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Betty Fay Cox Tatum

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.