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Willene McGee Castleberry

December 31, 1926 — September 30, 2018

Willene McGee Castleberry of Forsyth, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was born December 31, 1926, to Sarah Thornton McGee and Jefferson Dewitt McGee in Morgan, Georgia.  She attended the Conservatory at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia graduating in 1947 as co-valedictorian of her class.  After graduation, she moved to Forsyth to teach music where she met and married Jeptha Edgar Castleberry, Jr.  They had two children, Jeptha Edgar Castelberry III and Janne Castleberry Foster.  Willene pursued a lifelong interest in the arts, expanding her love of music to painting. She studied at the Chatov Studio in Atlanta and exhibited frequently in the central Georgia area. Willene and Edgar were avid travelers and enjoyed visiting as many foreign countries as possible. Willene was seldom without her easel and paint supplies and she often took them with her on trips as she painted her way around the world. Willene was a devoted mother and wife, and she delighted in being a citizen of Forsyth where she raised her family and lived until moving to the Carlyle in Macon in her later years. She was a member of the Forsyth United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the Administrative Board.  She also was a founding member of the Forsyth Book Club. Willene was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar, and her brother and sister-in-law, Jefferson and Mary Jo McGee of Albany, Georgia. She is survived by her two children, Jep and Janne, her grandson, James Edgar Castleberry Foster, and her sister and brother-in-law, Drs. Anne and James Morganstern of Columbus, Ohio. Graveside services will be held at the Forsyth City Cemetery on Thursday, October 4 at 11:00. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.  
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Forsyth City Cemetery

, Forsyth, GA 31029

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