WINTERVILLE - Julia “Judy” Sloan passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, following an extended battle with cancer.
Julia, known as Judy by her friends, was the wife of the late William Heyward Sloan and the daughter of the late Roy and Ruby Webb Steed of Commerce. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Cothran Russell and Miriam Perry; and a brother, Billy Steed. Mrs. Sloan was a member of Winterville Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School class for many years. Judy was a graduate of Athens Business College and retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service after 30 years of dedicated service.
Judy was a compassionate person who spent 20 years after retirement volunteering at Athens Regional Medical Center. She also would often visit friends and shut-ins at nursing homes, taking them flowers that she grew in her garden. She was an artist who especially enjoyed painting as well as gardening. Judy was also proud to have been second runner up in the 2011 “Mrs. Senior Athens pageant.”
Survivors include her loving children, William David Sloan (Heather), Lynn Hammock, Nita Norris (Randy), Tim Sloan, all of Winterville; eight grandchildren, Russell Sloan, Ashley Hammock, Trent Hammock (Tasha), Heather, Loran, Allie and Casey Sloan, and Hunter Norris; two great-grandchildren, Remington Grace Hammock and Jordan Heyward Sloan; sister, Carol Parker; brothers, Laverne Steed, Larry Steed and Kenneth Steed; and a special friend, Charles Sorrow.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Winterville First Baptist Church with Drs. Phil Wages and Rick Standard officiating. Interment will follow at Winterville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Steed, Greg Steed, Alan Parham, Dwight Eberhart, Russell Sloan, and Trent Hammock. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 26, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Winterville First Baptist Church for building expenses.
Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.