Originally created 03/27/06

Mrs. Joan Merrill Ishee (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)



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LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Joan Merrill Ishee, 69, of 1175 Joy Drive, entered in to rest on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 2 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Joyner officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Ishee was a former employee of the Medical College of Georgia Hospital where she kept medical records. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, New Hope Baptist Church, Women's Missionary Union, a former church pianist and choir member. Survivors include her beloved husband of 52 years, Cecil L. Ishee, Jr.; daughter, Pamela I. Oliphant and husband Jeffrey, of Atlanta; two sons, Daniel L. Ishee and wife, Sandra, of Augusta and Tracy Ishee of Thomson; sister, Peggy A. Carr of Wetumpka, Ala.; brother Hugh Merrill, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren, Nikki Densmore, Luke Ishee, Rebecca Gail Ishee and Merrill Claire Oliphant; two great-grandchildren, Austin Densmore and Abby Gail Densrmore. Pallbeares will be deacons and the men of New Hope Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Attn: Gift Processing, Area 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta Ga., 30329. The family said she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday, at Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, Ga., (706) 359-3222. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle March 27, 2006