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Obituaries for July 4, 2013; Martha Burdett, Elaine McEwen

Martha Burdett
    Ms. Martha Diane Burdett, age 46 of Jasper, Ga., died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga.
    She was born on Dec. 19, 1966, in Rockdale, Ga.
    Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Steven and Cody Pierce and Kevin Pierce, all of Jasper; parents, Irvin, Sr. and Connie Burdett, Jasper; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Doug Morris, Jasper; brother and sister-in-law, Irvin, Jr. and Stephanie Burdett, Jasper; and grandchild, Owen Pierce. Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Rhylie Pierce.
    The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Trinity Tabernacle. Interment followed at Lake Forest Memorial Park. Arrangements were entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory of Jasper
Elaine McEwen
    Ms. Elaine Griffeth McEwen, age 88 of Cove Road, Jasper, Ga., completed her journey through this life on June 30, 2013.
    Elaine was born in Pickens County and lived here through her long life with time spent in Atlanta and Lake Tahoe early on. She was passionate about gardening. Elaine was known for her beautiful flowers and landscaping, her wonderful sense of humor and colorful stories about her life.
    Elaine spent her last two years at Grandview Health Care where she was lovingly cared foe and maintained her wonderful sense of humor until the very end.
    In 2001 she decided to donate her body to medical science at the end of her life here in hopes of helping others. She was a true angel to many and will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her.