On August 15, 2016, Mrs. Mildred Georg Horne, (Kingsland, GA), wife of Clifford Horne (deceased, 1991) quietly entered mortality in Clemmons, NC with family and loved ones by her side. She was 102 years young. She is preceded in death by a daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Sarah, Paul, and Mark Leonard of Davidsville, PA, son Charles Horne of Orlando, FL, and parents John and Sarah Georg of Davidsville, PA.
She is survived by son, Elwood (Woody) Horne of Griffin, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Wilbur Kelley of Grantville, GA, and sister and brother-in-law Margaret and Pete Lehman of Davidsville, PA.
Her extended family includes 19 grandchildren (one preceding her in death), 53 great grandchildren (one preceding her in death), 61 great-great grandchildren, 2 great-great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 19th at 12 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Kingsland. Services will follow at 2 o’clock with Pastor Brian Parker and Brother Terry Brown presiding. Interment will take place at Lawnwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elwood “Woody” Horne, Mike Brazell, Henry Buchanan, Rusty Smith, Mark Smith, Teddy Horne, Patrick Horne, and Donnie Horne.
Life can be measured in many ways, . . . dates, number of children and grandchildren, and even vocation. Those are simply cold facts that do not speak to the profoundness or meaning of a life well lived. Mildred Horne’s story certainly extends beyond mere numbers. While her numbers are impressive, her lasting legacy rests in those she raised and touched throughout her 102 years.
From the onset of her auspicious beginning of marriage to Clifford Horne till the end of her earthly days, she has delivered an abundance of advice, discipline, love, humility, devotion, trust, faith, grace, and humor to all who knew her.
Wedding at the ripe old age of 14, her marriage was quite the scandal for Kingsland in 1928. Her father wanted to have them arrested, but cooler heads prevailed and they went on to share an amazing bond of love and devotion for 63 years until his passing in 1991.
There were many stories of perseverance and great joy throughout their lives together, too many to name here, but the crux of all those calamities and wondrous events is the true strength and grace she displayed for all to bear witness. She knew no other way but to trust in God’s plan. And what a plan He had! She is definitely the rock, the keystone, and the cornerstone in which God built the Horne family. Her legacy flows in the veins and the soul of her children and descendants.
She is and will always forever be loved, remembered, and missed.
January 16, 1914 – August 15, 2016