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Elda Chumbley Looper
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Elda Chumbley Looper, 68, of Dawsonville, died March 7, 2015.

Born Feb. 2, 1947 in Lumpkin County, she lived most of her life in Dawson County.

A homemaker at her death, Elda was the first director of the Dawson County Child Development Center and was formerly employed by the Dawson County Board of Education.

She also formerly co-owned The Sweet Shop in Dawsonville and owned and operated Cottage Creations.

Mrs. Looper was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Her father, Edgar Chumbley; and her first husband, Lewis Phillips, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, William S. "Bill" Looper of Dawsonville; children, Debbie and James Parks, Danette Moulder, Denna Hardin, James Phillips, all of Dawsonville; mother, Gladys Bennett of Dawsonville; brothers, Timmy Goode, Terry Goode, Troy Goode, Tracy Goode, all of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Eric and Michelle Hardin, Tony and Carrie Ingram, Kristen and Adam Stinson, Amanda and Eric Farley, Matthew Parks; great-grandsons, Riley Hardin, Austin Hardin, Andrew Hardin, Ezekiel Farley, Azariah Farley, Parker Ingram; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. March 10 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Harold Evans and Rodney Pilcher officiating. Interment followed in the Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery.

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