Mrs. Sara Wortham Yeats, age 91 of Villa Rica, formerly of Carrollton, died Tuesday, November 17, 2009.
Mrs. Yeats was born in Heard County, Georgia on January 7, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Albert Glenn Wortham, a doctor in Heard County, and Ore Lee Miller Wortham; a sister to the late Mabel Wortham Heard, Fannie Gordon Wortham Owen, Cpt. Albert Glenn Wortham, Jr., Hollis Chilton Wortham; and a devoted wife to her late husband, J. Hugh Yeats.
Mrs. Yeats was an outstanding basketball star in high school as well as a beauty queen. As a college student she proudly wore her letter sweater she earned in basketball and tennis Bessie Tift College, Duke University, and the University of Georgia where she earned her college degree. After graduating from college, she became the beloved and enthusiastic school teacher of numerous classrooms full of lucky children. She was gifted as an artist and had a great love of music, especially playing the piano.
Her Christian family heritage and her faithful Bible study prepared her for a lifelong teaching of children and adults in Sunday School, and was also active as a WMU member and leader in Arlington, Virginia, and here at First Baptist Church of Carrollton. She truly loved her church, pastor, and friends. Her patriotism led her to become a member and serve in the organizations of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the UDC.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary Y. and Larry D. West of Villa Rica; granddaughters, Sara Kathleen West Davis, Christina Reece West; and a niece and several nephews with which she had a strong bond.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 21 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton with Dr. Steve Davis officiating. Music will be by Terry Lowry.
Pallbearers will be the Honorable Robert John Wortham, Philip Spurgeon Heard, Steve C. Wortham, Christopher Glenn Wortham, Honorable Jack T. Camp, and Robert Dennis McDonnell.
The family will receive friends at Almon Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Interment will be in the Bowdon City Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Music Ministry, 102 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117.
Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.
Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton.
Born: January 7, 1918
Place of Birth: Heard County, GA
Death: November 17, 2009
Place of Death: Austell, GA USA
Hobbies: Art, Piano
Organizations: DAR, UDC
Rosemary Y. West, Daughter
Larry D. West, Son-in-law
Sara Kathleen West Davis, Granddaughter
Christina Reece West, Granddaughter
J. Hugh Yeats, Spouse
Mabel Wortham Heard, Sister
Fannie Gordon Wortham Owen, Sister
Cpt. Albert Glenn Wortham, Jr., Brother
Hollis Chilton Wortham, Brother
Dr. Albert Glenn Wortham, Father
Ore Lee Miller Wortham, Mother
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