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Persis Ann Haskins


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 23, 2023 - 1:13 PM

Persis Ann Haskins

The Newnan Times-Herald

September 27, 1940 – January 20, 2023

Persis “Ann” Haskins, 82, of Raleigh NC passed away peacefully on January 20, 2023. Persis Ann was born on September 27, 1940, to Percy and Sallie Bell Mathis in Manning, SC. Ann spent her early years in St. Matthews, SC, and lived in multiple locations including Nashville, TN, Bristol, TN, and Senoia, GA.

Prior to relocating to Senoia Ga, Ann was a dedicated office manager in Nashville, TN, and Bristol, VA. Ann loved service to the community, volunteering with several organizations including her churches in Bristol, VA and Sharpsburg, GA, and Civitan in Bristol, VA. Upon retirement, she loved to travel, play cards and spend time with friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and spouse George S. Haskins. She is survived by her spouse Jim Keesee: children Rose Marie Trainor, George Haskins (Amy), and Michael Haskins (Sandra); grandchildren Seth, Alexandria, Michelle, and Rebecca; great-grandchildren Andrew and Aubree; Stepson Ted Keesee (Alanah); step-grandchildren Jessica (Christian), Jennifer (Bryan) and Sabrina (Nathan); and multiple step-great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.

Ann’s family is grateful to the staff at Terra Bella who cared for her over the last year and to Amedisys Hospice who eased her final days.

A celebration of Ann’s life will be held at Sharpsburg Baptist Church, 6413 Highway 54, Sharpsburg, GA on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Wallace McAbee presiding. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.