July 24, 2021

Mrs. Belva J. Stanaway

Mrs. Belva J. Stanaway, age 77 of Franklin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday morning, September 26, 2020.

She was born November 3, 1942 in Carrollton, Georgia, the daughter of the late Chester Patterson and the late Erma Robison Patterson.

Belva graduated from Carrollton High School, attended West Georgia College, and received her Degree in Accounting from the Panama College in the Canal Zone.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and volunteering at the Ephesus Library. She was a strong supporter of the Ephesus Baptist Church in Heard County and the Ephesus Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin Stanaway of Franklin, Georgia; children, Evangeline & Dewayne Garren of Forsyth, Georgia and Chuck & Bridgett Barr of Vass, North Carolina; stepchildren, Dr. Amy Johnson of Mt. Julliett, Tennessee, Gaye Knapp of Crossville, Tennessee, and Ian Stanaway of Martinsville, Virginia; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, and special friend, Belle Clark.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, September 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM from Carroll Memory Gardens with Pastor Myron Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ephesus Public Library at 200 Rogers Street, Ephesus, Georgia 30170.

Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com.

Martin and Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.


  1. Lindsey Putman says

    Mrs belva was a beautiful soul I will truly miss her

  2. Rest easy Ms. Belva. I will miss your hugs. Heaven gained a wonderful lady.

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