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Cara Wade Dodd

Obituary Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Cara Wade Dodd, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at age 93 on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Cara was born May 12, 1928, in Homer, Georgia, to Warren and Maggie Bonds. She married Crawford L. C. Wade, Jr. and together they had seven children. She worked in cotton mills for 66 years, starting at New Holland Mill in Gainesville, Georgia, and retiring from Mount Vernon Mills in Alto, Georgia. Most of that time was spent weaving, and she was proud of hard work well done.

Cara loved going to gospel singings as often as she could, and especially enjoyed traveling to the mountains. She knew her way around a kitchen and kept everyone in jelly and chow chow. She was the master of cat-head biscuits. Cara loved her family and friends and cherished time spent together. She was known for her sweet smile. She is greatly missed.

Cara was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Maggie; husbands Junior Wade and Billy Dodd; siblings Myles Bonds, Charlie Bonds, Grace Davidson, J.B. Bonds, and Ruby Simmons; children Gail Strickland, Doug Wade, and Phillip Wade; grandchild Calvin Turner; great-grandchild Jessa Tomlin; and son-in-law Douglas Gulley. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Acrey of Cornelia, Georgia, and Bonnie Bagwell of Buford, Georgia; her children Jackie Wade (Gloria), Jan Gulley, Judy Turner, and Danny Wade (Lela); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held Monday, December 27, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel.

A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123

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