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Katherine Margaret (Kay) Somerville

Katherine Margaret (Kay) Somerville, 99, of Dawsonville, died July 21, 2018. 

Kay was born on Dec. 1, 1918, in Yonkers, N.Y. to Ruloff and Lorette Both. At an early age, she moved with her family to Carmel, N.Y., where she attended Carmel Central School. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City, working at the 1938 World’s Fair. It was there that she met and married William Somerville, her husband until his death 53years later. 

During the years she lived in New York City, Carmel and Cape Cod, Mass., she worked as a secretary and managed a movie theater. Upon her husband’s death, she moved to Cadiz, Ky., to be near her son. While there, she volunteered at the local hospital and was active in the community. 

Finally, she moved with her family to Dawsonville, where she was a regular at the Senior Center until suffering a stroke. Kay didn’t speak ill of anyone, enjoyed life, had a great wit and was loved by almost everyone who knew her. 

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, William and Jackie Somerville; four grandchildren;  nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; various other relatives also surive.

 A private service and internment will be held in Kentucky.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dawson County Margie Weaver Senior Center at 201 Recreation Road, Dawsonville, Ga.  30534.   

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