2014-10-23 / Obituaries

Geneva Morris Leverett


GENEVA MORRIS LEVERETT GENEVA MORRIS LEVERETT Geneva Morris Leverett, 92, died peacefully with her family at her bedside on October 14, 2014 in Greenwood, S.C.

Funeral services were held at Lincolnton United Methodist Church on Thursday, October 16 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

She was the daughter of the late Lillie Mae and Charles Grover Morris. Born in Buford, Ga., she attended Norcross High School and was a violinist in the Junior Symphony of Atlanta. She received a Bachelors degree in Home Economics from Georgia State College for Women in 1942. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Lincoln County and began her teaching career, and married George Cleveland Leverett, Jr. She continued her career as a substitute teacher in various subjects and grades while raising her children.

Mrs. Leverett was very active in Lincolnton United Methodist Church for many years and, until her death, was the church’s oldest member. She was a charter member of the Candler Woman’s Circle. She was a Methodist Youth Fellowship leader and regularly cooked and served church meals whenever needed. She later became a licensed underwriter and managed the family insurance business in Lincolnton.

An accomplished baker and seamstress, she was a swimming instructor and also a Girl Scout Leader. She was an avid bridge player, and also enjoyed painting china.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, George C. Leverett, III; and two brothers, Grover Wendell Morris and Paul Vernon Morris.

Survivors include a brother, Charles George Morris of Lilburn, Ga.; her three daughters, Marilyn L. Davis of Columbia, S.C., Susan L. Hawkins and her husband, William R. Hawkins, of Atlanta, Ga., and Nancy L. May and her husband, Jefferson J. May of Greenwood, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Wendy M. Leverett, of Lincolnton; her grand- children, Ronald G. Bailey, Jr., and friend, Myranda R. Emrich of Columbia, W. Russell Hawkins and his wife, Brooke C. Hawkins, and their children, Jayden William Griswold and Maddox John Griswold of Buford, Ga.; Whitney L. Poucher and her husband, E. Zachary Poucher and son Leverett George Poucher, of North Augusta, S.C., Elizabeth J. Hawkins, of Atlanta; R. Clayton Lovelady, Jr. of Greenwood, Callie M. Bibb and her son, Levi W. Moon of Lincolnton, Cristin M. Cooper and her husband, T. Zachary Cooper of Flat Rock, N.C. and their daughter, Hayden May Cooper; G. Cuylor Leverett of Evans, Ga. and Kathryn L. Towns and her husband, Kirby, of Evans, Ga. and their daughters, Lovett and Bonnie Kate Towns; and a special friend, Julia Mae Leverett.

The following family members will serve as pallbearers: Ronald G. Bailey, Jr., W. Russell Hawkins, E. Zachary Poucher, R. Clayton Lovelady, Jr., Steven A. Dawkins and Clifford G. Lunceford.

Memorials may be made to Lincolnton United Methodist Church, 202 Peachtree Street, Lincolnton, Georgia, 30817. Beggs Funeral Home of Lincolnton was in charge of arrangements.

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