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Joyce Wallace

Joyce Wallace, 86, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 25, 2017.

Born Nov. 5, 1931 to the late Homer and Annice Grogan, Joyce was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  A homemaker at her death, she formerly worked with her family at Ronald’s and then Shirley’s ladies apparel in Gainesville.  Along with her husband, they founded the Country Cupboard food store chain.  Mrs. Wallace was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville.

Her husband of 57 years, Billy Wallace; grandchildren, Amy Wallace and Jonathan Mansfield; sisters, Modree Bowers, Shirley “Charlie” Strong, Patsy Clegg; and brother-in-law, Sherman Wallace, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include her children, David and Andrea Wallace of Pass Christian, Miss., Russ and Jennifer Wallace of Dahlonega, Carol Wallace Mansfield of Atlanta; grandchildren, Travis Johnson, Will Wallace, Adam Johnson, Ashley Keeton, Taylor Wallace, Greer Mansfield, David Mansfield; four great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Lidia Grogan of Gainesville, Rex and Mildred Grogan of Cornelia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edwina Wallace of Dalton, Gail and Wayne Wright of Dawsonville, Bud Clegg of Dahlonega; various other relatives also survive.

Private interment services will be held at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville with Dr. Jim Gaines officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, P. O. Box 1358, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534, or, Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway #222, Gainesville, Ga. 30501.

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