Laverne Williams Channell

Born: Sat., Mar. 9, 1935
Died: Sun., Jan. 6, 2008

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Laverne Williams Channell, age 72, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Greene County, she was born March 9, 1935 to the late James Mel Williams and Dorothy Dye Williams. In 1953 she graduated from Greensboro High School. She worked as a nurse for Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital for thirty-eight years in the nursery taking care of all the newborn babies. Laverne was a member of West End Baptist Church in Greensboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Maryland Channell, in July of 200l; a son, Michael "Mike" Channell in November of 2006; and a brother, Jimmy Williams. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Snipes and husband Jackie of Greensboro, GA; two sons, Scott Channell and wife Deborah of Greensboro, GA and Brian Channell and wife Denise of Greensboro, GA; sister-in-law, Gloria Williams of Milledgeville, GA; eight grandchildren, Lisa Goss and husband Clay, David Snipes and wife Jessie, Jeff Snipes and wife Tina, Keith Channell and wife Meredith, Joshua Channell, Seth Channell, Brelan Channell and Alan Channell; five great grandchildren, Hayden Goss, Grayson Goss, Jackson Snipes, Hadleigh Snipes and Eli Channell; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at West End Baptist Church in Greensboro with Rev. Wayne Usry and Rev. Robert Robinson officiating. Interment services will follow at Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are James R. "Bubba" Williams, Jr., Matt Thackston, Zack Thackston, Howard Channell, Mark Payne and Tim Payne. Honorary pallbearers are Tracy Christopher and Thomas Hattaway. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. Monday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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LINDA OSLEY/WILSON
   Posted Sun January 06, 2008
I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. SHE WAS A GOOD WOMAN.MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU.I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISS.MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.SHE TOOK CARE OF MY BABIES WHEN THEY WERE BORN.GOD BLESS

carlene noggle
   Posted Sun January 06, 2008
Please accept our sincere sympathy for the loss of your mama. Miss Lavern was a kind and sweet lady and will be missed by so many. May the good Lord comfort you during this time. In Deepest Sympathy, Carlene, Dan and Amanda Noggle

Mary Brown
   Posted Mon January 07, 2008
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Laverne. I worked with her for years at the hospital and she was a wonderful person. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Mary Brown & Family

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Mon January 07, 2008
I am so sorry to here of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love always, David & Teresa Dunagan

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Mon January 07, 2008
You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.May the Lord bless you and keep you in his tender care. Brenda Lindsey and family

Lee D. Thornton
   Posted Tue January 08, 2008
Brian & Denise, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed & Lee Thornton

Melinda Walker
   Posted Tue January 08, 2008
I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought a lot of your mother.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Tue January 08, 2008
We will always remember how kind LaVerne was with our baby in the nursery at Minnie G. Our sympathies and prayers to all of you.

Marlene Moody Byanyan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2008
Susan & Family...I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel....but her memory will keep her alive. She was a very special person & mother just as mine was...take it one day at a time....she is resting with God. You are in my prayers.. Much Love, Marlene

James & Laurie Harris
   Posted Wed January 23, 2008
Scott & Brian, Jimmy & I were so sorry to hear about your mom. You & your family will be in our hearts & in our prayers.Its never easy to lose someone, just remember, it's only for awhile. Be strong & keep your faith. May God bless you & be with you all. Our Deepest Sympathy, Jimmy, Laurie & family