ATHENS - Barbara Ellen Saye McLeroy, 72, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012, following an extended illness.
She was born in Athens, the daughter of late James Thomas and Hazel Weatherly Saye. She was a homemaker and a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church. She loved looking after her family and friends, and her greatest joy was serving others, cooking, decorating and shopping. Mrs. McLeroy was preceded in death by a brother, John Saye.
Survivors include her husband, J. L. McLeroy, Athens; children, Tammy Wilkes, Jefferson, Greg (Cindy) McLeroy, Clarkesville, Rusty (Debbie) McLeroy, Athens, and Chuck McLeroy, Athens; sister, Elizabeth Saye Myer, California; brother, Jimmy Saye, Ila; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Revs. Ed Saye and Keith Holladay officiating. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. A private burial will take place on Sunday, August 5, in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online Condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com