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Elizabeth Laverne Wilson Youngblood

November 11, 1954 — August 12, 2022

Elizabeth Laverne Wilson Youngblood

Mrs. Elizabeth ‘Laverne’ Wilson Youngblood, 67, of Bobby Brown Park Road, Elberton, wife of 50 years to the late Robert ‘Wayne’ Youngblood, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.

Laverne was born in Oglethorpe County on November 11, 1954, daughter of the late Benjamin William “Benny” Wilson and Alter Belle Massey Wilson, and step-daughter of Ethel Virginia Wilson, who survives. She was a 1972 graduate of Oglethorpe County High School and a member of Lake Russell Baptist Church. Laverne retired from the billing department at Superior Pants Company and from the jewelry department at WalMart. She and Wayne were faithful volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project and members of Streetmasters Car Club. Laverne enjoyed sewing, crafting, attending flea markets and yard sales, and working in her flower gardens.

Survivors, in addition to her step-mother of Athens, include her children: Robert ‘Adam’ Youngblood and his wife Donna of Winterville and Alter Laverne Youngblood of Elberton; grandchildren: Sarah Godfrey, Kyle Bogue, Amber Youngblood, Elizabeth Bogue, and Dalton Youngblood; great-grandchildren: Carson and Grayson Price; siblings: Jake William Wilson, Sheila Ann Atkins, and Dennis James Wilson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her siblings: Jimmy Wilson and Linda Compton Kistler.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 17, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home, 1265 Washington Highway, Elberton, GA 30635.

Memorial services celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, August 18, at 2 o’clock at Lake Russell Baptist Church, 1047 Bobby Brown Park Road, Elberton, GA 30635, with the Rev. Phil Keown officiating.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Elizabeth ‘Laverne’ Wilson Youngblood.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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Thursday, August 18, 2022

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