Nathalee Gay Walkup

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Nathalee Gay Walkup, 94, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Dunwoody, Ga.
Born on Dec. 25, 1918, in Union County, N.C., she was the daughter of Lee A. and Bright Melton Gay. A graduate of Prospect High School, she was a star on the girls' basketball team. She lived most of her life in Lancaster, where she worked as an administrative assistant in the medical department at the Lancaster Plant of Springs Mills. She was an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir. 
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Pokorny, of Mt. Dora, Fla.; a son, Ted Walkup, and his wife Renee, of Dunwoody; two granddaughters, Leigh Blakeley, and her husband Robert, of Mt. Dora, and Rachel Walkup, of Dunwoody; and three great-grandchildren, Victoria McMullen, John Blakeley and McKenleigh Blakeley, all of Mt. Dora.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice Wilson Walkup, of Lancaster; three sisters, Genolia Martin, of Wingate, N.C., Guilia Burgess, of Greenville, N.C, and Dixie Blythe, of Monroe, N.C.; and one brother, Perry Smith Gay, of Tampa, Fla.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at North Atlanta Memorial Park in Dunwoody. The Rev. Doug Baker will officiate. Sign the online guestbook at
Memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 575 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA. 30046; to the ; or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta, GA (678) 514-1000.
Jonathan Miller Fischer Funeral Care of Atlanta is in charge.
Published in The Lancaster News on Jan. 20, 2013
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