Laraine Burke Canup , 82
Passed Away: 01/28/2013
Private graveside services for Laraine Burke Canup, age 82, of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from the Hillside Gardens Cemetery with Keith Canup and Rev. Larry Free officiating. Family and close friends are to attend.
Mrs. Canup died Monday, January 28, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born in Helen, Georgia on February 14 1930, Mrs. Canup was the daughter of the late Linton and Mae Russell Burke. After graduating from Nacoochee High School, Laraine married F. Lewis Canup on January 2, 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of Helen Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Canup enjoyed reading, sewing, crocheting, gardening, cooking, and traveling. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Canup is preceded in death by sisters Nora B. Anderson and Mary Lou Westmoreland and brothers Wilburn Burke and Douglas Burke.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years Lewis Canup of Clarkesville, daughters and sons in law Deborah and Rev. Larry Free of Clarkesville, Katherine “Kathie” and Jerry Ivester of Clarkesville and Tamara and Michael Jamison of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, sons and daughters in law R. “Keith” and Judy Canup of Toccoa and Timothy “Tim” and Kim Canup of Toccoa, brothers and sisters in law John and Trudy Burke of Cleveland, Bill and Mary Burke of Commerce City, Colorado and Gene and Opal Burke of Robertstown, sister Jennie Brooks of Demorest, special caregivers granddaughter Kimberli Krippner, Carol Smith, and Pam Lovell, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.,br>
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 2-4 PM and from 6-8PM.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hillsidememorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.
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