Mrs. Mary Ann Hunter, 75, of Albany, Ga., died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Tift Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Putney. The Rev. Keith Travis officiated. A graveside service was held at John W. Taylor Cemetery, in Temperanceville, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.
Mrs. Hunter was born April 10, 1943, to the late Cecil and Margaret Linton, of Saxis. She attended and graduated from Atlantic High School, in Oak Hall, in 1961. After graduation, Mrs. Hunter moved to Washington, D. C., to work for the FBI as a stenographer and secretary. She was also employed by NASA, moving to Atlanta, where she met and eventually married Lynn Hunter. The two of them moved to Albany, Ga., where she continued her career working for the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base. While in Albany, she gave birth to two daughters, Brandi and Holly. As a follower of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she became, and continued to be, a vital part of the ministry at First Baptist Church of Putney, Ga. Some of her hobbies included trips to the beach, reading, gardening, and quality time with friends and family. Other important things in her life included daily quiet times with her Savior, annual trips to her hometown of Saxis, attending the activities of her grandchildren, involvement in her church, and being a servant to all. Her legacy to her family and all those that knew her is one of faith, family, friends, fun (as most were acquainted with her laugh), servanthood, and most importantly that Jesus is the answer for all people and all situations. One of her favorite scriptures was Jeremiah 29:11.
Survivors include two daughters, Brandi Wright (Steven), of Americus, Ga., and Holly Basko (Will), of Ola, Ga.; five grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Chandler Wright, Camden Wright, Carley Wright, Hunter Basko, and Linton Basko; two brothers, Greg Linton (Pam), of Pocomoke City, Md., and Glenn Linton (Pam), of Snow Hill, Md.; three nieces; two nephews; and the father of her children, Lynn Hunter.
Those desiring may make donations in Mrs. Hunter’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Putney, 1125 Antioch Road, Albany, GA 31705.
Local arrangements were made by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.