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Marie Elrod

Obituary Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Marie Elrod, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 6, 2012 at Emory University Hospital.

Born March 11, 1950 to the late Fred Sr. and Joy Stephens, she had been a resident of Dawsonville most of her life. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she was thought of as a mother to many. Mrs. Elrod was a member of Rock Hill Congregational Church and was employed by Wal-Mart in Dawsonville where she had enjoyed her job as a cashier since its opening. She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Jerry Elrod and a brother, Jimmy Stephens.

Surviving are her sons, Jimmy Elrod, Dawsonville, Joshua Elrod, Dawsonville, Joey Almond, Dawsonville; daughters and sons in law, Tina Schandera, Dawsonville, Robin Elrod and Michael Stansbury, Flowery Branch, Tia and Thomas Chastain, Dawsonville; brothers and sisters in law, Robert and Kathy Stephens, Gainesville, Alvin and Judy Stephens, Gainesville, Terry and Wanda Stephens, Dawsonville, Darrell Stephens, Gainesville; sisters and brother in law, Oba Stephens, Gainesville, Patricia and Kent Purkey, Gainesville, Kim Haley, Gainesville; mother in law, Annie Mae Elrod, Dawsonville; sister in law and brother in law, Tammy and Michael Smith, Dawsonville; special friend, Bo Hicks, Gainesville; 21 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday December 9, 2012 at 2 o'clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Phillip Wehunt and Rev. J.W. Day will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 7 until 9 and Saturday from 6 until 9 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
Funeral Date
12/09/2012 at 12:00AM
Funeral Home
Bearden Funeral Home