Andrew Ainslie Sr.
Andrew Ainslie Sr., 88, of Madison died Aug. 7, 2012. He was born May 29,1924 to James William Ainslie Sr. and Mary M. Smith. He was born in the family home place in the community formerly known as Dorsey. Mr. Ainslie was proud of his heritage and connection to Morgan County. His great-great grandfather, William West was a Revolutionary War veteran and received property here through the federal land grants. He was an early settler of Morgan County, establishing his home here in 1813. One of Mr. Ainslie’s grandfathers was a Union officer in the Civil War. While advancing through Georgia his company made camp just outside of Madison in a pecan grove. After the war he purchased that pecan grove and moved his family here. That land is still part of the Ainslie home and farm.
Mr. Ainslie was a veteran of the United States Marines. He served during World War II. During the Korean Conflict he was called up from the reserves and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1950.
Mr. Ainslie was married to Mary Cantrell on Nov. 19, 1949. He spent his career with the Georgia State Highway Department, while also operating his family farm. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Madison. He enjoyed travelling and spending time with his family. He was a UGA fan and proud resident of Morgan County.
Mr. Ainslie is survived by his wife Mary Ainslie and their children, Mary Jo Prescott and Ron of Jefferson, Andy Ainslie and Carolyn of Madison, Sally Porter and Dan of Buckhead and Beth Watkins and Mike of Watkinsville; grandchildren Hank Bailey, Carol Singletary, Sadie Carver, Jim Porter, Scott Porter, Amy Cartilage, Wesley Watkins, Andrew Ainslie and Merritt Ainslie; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at A. E. Carter Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Madison City Cemetery Thursday at 4 p.m. Dr. Grady Mosley will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Printed in the August 9, 2012