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Mazelle Cravens Andrews, Russell Co., KY native (1933-2018)

She was member of a highly distinguished Russell County, KY family, and the sister of Sue Stivers of Columbia, KY, and Elizabeth Richards of Russell County, KY. She served her beloved church, Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, Danielsville, GA, in a variety of roles for decades. She shared her beautiful voice and love of music as head of the choir. She taught her Sunday school class that faith in God teaches us humility, grace, hope and love are the pillars of our spiritual life. Her seventh and eighth grade science students found out about her love of butterflies and over the years gave her pins to represent them as gifts. At her funeral, there were enough of them in the collection that every person left with a butterfly pin.
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Mrs. Mazelle Cravens Andrews, age 84, of Franklin Springs, GA, passed away on March 10, 2018 at her home with her husband, Morris, at her side after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Funeral services for Mrs. Andrews were held in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 5601 Highway 29, Danielsville, GA, US at 1pmCT/2pmET, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, with Rev. Tom Elliott and Rev. Chad Hill officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.


Mrs. Mazelle Cravens Andrews, Russell County, KY native (1933-2018)


Mazelle was born on March 12, 1933, in Russell County, KY. She was the daughter of the late, Zellah and Jason Cravens. She died March 10, 2018, in Franklin Springs, GA, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 26 days.

Mazelle had a lifetime love of learning. She began in a one room school and graduated from two colleges; Lindsey Wilson College and the University of North GA. She received an Education Specialist degree from the University of GA.

Mazelle married the love of her life, Robert Morris Andrews, on December 23, 1955. In addition to raising two children, she was a master educator in the Franklin County School System and at Emmanuel College for over 40 years. She enriched the lives of thousands of students. Her example taught that hard work and discipline are the tools we are given to build self respect in this life.

Mazelle served her beloved church, Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in a variety of roles for decades. She loved her church family. She shared her beautiful voice and love of music as the head of the choir. She taught her Sunday school class that faith in God teaches us that humility, grace, hope and love are the pillars of our spiritual life.

In the community she served as head of the library board and was active in the GA Association of Educators.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Morris, and the following:
  • Her two children, Robin Mercer and husband, Albert of Franklin Springs, GA; and Dean Andrews and wife, Connie of Panama City, FL

  • Her five grandchildren, Nathaniel, Megan, Brooke, Stephen and Morgan

  • Her two sisters: Sue Stivers of Columbia, KY; and Elizabeth Richards of Jamestown, KY.
The family extends special thanks to Ms. Sharon Huff and the faithful team of caregivers, as well as the Amedisys Hospice services.

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The Pruitt Funeral Home, The Pruitt Funeral Home, 47 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA, is in charge of arrangements.


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Mazelle Cravens Andrews, Russell Co., KY native (1933-2018)



2018-04-01 - Franklin Springs, GA - Photo courtesy Pruitt Funeral Home, 47 Franklin Springs Street, Royston, GA.

Mazelle Cravens Andrews, Russell Co., KY native (1933-2018)


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Sisters keepsake photo, remembering the butterfly girl



2018-04-05 - Franklin Springs, GA - Photo from family collection.
Elizabeth (Libby) Richards of Jamestown, KY, left, and Sue Stivers of Columbia, KY, at right, lost their sister, Mazelle Cravens Andrews, center, in March. Sue said at the funeral, there were enough butterfly pins in her collection (from years of her seventh and eighth grade science students giving her pins as gifts to represent her love of them) that every person left the service with a butterfly pin to remember Mazelle. - LW

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