Elma Idora <I>Jackson</I> Stallings

Elma Idora Jackson Stallings

Heard County, Georgia, USA
Death 19 Mar 2014 (aged 97)
Georgia, USA
Burial Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 126656363 · View Source
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Mrs. Elma Idora Jackson Stallings of Newnan died peacefully on March 19, 2014. She was born June 4, 1916, in Heard County, GA.

She was a lifetime homemaker possessing many God-given talents. Among other things, she was an avid reader, a Bible scholar, a crochet master and a late-blooming artist.

Her father was James Amos Jackson and her mother was Sara Devie Kidd. Her brothers were Amos Willis Jackson and Milton Lamar Jackson. Milton gave the ultimate sacrifice of his life in defense of his country in World War II.

Elma married Willis Hammond Stallings in 1935 and gave birth to children Sara Ann Stallings Owen (Mack), Willis Milton Stallings (Judy) and Hilda Jean Stallings Nix (Gerald). She was the grandmother to five, great-grandmother to eleven, and great-great-grandmother to two.

During her lifetime of 97 years, she was witness to vast changes that brought about things she could never have imagined. She later recalled to her children her remembrance of her first sighting of a motor car huffing and puffing down their residential street, frightening all the neighborhood and sending her and her friends running for the safety of home.

In her quest for knowledge and learning she accumulated libraries of books, mostly Bible commentaries and expositions. Many of these volumes became starter material for "favored" beginners' libraries.

She spent many years traveling around the country with her husband, Willis, a construction superintendent. Their prearranged reunion just inside the eastern gate took place at 5:05 a.m. last Wednesday morning.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.mckoon.com.

The funeral for Mrs. Stallings will be held Saturday, March 22 at 4 p.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 3 with Pastor Doug Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA 30263; 770-253-4580.

Published in The Newnan Times 03/21/2014.

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