Georgia Lee Varnell was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Childress, Texas, to Orville and Ola Bell (Thompson) Green, and passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, in Roswell, at the age of 86. She was married to John Franklin Varnell Jr. on Jan. 12, 1944, in Wheeler, Texas. They spent most of their married life in Sayre, Okla. Mrs. Varnell moved to Roswell 14 years ago.
She spent most of her working career in the restaurant industry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister and two brothers.
Survivors include five children, Rosanna Heath, of Roswell, Ed Varnell, of Bardstown, Ky., Joyce Cates and her husband Eugene, of Roswell, Glenda Mackey and her husband Gary, of Marlow, Okla., and Sheila Archer, of Farmington, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren; one sister Joy Tyler, of Evansville, Ind.; and two brothers, Alfie Green, of Roswell, and Joe McDaniel, of Sayre.