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Joan Mace Sane

December 15, 1934 — July 9, 2019

Joan Sane, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in Hickory, North Carolina, Joan was the daughter of the late William “Bill” Stephens and Ruby Wilkie Stephens. Joan graduated with honors from George Hildebran High School, where she was a cheerleader. She retired as a Logistics Analyst at Robins Air Force Base. A woman of sturdy faith, Joan loved her Sunday school class and church at Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many. Joan will be forever missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Joan was an avid square dancer and active member of the Warner Robins Ramblers. While traveling with her family and friends, Joan made many friends around the world. She loved to entertain and hosted many holiday dinners in her home for friends without family.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her son, Richard Hoyt Mace; sisters, Patti Ann Mosteller and Betty Bailey; brother, Terry Stephens; mother, Ruby Stephens; father, Bill Stephens; and former husband John Robert Mace, USAF (Ret).

Her memory will forever be treasured by her loving husband of 16 years, Roy Sane; children, Robert Mace (Sharon) of North Carolina; Russell Mace (Bernadette) of Panama City, Florida; daughter, Cindy Mace of Warner Robins; stepchildren, Patti Moore, Debi Garner, and Doug Sane; grandchildren, Brian Mace, Clifford Mace, Nathan Mace, Jeff Mace, Stephen Mace, Kelly Ferguson, Michael Mace; 17 great grandchildren; siblings, Dean Stephens (Patsy), Teressia Icard (Robert), brother-in-law, Danny Bailey, all of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her neighbor, Sandy Gardner, her caregiver, Selina Trice, and all the caregivers that grew to love her as they helped her.

Visitation will be Friday, July 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. A funeral service for Mrs. Sane will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Afterward, Mrs. Sane will be laid to rest in the Magnolia Park Mausoleum.

After the service, family and friends are invited to gather at the home of Cindy Mace at 104 Pointer Court, Warner Robins, Georgia, to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church at 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at 886 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201.

McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

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