Iva Louise Boring Wilkinson


Iva Louise Boring Wilkinson, 91, of Barnesville, Ga., went peacefully home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, after a short illness.

Louise was born on Aug. 18, 1930, in Happy Valley, to Rosa Lee and Mark Boring.

She graduated from Lanier High School, attended East Tennessee State College and taught school for a time.

After moving to Georgia, Louise met and married Fred Wilkinson and together they had four daughters. Fred died in 1997 after 46 years of marriage.

Although Louise's career path took her in several directions, office work and sales, her final job was working for the Ingles grocery chain.

However, her first love was the volunteer work she did for her church, no matter where she lived. For several years, she had been the outreach secretary for Lilla Baptist Church in Barnesville, Ga., where she was a member for many years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred; mother, Rosalee Boring; father and stepmother, Mark and Dora Boring; sister, Donna Sherry Boring; two brothers: Norman George and Dennis Gerald Boring; great-grandson, Connor Lenning; and son-in-law, Ken Cummings.

She is survived by four daughters: Beverly Katherine Sexton (Greg) of Highland Home, Ala., Doreen Elliott (Tim) of Stockbridge, Ga., Barbara Wilkinson of Barnesville, Ga., and Debbie Cummings Tucker of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandchildren: Justin Spell, Patricia Gifford, Amy Spell, Morgan Lee, Jarad Lenning, Chelsey Jones and Cody Tucker; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters: Charlotte Kesley of Cleveland, Elizabeth Wagoner of Cartersville, Ga., Pamela Kliner (Wesley) of McDonald, Sheila Boring, Ruth Boring of McDonald and Margaret Boring of Chattanooga; brothers: Thomas Boring (Rita) of McDonald, Calvin Boring of McDonald, Eddie Boring of Cleveland, David Boring of McDonald and Wendell Boring (Karen) of Chattanooga; a host of nephews and nieces, as well as, great-nephews and great-nieces and great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon at Prospect United Methodist Church, 6752 Highway 212, Covington, GA 30016, followed by the funeral at noon, with the Rev. Rex Kessler officiating.

Donations may be made to Lilla Baptist Church, 803 GA Highway 36, Barnesville, GA 30204

Final arrangements entrusted to Horis A. Ward-Fairview Chapel,


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