She was born March 13, 1932, in Rabun County to the late Balus Duncan and Lillie Belle Ivester Taylor. She was employed in the textile industry for many years and was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: six brothers, Vern, Balus Jr., Sutton, Jeff, Claude and Stuart Taylor; and three sisters, Lillie Mae Taylor, Stella Hill-Hamby and Ella Ruth Shirley. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Gragg of Flowery Branch and Gerald Gragg of Dillard; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah K. and Mickey Justice of Dillard and Sheryl and Nelson English of Clayton; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; special friends Ann Moss and Jean Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 22 at Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Ronia Hunter and Madison McCrackin officiating. Burial followed at Rabun Memory Park.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.
The Clayton Tribune, March 29, 2012