ROYSTON – Thelma Jones Varner, 83, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, following a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.
She was the daughter of the late Joseph Dayton and Fannie Power Jones. She was a homemaker, a successful Avon representative for 30 years, and a member of the Bold Spring United Methodist Church. Mrs. Varner was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight R. Varner; daughter, Judy V. Hambrick; grandson, Paul Varner; brothers, Maurice, Lovic, and Wilton Jones; and a sister, Jewell Varner.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Roger Graham, Carnesville; sons and daughter-in-law, Donald and Linda Varner, St. Louis, Mo., the Rev. Gerald Varner, Augusta; sisters, Ruth Jones Cain, Savannah, and Jane Varner, Fayetteville; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, at the Bold Spring United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Wright officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bold Spring United Methodist Church Building Fund, 330 Bold Spring Rd., Carnesville, GA 30521.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, was in charge of arrangements.