Martha Sue Freeman Dyar

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Martha Sue Freeman Dyar, of the Greshamville Community died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens. She was 96.  Born May 10, 1922 in Greshamville, she was the daughter of the late Floyd Bingham Freeman and Glennie Smith Freeman. She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1939 and North Georgia College. On July 22, 1945, she married Jonathan Pressly Dyar, III and they were married for 63 years. When she was younger she taught school in Siloam and later became the Tax Commissioner for Greene County serving unopposed for 26 years and retired after 32 years.  Martha Sue was a member of New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville, where she played the piano and organ. She was an avid Braves fan, enjoyed reading and playing the piano.  Family was important and she always enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.  She use to cook Sunday lunch every Sunday after church.

She is survived by three daughters, Susan Dyar of Greensboro, Pattie Dyar Gilbert and husband Dwayne of Watkinsville, and Margaret Dyar Patrick and husband Mike of the Greshamville Community; a son, Jonathan Pressly “Jon” Dyar IV and wife Teresa of the Greshamville Community; eight grandchildren, Donna Gilbert Gakstatter and husband Eric, Geri Gilbert Walker and husband James, Kelly Gilbert Manders and husband Brandon, Pres Dyar, Andy Dyar and wife Montana, Clint Patrick and wife Katie, Cody Patrick and wife Joanie and Rachel Patrick Kinsaul and husband Jason; 16 great grandchildren, Reagan Gakstatter, Bailey Gakstatter, Emma Manders, Lila Manders, Ashton Walker, Sophie Walker, Jeremy Dyar, Malachi Dyar, Kaylee Dyar, Jonathan Dyar, Brady Patrick,  Darcie Kate Patrick, Faith Patrick, Cameron Patrick, Mallory Patrick and JP Kinsaul; and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. P. Dyar; sister, Rachel Freeman; and great grandchild, J D Manders..

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 11, at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Greshamville with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Pres Dyar, Andy Dyar, Clint Patrick, Cody Patrick, Brandon Manders, Eric Gakstatter, James Walker and Jason Kinsaul.  The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday night at the Funeral Home. The family requests that memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Church, 1400 Farmington Road, Madison, GA 30650 or the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Sheila Dunn for the love and support she provided.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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