Martha "Mott" Hendricks Gregory

August 17, 1930July 10, 2018

Martha Hendricks Gregory, of LaGrange, Georgia, wife of Donald R. Gregory, died on July 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Born in Pickens, SC on August 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Nannie Jones Hendricks and Paul Oswald Hendricks of Pickens, SC. After graduation from Pickens High School, she attended Furman University in Greenville, SC earning a BA degree with a major in voice. She taught school for three years before marriage. She was a member of First Baptist Church on the Square where she sang for the church most of her life. She was formerly active in the WMU serving as director for a year. She was an active member of the Ruth Sunday School Class and served on the Bereavement Committee for many years. She was a former member of the Tabard Book Club, Woman’s Club and served on the steering committee of the LaGrange Symphony Guild. Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters and sons in law; Motsy and Jack Hanna of Amelia Island, FL, Anne and Scott Tiffin of LaGrange, GA and Donna and Bob Foster of Birmingham, AL. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Carlton and Adam Smart of Phoenix, AZ, Jay Hanna of New York, NY, Brittain Leverett of LaGrange, GA, Jessica and John Leverett of Tucker, GA, Julie and Brandon McCurry of LaGrange, GA, Evans and Sawyer Smith of Birmingham, AL, Robert Foster of Birmingham, AL and Thomas and Lauren Foster of Wichita Falls, TX, and great grandchildren, Bodie Smart of Phoenix, AZ and Jane Elizabeth Smith of Birmingham, AL. She is also survived by two sisters and brother in laws; Carolyn and Earle Furman of Greenville, SC and Julie and HJ Lark of Clemson, SC. Memorial services will be held at 11:00am at First Baptist Church on the Square on Thursday, July 12, 2018, with Dr. Paul Baxter and Reverend Cade Farris officiating. A private family burial will be held at Shadowlawn Cemetery prior to the memorial service. The family will receive friends following the service in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church on the Square or to charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Donald R. Gregory, Husband
  • Motsy & Jack Hanna, Daughter
  • Anne & Scott Tiffin, Daughter
  • Donna & Bob Foster, Daughter
  • Carlton & Adam Smart, Grandchild
  • Jay Hanna, Grandchild
  • Brittain Leverett, Grandchild
  • John & Jessica Leverett, Grandchild
  • Julie & Brandon McMurry, Grandchild
  • Evans & Sawyer Smith, Grandchild
  • Robert Foster, Grandchild
  • Thomas & Lauren Foster, Grandchild
  • Bodie Smart, Great Grandchild
  • Jane Elizabeth Smith, Great Grandchild
  • Carolyn & Earle Furman, Sister
  • Julie & HJ Lark, Sister

  • First Baptist Church on the Square



  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, July 12, 2018


  • Private Family Burial

Martha "Mott" Hendricks Gregory

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Angela Smith

July 18, 2018

All of us at Georgia Living Senior Care ard deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Mott. I enjoyed getting to know her and hearing her and Don talk about their marriage and good times they had over the years. She was an amazing woman and I wish I would have gotten to spend more time with her. I am glad we were able to assist her to live her life as comfortable as possible. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

Angela Smith
Regional Administrator
Georgia Living Senior Care

Carol Furman

July 16, 2018

I always loved to see my aunt Mot and uncle Don and I regret that I didn't stop in La Grange more often on my way back and forth from AL to SC. I so remember Mot's continual smile and that little giggle of hers.

About a year or more ago, I took my parents, Carolyn (her sister) and Earle, to visit them as they are unable to travel on their own. It was to be the last time we saw her. The trip meant so much to Mom and to see my mother and Mot together was like seeing two teenage girls giggling and laughing as they recounted childhood stories and hijinks . Everyone around thought they were twins as they walked side by side. Although weak and barely able to walk, Mot was her usual bubbly and generous self. I'm so glad we had that opportunity to see her and share that time together. She will be missed.

Judy Collins

July 15, 2018

Mot was my aunt,
and one of the 5 Hendricks girls from Pickens, SC. They were (are) all beautiful, but I always thought that Mot looked almost just like my mother. When I was very young, I went on an overnight at Mot and Don's in Abbeville, SC (where they lived). I remember just staring at Mot's face and being somewhat "confused" by the striking similarity. Mot was so kind and sweet, and she was always one of the favorites.

My mother, her sister Carolyn, from Greenville, SC, will miss her so, and was distressed that she was not able to attend the memorial service. We all send our love , support and prayers and will never forget her kindness and wonderful laugh. Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy.

Greg Cater

July 12, 2018

Motsy, Anne and Donna...I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing . She was always such a beautiful and gracious lady. I will never forget her smile. Please pass my sympathy along to your dad and know that I am praying for you as you all walk through this season.

Scott Andrews

July 12, 2018

Dear Don and Family: This wonderful person may longer be with us in the body, but her legacy will go on for many many years. To say she will be missed is a gross understatement. When God made her, He threw away the mold!