KIKER, Judy Ann
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Judy Ann Kiker, age 69 of Kennesaw, GA passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Kennestone Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. Judy was born May 3, 1944 in Oak Ridge, TN to Garfield and Opal Kiker. After moving to Atlanta in 1953, Judy graduated from West Fulton High School – Class of 1962. Judy was a long-time, loyal employee for the Owens-Illinois Glass Container Division for 33 years. After a short relocation to Toledo, OH she transferred back to Atlanta, working in the O-I Plastics Division. Judy was an active member of Collins Memorial United Methodist Church in Bolton, GA for many years. She was an avid sports fan (especially Georgia Tech Basketball and Football), an animal lover, and beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Judy was admired, respected and loved by many. Survivors include her mother, Opal Kiker of Atlanta, GA; two brothers and sister-in-laws, AJ and Sara Kiker of Gainesville, GA and Jerald and Phyllis Kiker of Marietta, GA; two nieces and their husbands, Kelly and Chip Rice of Canton, GA and Karen and Thad Baird of Marietta, GA; great niece Abbey Baird of Marietta, GA; three great nephews, Carter, Conner and Clarkston Rice of Canton, GA; her God-daughter, Shea Howard of Oxford, MS; and aunts and several cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Andrew Garfield Kiker. The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and also on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM prior to the funeral service. Friends and family will celebrate Judy’s life on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King St., SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 at 3:00 PM with the Reverend Randy Walworth officiating and interment following at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. The family expresses their sincere thanks and appreciation to those who loved and supported Judy during her lifetime and especially these last few months during her battle with cancer. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

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