NETTLETON -   Georgia Olene Randolph Hester, 92, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Diversacare of Amory after an extended illness. She was born on July 31, 1925 in Itawamba County to Allen and Ora Warren Randolph. She was a lifelong resident of Nettleton,  a retired cook at the Nettleton High School Cafeteria, and  a member of the Nettleton Church of Jesus Christ. She loved living for the Lord, cooking, making lye soap, and being with her family.
  Services will be Monday at 11 a.m.. at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Scott Kitchens officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
  Survivors include one daughter, Martha Jane Watson of Nettleton; two sons, Ricky Hester (Contessa) and Mark Hester, all of Nettleton; one sister, Maxine Kennedy of AL; 19 great grandchildren; a special granddaughter, Kim Harris (Rickey) of Nettleton; a special great granddaughter, Karli Rose of Nettleton.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Claxton Hester; her parents; one daughter, Janice Sue Hester; two sons, Merle Travis Hester and Charles Wayne Hester; five sisters, Rader Mayo, Pearlie Clark, Ernie Harlow, Betsy Hargett, Ruby Nelson; five brothers, Talmadge, Ellis, Dee, Wallace & Junior Randolph.
  Pallbearers will be Nathan Hester, Josh Hester, John Hester, Allen Barnett, Rickey Harris, & Gary McVay.
  Honorary pallbearer will be Kevin Watson.
  Visitation will continue Monday from 9 a.m. until time for services, at the funeral home.

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