HULL – John Rufe Treadway, 78, died Sunday, October 18, 2009, at his residence.
Born in Unicoi, Tenn., on June 27, 1931, he was the son of the late Carter Vance and Tilda Hardin Treadway. He was a retired automobile mechanic and also worked for the highway department. He was of the Holiness denomination. Mr. Treadway was preceded in death by six brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Ballew Treadway, Hull; sons, Carver Vance and John W. Treadway; daughters, Eula Mae Blankenship and Elaine Briggs, both of Flag Pond, Tenn., Mary E. Roadenberry, and Shirley Cooper; stepdaughters, Charlotte Evans and Rhonda Knapp, both of Elberton, Lisa Mize, Athens, and Tammy Owens, Commerce; stepsons, Keith Epps, Danielsville, and Kevin Epps, Hoschton; sisters, Evelyn Miller, North Carolina, and Inez Metcalf, Flag Pond, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 20, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. David Strickland and Don Nestor officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bowman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, October 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30501.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.