Vesta  Salmon

Mrs. Vesta Avery Salmon, age 93, of the Armuchee Community, Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, April 28, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Salmon was born in Floyd County, GA on December 9, 1927, daughter of the late Howard Dallas Avery and the late Jessie Long Avery. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry Salmon, by a son, Robert Mark Salmon, by her son-in-law, Mike Reynolds, by 5 sisters, Evelyn Avery, Edith Adams, Eunice Adams, Marnese Pope, and Sue Thornton, and by 3 brothers, Sidney, Herschel, and Robert "Tommy" Avery. Mrs. Salmon was a 1947 graduate of Armuchee High School. She began her employment with Higgins Shoe Store in Rome and was employed for over 25 years there before beginning her career at Berry College. Prior to her retirement, she was the Supervisor for Oak Hill and the Guest Cottages on the Berry College Campus following 22 years at Berry. She was a member of the Daughters of Berry. A long-time member of New Armuchee Baptist Church, she was a member of the Avanelle Weaver Sunday School Class. Mrs. Salmon sang in the O'Yes Choir, was a greeter, and was actively involved in the W. M. U. and the J. O. Y. Club. Survivors include her daughter, Angie Salmon Reynolds, Armuchee; 2 sons, Howard "Pat" Salmon (Diane), Armuchee, and Joe Salmon (Jennifer), Rome; a sister, Dean Avery Beard, Rome; 9 grandchildren, Allen Reynolds (Maki), Bill Reynolds (Emily), Jessica Salmon, Melissa Ellis (Ben), Alisha Gresham, Dustin Salmon, Molly Mason, Broke Mraz, and Sierra Allmon; 16 great grandchildren, Scott, Ansley, and Luke Reynolds, Allie Reynolds, Jaden and Justin Salmon, Aubrie and Pyper Ellis, Alana and Raiden Gresham, Brylee and Gracie Salmon, Corbyn and Ava Mason, Rowen Robbins, and Cameron Doyle; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 3pm at New Armuchee Baptist Church with her Pastor, Dr. David Howard, and her nephew, Chaplain David Thornton officiating. Interment will follow in New Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at New Armuchee Baptist Church on Sunday from 1pm until 2:45pm. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Pallbearers are requested to assemble at New Armuchee Baptist Church on Sunday at 2:30pm and include: Mac Eubanks, Woody Wyatt, Tommy Davis, Mark Lamade, Michael Baker, and Anthony McClain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Vesta Salmon Scholarship Fund at Berry College, P. O. Box 490069, Mt. Berry, GA 30149-0069 or to the New Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 37, Armuchee, GA 30105. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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