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Sally George

June 5, 1934 — June 19, 2023

Canton, Georgia

 

Sally Ann George

June 5, 1934 – June 19, 2023

Born Sally Ann Allen in Watertown, NY to parents Daniel Allen and Louise Bond Allen, she grew up in a large family and was raised in the Catholic Faith. Soon after graduating high school, Sally met and later married Airman William “Bill” Blount of Georgia who was stationed in Watertown during the Korean War. The couple moved south to Georgia in 1953 where they began a family of their own in 1954 with the birth of their daughter Susan, the first of eight children born to the couple. Sally always related, tongue in cheek, that they were only going South “for a honeymoon” but at her job as a telephone switchboard operator she had overheard Bill telling his mother that they were actually moving south.

Sally stayed busy as a mother and homemaker teaching her children early on invaluable lessons from the importance of participation in the church and honoring traditions to instilling healthy eating habits in an age when “healthy” was not cool. She became a great cook and could whip up a feast from the simplest ingredients. When the last child was in school, she began working various jobs outside the home. Some of her work included managing a GNC store and later selling nutritional herbs where she learned much about maintaining good health, knowledge that rewarded her the rest of her life. She also worked in the office of Dr William Shupert, DDS where she met Sherrie Shupert and made a friend for life. Sally was also available to volunteer and help others in the community.

After 24 years of marriage, Sally and Bill divorced but remained lifelong friends with both active in the lives and activities of their children and grandchildren. Sally married Charles George in 1978 and was blessed with two stepdaughters. Sally enjoyed nature, music, travel and a never-ending thirst for spiritual knowledge and understanding that became the basis of a circle of close friends.

Sally always had words of encouragement for her family and friends. She not only believed that peace and love were possible amongst all people but believed it to be our mission and purpose as children of God. Sally maintained great health most of her life and even into her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease to which she ultimately succumbed. She was an inspiration and a joy to all who knew her.

Sally is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Mary Crandall, her brothers Dick Allen, David Allen, Pat Allen, and Tom Allen. She is also preceded in death by husband Charles George and son Asa Blount. She is survived by daughter Susan Blount of Dawsonville, son Bill Blount Jr (Betsy) of Marietta, son David (Linda) of Canton, son John Blount (Alisa) of Acworth, daughters Mary Bogue (Ron) of Ball Ground, Becky Short (Mark) and Kathy Norris (Greg) of Oakwood, stepdaughters Terri Hunter (Jim) of Gainesville, and Kathy George of Holly Springs, sixteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel of Poole’s Funeral Home in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 11:00 am. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 am – 11:00 am and following the service from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

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Visitation

Saturday, July 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1970 Eagle Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Poole Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1970 Eagle Dr, Woodstock, GA 30189

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