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Elsie Milam, 92, Dies

The family will receive friends today, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel.

Elsie Milam, 92 of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8. She was a resident of Autumn Square in Carrollton. She was born March 25, 1921 in Franklin, Georgia to the late Jackey Washington Gosdin and Cora Wilson Gosdin. She attended West Georgia College where she received her Masters Degree in Education and was captain of the girl’s basketball team in 1942. She became a teacher with the Carrollton City School Education System and worked for 21 years and then retired.

She was a very active member of Goshen Southern Congregational Methodist Church serving in various capacities. Mrs. Milam also loved and participated in the art of quilting. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who will be missed to the fullest extent.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Milam, who passed in August of 1977; brothers, Garfield and John Gosdin; and sisters, Icy Gosdin and Doffie Gore. Survivors include her son an d daughter in law, Mal and Jane Milam of Franklin, Georgia; two granddaughters, Cory Milam Rose of Franklin, and Addie and Stephen Boyd of Franklin, five great grandchildren, Aidan and Eli Boyd, and Clayton, Mallory and Jackson Rose; and two brothers, Gittis Gosdin of Atlanta and Delmar Gosdin of Franklin.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. from Goshen Southern Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Neal Williams and Rev. Bo Hendon officiating. Interment will follow in the Goshen Southern Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Harvey Fuller performing the graveside service. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Milam, Matt Milam, Ethan Milam, Gary Gosdon, Kenneth Gosdin and Eddie Drum.

The family will receive friends today, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to the Goshen Cemetery Fund, C/O: Shirley Milam, 580 Nolen Road, Carrollton, Ga. 30116.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements. 

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