Reba (Griffith) Varnum

Mrs. Reba Griffith Varnum, age 93, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Mrs. Varnum was born in Jackson County, a daughter to the late Luther C. and Alma Morris Griffith. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson and retired from the First National Bank of Jefferson as the Head Teller with 30 plus years of service. Mrs. Varnum was preceded in death by her husband, Edd Varnum, and her sisters, Edith Griffith, Sybil Guthrie, Doris Golia and Miriam Parr.

Survivors include: her great niece, Rachel Beatty of Jefferson; nephews, Wayne Parr of Maysville, Mike Parr of Jefferson; brother and sister in law, Julian and Beatrice Varnum of Jefferson; niece, Diane Mecabe of Wantagh, NY; numerous other nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the graveside in the Jackson Memorial Park with Rev. Eric Shelton officiating. Honored as pallbearers are Kevin Crowe, Wayne Parr, Mike Parr, Rod Beatty, Donald Lord and J.C. Varnum. The visitation will be held on Monday from 12noon – 1:30pm at the funeral home, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the St. Mary's Hospice House, P.O.Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604.

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Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Nov. 19 to Dec. 18, 2012