Mrs. Thelma Wallace McEverMay 7, 1931 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 85)
Mrs. Thelma Wallace McEver, 85, lifelong resident of Cave Spring, died Friday morning, May 5, 2017, in a Rome care center following an extended illness.
Mrs. McEver was born in Cave Spring May 7, 1931, a daughter of the late James Irvin Wallace, Sr., and the late Cora Lee Blankenship Wallace, and was a 1948 graduate of the Cave Spring High School. She was married to James Howard McEver, Sr. on May 16, 1948, and was preceded in death by him on Dec.9, 1990. Mrs. McEver was a member of the South Broad United Methodist Church and was former member of the Vann’s Valley United Methodist Church, and had served as the pianist and organist at both churches as well as several other churches through the years. Mrs. McEver was a long time Bookmobile Lady with Sara Hightower Regional Library, and she was retired from the Floyd County Department of Family and Children's Services. Mrs. McEver was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Besides her parents and her husband, Mrs. McEver was preceded in death by a brother, James Irvin (Junior) Wallace, Jr., and by a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Pollard.
Mrs. McEver is survived by her son, James Howard McEver, Jr., and his wife Debbie, of Cave Spring; by her daughters, Ms. Ginny McEver of Dahlonega, and Mrs. Mary Alice Hamilton and her husband Bill of Cave Spring; by five grandchildren, Keidrah Wilson, Miles McEver, Cody McEver, Angela Hamilton Arcara, and Robert Hamilton; and by twelve great-grandchildren. Her brother, Edward Wallace and his wife Ellen of Cave Spring, two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Acker of Cave Spring, and Mrs. Joan Stedman of Hiram, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. McEver were held Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. at John House’s Cave Spring Chapel. Interment followed in the family lot of the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers included Loren Stedman, Brian Wilson, Robert Hamilton, Cody McEver, Miles McEver and Greg Wallace.
The family received friends Monday afternoon from 1:00 P.M. until the service hour.