|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1942|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2008|
Nancy Tice Baird, 65, of Commerce, Georgia, died Saturday, October 11, 2008.
She was born in Jackson, Tennessee on December 21, 1942 and spent her childhood in Martin.
She was married to Ancil R. Baird, Jr., for 43 years.
Mrs. Baird is survived by Ancil Roscoe Baird, Jr. from Knoxville, Tennessee, currently residing in Commerce, Georgia, and his mother, Beatrice K. Baird, formerly of Knoxville, now residing in Jefferson, Georgia; son John David Baird, wife Maye Pintor Baird, and children Ian and Sienna; son Andrew Tice Baird, wife Dana Dobson Baird, and children Rollins and Reagan.
She is the daughter of James E. Tice, formerly of Martin, now residing in Griffin, Georgia, and the late Mary Rollins Tice. She is also survived by her brother, James Rollins Tice, wife Marilee Eaves Tice, and children Daniel, Timothy, and Seth of Griffin, Georgia.
Mrs. Baird graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Indiana University, Bloomington, attaining several advanced degrees and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia. She had a long career in the field of education beginning as Assistant Librarian at Indiana University, Jeffersonville, Indiana. She then served as Assistant Librarian at Wesleyan College, and later Owensboro Public Library, both in Owensboro, Kentucky. After moving to Griffin, Georgia, she first served as a librarian at the Flint River Regional Library, and then became the Library Media Specialist for Crescent Elementary School and later Griffin High School. Her career in educational leadership began as an Assistant Principal for Curriculum at Griffin High School. As a leader in the Griffin Spalding County Schools, she coordinated K-12 curriculum at the system level before moving to Commerce, Georgia, to accept the position of Assistant Superintendent of Commerce City Schools in 2001. She retired in 2006, only to continue to guide graduate students at Piedmont College in their pursuit of excellence in teaching.
There was a celebration of her life at a worship service held at Commerce First Baptist Church, on Saturday, October 25, 2008, led by Dr. Carlton Allen and Dr. Bruce Morgan. A reception with family and friends was held prior to the service at the church.
She requested contributions be made to the following charities in lieu of flowers, Commerce First Baptist Church Building Fund, Susan G. Komen for the Cure/Relay for Life, or Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Created by: Andie Parrish
Record added: Oct 05, 2010
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