a very long and respected part of the city of Hattiesburg. She will be sorely missed.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday. September 18, 2016 at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home and from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm on Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church Funeral service will be held on Monday at 2:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial Service will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Dr. Georgian was much loved and respected by former students, colleagues, friends, family, and the community at large. She will be long remembered and sorely missed.

Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation and mailed to 118 College Drive #5210, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406. Please note in the memo line of your check that the gift is being made in memory of Dr. Ann Georgian. This will be used for an educational grant which will be established in her name.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Sept. 18, 2016
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