|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1916|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2010|
MIDWAY - Mrs. Annie B. Givens, age 93, of Midway entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville.
She was born in Norfolk, VA on December 5, 1916 to the late Rev. Richard H. Bowling, Jr. and Mrs. Rebecca P. Bowling.
She was educated in the public schools of Norfolk and was a 1934 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She received a bachelor's degree in 1938 and a master's degree in 1964 from Hampton Institute (now University) in Hampton, VA. Mrs. Givens taught in the public schools of Waverly, VA, Norfolk, Chatham County and Liberty County. She retired in 1977 from Bradwell Institute after becoming its first black faculty member in 1966. In 1945 she married the late Frank V. Givens. They lived in Savannah before moving to Midway where Mr. Givens was employed as the funeral director at Dorchester Funeral Home. At the time of his death in 1974, Mr. Givens owned the funeral home and Mrs. Givens continued the business until its sale in 1988. At an early age, Mrs. Givens joined First Baptist Church in Norfolk where her father was pastor. After moving to Midway, she became a member of Midway Congregational Church, UCC. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Hinesville Alumnae Chapter and the Liberty-Long Retired Educators.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Givens was preceded in death by her sisters, Rebecca B. McPhatter and Barbara B. Foxx.
Surviving are her daughter, Annette L. Givens of Midway; her aunt, Grace B. Penn of North Carolina; two nephews and their wives, Frederick and Thelma Burley of Washington, D.C. and Charles and Julia Foxx of Norfolk; a number of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Visitation: Sunday, November 21, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral: Monday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Midway Congregational Church, UCC. Viewing from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Remembrances are suggested to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Hinesville Alumnae Chapter, P. O. Box 1981, Hinesville, GA 31310 for the Annie B. Givens Scholarship.
Dorchester Funeral Home Midway, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
Savannah Morning News November 21, 2010.
Richard Hausber Bowling (1891 - 1961)
Rebecca Pride Bowling (1891 - 1986)
Frank Vincent Givens (1912 - 1974)
Annie Bowling Givens (1916 - 2010)
Rebecca Bowling McPhatter (1919 - 2000)*
Barbara Bowling Foxx (1923 - 2010)*
Midway Congregational Church Cemetery
Created by: JLG Applegren
Record added: Nov 24, 2012
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