Mrs. Elizabeth Dunaway
Elizabeth S. Dunaway, age 95, of 1461 Owen Store Road, Unadilla, died Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Summerhill Nursing Center in Perry.
Born in Hawkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Stokes and Effie Elizabeth Hill Stokes. She attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and was the bookkeeper for Belda Farms. Elizabeth was active in her community and was a faithful member of Harmony Baptist Church. She regularly attended Sunday School, sang in the choir, helped with VBS and was a member of the WMU.
She is survived by her daughters, Diane Lake (Rob) of Glendale, AZ, and Linda Collins (Leon B.) of Ailey; her grandchildren, Ryan Lake (Melissa) of Chandler, AZ, Elizabeth Lake of Phoenix, AZ, Walt Collins (Elizabeth) of Vidalia, and Alex Collins (Katie) of Vidalia; her great-grandchildren, Connor Wheeler, Caroline Collins, Wesley Collins, Hayden Lake and Ashley Lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Berner E. Dunaway; her son, Andrew Stokes Dunaway; her siblings, Buford Stokes, Frances Stokes Johnson and Myrtis Stokes.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 21, in Harmony-Smyrna Cemetery, with Rev. Joe Daniel and Rev. Jeff Dykes officiating.
Spencer vanAssendelft sang “In the Garden,” and a recording of “How Great
Thou Art” was played. Larry Dunaway, Alex Collins, Royce Cross, Walt Collins, David Dunaway and Ryan Lake served as pallbearers. Memorial gifts may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Roy Goodroe, 1358 Vienna Highway, Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036, or the Alzheimer’s Association. 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, the staff of the Oaks in Vidalia, Meadows Park Health & Rehab in Vidalia, Veranda West at Summerhill in Perry, Jean Ann Gregory, Yvonne Cross, Gaye Gibbs and Ruth Beasley.
Friends may view the memorial, watch a recording of the service and sign the online register book at www.brannen-nesmith. com. Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna had charge of arrangements.
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