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Donald C. Strickland
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Donald C. Strickland, 80, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 16, 2010.


Born Nov. 25, 1929 in Orlando, Fla. to the late Thomas W. and Eula Catherine Strickland, he lived in south Florida a number of years and in Cordele, Ga. for 13 years before moving to Dawson County more than three years ago.


Mr. Strickland was a partner in Strickland & Waters Floor Finishing in south Florida.


He was a member of the Third Street Baptist Church in Cordele, a member of the Masonic Lodge in Miami, Fla., and was a U.S. Army veteran.


His sons, Gary Strickland, Barry Strickland; and a brother, B.W. Strickland, preceded him in death.


Survivors include his wife and Cordele native, Joyce Adkins Strickland of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Eugene Strickland of Bryson City, N.C., James D. and Connie Strickland of Burlington, N.C., Roy Strickland of Vero Beach, Fla.; stepchildren, Michael D. and Kathy Barrett of Cumming, Sandra Lee and Terry Chaychuk of Brampton, Ontario, Canada; sisters and brother-in-law, Faye and Frank Zenere of Deltona, Fla., Patsy Puckett of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jerrene Pullman of Palm Bay, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, John and Marcie Spicer of Pembrook Pine, Fla.; sister-in-law, Thekla Strickland of Miami, Fla.; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Billy Wayne and Valerie Priest of Vienna, GL, Faye Adkins of Cordele; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.


Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Third Street Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Gaines and the Rev. Billy Wayne Priest officiating.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Third Street Baptist Church, 307 North Third Street, Cordele, GA 31015.


Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.