Thursday, December 31, 2015

Daniel L. Hagy Sr. Obituary

Daniel Lee Hagy, Sr. age 73 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday Dec. 10, 2015. Mr. Hagy was the son of the late Henry Stuart and Georgia Stone Hagy. He was a self employed truck parts salesman. Survivors include his wife, Lucy Waters Hagy of the residence; a son, Daniel (Johanna) Hagy, Jr, Buford; two daughters, Beverly Hagy (Kevin) Vanderhoef, Toccoa, Michal Hagy (Duane) Benslay, Talmo; brother, John Henry Hagy, Princeton, W.VA; sister, Jean Hagy Hobbs, Goode, VA; and 10 grandchildren, Darrin and Krysten Sorenson, Kelsey Vanderhoef, Kaylee Vanderhoef, Annika, Jacob and Tyler Hagy, Konlan, Trevor and Melia Benslay. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday Dec.12, 2015 at Ivie Funeral Home Chapel, Commerce with George Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Friday Dec. 11, 2015 at the funeral home. Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of the arrangements. Announcement courtesy of Whitlock Mortuary.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Collinson Waters

Born in Union, South Carolina, USA on 1789. Collinson married Stacy Benton and had 6 children. He passed away in Hall, Georgia, USA.

Grandmother's Girls

Our grandmother had several daughters and I have many memories of visits to her home growing up and seeing my aunts their at her home assisting their mother.

My Aunts were Linnie Turpin, who died in 1937 many years before I was born, and I only have memories of my dad talking about his older sister and the love and patience that she had for him her much younger brother.

Then there was Aunt Thelma Blalock, that had lived next door to grandmother and the Waters Boys lived with her in her home and the girls lived next door with their mother and dad. After Granddad died in 1937 they lived with their mother until Aunt Nellie and Uncle Clifford, Jimmy and Louise moved in and helped take care of her.

I have many special memories, of Aunt Nellie Wheeler growing up. Whenever we went to grandmother's home, Aunt Nellie would get out the family pictures and she would take the time to show us our Waters Family and pictures of our cousins and great grand-parents. This was so special to learn and see these pictures of our families history.

I learned in later years how much of a fighter for life that my Aunt Nellie Wheeler was. She had arthritis so bad in her life that she would work through the pain to keep working.

My sister and I would visit her on Tuesday's each week to visit and we could see what the arthritis was doing to her body but she always had a great spirit about it. We would do small chores for her and she would tell us of experiences when she was growing up. This taught us you can endure if you are willing to fight through the pain.

Aunt Thelma Blalock in later years would stay with Aunt Nellie Wheeler and help her until she started

Then their was Aunt Alma Wilson, we loved to visit our cousins, Jeffery and Johnny and to help at the Peach Orchard that they owned. It was a great learning experience. We learned to pick and grade the peaches and to pack them up for shipping. We only helped on the weekends when we visited. In later years they quit growing peaches and went into the chicken raising with several chicken houses and that was even harder work than raising peaches. This was hard work from dawn to dusk.

Aunt Lottie was their baby girl, and her dad always told her that when she was older he would tell her how she got her name. Unfortunately he died in 1937 while she was still a young girl and she never heard from her dad how she got her name. Aunt Lottie had two sons and they were both older than I was but we had to stay with her and Uncle Junior when our two oldest sister were in a car wreck. This was when we got to know our Aunt and Uncle much better and to love their family.