Geneva Ginn Mayfield (ATLANTA, Ga.)

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ATLANTA, Ga. - Mrs. Geneva Ginn Mayfield, 93, entered into rest on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Brighton Gardens of Dunwoody Assisted Living. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, Georgia 30033 with Rev. Lewis Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Mayfield was the daughter of the late J. Gordon Ginn and the late Mattie Price Ginn of Wilkes County, Georgia. She was educated at Raburn Gap Nacoochee School and the University of Georgia. Geneva married James Harold Mayfield in May of 1944 and enjoyed 58 years with him. For 40 years she was a pediatric nurse in Atlanta. Geneva's special hobby was handpainting china, from dishes to lamps. The time spent painting she and her friends considered "therapy". She was always willing to give of herself, whether to the youth program at East Lake Methodist Church, or to the Greater Atlanta Raburn Gap Nacoochee School Junior College Association, or to the Oak Grove United Methodist Church where she spent many faithful years as part of the Friendship Class. Her sense of humor and appreciation for life made her a delightful wife, mother and friend. Survivors include her two daughters, Sheryl Winton and husband, Bob of Atlanta, and Carol Johnson and husband, Ronnie of Gainesville, Ga.; step-son, Ronald Mayfield of Gainesville; sister, Marie Smalley of Lincolnton, Ga.; former daughter-in-law, Dr. Peggy Mayfield; three grandchildren, Andrew Winton, Steve Mayfield, David Mayfield and wife, Christine; great- grandson, Boyd Mayfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Oak Grove United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. You may sign the family's online guestbook at: www.rees-funeralhome.com . Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, Georgia 706- 359-3222 is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-June 7, 2010


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