Mrs. Georgia Deal Holloway, age 76, of Sandersville peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, August 7th at 11:00 A.M. in the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel of Sandersville with burial in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery of Tennille. Reverend Danny Thomas and Reverend Gary Mimbs will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Brown, Brandon Newsome, Steve Joiner, George Spires, Jr., Cody Swann, and Shawn Yarbrough. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6th from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the May & Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Holloway was reared in a military family, the daughter of the late Caughey William Deal and the late Gladine Whitaker Deal. She lived in Texas, California, Florida, and Hawaii before relocating to Georgia and graduating from the Washington County High School. Georgia then began fruitful career long work with the local Georgia Department of Transportation Office in Human Resources. In retirement, Mrs. Holloway served as Administrator for May and Smith Funeral Directors. She was a gifted vocalist and pianist, using her talents in churches, including the Ridgeland Heights Baptist Church, where she also served as Music Director and Church Secretary. Georgia was a member of the Sandersville Music Club and a fixture in community musical performances. Mrs. Holloway enjoyed working on word puzzles, playing scrabble, and spending time with her pride and joy – her grandchildren. Georgia is preceded in death by her sister, Marie Deal.

Survivors include her children, Caughey Joiner and wife Beverly of Sandersville and Ellen Joiner Hortman and husband Steve of Tennille; grandchildren, Caughey Joiner, Jr. and wife Alexandria of Orlando, Florida, Cameron Joiner and wife Alaina of Macon, Conley Joiner of Sandersville, and Rachel H. Strickland and husband Josh of Dublin; and sister, Sandra Deal of Davisboro.

Donations may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Betty Jones, 2979 Mt. Gilead Church Road, Tennille, Georgia 31089.

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May & Smith Funeral Directors is in charge of these arrangements.