|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1916|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 2004|
Mrs. Mary Herndon Mikell Thompson, age 88, died Sunday at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in Toccoa, Ga., in Stephens County, on March 18, 1916, but had lived in Statesboro for over 60 years. Mary was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century and the Magna Charta Dames. She completed her master's degree in speech therapy at the University of Georgia. Mary taught in the public school system for several years before joining the faculty of Georgia Southern University, where she was an assistant professor in the Speech Department (now Communication Arts) for many years. She was responsible for beginning the first courses in puppetry and built the first puppet theater at GSU. Mary loved the Georgia Southern Eagles and was an enthusiastic fan of Eagles football. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church in Statesboro and directed several of the Christmas and Easter pageants that were presented there. Her first husband of many years, Frank L. Mikell Sr., preceded her in death.
Surviving are three children, Alison M. Rushing of Statesboro, Frank L. Mikell Jr. of Springfield, Ill., and Leah M. Bennett of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Dr. H. William Perry officiating. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.
Statesboro Herald – 27 Oct 2004
Frank Leonard Mikell (1911 - 1986)*
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