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April 22, 2011

Chambliss’ mother dies in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. — The mother of U.S. Senator and Moultrie resident Saxby Chambliss died earlier this week.

Emma Baker Anderson Chambliss, 93, of Roswell, died Tuesday, April 19. A memorial service will be held for her at the Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, N.C.

Chambliss was born Feb. 11, 1917, in Sumter, S.C., the daughter of the late Emma Richardson Baker and Clarence Saxby Anderson. She graduated from Sumter High School in 1934 and after two years at Coker College, she graduated in 1938 with a degree in education from the University of South Carolina, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

She served with her husband, the late Rev. Alfred Parker Chambliss Jr., for 36 years as the leader of Episcopal congregations in Haygood, S.C., Warrenton, N.C., Rock Hill, S.C., Morganton, N.C., Monteagle, Tenn., Shreveport, La., and Darien, Ga. She also taught elementary school in Darien for 10 years. She continued to serve in the Episcopal church in Saluda, N.C., after they retired from the ministry in 1977.

Sen. Chambliss is one of her three sons. A Moultrie attorney, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 after several years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Please click here for her obituary.

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