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Mary Pauline Telford

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mary Pauline Telford, 91, of Gainesville. Rev. Don Hand officiated. Burial was in Homer Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Banks County. Mrs. Telford passed away Saturday February 19, 2011 in Thomson, Ga. Mrs. Telford was born in Banks County and had lived most of her life in Hall County. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Nancy Ella Durham. She had worked a number of years at Georgia Printing. She was former President of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Local 8452 for 12 years, Ninth District President 1963-1964, Georgia State President 1967-1968 , and was past President of the American Legion Auxiliary 1965-1966. She was also member of Gainesville-Hall Co. Senior Life Center, where she chaired many committees, Red Hat Society and was member of Homer Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Telford. The family request donations be made to Gainesville-Hall Co. Senior Life Center, C/o Nancy Simpson, 430 Prior St., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 or Homer Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 177, Homer, Ga. 30547. Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, James and Lynn Telford of Homer, Ga. daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Monroe Matherly of Dearing; grandchildren Cindy Stephens of Maysville, Ga., Jamie Pasquarelli of Gainesville, Ga., Erica Matherly Smith of Thomson, Grant M. Matherly of Wrens, and Ross T. Matherly, Sr. of Thomson; and eight great grandchildren. Wards Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

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