Vivian Crowl Graves, age 86, passed away Monday, May 19, 2008 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton, Ga.
Born April 14, 1922 in New York City, she was the daughter of Percy and Elsie Young. She was a 1943 graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned her Master?s degree from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa.
Vivian and her husband Gene moved to Pennsylvania from New York in 1949. After raising her two children, she taught English in the Juniata County School District for 20 years. She had many fond memories of and friends from her years in Juniata County. After retiring from teaching, she and Gene moved to New Bern, N.C. Vivian was an avid golfer, enjoyed reading, traveling and playing bridge, and loved the beach. She didn?t forget her teaching background as she would often volunteer to tutor adult English classes. She also loved to knit and many people were the beneficiaries of her projects. Vivian was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Bern.
After Gene passed away, Vivian was married to Douglas R. Graves who predeceased her in 2006. She recently moved to Canton, Ga. to be near her family.
A son, Robert M. Crowl and wife Peggy, Jasper, Ga., daughter, Ellen D. Erdman and husband Gregory, Enola, Pa.; and sister, Diane Crawford and husband George, Port Royal, Pa., survive her. She is also survived by grandchildren, Laura Crowl Myers, Lawrenceville, Ga., Caren Crowl Bancroft, Germantown, Md., Christine Crowl Noble, Alpharetta, Ga., Brian M. Crowl, Atlanta, Ga., and Gregg E. Erdman, Philadelphia Pa. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, on Friday, May 30 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, PO Box 1075, New Bern, N.C. 28563. Cagle Funeral Home, Jasper, Ga.
Mrs. Betty Voyles Trammell-Sorrells, age 72 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.
Survivors include her husband, George Sorrells, Dawsonville; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Eugene and Martha Trammell, Dawsonville; step-sons, Dennis Sorrells, Buford, Terry Sorrells, Lawrenceville, and Michael Sorrells, Clarksville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Hardin, Phenix City, Al.; step-daughter, Brenda Price, Covington; brother, Lenton Voyles, Dawsonville; sisters, Marjorie Cochran, Dawsonville, Bonnie Heard, Nelson; granddaughter, Heather Trammell, Albany, N.Y.; step-grandchildren, Brad McAlister and Wade Price, both of Covington, Christine Sorrells, Lawrenceville, and Jenna Sorrells, Carrolton.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22 from the Chapel of Cagle Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Chadwick officiating. Interment followed in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Duluth. Pallbearers were: Alvin Ray, Stevie Cochran, Eugene Ray, Mike Sorrells, Wesley Roberson and Steve Harrington.