Eleanor H. Dabney

April 27, 1923July 4, 2014

Eleanor Hoyt Dabney died on July 4, 2014. She was born in 1923 and lived in the Atlanta area all of her life. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College and Emory University. She spent many years active in Smyna Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and at Presbyterian Village. Her husband, John C. Dabney, son, Russell H. Dabney, and brother, William Brenner Hoyt predeceased her. She is survived by two children John Dabney, Jr.,(wife-Chris), Ann Dabney Blane (husband- Bill), and four grand children Peter (wife-Erin), David, Grace, and Christopher Blane. She is also survived by a sister, Louise Minor, and five special nieces, Lou Lyon, Jenny Lyon, Heather Lyon Stanley, Beth Woods, and Margo Truslow. There will be a private interment. A memorial service will be held at Presbyterian Village on July 26, 2014 at 11:00 am in The Village Center. Instead of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate a contribution to the Caring Hands Fund at Presbyterian Village, 2000 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 30106.


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David Wilcox

July 10, 2014

Eleanor was one of the most adorable human beings I have ever had the privilege of getting to know. She was like a treasure chest of the heart full of wisdom, kindness, hope and joy. She had a way of making practicality and kindness one and the same.

She became my mentor and friend and gave me support in a way I never knew existed. I loved her and will never forget her. She made me a more complete person and will be my roll model for the rest of my life.

She was just amazing.

With my deepest sympathy,

David Wilcox