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In Memory: Lois Maudin, Cherokee High School English Teacher

Mauldin started teaching at Cherokee High School when it opened in 1956.

Credit: Patch
Credit: Patch
The following obituary was submitted by South Canton Funeral Home & Chapel:

Lois Lorraine Mauldin, 94, of Canton  passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Northside Hospital-Cherokee. 

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at from the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 101 Rope Mill Road in Woodstock.

Lois Lorraine Mauldin was born June 9, 1919, to Grover and Mary Hooper Mauldin. At an early age, she had a strong desire for education. After graduating from Canton High School, she attended Southern University at Collegedale, Tennessee, earning her bachelor's degree. She then earned a master's degree from the University of Maryland. She received a six year specialist degree from Georgia State University. 

While studying at the University of Maryland, she was an assistant dean of nurses at Washington Union College. Subsequently, she taught elementary school in Knoxville, Tennessee and in Atlanta.

Fortunately, she returned home in 1956 and began her teaching career at the new Cherokee High School in the English department. Her career also included summer and evening classes. She was a dedicated teacher with a genuine love of her students.

As a devout Christian, she was a member of Cherokee Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Z.L. and Lloyd Mauldin.

Survivors include: nieces Kathy (Herbert) Johnson of Canton; Carol (Jim) Furlong, of Woodland, California; nephew Bill (Marilyn) Mauldin of Moreno, California; and special care giver Lisa Cannon.

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