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Martha Lee McCranie

d. January 9, 2014

Martha Lee McCranie

Martha Lee McCranie, 92, entered into rest Thursday, January 9, 2014  Loving wife of 57 years to the late E. James McCranie, Mrs. McCranie was one of three women in the MCG medical school class of 1945. She did her psychiatric residency at Boston VA. She was a pioneer in her field, as not many women were even accepted as physicians during that time. In 1958, she accepted a position as a child psychiatrist at MCG where she devoted her efforts to teaching, clinical work, and community service. Mrs. McCranie retired in 1981. In the late 70's she was invited, along with a group of other professionals in fields related to children and community care, to visit the newly opened country of China for consultation.

She was a very adventurous person and was always taking her children and grandchildren on expeditions, especially associated with her interest in rocks and shells. Her home was a safe haven where her children and grandchildren were welcomed and cherished. Mrs. McCranie will be most remembered for her attitude of gratefulness and unselfishness.

Survivors include daughter: Nancy M. Higgins (Steve) of Stone Mountain, GA; son: Robert McCranie of Augusta; grandchildren: Kecia Elder, Jason Higgins, Katrina McCranie, Zachariah McCranie, John DelGenio, Emily DelGenio and Kathryn DelGenio; 8 great grandchildren; sisters: Harriet Smith and Celeste Smith and brother: George Smith. Mrs. McCranie was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth DelGenio

A memorial service was held at 2:00P.M., Saturday, January 18, in the chapel of Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, with burial in the Milan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Augusta Library at 823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901, Georgia Chapter at 1776 Peachtree Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30309 or to JDRF Georgia at 3525 Piedmont Rd. NE, Bldg. 6 Ste 300, Atlanta, GA 30305.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, and Vaughn Funeral Home, McRae, had charge of arrangements.

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