WINDER - Leontine T. Upton, 87, died Thursday, December 10, 2009.
Born in Pelham, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Rachel Clark Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Red” Upton in 1990. A resident of Winder for the past three years, she was a former Macon resident, where she attended The Church of The Wildwood and served as chairman of the board of deacons, and was the church office clerk for many years. She was active as an encourager at Cedar Creek Baptist Church where she was a member. Mrs. Upton was a retired Employment Interviewer with The Georgia Department of Labor.
Survivors include children, Joseph Thomas “Tom” Upton, Sr., Stone Mountain, and Rebecca Branson, Dacula; grandchildren, Chris Eure, Leontine “Lynn” McGuigan, Diana Eure Houston and Joseph “Joey” Thomas Upton, Jr.; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 14, from Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Shuford Jones officiating. Burial was in the Moultrie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Unity, 1901 N. W. Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065-0001, Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 403 Cedar Creek Road, Winder, GA 30680, or Michael Guido Ministries, Post Office Box 508, Metter, GA 30439-0508.
Carter Funeral Home, Winder, was in charge of arrangements.