Judith Ann VanLandingham

May 01, 2014

Devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother

CANTON — Judith Ann Ivester VanLandingham, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at The Homestead.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Ada Chapman Ivester. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Rhea, and one brother, Ernest C. “Red” Ivester. Judith was a medical office assistant to Dr. Border and was instrumental in instituting the Folkmoot Festival. She enjoyed being a substitute teacher within the Haywood County Schools System.  Judith was a great clogging dancer and will be remembered for being fiercely loyal and devoted to her family. She was also a member of North Canton Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Grady L. VanLandingham; a daughter, Tamara Hannah, and her husband, Ray, of Canton; one son, Michael Kevin VanLandingham, of Canton; one sister, Ruby Pressley, and her husband, Thomas Ray, of Canton; three grandchildren, Corey Birchfield (Michelle), of Tennessee, Christopher Michael and Keri Ann VanLandingham; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Madalyn Birchfield; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at North Canton Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Caldwell officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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