THOMSON, Ga.- Mrs. Sara Florence Kendrick Painter, 88 of Thomson, entered into rest on October 16, 2004 at Warrenton Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the beloved wife of the late William Harry Painter. She was preceded in death by her son, David L. Painter.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce P. and Lester Strother of Thomson; son and daughter-in-law, William Frank and Pat Painter of Charleston, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Jane Painter of Thomson; six grandchildren, Bruce Strother, Teresa P. Ashcraft, Keith Land, Michael Painter, and Frank Painter, Jr. and Karen Matthews; ten great-grandchildren, Whitney Lee Hillman, Kyle Dillon, Joshua Land, Elizabeth Land, Will Land, Matthew Painter, Bradley Painter, Valerie Painter, Cait Matthews and Ben Matthews and an honorary grandson, Bryce Whiddon.
Mrs. Painter was born on December 20, 1915 in Warren County, to the late Lurla Burt Kendrick and the late Joel Frank Kendrick. She was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Young Memorial United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2004 at Young Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Walt Pledger and Rev. Katie Strals officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Sam Brunson, Jimmy Painter, DeWayne Patrick, Roger Pitts, Bryce Whiddon and Butch Whiddon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Young Memorial United Methodist Church Youth Fund, 1711 Washington Road, Thomson, Ga., 30824 or Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center, 129 Norwood Road, Warrenton, Ga., 30828.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.