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Georgia Morrison Leigon Obituary
GEORGIA LEIGON Georgia Morrison Leigon (Durham Backus), 88, of Pickens, S.C., and formerly of Las Vegas, passed away quietly June 28, 2014, with her family by her side. Georgia was born in Spring Creek, W.Va., to Ted and Sarah Jane Morrison, Jan. 25, 1926. She attended Pickens High School, and later married Cliff Durham. Soon after, they moved to Las Vegas. Georgia's accounting skills ultimately led her to work at United Mortgage, where she met her second husband, Lee Backus. The two formed Decatur Mortgage and Loan Company, but found time to enjoy golf and traveling until his passing July 1, 1989. In 1993, Georgia married Ralph Leigon. The two enjoyed traveling and playing golf until Ralph's passing June 15, 2012, at which time, she returned to Pickens, S.C. and lived quietly with her brother, T.R. and sister-in-law, Avanell. Georgia will be remembered by her family and friends as an avid golfer, skilled bridge player, dedicated P.E.O. member, devoted Trustee on the First United Methodist Church Board, and most importantly, her love, guidance and assistance to those around her. Georgia was a three-time cancer survivor. She will be missed by all those that knew her. She is survived by her brother, T.R. Morrison, Jr. (Avanell); aunt, Virginia Grant; nephews and nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces; stepchildren; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 30. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Dillard Funerals, Pickens, S.C.
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