Former state legislator Maretta Taylor dies at 78

Former state legislator from Columbus Maretta Taylor died Sunday Feb.. 16. She was 78.

Her close friend Florene Dawkins said Taylor, "who had a great love for people" died at 4:23 a.m. She had been ill for several months.

"I am saddened by the news," State Rep. Calvin Smyre said. "I was contacted early this morning. She was a good person, very community oriented. It was an honor to have served with her."

Taylor served from 1990 t0 2002 in the Georgia House of Reprsentatives.