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Wayne Alvis Florence

December 1, 1932 — December 12, 2022

Wayne Alvis Florence

Mr. Wayne Alvis Florence, age 90, of Elberton, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Gift of Faith Care in Palm Bay, Florida.

Alvis was born on December 1, 1932, in Lincolnton, Georgia, son of the late Thomas Sanders Florence and Edythe Scott Sprouse Florence. He lived in Elberton for most of his life, and was a veteran having served in the United States Navy. Mr. Florence worked as an insurance salesman for 29 years, was a member of Midway United Methodist Church in Lincolnton, and was a Shriner.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Florence Brown; brothers: Theron Florence, Thomas Allen Florence, and Sanders Florence; and sisters: Mary Ellen Florence Koonts and Edythe Juanita Florence Norman.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Florence Polniak and her husband Ray of Cape Canaveral, Florida; son-in-law, Larry Brown of Watkinsville, Georgia; grandsons: Christian Polniak and his wife Teresa, Nicholas Polniak, and Taylor Brown; granddaughter, Lyndsey Polniak Fleming and her husband Rob; four great-grandchildren: Tessa Polniak, Cooper Polniak, Harrison Fleming, and Lucy Fleming; sister, Martha Florence Jones; brother, Winston Florence and his wife Jan; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Entombment will be in the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Elberton, Georgia. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton, Georgia is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Wayne Alvis Florence.

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