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Mrs Ora Emily Gazaway Pickett
Birth: Jan. 5, 1909
Panthersville
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1966
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Ora Emily Pickett was born in the Panthersville District of DeKalb County, Georgia, the second child of James S. and Laura Mae (Strickland) Gazaway. Her siblings were Myrtice Louise Gazaway Benson, Arthur James Gazaway, Margarite Elizabeth Gazaway Smith, Athalia Mae Gazaway Cooper, and Daniel Wilson Gazaway.
Emily (as she was called)was working as a stenographer for a title and trust company in Atlanta, when she married Waymond T. Pickett in Niagara Falls, NY. They soon welcomed two beautiful daughters into their family: Elizabeth and Theodora.
The Great Depression made it necessary for Waymond, a house builder, to follow the work; so the little family moved to Burbank, California which was experiencing a building boom by the end of the 1930s.
Emily adored her daughters and all the grandchildren that came along when the girls married. She is remembered as a kind, gentle woman with a pleasant voice, a lilting laugh, and a patient manner. She was also a talented gardener.
She was taken to heaven on Christmas Day, 1966 at the age of fifty-seven and is missed by her family to this day. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Simmons Gazaway (1885 - 1970)
  Laura Mae Strickland Gazaway (1889 - 1974)
 
 Spouse:
  Waymond Theodore Pickett (1909 - 1982)*
 
 Siblings:
  Myrtice Louise Gazaway Benson (1906 - 1989)*
  Ora Emily Gazaway Pickett (1909 - 1966)
  Marguerite Elizabeth Gazaway Gorbandt (1913 - 2000)*
  Daniel Wilson Gazaway (1920 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: LauraEWJenkins
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85205554
Mrs Ora Emily <i>Gazaway</i> Pickett
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Mrs Ora Emily <i>Gazaway</i> Pickett
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Mrs Ora Emily <i>Gazaway</i> Pickett
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On Mother's Day to our Grandmommy: We all miss you.
- Your Grandchildren
 Added: May. 13, 2012
To Grandmommy on Easter Sunday.
- LauraEWJenkins
 Added: Apr. 8, 2012
 
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