Ernestine Maney Blackburn Vandiver, 80, of the Hollingsworth Community, Alto, died Friday, October 10, 2008, at her residence following a brief illness.
Born in Banks County on September 26, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William McKinley and Pauline Chambers Maney. She was employed as a seamstress with Carwood Manufacturing with 46 years of dedicated service and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren, loved ones stated. Mrs. Vandiver was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Blackburn Allen; and brothers, Coil, Edgar, Bob, J.C. and Tommy Maney.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Blackburn, Cornelia; son-in-law, James Douglas Allen, Cornelia; sisters, Mary Edna Chandler, Alto, and Francis Ellen Chambers, Hollingsworth; grandchildren, Nathan and Eric Allen, both of Cornelia; great-grandchildren, Ethan Umbehant and Kaylob and Austin Allen.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 13, at Harmony Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Vandiver officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Suite 222, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.