Violet “Dude” Harper, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 11, 2019 following a period of declining health.
Born July 20, 1928 to the late Alan and Lois Pickelsimer, she was raised in Copperhill, TN and had been a resident of Dawsonville for over 60 years. She was a nurturing mother, wonderful cook and loving grandmother and great-grandmother who thrived on spoiling all of her grandchildren. Dude was preceded in death by her husband of almost 63 years, Leroy Harper and four brothers, H.A. Jr., Dell, Bob and Toby Pickelsimer.
Surviving are her children, Ann Sheffield, Sherry Allen and Eddie Moyer, Rudy Harper, Greg Harper, all of Dawsonville; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
A funeral service for both Dude and Leroy Harper will be held Thursday February 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday February 13 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.
A private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Park and Rec Youth Scholarship Fund, PO Box 808, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
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