Margaret Griffin Yonce

Died: Wed., Mar. 28, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 30, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 30, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Mar. 31, 2018
Location: Lebanon United Methodist Church

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Margaret Griffin Yonce age 83 of Gillsville went to be with the Lord on March 28, 2018.  She was born in Hall County on February 2, 1935 to the late Buck Griffin and Ina Colbert Griffin.  She was preceded in death by her brother Bennie (Ben) Griffin.

Margaret attended Gillsville School where she graduated Valedictorian in 1952 and later graduated from Perry Business School.  In July of 1953 she was employed at the Hall County Court House as a Deputy Clerk.  She worked there for 43 years and saw 5 County Clerks sworn in, numerous Sheriffs, Judges, and Justices of the Peace during her tenure.  She also helped in recording of the various deeds and paper work during the building of Lake Lanier many years ago.

She was a devoted Christian and a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.  She was a very humble and giving person and a friend to all.  She was also known for her potato salad and homemade chocolate cake.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Joel Roger Yonce, daughter and son-in-law, Caroline and Jack Keener of Gainesville, daughter and son-in-law, Arrahwannah and Ronnie Turpin of Mount Airy, grandchildren, Kate Turpin, Kassidy Turpin, Griffin Keener, and numerous cousins.  

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 31, 2018 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.   The Rev.  Sven Mossinger will preside.  Interment will be at Lebanon United Methodist Cemetery following the service.  The family will receive friends at Wards funeral home on Friday March 30, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the, Dunagans Chapel UMC 5540 Timber Ridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30507 or Lebanon United Methodist Church 3700 Lebanon Church Rd, Gillsville, GA 30543.  

Condolences may be made online at Ward’s Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

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Sherry Dyer Allison
   Posted Thu March 29, 2018
Caroline and Family,
I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a sweet soul, and I will miss seeing her and your Dad out together. Praying for peach for your family.

Brooke Blume
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Caroline and Arrahwannah,
The Staff at Fresenius Kidney Care would like to express our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Your mom was always a pleasure to work with and very dear to our hearts. She was always kind, pleasant and had a beautiful smile on her face. We will miss her greatly

Kathy Lenderman Sullivan
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
So sorry to hear about Margaret, she was one of the finest people I have ever met. I believe Margaret was loved by everyone. Working with her in the Clerk's Office was such a good experience she was so humble & caring I will never forget her !

Howard & Carol Cooper (Talmo, Georgia)
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Margaret's family. She was always a kind, humble Christian lady. She will be missed by many people but has left such a heritage in her family and her witness to others.
Yours In Christ,
Howard & Carol Cooper

Pam Cain
   Posted Sat March 31, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.
Pam Cain

   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Dear Caroline & Arrahwanna, I am so sorry for your loss. If I can offer any words of wisdom, it would be take the grieving process slow and at your own pace. It will come in waves and different stages, but it will come. I am so sorry I wasn't able to attend due to work schedule and daddy's 80th surprise party. I love it that our mama's worked together and both were Godly women whom a lot of folks loved. Your mama always had a smile on her face and was one of the most sweetest women I ever knew. May God bless you all & comfort you during this season of loss. Praise God for the Hope to see her again.

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