Fay Pilkenton, age 101, of Griffin, passed away June 26, 2016 at her home.
Miss Pilkenton was born on December 8, 1914 in Molena, the daughter of the late John Thomas Pilkenton and Clenda Carriker Pilkenton. She was preceded in death by her two sisters: Elizabeth Pilkenton and Nelle Pilkenton Presley and three brothers: Thomas, Jack and Walter Pilkenton. She was a graduate of Molena High School and Georgia State College for Women (GSCW) in Milledgeville. She received her Master's Degree in Education from Georgia Peabody College in Nashville, TN. Miss Pilkenton devoted her career to the field of education. She taught for over 21 years in four Georgia school systems: Buford, Carrollton, Thomaston and Pike County. She was recognized as Teacher of the Year for Pike County High School and later for the entire Pike County School System. She served for 19 years as the Assistant State Supervisor of Business Education for Georgia and retired in 1977.
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