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Hilda Washburn Sheffield

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Aug. 20, 2020

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MACON: Hilda Washburn Sheffield, 93, of Macon, died Aug. 20. A funeral service was Sunday, Aug. 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church. Kim Washburn spoke. Burial was private.

Born to the late C.B. and Pauline Washburn, Hilda is survived by her daughter, Terri L. Sheffield of Macon; granddaughter, Annaclaire Orris of Suwannee; numerous nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents C.B. and Pauline Washburn; husband, Thomas C. Sheffield; daughter, Frances S. Orris; two brothers, Reverend Roy Washburn, and Hubert Washburn; and three sisters, Frances Washburn, Elsie Taylor, and Nell Bierman.

Hilda attended Jones County Schools and graduated with the class of 1942. She attended Georgia State College for Women and Georgia College and State University. She worked as a bookkeeper for Solomon Insurance Agency until she retired.

Hilda was active in Jones County Farm Bureau. She enjoyed going out to dinner on Thursday nights with her friends known as the “Sunshine Girls,” until her health limited outings. She was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and Saturdays in the fall were all about football.

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Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032, had charge of the arrangements.