SYLVESTER -- Henrietta Doster Wilder, 96, of Sylvester, GA, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor.
The funeral service will be at 2:30 PM on Sunday November 27, 2011 at Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Davis will officiate.
Mrs. Wilder was born on January 29, 1915, in Rocky Ford, GA, to late Dr. Henry Wilson and Blanch Etta Wallace Doster. She married Carlos Brown Wilder, Sr., in 1936 and they moved to Sylvester prior to World War II. They left for a short time, while Mr. Wilder served in the U. S. Navy. Following the war, they returned to Sylvester. Mrs. Wilder graduated from Georgia Teachers College (present day GA Southern). Her teaching career includes teaching Expression (Speech) and 1st & 2nd grades at Sylvester Elementary. She taught hundreds of Worth County students in her 25+ years of teaching. Mrs. Wilder was an active member of the Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, primarily to adults, and served as President of United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Woman's Club and the Garden Club
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos Brown Wilder. Survivors include 3 children, Carlos Brown Wilder, Jr. (Meme), Henry Wilson Wilder (Gail), Rosemary Wilder Adkins, grandchildren, Beau Wilder (Val), Christy Wilder Greene (Scott), Carlton David Adkins and Christopher Wilder Adkins. She leaves 5 great grandchildren, Sam Greene, Charlie Greene, Alexandra Wilder, Preston Wilder and C. B. Wilder, IV.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church P.O. Box 118, Sylvester, GA 31791 or the Margret Jones Public Library 205 Pope St., Sylvester, GA 31791.
The family will receive friends Saturday (TODAY) from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Banks Funeral Home.
Banks Funeral Home