Emily N. McQuaig

Emily Noble McQuaig, 77, of Blackshear, died Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2020, at her residence after a short illness.

She was born in Cordele to the late J.W. and Marjorie Hubbard Noble. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a middle school teacher for the Pierce County Board of Education for most of her career and retired after 32 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Enriched Sunday School Class. She was also a former member of the Waycross Women’s Club. She was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandsons at the go cart races, saltwater fishing and watching them in the fields on the tractors.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Beth Walker Blythe.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie McQuaig, Blackshear; one son, Richard Blythe, Blackshear; two grandsons, Ben Blythe and Walker Blythe, both of Blackshear; one sister, Beverly Noble McCay Barr, Cordele; two step-children, Kelly McQuaig and Shannon McQuaig; nieces, Amy Perry (husband Craig) and Becky Poland Campbell; nephews, Hal McCay (Keelea) and Doug Poland; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kristen Baker (husband Shannon), Patrick McCay, Hali McCay, Tori Campbell and Josh Campbell and great-great nephews, Dawson and Ridge Baker.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear with the Rev. Dr. Bill Young officiating.

Interment will follow in Waters Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Ben Blythe, Walker Blythe, Chris Gonzalez, Tristan Hall, Randy Dixon and Lopez.

Sympathy may be expressed online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

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