Myrtle Liggin

1941 - December 4, 2019

MRS. MYRTLE BUSH LIGGIN, age 78, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Dodge County Hospital.

Obituary for Myrtle Liggin

MRS. MYRTLE BUSH LIGGIN, age 78, of Eastman, GA, died Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Dodge County Hospital.

 Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Friday, December 6, at Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Jerry Peele officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 Myrtle was a lifelong resident of Dodge County, a 1959 graduate of Dodge County High School, a graduate of Middle Georgia College, and received her degree in education from Mercer University. She was a member, choir member, pianist, and former Sunday School teacher for over 40 years at Eastman First Baptist Church. She was a retired teacher for the Dodge County Board of Education for over 15 years, an accomplished artist and art instructor, a member of the Dodge County Retired Teachers Association, and a volunteer at the Christian Life Center for many years. Myrtle was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who was an avid reader and gardener. She enjoyed golfing, walking, and traveling with her husband. She was daughter of the late Johnnie Mullis Bush and W.H. Bush.

 Survivors: Husband of 59 years – George W. “Bill” Liggin, Jr. of Eastman; Daughter – Dina Liggin Hester (Morris) of Dublin; Son – Reed Liggin (Becky) of Canton; 5 Grandchildren – Noah Hester of Statesboro, Patrick Hester and Chloe Hester, both of Dublin, Ridge Liggin and Rubin Liggin, both of Canton; Sister – Elaine Bush Murray (Wayne) of Macon; Brother – Wilson H. Bush (Gail) of Jackson, GA; Nieces and Nephews – Nicole McCormack (Rob), Melissa Borland (John), Beth Stanfield (Cliff), and Bryan Bush (Jennifer), Joe Carson (Sue), and Ed Carson (Stacy). 

 The family may be contacted at the Liggin residence, 1261 Wood Valley Drive, Eastman, and will receive friends in Southerland Funeral Chapel from 1:00PM-3:00PM Friday, December 6. In addition to flowers, the family request contributions to the Eastman First Baptist Church building fund, 5107 Oak Street, Eastman, GA 31023.

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