Grace Dixon Altman, 88, of Waycross died Saturday morning (Feb. 4, 2012) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born in Pierce County to the late James Strickland Dixon and Sarah Jane Proctor Dixon.
She was a former member of Memorial Baptist Church where she taught Pre-schoolers Class for many and was currently a member of Central Baptist Church. In 1970-1971 she was a News Reporter for the Savannah Morning News and also wrote Christmas stories along with other stories for the Waycross Journal-Herald for many years. Mrs. Altman was also an interviewer for Lou Harris & Associates for several years and interviewed many people in Waycross. Later in life she was involved with the Green Thumb Program at Okefenokee Technical College which she enjoyed a lot.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cleveland Altman; four sisters, Aline Keller, Nell Strickland, Lucille Dixon, and Mae Dixon; three brothers, Eustace Dixon, James M. Dixon, and William G. Dixon.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Altman Davis of Albany, GA; two sons, Tommy Altman of Athens, GA and David Altman of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, Steven Davis (wife Helen) of Leesburg, GA, Stephanie Van Matre (husband Richard) of Sylvester, GA, and Sandy Stuart (husband Mike) of Vacaville, CA; two great grandchildren, Colby and Cassidy Van Matre; four sisters, Ernestine Langford (husband Hugh) of Brunswick, GA, Crystal Gardner of Waycross, Marilyn Pittman (husband Jack) of Waycross, and Elinor Carter of Waycross; one brother, Kenneth A. Dixon (wife Sue) of St. Augustine, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 5 – 7 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Village, 2650 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503 or Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.