Catherine Cleveland Whelchel, age 80, of Dawsonville passed away on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Gaines will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Whelchel was born June 16, 1933, in Commerce, Ga., to the late Randolph Cleveland and Talitha Leatherwood Cleveland. She was retired from Bell South Telephone Co. and was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church, Dawsonville. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, J.W. Whelchel.
Mrs. Whelchel is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Robyn Whelchel, Charlottesville, Va.; and Eric and Jennifer Burgess, Dawsonville; three grandchildren, Orion Whelchel, Bridgit Whelchel, both of Charlottesville, Va.; and Michael Burgess, Dawsonville.
Flowers are optional, donations may be made to United Way of Atlanta, 100 Edgewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.