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Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver

POSTED: August 29, 2012 4:00 a.m.

Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, of Gainesville, died Aug. 25, 2012.

Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesville, a daughter to the late Mr. and Mrs. A.J. and Flora Morgan Irvin.

Mrs. Vandiver was a 1972 graduate of Jefferson High School, and earned a LPN degree from Athens Technical College.

Mrs. Vandiver was a member of the Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch and was a retired director of human resources with more than 30 years of experience at various manufacturing facilities.

Mrs. Vandiver was also the business director for the P.U.R.E. Ministries in Gainesville.

Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Russell Vandiver of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Amanda Vandiver of Gainesville; grandchildren, Jackson and Taylor; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tracey Irvin and Lew Chandler of Corinth, N.Y., Marcia Irvin and Alex Bryan of Jefferson; niece, Katie and Ryan Glenn of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nephew, Will Bryan of Atlanta; great-nephew and niece, Mason and Carson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch with the Dr. Jeff Crook officiating. Burial followed in the Talmo Baptist Church Cemetery with Ralph Atkinson, Les Johnson, Homer Myers, Frank Siple, Dean Stringer, Keith Moore, Mike Sample and Jeff Rice honored as pallbearers.

Those that prefer, make memorials to Laura's favorite charity: P.U.R.E. Ministries, a ministry of Zachariah's Way, P.O. Box 5565, Gainesville, GA 30504.

Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson was in charge of the arrangements.

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