Dillard, Louise Brown (Summerville)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Louise Brown Dillard, 91, of Summerville, Georgia, died on Sunday February 10, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Dillard was born August 23, 1921, in Summerville, the daughter of the late Stonewall Jackson Brown and Mattie Jane Sprayberry Brown. She graduated from Summerville High School in 1940. She was the salutatorian of her class. She lettered in basketball for four years, serving as team captain her senior year. She was a well respected charter member of Wayside Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many decades. She was employed by the Farmers and Merchants Bank/BB&T for approximately 50 years. 

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dillard was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Dillard, seven sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Ivan (Sonny) Dillard and Linda Reynolds Dillard, grandchildren, James Matthew Dillard and Gina Adams, great-grandchildren, Ethan Crider, Bailey Dillard, Mia Crider; nieces, Louise Brown Helton, Margaret Dillard, nephews, Rex Cook, Gary Hinton, special cousin Phyllis Howell, and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Wayside Baptist Church with Reverend Don Knowles and Reverend Mike Odom officiating. 

Mrs. Dillard will also lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. until the hour of service on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are James Dillard, Bailey Dillard, Ethan Crider, Clint Dillard, Steven Helton, Lewis Railey. Honorary pallbearers will be all members of Wayside Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dillard will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. 

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