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Ann was born in Calhoun to parents Jordan Eli Billings, M.D., and Josephine Elizabeth Billings. Ann was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church where she sang in the church choir, played piano for Sunday school classes and helped with VBS.
Ann attended Shorter College in Rome, earning a bachelor's of art in history and social studies. In 1965, Ann moved to south Florida. She later obtained her master's degree in library science and information studies at Florida State University.
In 1980, Ann and her children moved back home to Dalton, where Ann became the media specialist at Dalton Junior High School for 18 years. Ann spent the last seven years of her career at the Northwest Georgia Regional Library as the children's librarian.
After retirement, Ann became a strong advocate for those affected with Parkinson's disease. For four years she led the Parkinson's Support Group in Dalton. In 2010, Ann moved to Athens.
Ann is survived by her son, William P. Mayne III (Bill), and his wife, Gina, who live in Athens; daughter, Susan Elizabeth Rann, and her husband, Tracy, who live in Dalton; and three beloved grandchildren, Joanna Elizabeth Rann, Harper Morgan Mayne and Reeves Haralson Mayne.
Services will be Saturday at Dalton First United Methodist Church with Dr. Dean Osuch presiding. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations/memorials may be made to Dalton First UMC (500 S. Thornton Ave., Dalton, GA 30720) or Tuckston UMC (4175 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605).
Lord & Stephens West is in charge of arrangements (www.lordandstephens.com).
Published on September 18, 2017
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