Funeral services for Miss Myrtle Brown Perdue, 95, of South Green Street, were held Monday, April 23, 2007, at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Barber and Dr. Edwin L. Cliburn officiating. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery.
Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.pasleyfletcher.com.
Miss Perdue was a native of Upson County. She born Aug. 4, 1911, to the late James Eldred and Dotsy Brown Perdue. She was a 1930 graduate of R. E. Lee Institute. After graduation she worked at R. E. Lee for five years. She kept books for the City Dairy for five years, She went to work for Thomaston Mills in the Cost Department in 1939, from which she retired in 1976 after 37 years.
She was baptized as a member of First Baptist Church on Christmas Day, 1932. In 1977, Miss Perdue went to work for First Baptist Church part-time as a records secretary and remained there until January 2007. She also held many offices as secretary of different organizations at First Baptist. Since 1957 she had been roll secretary of Sunday school and had worked with fellowship supper.
Miss Perdue was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters: Magnus (Lucille) Perdue, Jim (Fan) Perdue, Alton (Opal) Perdue, Madge Perdue (Casey) Jones, Ted Perdue, and Jack (Martha) Perdue,
Survivors include a special niece, Teresa (Ronnie) Lowe, who was like her daughter, and Teresa's family, Rhonda (Russell) Gulley, Logan, Barren and Brooks, Brent (Brandi) Lowe, and Ben (Kelly) Lowe and Kaitlyn; she also has 11 other nieces and six nephews who she was close to, Jane Dunnahoo, Rita (Nicky) Nicholson, Ellen (Dub) Bettis, Joan (Respress) Carr, Kathy (Bob) Davis, Marianne (Walter) Murphy, Carol (Skipper) Hudson, Charlene (Gary) Hamby, Janice Fleeman, Connie (Mike) Giles, Amy (Terry) Whitman, Steve (Patsy) Perdue, Johnny (Gail) Perdue, David (Linda) Perdue, Tommy (Kathy) Perdue, Larry (Sandi) Jones, and Jim (Beth) Perdue; a sister-in-law, Mary Perdue; along with a host of great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.