Betty Fay Cox Tatum, 84, of Dawsonville, died March 18, 2019.
Born Feb. 13, 1935 in Cherokee County to the late Toy and Maude Cox, she lived a number of years in the Hopewell Community near Alpharetta before moving to Dawson County in 1986.
During her high school years she was an outstanding basketball player.
A homemaker for the past 60 years, she was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for Roswell Bank after which, along with her husband, they owned and operated a cattle and poultry farm. Betty was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing in church. Mrs. Tatum also enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, canning and camping. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church.
Her brothers, Holland Cox, Olin Cox, her twin brother, Billy Cox, and a great-granddaughter, Abbey Kilgore, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Charlie Tatum of Dawsonville; children, Vickie and Don Mulkey of Flowery Branch, Bruce and Melissa Tatum of Dawsonville, Robin and Tim Biddy, Julie Adams all of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Alison and Horace Kilgore, Philip Mulkey, Alex and Katy Tatum, Jessica and Thomas Waite, Nicholas and Jessi Biddy, Rachel and C.J. Sams, Josie Adams; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Monteree Richards of Sugar Hill; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 22 at Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Gilbert, the Revs. Tim Biddy and Don Mulkey officiating. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family received friends from 3:30 to 8 p.m. March 21 at the funeral home.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.