Maggie Black Obituary, Death – Maggie Lee Dowling was the name of the person who was being referred to in this sentence. Herrin Black, a resident of Blackshear who was 93 years old and had been suffering from a disease for a substantial length of time prior to his passing on Monday morning (9/4/23), died away at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House. For a considerable amount of time, Herrin had been going there to receive therapy for his disease.
She was born in Blackshear on December 5th, 1929, and her parents were Willie Leon Dowling and Mary Maggie Lee Anderson Dowling. Her birthday is celebrated as Blackshear Day. Since her birth, however, neither of her parents has survived to see her become an adult. She was the only child her parents ever had and the only child they ever had at any point in their lives. She had worked in the past at the King Edward Cigar Factory in Waycross, the Rubin Brothers Shoe Factory in Blackshear, and most recently at Wal-Mart, where she was employed as a greeter.
Her prior employers were all in Georgia. Both of these factories were located in the state of Georgia at one point in their history. She was born and raised in Pierce County, Washington, which she regarded as her home throughout her whole life. All of her religious services were conducted at the Bethel Baptist Church in Blackshear, of which she was a member, because that was the place where she felt the most at ease. Both of her brothers, Leon Dowling and David Horace Dowling, as well as her first and second husbands, Henry Hiers “Dick” Herrin and Havard Black, left before she did. Her first husband’s name was Henry, and her second husband’s name was Havard. When she passed away, she was the last living member of her immediate family who had survived to that point. Her first husband, both of her parents, and both of her grandparents all went away before she did. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.