Geneva Greeson Sellers

Born: Tue., May 7, 1918
Died: Tue., Jun. 5, 2007

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Geneva Greeson “Duke” Sellers, age 89, of the Greshamville Community in Greene County, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at her daughter’s home in Watkinsville. She was born in Oglethorpe County on May 7, 1918 to the late Hugh Issac Greeson and Roxanne Floy Attaway Greeson. When she was a child the family moved to Greshamville where she attended Greshamville School. She married Lee Sellers in Madison on January 31, 1937. They had just celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary when he died in 1987. While Lee was in the Army Air Corp, Geneva worked a brief time in Montgomery, AL at a candy store called J J Newberry’s. After World War II they returned to Greshamville where they lived on her family’s farm and raised their children. All of her married life she was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking and growing vegetables and flowers. She was a faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church where in her younger days she sang in the choir and was a member of the BYPU and WMU at Fork Chapel Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband, Lee Roy Sellers, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Alpha Brown Peppers, Hugh Dorsey Greeson, Mattie Lou Jackson, Charles Galliard Greeson and Edward William Greeson. She is survived by her four daughters, Janice S. Daniel and husband Herby of the Greshamville Community, Rita S. Smith and husband Fletcher “Doc” of Vesta, GA, Jody S. Bowen and husband Steve of Hermitage, TN and Cheryl S. LaPalme and husband Carl of Watkinsville, GA; a son, Edward Lee Sellers of Macon, GA; a sister, Estelle G. Sellers of the Greshamville Community; seven grandchildren, Angela Howard, Amy Daniel, Russell Daniel, Pamela Brester, Jessica Fletcher, Natalie Hawk and Beth Cathey; twelve great grandchildren; a number of other relatives and friends; and her companion dog, Trixie.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Greshamville with Rev. Mike Pritchett officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are grandsons: Keith Howard, Russell Daniel, Brad Hawk, Joey Cathey, Andy Adams, John Brester and Justin Fletcher. Honorary pallbearers are Roger Bruce, Clyde Brown, Ottie Brown, Joe Brown, Jerry Sellers, Ray Sellers, Corry Copelan and Jackie Copelan. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006 or Vistacare Hospice, 150 Ben Burton Road, Bogart, GA 30622. 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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Sue & Ottie Brown
   Posted Wed June 06, 2007
Sue and Ottie offer their condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We loved "Duke" and will miss her.

Carole Sellers Walker
   Posted Thu June 07, 2007
Family: Our family sends condolences to all your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Carole Sellers Walker in Catawba, SC

Carole Sellers Walker
   Posted Thu June 07, 2007
Family: Our family sends condolences to all your family. We will keep you in our prayers. Carole Sellers Walker in Catawba, SC

KENNY KELLUM
   Posted Thu June 07, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you all during these sad times & always. Kenny

Bill Crawford
   Posted Thu June 07, 2007
My sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad and dificult time.

Geraldine Sellers McDougald
   Posted Thu June 07, 2007
My heart felt sympathy goes out to the family of Geneva Sellers. My great grandfather was Bratcher Sellers.

Carol and David Stearns
   Posted Fri June 08, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time of loss.

PAT & BOB GILLESPIE
   Posted Fri June 08, 2007
TO ALL THE FAMILY, OUR LOVE, PRAYERS AND SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO YOU. I WILL MISS "AUNT DUKE" VERY MUCH. I HAVE SUCH FOND CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF STAYING WITH HER AND LEE A LOT. SHE WAS A VERY SWEET, GOOD, CHRISTIAN LADY, AND WE WILL MISS HER VERY MUCH. I PRAISE THE LORD THAT SHE IS IN HEAVEN TODAY BECAUSE OF HER FAITH IN CHRIST. I KNOW SHE IS NO LONGER SICK AND SUFFERING. WHAT A JOY TO HAVE THAT ASSURANCE. THAT IS YOUR GREATEST CONSOLATION. WE LOVE YOU ALL.

David and Jennifer Brown
   Posted Sat June 09, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and bless you with the knowledge that Duke is in a peaceful place.


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