LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Frances L. "Marion" Irby Palmer, 70, wife of David Palmer, entered into rest Sunday, November 1, 2009, at Doctor's Hospital. Funeral services will be today, Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 2:00PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera, GA with Revs. Nathan Palmer and Donald Lumpkin officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Fran had a great love for the outdoors and especially enjoyed gardening and fishing. But most of all, she loved her family and friends. She was a very special and unique person-a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She will always be cherished and missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Daisy Byrd Irby; three brothers, Tom Irby, Gus Irby and Buford Irby; and a sister, Betty Irby. Her survivors include her children, Dwayne (Debra) Hadden, Avera GA, Ronnie (Amy) Hadden, Avera GA, Michelle (Kelly) Gunter, Blairsville GA, Tiffine Brown, Pensacola FL, Toshia (Swain) Keaton, Trenton SC; two brothers, Grady (Florence) Irby, Louisville GA, and Bob (Sara) Irby, Evans GA; a sister, Dorothy (Kenneth) Kelley, Macon GA; 12 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Thomas Arrington, Gus Cash, Charles Irby, P.J. Irby, Sonny Irby, Trey Logan, Lamar Palmer and Danny Tucker. James Funeral Home, Wrens, GA.
The Augusta Chronicle-November 3, 2009