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Fern Gresham

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[December 19, 2010]  ATLANTA -- Fern L. Gresham, 79, of Atlanta, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 2:05 a.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta, with Maurice Stribling officiating.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 to 7 and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Burial will be in Atlanta Cemetery.

Mrs. Gresham was a seasonal worker for Mountjoy Hybrids, Palms Grill, Atlanta Cleaners and retired from Dixie Truckers Home as a head cook after 20 years of service.

She was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Waynesville. Her parents were Harold and Rose Cox Harvey. She married William Thomas Gresham on Dec. 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2008.

She is survived by her son, Gary (and Delores) Gresham of Atlanta; one sister, Liz Riddle of Hillsboro; a son-in-law, Billie Timm of Hartsburg; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia L. Timm; one sister, Grace Slimp; and one brother, Harold Harvey Jr.

Memorials may be made to Atlanta Christian Church or Atlanta Rescue Squad.

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