Family clings to hope as mother stays missing

Published 8:41 pm Saturday, October 20, 2012

It has been one month now since the last official police search party was sent out through the woods in Beloit to find missing 90-year-old Adline George.

George has now been missing for close to three months, and even though no tips of her whereabouts or clues to her disappearance have surfaced, her children continue to seek answers.

“We took a trip to Thomasville to pass out flyers a couple of weeks ago,” George’s daughter, Mamie George said. She has focused her attention on spreading the word about her mother’s disappearance in surrounding counties with flyers. She also goes from nursing home to nursing home to check for her and put up the flyers.

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One of George’s eleven children, Douglas George, has continued to search for his mother through woods by walking around and combing through the brush.

“We are in a stand still because my brother Douglas had a heart attack … he is under a lot of stress,” George said about her brother. “ All of us are under a lot of stress but we are still going to be searching.”

Close family friend Jerolene Williams said the community and family are just trying to keep the faith and continue to pray that the Lord will just, “perform a miracle.”

“It is all so strange that she would just disappear out of nowhere like that,” Williams said. “The family is just praying hard and mightily for her to show up — even if the worst has happened — the family needs some closure.”

Williams also said this situation confuses her because the Beloit community is so closely knit and she isn’t sure how someone could go missing or how something bad could happen to someone with all of the love they have for each other.

“That is the Beloit community you know — we have people that are just neighborhood partners and love each other, look out for each other and everybody wants the best for each other,” Williams mentioned she wants the community to be in prayer for the family.

George disappeared from her home on July 31 around 5:30 p.m. She was last seen in dark green sweatpants and a light green button-up shirt. She suffers from Alzheimer’s and diabetes. If you have seen Adline George, or think you may have seen her, any clue will help the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department in this investigation. Call the Crimestoppers tip line, 1-866-44-CRIME.