Obituaries - Dec. 24, 2007

Lera W. Thrailkill

Lera W. Thrailkill, age 96 of Jonesboro, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. She was born in Conyers, Ga. to the late James. W. and Lurline Wigley Weldon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert V. Thrailkill. Mrs. Thrailkill was a member of Valley Hill Baptist Church in Riverdale, Ga. where she taught Sunday School until she was 91. She was a 1936 graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Millidgeville. Mrs. Thrailkill was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jonesboro. She enjoyed traveling, church functions and most importantly her family. She retired from Rich's Department store in Atlanta where she worked for 26 years, she was a real "people person."

Mrs. Thrailkill is survived by her daughters, Ann T. Cook, Stockbridge, Ga., Judy & Larry M. Reed, Silverhill, Ala.; grandchildren, Stephen V. Owen, Derek (Amanda) Owen, Damon (Amy) Reed, and Byron (Ashley) Reed; great grandchildren, Abby Reed, Ella Reed, Charlsie Reed, Caleb Owen, Carter Thomas Owen, and Hudson Reed; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at Valley Hill Baptist Church, the body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Pastor David Swieringa officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, (770) 914-1414.