Mrs. Annie Jo Courtney, age 77, of LaFayette, GA went to be with the Lord on May 27, 2009. Mrs Courtney was born May 24, 1932 in Chickamauga, GA, the daughter of the late James Kyler and Margie Lee Purcell Lively. 

She was a retired Secretary for the Department of the Army. Mrs. Courtney was preceded in death by a son, Tommy D. Courtney, SGM (RET U. S.Army) two brothers, James Louise Lively and Robert Clinton Lively, and a sister, Edna Lee Lively. She was a member of the Fairview South Baptist Church. 

Survivors are her beloved husband, Robert D. "Mickey" Courtney, (RET U. S. Army), to whom she was married for 57 years, son & daughter-in-law, Keith & Kim Courtney, Stephens City, VA, sister & brother-in-law, Peggy & Bill Elsberry, Summerville, GA; daughter-in-law, Lily McHatton, Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Steven Courtney, Jonathan Courtney and wife, Eva Courtney, Michele & Jimmy Cribb, and Jessica Rossi; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Katie, and Joshua Cribb, Alexandra and Samuel Courtney; nephews, Eddie Lively, Jason Dixson and Michael Bradley, and great nieces, Kayla and Alyse Dixson. 

Funeral services will be held at  Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lowell Cantrell, Rev. Ricky Biddle, Rev. Mickey Skates and Rev. Malcolm Harris officiating. Burial will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Steven Courtney, Jonathan Courtney, Jason Dixson, Michael Bradley, Steve Palmer and Steve Sizemore. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenda Hamilton, Flora Webb, Margie Purcell, Ruthie Groce, and the Women of Fairview South Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Courtney will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from5:00 until 8:00 p. m. Friday, May 29, 2009. Mason Funeral Home is directing.

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