Margaret Tanner Day

Published 4:02 pm Monday, August 13, 2018

Margaret Tanner Day

August 12, 2018

Margaret Tanner Day, age 68, of Douglas, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Day was born on May 13, 1950, in Douglas, Georgia, the daughter of the late Harvey Tanner and Maggie Brower Tanner.

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She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary for the First Baptist Church for thirteen years. Mrs. Day was also a member of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hayden “Joe” Day.

Survivors include daughter, Laura Day Busby and husband Steve of Carrier Mills, Ill.; three sons, Andrew Hayden Day and wife Rianna of Merritt Island, Fla.; Jonathan Harvey Day and wife Lindsay of Douglas, Ga., and Jonathan Kyle Shatto of Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Alexis Nicole Johnson of Cumming, Ga., Elena Grace Day of Merritt Island, Fla., Clara Drew Day of Merritt Island, Samuel Hayden Day of Merritt Island, Adelaide Elise Day of Douglas, and Jake Alexander Day of Douglas; sister, Janet Harrell of Bainbridge, Ga.; brother, Dr. James Tanner of Big Canoe, Ga..

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday August 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sims Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Richard Tanner, Mike Harrell, Todd Johnson, David Tanner, Mark Harrell and Tommy Harrell. Honorary pallbearers are Florance Marshall Sunday School Class, Dear friends “Same Sweet Girls” and Betty Lynn Pearce.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Hope Center ,508 Spring Oak Street, Douglas, Georgia 31533

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Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.