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Lela Trammell Gilreath
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Lela Trammell Gilreath, 96, of Jasper, died Sept. 24, 2010.


Born May 30, 1914 in Dawson County to the late John and Ella Beck Trammell, she had lived in Jasper for the past 14 years.


A homemaker at her death, she was formerly employed by Sweet Orr and Big Canoe. Mrs. Gilreath was the oldest member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.


Her husband, Guy Taft Gilreath; daughter-in-law, Sue Stripland Gilreath; son-in-law, Hubert Ledbetter; five sisters and two brothers, preceded her in death.


Survivors include her children, Marcelle Ledbetter, Donald Gilreath, both of Dawsonville, Lloyd and Jean Gilreath of Memphis, Tenn., Morris and Peggy Gilreath of Gainesville, David Gilreath of Jasper; sister, Edith Blackwell of Marble Hill; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Keown, Horace Trammell and Clyde Boling officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.


Flowers were accepted, or donations were requested made to the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Building Fund, 1853 Cowart Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.


Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.