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Mrs. Eugenia "Gena" (Battson) Whitworth, age 87, of Royston, formerly of Lavonia, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center.
Born January 19, 1926, in Lavonia, she was the daughter of the late John Mark and Mary Edice (League) Battson. She was a member of Lavonia First Baptist Church where she worked as secretary, in earlier years she worked at Milliken.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: former Lavonia Mayor, Walker Neal Whitworth and a brother: John Mark Battson, Jr.
Survivors include her Children: Cheryl Slater, Michael Whitworth and (Brenda) and Patricia Swails; grandchildren: Steven Whitworth and Chris Whitworth and (Adria); great grandchildren: Hollis and Hope Whitworth; and sister: Sarah Louise Morgan
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Lavonia First Baptist Church with Dr. Larry Finger and Rev. Richard Bielski officiating. Burial will follow in Lavonia City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 80 p.m. At other times the families will be at their respective homes. Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Lavonia First Baptist Church Building Fund P.O. Box 47 Lavonia, GA 30553
Strickland Funeral Home - Lavonia Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.
Published in Anderson Independent-Mail on Sept. 5, 2013
Joseph A. Strickland Funeral Homes
355 Bear Creek Road Lavonia, GA 30553