|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1925|
|Death: ||May 11, 2010|
Mrs. Carene Deal Mallard
Mrs. Carene Deal Mallard of Statesboro, died on May 11, 2010, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Randy Waters and Elder W. H. Durrence officiating. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Mallard was born February 8, 1925 in Statesboro, GA and was the daughter of the late Horace Greeley Deal and Bernice Hodges Deal. She had lived in Bulloch County all of her life and was a leader in educational, religious, and community affairs as long as her health permitted. Her husband, Troy Mallard, Sister Helen Scott, and brother, J. W. Deal, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mallard was an honor graduate of Statesboro High School and earned a B. S. degree in English and history from Georgia Teacher's College (now Georgia Southern University). She pursued graduate work at Georgia Southern College and earned a Masters in Education and Specialists in Education degree. She taught in the Statesboro and Bulloch County Schools for forty-five years.
She began her career at Middleground Elementary and after two years, she was employed at Statesboro Elementary. When the Statesboro and Bulloch County systems merged, she was assigned to Mattie Lively. After 14 years, she was employed at the Statesboro Junior High and then Northside (now William James Middle School) from which she retired.
She served as a supervising teacher for Georgia Southern for many years. She loved children and dedicated her life to the youth of Bulloch County. She served as a teacher advisor in English for 45 years. She was the second runner up in the GAE/WTBS Channel 17 Teacher Hall of Fame in 1987.
Mrs. Mallard was an active member and leader in the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. She served as a member and officer of various church-wide committees, bible study teacher, member of the sanctuary choir, and past president of the Mina Franklin Circle.
Mrs. Mallard was active in the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of NSDAR, where she served many years as chairman of the American History Essay contest. She was also a past state president of the Daughters of the American Colonists. She was a descendant of the Salzburgers and was a member of the Georgia Salzburger Society. She was a member of the Bulloch County Historical Society and the Middleground Homemaker's Club. She was a master 4-H member and represented that club for many years.
She was a member of and past president of ETA Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Society for women educators. She served PSI State Chapter of ETA as Personal Growth and Service Chairman and also as Chairman of the Scholarship
Committee. She was a member of GAE and NEA Retired Teacher's Associations. She served on the Statesboro Regional Library Board and was chairman for one term. She was a member and past president of the Bulloch County Unit of Georgia Association of Educators. She served as past president of First District Classroom Teacher's Association.
Her hobbies included reading, traveling, and gardening. She loved young people and encouraged them to do their best in what they tried to do. She was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was an animal lover and always had her dogs and cats around her.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Stringer of Statesboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law Edgar (Diana) Deal of Statesboro; Hugh (Kay) Deal of Statesboro; Charles (Karen) Deal of San Antonio, Texas; a former sister-in-law, Velda Deal of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Jappy Stringer Ricky Stringer, Brian Deal, Stuart Deal, Jason Stringer and Denny Clark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Statesboro Regional Library, 124 South Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458 or to the charity of your choice.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Horace Greeley Deal (1907 - 1977)
Bernice Hodges Deal (1907 - 2007)
Barney Troy Mallard (1920 - 1978)*
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: Bill Waters
Record added: May 13, 2010
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