June Flanagan Taylor

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June Flanagan Taylor passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, after a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. June was a warm, loving, happy and giving person to her family and friends. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her. June was born July 14, 1939, in Social Circle, Ga., to M. Hubert and Gladys Flanagan. She moved with her family to Gainesville, Ga., in 1948, where she attended Candler Street School and graduated from Gainesville High in 1957. While there, she was a majorette, cheerleader, and Halloween Queen. June left briefly to attend the University of Georgia and was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, but came back to marry her high school sweetheart, Richard W. Taylor. They remained married for 53 wonderful years. June and Dick left Gainesville for Marietta, Ga., where they began their family. June devoted much of her life to raising her children and caring for others, a role well suited to her boundless love and affection. In 1971, June and Dick moved to Southern California, where they stayed for nearly 20 years. June was socially active in many community organizations. She loved the South though, and decided to retire in Beaufort, S.C. June and Dick became members of St. Helena's Episcopal Church, and loved to entertain visitors to their place in the low country. In 2000, they moved to Marvin, N.C., to be close to their children. Sadly, in 2006, June was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She fought bravely for several years, but passed quietly in the comfort of home with her loving family by her side. June was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Rob Lothridge; brother-in-law, Stephen A. Taylor; and nephew, David Taylor. June is survived by her husband, Richard W. Taylor; daughters, Victoria Taylor Lawton, Valerie Taylor Smith; son, Richard R. Taylor; grandchildren, Amanda Lawton, Hayden Smith, Serena Smith; her sister, Patsy F. Lothridge; niece, Melissa L. Robison; nephews, Chad and Blake Lothridge; her great-nieces, Ashley, Anna, and April Lothridge; her great-nephews, Rob and Jacob Robison; and her sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor; and nephew, Robert A. Taylor. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Marvin, N.C.
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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Nov. 10, 2013
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