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Laverne Wilbanks Delk
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Funeral services for Laverne Wilbanks Delk, 82, of Stockbridge, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, March 12, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. David Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Delk died March 9, 2014. Born Dec. 5, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Marlor and Maggie Meeks Wilbanks. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Jewell Wilbanks, and sister, Lenora VonHirschsprung. Mrs. Delk lived most of her life in Habersham County and the remainder in Stockbridge, after marrying her late husband, James Delk. “Granny,” as she was called by everyone, worked as a seamstress at Carwood Manufacturing for more than 40 years. She was known for her hugs and always welcoming anyone into her home. She enjoyed cooking and never let anyone leave her home hungry. Mrs. Delk was a member of Stockbridge Assembly of God. She is survived by her five children, son, Jeffrey Cohen Martin (Donna) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Tina Blankenship Ramey (Monty) of Baldwin, Lynn Blankenship Meyer (Charles) of Athens, Hope Blankenship and Marlene Blankenship Martin, both of Stockbridge; six grandchildren, Melissa Martin, Alex Martin, Jason Goodson, Davis Meyer, Evan Meyer and Devin Michael; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three godchildren, Brittany Marie Kelley, Kylee Nicole Stewart and David Emory Stewart. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home, 6623 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421. An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements. The Northeast Georgian Wednesday, March 12, 2014