WARNER ROBINS, Ga. Joan Sane, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Born in Hickory, Joan was the daughter of the late William "Bill" Stephens and Ruby Wilkie Stephens. Joan graduated with honors from George Hildebran High School, where she was a cheerleader. She retired as a logistics analyst at Robins Air Force Base. A woman of sturdy faith, Joan loved her Sunday school class and church at Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and sister, and she was a friend to many. Joan will be forever missed by all of those who knew and loved her. Joan was an avid square dancer and active member of the Warner Robins Ramblers. While traveling with her family and friends, Joan made many friends around the world. She loved to entertain and hosted many holiday dinners in her home for friends without family. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her son, Richard Hoyt Mace; sisters, Patti Ann Mosteller and Betty Bailey; brother, Terry Stephens; mother, Ruby Stephens; father, Bill Stephens; and former husband, John Robert Mace, USAF (Ret). Her memory will forever be treasured by her loving husband of 16 years, Roy Sane; children, Robert Mace (Sharon) of North Carolina; Russell Mace (Bernadette) of Panama City, Fla.; daughter, Cindy Mace of Warner Robins; stepchildren, Patti Moore, Debi Garner, and Doug Sane; grandchildren, Brian Mace, Clifford Mace, Nathan Mace, Jeff Mace, Stephen Mace, Kelly Ferguson, Michael Mace; 17 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dean Stephens (Patsy), Teressia Icard (Robert); brother-in-law, Danny Bailey, all of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her neighbor, Sandy Gardner; her caregiver, Selina Trice; and all the caregivers who grew to love her as they helped her. Visitation will be held Friday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. A funeral service for Mrs. Sane will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 13, in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Afterward, Mrs. Sane will be laid to rest in the Magnolia Park Mausoleum. After the service, family and friends are invited to gather at the home of Cindy Mace, 104 Pointer Court in Warner Robins, to celebrate Joan's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Rd., Warner Robins, GA 31088; or the Alzheimer's Association, 886 Mulberry St., Macon, GA 31201. Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the online registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has the privilege of being entrusted with these arrangements.
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