Tifton Gazette


December 16, 2013

Ila Shiver Baxley


Ila Shiver Baxley, 94, of Doerun died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Magnolia Manor South in Moultrie.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Ronnie Harrell will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. until service hour at Banks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Baxley was born in Worth County June 25, 1919 to the late Joel Jackson and Cassie Willis Shiver. She had lived in Worth County all her life and was a homemaker. Mrs. Baxley loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents Mrs. Baxley was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Mr. Leonard E. Baxley who died May 16, 2006.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara B. Kemp and husband, David of Orange Park, Fla., Mary B. Dickerson and husband, Jimmy of Doerun; grandchildren, Karen Beasley of Doerun, Carole Lampke and husband Mike of Savannah; great-grandchildren, Jessie Beasley, Jacqueline and Kimberly Lampke; sister-in-law, Nell C. Shiver of Sylvester; brother-in-law, Ulmer R. Pope of Tampa, Fla.; special friend and caregiver, Glenda O’Neal and a special friend Ruth Byrd.
Those desiring please make donations to the Damascus United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Colleen Haman, 512 Willis Road, Ty Ty, GA 31795.
 Please sign our online guest registry at www.banksfh.com. Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.

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