Mr. Satiphone died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his residence, following an extended illness.
Born March 2, 1946, in Luang Prabang, Laos, he was a son of the late Xieng Souk and Nang Toum Satiphone. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Xieng Dam Thammavong and Nang Chanta Thammavong.
Mr. Satiphone was a member of the Wat Lao Buddha Sattha Dhamma Temple and the Lao Families Association of Habersham County. He retired from Mt. Vernon Mills with more than 29 years of dedicated and faithful service.
Survivors include his wife, Phaensgy Satiphone of Alto; daughter and son-in-law, Korina and Lyle Robertson of Demorest; sons, Somdee Satiphone of Alto, Amnart Satiphone of Atlanta, and Chris Satiphone of Alto; sisters, Oun Satiphone and Pheng Satiphone, both of Laos; brothers, Khamla Satiphone and Souvanh Satiphone, both of Laos; and grandchildren, Collin Satiphone Robertson, Kurstin Robertson, Somdee Satiphone Jr. and Sonny Satiphone.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday.
Those who wish to express online condolences to the Satiphone family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
The Northeast Georgian
May 9, 2012