As of Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
ATLANTA — Mary Beth Busbee, the widow of former Georgia Gov. George Busbee, has died. She was 85.
The Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross confirms that Mrs. Busbee died on Saturday.
She married George Busbee in 1949, when he was a law student at the University of Georgia. They moved to Albany in 1952, where they resided until moving into the governor's mansion in 1975.
Her husband, who promised voters to be a "workhorse not a showhorse" as the 77th governor of the state, died in 2004.
A survivor of breast cancer, Mrs. Busbee was active in volunteer services, focusing on cultural and health-related efforts.
Funeral services are Monday at Parkway Baptist Church. The former governor and his wife helped start a church that is now Parkway Baptist.