Ouida Brackin Maney

Ouida Brackin Maney, 83, passed away peacefully July 12 at her home in Locust Grove. 

Ouida was born Dec. 7, 1932, to Mattie Aycock Brackin and Lee Ellis Brackin, in Longview, Mississippi. She developed many interests as a young lady. Her faith in God above all, her love for her family, friends and country and her appreciation for music made her the woman she was.

She met the love of her life, Wilbur (Bill) Maney in San Angelo, Texas, while working at a local boys ranch. Following the proposal about two years later, Ouida married Wilbur on Nov. 20, 1953. 

Shortly after the birth of their first daughter, they returned to Georgia and eventually settled in Dillard for 27 years. They moved to Tignall for the next 25 years, during which Ouida retired as a U.S. postmaster. They moved to Locust Grove four years ago to be close to family and they have developed dear friendships at their church and local senior center. 

Ouida was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Carol, and her sister, Ann Gilbreath. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Wilbur; her three children and their spouses: Bill and Linda Maney, Debra and Greg Smith, and Ruth and Dennis Strickland; her six grandsons: Clay (wife, Shawna), Greg (wife, Ashley), Morris, Alex (wife, Amanda), Jelani, and A.J.; her two great-granddaughters, Dakota, and Alissa; her brothers and their spouses: James & Wanda Smith, Jerry and Helen Brackin, and Ronnie and Betsy Brackin; her sister-in-law, Roberta Copeland, and many nieces, nephews and extended family. 

A memorial service will be held Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Locust Grove, located at 2950 Tanger Blvd., Locust Grove, Georgia, 30248. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Locust Grove. 

The burial will take place at the cemetery of Tignall Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m., located at 170 S Hulin Ave, Hwy 17, Tignall, Georgia, 30668.

The Clayton Tribune, July 28, 2016

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