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Georgia Spurgeon

Georgia Esther Spurgeon, 94, former resident of LaHarpe, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Argent Court Assisted Living Community in Brenham, Texas. 
She was born Oct. 5, 1918 in LaHarpe, the daughter of Charles Spurgeon and Blanche Shorter Spurgeon. Following graduation, Georgia moved to Houston where she worked for the Houston Astrodome.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews also a good friend and caregiver Edna. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Winfred, Everett and Wilbur Spurgeon; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Clara Spurgeon.
The Rev. Dallas Peterson will conduct graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bronson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. Thursday until leaving for the cemetery at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.

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