Ernestine Davis Hogan, age 94, joined family in heaven October 16, 2018. She is survived by daughter Diane and husband Neil Cunningham; son Lee Hogan; daughter Debbie and husband Rusty Toole; daughter Denise and husband Steve Corry; son Richard Hogan and wife Patty; grandchildren Jesse, Josh, Ryan, Alison, Emma, Rachel, Jacqueline, Emily, Tyler; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Ernestine was born in February 1924 to Ernest Oliver & Lollie Davis in Taylorsville, GA. She graduated with honors from UGA in 1947. She took time off from UGA during WWII to serve her country by working at Bell Bomber Factory in Marietta, GA. After graduation, she moved to Pompano Beach, FL, to teach at Pompano High.
In 1948 she married Ponce de Leon Hogan (deceased 1976). Ernestine established Kidde Kollege Day Care & Kindergarten and provided care and education to children in Pompano. After selling her business, she went back to college and received her 6-year Certificate in Chemistry. She then worked in the dietary department at Hollywood Memorial Hospital until she retired at age 70.
In 2003 Ernestine was selected to the Broward County Hall of Fame as a Modern Pioneer for being a successful woman entrepreneur at a time when it was uncommon for a woman to own a business, for her care and education for hundreds of children from the working families of Pompano, and her dedication to her patients at the hospital. After a fall in 2002, Ernestine lived the rest of her life in Sandy Springs, GA, with her daughter Diane and son-in-law Neil and enjoyed visits with children and grandchildren, and lunch outings with her nephew, nieces and their families.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2pm, November 17, 2018, at Taylorsville Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to First Baptist Church of Pompano Beach, 138 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 or Taylorsville Baptist Church, PO Box 220, Taylorsville, GA 30178.