Iona Katherine Greenwald

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Iona Katherine Greenwald, age 83, of Young Harris passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. Iona was born in Forsyth County and lived in Alpharetta and Cumming before moving to Young Harris. Iona will be remembered as a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her elegance and grace was something to behold. Although a petite woman in stature, her giving heart and loving nature were larger than the sun. With her husband, Glen, she volunteered with the Lady's Auxiliary of VFW Post 7807 and their Thrift Store in Hiawassee and other community events. She and her husband loved to travel and experience life, she will now join Glen on their next big adventure in Heaven.
Iona is preceded in death by parents, James and Chesty Hudgins; daughter, Sharon Shirley; brothers, Lee Hudgins, Vernon Hudgins, Leonard Hudgins; sisters, May Jones, and Elizabeth Scroggins.
Survivors include her children, Robert (Janice) Shirley of Cumming, Roy (Jackie) Shirley of Woodstock; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby (Margaret) Hudgins; sisters, Diane Hudgins, Sherry (Jim) Cooper, Betty (Robert) Dowis; sisters-in-law, Pat Hudgins, and Ruth Hudgins; brother-in-law, Dale (Louisa) Greenwald; stepsons, Bret Greenwald, Jeff (Laura) Greenwald, Ralf (Lisa) Greenwald, Gordon Greenwald, Arthur (Kris) Metzler; stepdaughters, Lori (Jay) LeBrun, Trisha Metzler; several nieces, nephews and other relative.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Purcell officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, the hour prior to the service.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2017