Joanne Huff

    Joanne Barbara Huff, 68, of Marble and formerly of Kailua, Hawaii, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Cumming, Ga.
    She was born Oct. 26, 1948, in Boston, Mass., to Joseph and Barbara Belliveau.
    Mrs. Huff had many talents in her life including running a Hawaiian hardware store, a marina in North Carolina, and working as a BSN RN in Asheville.
    She had a servant’s heart and enjoyed caring for others whether working at Mission Hospital or becoming a second mother to her children’s friends. Her nurturing spirit also carried over to animals.
    Joanne Barbara Huff is preceded in death by her husband, Laben Dale Huff; father, Joseph Romeo Alfred Belliveau; brother, Peter Belliveau; sisters, Lorraine Bycholski and Aline Cartwright; and grandson, Chase Testa.
    Survivors include her mother, Barbara Marie Anne Murphy Belliveau of Marble; son, Austin Waterman and wife, Karen, of Southbury, Conn.; daughters, Kim Testa and husband Luke of Woodstock, Ga., and Robin Mattson and husband Kenneth of Midland, Va.; stepdaughters, Lynda Frenay and husband Pierre of Guam, and Kimmi Mazakas and husband Todd of San Diego, Calif.; brother, Gregory Belliveau and wife  Lyn of Hebron, Conn.; sister, Marge Gaulin and husband Jim of Sevierville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, June Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Ryan and wife Savannah, Joshua, Hannah, Addison, Brooklyn, Alex, Daniel, Jacob, Lillian, Tyler, Robert, Kai, Serena, Ryan,and Morgan; great-grandchild, Savion; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until  service time at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at The River Church with Pastor Scott Beasley officiating.
    Donations may be made in Mrs. Huff’s honor to your choice of the American Cancer Society or Valley River Humane Society.
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