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Barbara Kate Addison, 82, died May 22, 2014 in Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga. Mrs. Addison was born Oct. 29, 1931, to Martin Z. Thomas and Mary Lavonia Thomas of High Springs, Fla. She graduated from High Springs High School and Florida State University then taught elementary school her entire career.

In retirement, Barbara enjoyed serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by singing in the Smyrna First Baptist Church choir. Mrs. Addison was preceded in death by her son, Bennie Addison, and her husband, Wilburn B. Addison, Jr., a veteran of the Korean War.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Howington of Jacksonville, Fla., and three siblings; daughter Katrina Barnes, son and daughter-in-law Barry and Sheryl Addison and grandson Tylor Elliott of Marietta, Ga., , son and daughter-in-law Martin and Johnna Addison and grandchildren Tyler Addison, Sara Addison, and Ben Addison of Smyrna, Ga.