2010-08-11 / Obituaries

Eloise Buxton Jenkins, 101, former Girard mayor dies

Eloise Buxton Jenkins, 101, of Girard, Ga., died Wednesday, Augu. 4, 2010, at Kentwood Nursing Home in Augusta, Ga.

The family rec eived friends from 6 until 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, at the funeral home.

The memorial service followed visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Sam Vernon officiating. Interment was private.

She was born on July 7, 1909 in Girard. She was a member of Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church in Augusta. She was a florist and flower arranger. Her accomplishments were numerous: served as State PTA President and served two terms as Mayor of Girard and was instrumental in the construction of a new water and sewage system as well as developing sidewalks for Girard. She was a member of various garden clubs and was a two-term president of the Creative Study Garden Club and director of the Azalea District of the Garden Club of Georgia. She was appointed by Governor George Busbee to the Georgia Peace Officers and Standards In-Training Council and served from July 1, 1981 until 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Martin Jenkins, and son, Ted Buxton Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Gloria J. Jenkins; her son, Samuel Jenkins and wife, Nell; her grandchildren, Greg Jenkins

Elora), Stan Jenkins (Ginger), Art Jenkins (Gay), Susan Jenkins Reynolds (Tommy), Jan Jenkins Carter (Jack) and Ted Jenkins Jr. (Carla); 13 greatgrandchildren; three greatgreat grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 420, Waynesboro, GA 30830 or to a charity of one’s choice.

DeLoach–McKerley Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Eloise Buxton Jenkins.

You may sign the family’s

personal guestbook at www.deloachfuneralhomes.com

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