Mrs. Irvin was born Feb. 8, 1929, in Claymont, Delaware, to the late Zebulon Vance and Myrtle Garrett Frady. She also was preceded in death by her brother W. L. Frady. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Taskmasters Sunday school class. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Union. Mrs. Irvin was a devoted wife and beloved mother. She was a homemaker and known for the Christmas holidays with her caramel cake. She was known as “Maw Maw” to 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The children and grandchildren will cherish the memories of summers spent with her around the family swimming pool and the family Easter egg hunts.
Survivors include: her loving husband of 66 years, Tommy Irvin of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Londa and Buddy Sprinkle and Lisa and Bill Collier, all of Mount Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Susan Irvin of Toccoa, Johnny and Ann Irvin of Tallulah Falls and David and Elaine Irvin of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Tara Pridgen, Chris Irvin, Rob Irvin, Elizabeth Irvin Barnwell, Melanie Silvestri, Clint Irvin, Stephanie Irvin, Brian Irvin, Meridee Wilson, Jarad Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Ryan Collier, April LaHayne and Nolan Collier; great-grandchildren, Ruthanna, Ford, Henry, Harrison, Colin, Asher and Keira. She was the last of her immediate family.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers, Kellie Barrs, Trina Vandiver, Elaine Barrett, Lisa Crumley and Hospice of Northeast Georgia for their love and care of mom.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Antioch Baptist Church in Mount Airy with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial will follow at Yonah Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel in Demorest is in charge or arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.