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Merle Wood Frye

Obituary Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Merle Wood Frye, age 87, of Clarkesville, Georgia went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 2, 2022, just eight days shy of her 88th birthday.
 
Mrs. Frye was born on July 10, 1934 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Mont and Lillie Mae Morgan Wood. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Phillip Oliver Frye; sisters, Minnie Hames, Lucille Anderson; brothers, Ed Wood, Swain Wood, Bill Wood, Floyd Wood.; and step-grandson, Keith Dodgins. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Mrs. Frye was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest; where she was active in many community service aspects; including food preparation as well as quilting and working with the ladies groups. Merle was a loving wife, mother and grandmother; she was known to her grandchildren as "Grandma". She had a love for gardening, both flowers and vegetables.
 
Survivors include her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn Frye Taylor and Denzer, of Clarkesville; Dianne Frye Dodgins and Gervace, of Clarkesville; granddaughter and spouse, Kristi Dodgins Rayner and Johnathon, of Clarkesville; step-grandchild and spouse, Debra Dodgins Hall and Mike, of Gainesville: great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Rayner, Jaxon Rayner; step-great-grandchildren, Haley Dodgins, Emily Dodgins, Nicole Hall, Kathryn Hall, and Mikayla Hall; sisters-in-law, Genelle Wood, Willene Wood, Elise Frye, Beverly Frye Shirley; brother-in-law and spouse, Jack Frye and Mary Cloid; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Dr. Josh Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens
 
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at the funeral home prior to the service.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Frye's memory to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 988 US-441 Business Hwy, Demorest, Georgia 30535.
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.
Funeral Date
07/05/2022 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel
Phone
(706) 778-1700
Address
245 Highway 441 S, P.O. Box 58, Demorest 30535
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