Emma Varao
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Emma Varao

December 15, 1919 - November 27, 2007

Emma Varao

December 15, 1919 - November 27, 2007


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Obituary for Emma Varao

Mrs. Emma Alice Varao, age 87 of Hiawassee, Ga., passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007.

Mrs. Varao was born Monday, December 15, 1919 in Jackson Co., Oregon to the late William and Dorothy Randolph Benton. She was of the Catholic Faith but attended the Cowboy Church. She also attended the Towns County Senior Center, andenjoyed making quilts and gardening. Mrs. Varao was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Varao Sr..

Survivors include: daughter & son-in-law, Donna and Ralph McClanahan of Hayward, CA, son & daughter-in-law, Joe and Sally Varao of Hiawassee, GA, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, eight great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Dec.1,2007 at 2:00 from the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rayburne Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by Ryan Wilson and Gary Taylor.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00-2:00 Saturday, December 1.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to Towns County Senior Center, 67 Lakeview Circle, Hiawassee, GA 30546..

The Cochran Funeral Home of Hiawassee, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

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