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WAVERLY - Georgie Sawyer Ihlefield, 82, passed away July 10, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Myrtle Ward Sawyer; husband, Walter H. "Dick" Ihlefield Jr.; sister, Kaye S. Pitts; and a half-brother, Raymond P. Woolard.
Georgie graduated from Newport News High School in 1946 and was a semi-professional roller skater with the Newport News Rollerettes who performed for the U.S.O. Georgie worked for C&P Telephone, now Verizon, was retired Civil Service from Fort Lee and was a long time employee of Waverly Drug Store. Known for her knitting and yarn work, there are many generations of family and friends who own personalized Christmas stockings made by Georgie.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, the Rev. W.H. "Jud" Ihlefield III and wife, Susan, of Whaleyville, Va., and Terrie B. Foster and husband, Bill, of Claremont, Va.; sisters, Bernice S. Geddings, of Hayes, Va., and Virginia S. Morriss, of Disputanta, Va.; grandsons, Christopher M. Barrett, of Wakefield, Va., and Jared S. Ihlefield, of Dinwiddie, Va.; great-grandson, Devin R. Ihlefield, of Prince George, Va.; nieces, Linda P. Soucek and husband, Howie, of Franklin, Va., Donna P. Sterling and husband, Wayne, of Dutton, Va., Bethany G. Vander Haeghe and husband, Martin, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Carla M. Scarboro and husband, Darrell, of Waverly, Va.; great-nieces and nephews, Allison M. Mayes, Leigh and Sarah Vander Haeghe, Allen Soucek, Matt Soucek, Melanie Hamilton and husband, Jeff and Stephanie Robins; great-great-nieces, Zhanna Soucek and Haley Marie Hamilton; and a host of many beloved extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Waverly Congregational Christian Church with the Rev. Chuck Willman officiating. Burial will be private. The family suggests that the attire for this service be casual.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crater Community Hospice, 3916 S. Crater Rd. Petersburg, VA 238050 Waverly Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 583 Waverly, VA 23890 or Waverly Congregational Christian Church, P.O. Box 636 Waverly, VA 23890.
Wright Funeral Home, Franklin is serving the family. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press from Jul. 18 to Jul. 19, 2012.
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July 20, 2012
For you Mama.
July 18, 2012
To the family: May the God of all comfort comfort you as you move forward during this time of grief. My deepest sympathy.
July 15, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about this from my mom.I can say that i am sure she is in a better place and here smilling face with get to other as it has always me.My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Richard Jackson
July 12, 2012
Dear Judd and Terri,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, and hope that you take comfort in knowing she is in a much better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and with your families, as well. May the peace of the Lord be with you during this very difficult time.
Cindy Ihlefield-Martin
July 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Take care. Love you.

Bonnie (Wheeler) Whitus
July 12, 2012
My love to ask the family. Geege was there for all us kids growing up, supporting us in a way no other grownup could. As we grew into adults she was just as proud of us as if we were her own. I loved her and will always remember what a beautiful person she was.
Janis Gleason
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