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December 18, 1996 Page 5B
Gertha Farmer Taylor, 75, of Branan Lodge, formerly of Murphy, NC, died Friday, December 6, 1996, at her home.
She was a native of Fannin county (sic) but had lived most of her life in Cherokee County, NC, before moving to Blairsville in 1984. She was the daughter of the late Floyd farmer and Ora Colbert farmer Beavers and the wife of Don B. Taylor, who died July 12, 1981. She was a retired employee of Clifton Precision and she and her husband operated a farm for many years in the Hiawassee Dam Community. She was a member of Blairsville First Baptist Church, Faith Sunday school class, where she served as activities director and a member of Silver Tones Senior Choir.
Surviving are her daughters, Grace T. Carringer, Glenda T. Helton, both of Murphy, and Glenda T. Nichols of Young Harris, GA; sister, Nell Pittman of Blue Ridge, GA, and Gertrude Sanders of Doraville, GA; brother, J. L. farmer of Marietta, GA; seven grandchildren, Dr. Don Carringer, Lisa Carringer Vaughn, Vicki Helton Smith, Julie Helton Byers, Jeremy Helton and Kristyn and Lauren Dickey; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Friendship Baptist Church, Murphy, with the Rev. Danny Paris officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mike Pittman, Gary Farmer, Ricky Hawkin, Gene Hitchcock, Larry McNabb and Terry Dickey. Honorary pallbearers were Faith Sunday School Class of Blairsville First Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Blairsville First Baptist Church Building Fund, Blairsville, GA, and the American Heart Fund, No. 1 Heart Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.