Thomasville Times Enterprise

December 2, 2013

Ann Fleming Cone


THOMASVILLE — Services for Ann Fleming Cone, 84, of Thomasville, will be held Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at City Cemetery in Pelham at the Whiddon family plot. The Rev. Dr. Dave Dorst will officiate. A lifelong resident of Thomasville, Mrs. Cone died peacefully Nov. 30, 2013 at Archbold Medical Center. Born November 28, 1929, on Thanksgiving Day at Archbold, Mrs. Cone was the oldest child of the late Harvey Allen and Vera Darnell Fleming, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Rodney, in 2011 after lovingly being his caregiver for six years as he battled dementia. A graduate of Thomasville High School and Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Mrs. Cone was a school teacher in Boston before beginning a tenure as kindergarten teacher at First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville. A lifelong member of FPC, Mrs. Cone is fondly remembered for her lengthy service as a Sunday School Teacher and later a nursery worker where she cared for "her children". Besides her work in the Sunday School and nursery programs, Mrs. Cone was an active participant in the Chancel Choir. When her husband Rodney was diagnosed with dementia, Mrs. Cone became a fixture at Plantation Manor support group and often offered nurturing advise on this terrible disease. She remained active in the group even after his passing in 2011. She is survived by her children, Carol Cone Griffin of Thomasville, Maryann Cone Voyles (Fred) of Griffin, and Rodney Allen Cone (Diana) of Thomasville. Mrs. Cone is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kristopher Voyles (Chasity) of Griffin, Rick Voyles of Atlanta, Megan Cone Kent (Manning) of Atlanta, Chad Cone of Atlanta, Brett Griffin of Thomasville and Anna Griffin of Atlanta. Mrs. Cone is also survived by one great-grandchild, Gabriel Voyles of Griffin; and two step-grandchildren, Claire and Robert Sears of Houston, Texas. Surviving siblings are Harvey Fleming (Mary Gene) of Pensacola, Fla., Mary Alyce Cordell of Roswell, Becki Allison of Cleveland and Guerry Fleming of Leesburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home, 10451 Hwy. 84 East, Thomasville, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church Christian Education Department, 225 E. Jackson St, Thomasville, Ga. 31792, or the Jim Neill Memorial Foundation, c/o Community Foundation, 135 N. Broad St., Thomasville, Ga. 31792. Visitors may sign the register book online at — Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home