The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 111 Walnut Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Interment will follow in Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Eva Lou "Tootsie" Haugabook Kleckley was born April 11, 1935 to the late Otis Polk and Sally Haugabook Powell. Her brothers, James Haugabook, Willie Haugabook and Hoppy Powell preceded her in death. Eva was educated at the Flint River Farms School. She worked some years at Southern Frozen Food, Inc. but retired early and became a dedicated homemaker.
On December 15, 1956, Eva married the love of her life, Johnny Kleckley, Jr., sharing 55 years of marital bliss. To this union, five children were brought forth. In 1974, Eva took another vow. A vow to do God's will, symbolizing that vow by being baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Eva enjoyed sharing Bible truths with others at every opportunity. Even during periods of illness her faith in the Bible's promises remained strong.
Eva leaves many fond memories in the hearts of those whom she knew and those who knew her, but especially her family. He beloved husband, Johnny Kleckley, Jr., her devoted children, Daughters: Linda Kleckley Hankerson, Carla Kleckley, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Jeshanah "Shan" Kleckley, Americus, Georgia; Sons: Donnie Kleckley and Tommy J. Kleckley (Ruby), all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; three loyal grandchildren: Harold Hankerson (Lazetta), Marietta, Georgia, Stacey Mathis (Timothy), Fort Valley, Georgia and Candace Kleckley, Oglethorpe, Georgia; Affectionate great grands includes Simone Hankerson, Hailey Hankerson, both of Marietta, Georgia and Timberly Mathis, Fort Valley, Georgia; a dearly loved sister-in-law, Eddie Ruth "Honey" Haugabook, Montezuma, Georgia; brothers-in-law / sisters-in-law, T. J. McKellar (Lois), Atlanta, Georgia, Essie Mae Kirven (Leroy), Waterbury, Connecticut and Ricky McKellar, Oglethorpe, Georgia; warm-hearted nieces, Betty Mathis, Marianne Curry (Russell), Laner "Carolyn" Maloy (Abner), Clara McKenzie, Doris Haugabook and Gloria Wells; caring nephews: Willie H. Haugabook, Freddie Haugabook, Jerome Haugabook, Edward Thomas; a special cousin, Vienell Killings, Atlanta, Georgia; a hundred fold of spiritual brothers and sisters; a host of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Christie Griffin Darity(Friday, April 20 12 11:13 pm EDT)
with deepest sympathy to Linda and the Family,so sorry for yall lost may it help comfort yall hearts that others care ,and may God keep the family strong ,keeping yall in prayer