Obituaries for Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Published 1:30 am Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Mary Jane Bass Standley

Mary Jane Bass Standley, 96, passed away on Feb. 15, 2019, in Peachtree Corners, Ga.

She was born on April 18, 1922, in LaFayette, Ga., daughter of Charles and Marjorie Bass. She grew up in Atlanta, was an active member of North Avenue Presbyterian Church, and graduated from Girls High in 1940. Mary Jane lived in the Brunswick/St. Simons Island, Ga., area for more than 30 years and was an avid member of the community, including serving as the president of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, the St. Simons Chapter of the DAR, and the Amity House for battered women in Brunswick, Ga. She was also a member of Altama Presbyterian Church, in Brunswick, and later, Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, on St. Simons. When Mary Jane moved back to Atlanta in 2006, she became a member of the Shallowford Presbyterian Church, and knitted numerous prayer shawls to be given to members of the community in need of comfort.

She also was a former resident of Andalusia, where she was active in First Presbyterian Church.

Mary Jane is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George Merritt and Kathryn Taylor; granddaughter, Shannon Lynn Taylor; step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Michael and David William McDaniel; and great-grandchildren, Aurora Catherine Wilson and Joel Kalil Saidi. She also is survived by her nieces and nephew, Sue Bass Wilson, Sally Bass Gilmer, Julie Bass McDonald, and Charles C. (Tripp) Bass, III.

She is predeceased by late husband, John Robert Standley; and brother, Charles C. Bass.

The funeral service was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, followed by a graveside service at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, on St. Simons Island.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in memory of Mary Jane to the Shallowford Presbyterian Church Prayer Shawl Ministry, in Atlanta, or Amity House of Brunswick.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Mrs. Genevieve Hendren

Mrs. Genevieve Hendren, of Andalusia, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Jackson Hospital. She was 73.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel of Andalusia, with the Rev. Adam Gomillion officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services (1:00 P.M.) at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel. Keahey Funeral Home of Andalusia has been entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Hendren is survived by her children, Tracey (Rev. Adam) Gomillion of Red Level, Tania (David) Frey of Fort Worth, TX., and Terri (Tommy) Twingstrom of Silt, CO.; seven grandchildren, Matthew Hendren, Julie (Chris) Barona, Zack (Lauren) Koran, Shayna Koran, Jacob Gomillion, Andrew Gomillion, and Joshua Gomillion; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Robin) Workman of Andalusia. She is preceded in death by her parents Burley and Thelma (Brenner) Workman; and her sister, Joyce Dermody.

Please join us in remembering Mrs. Hendren by visiting her memorial page at