The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Jehovah Baptist Church, 201 Chatham Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mary Ophelia Kaigler was born on October 19, 1952 in Macon County, Georgia to the late J.C. Hill, Sr. and Georgia Chastain Hill. She earned her education in the Macon County public school system and was a graduate of D.F. Douglass High School class of 1971. She started employment at Southern Frozen Foods in 1977 and was there many years. She confessed her belief in the true and living God and became a member of Jehovah Baptist Church.
Mary was formerly married to the late Johnny B. Kaigler, whom was also a great father figure to her four boys, Curtis Hill, Anthony Harris, Brian Harris, and Kevin Harris. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing on her porch.
On May 13, 2018, Mary was granted her eternal rest. She now joins her sister, Ella Mae Hankerson; brothers, David S. Chastain and James C. Hill, Jr. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
The memory and legacy of Mary Ophelia Kaigler will live on with her children, Curtis B. Hill, of Estill, South Carolina, Anthony J. Harris (Andrea), of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Brian D. Harris, and Kevin L. Harris, both of Montezuma, Georgia; siblings, Sarah A. Stewart (Leo), Johnny L. Hill, both of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Rebecca Bivins (Arthur), of Warner Robins, Georgia, Gloria L. Hill (Robert), of Montezuma, Georgia, Emma B. Clark, of Warner Robins, Georgia; nineteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, including one devoted friend, Gracie Joiner, and other relatives