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Matthew Paul Waldrip

Matthew Paul Waldrip, 29, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 15, 2018.

He was a lifelong resident of Dawson County.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and served two tours in Afghanistan.  He loved to fish and spend time with his family.

His grandparents, Kenneth and Pauline Weaver, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Waldrip of Dawsonville; children, Georgia Waldrip of Dawsonville, Madeline Burnett of Gainesville, Blake Burnett of Gainesville; parents, Tammy Martin of Cumming, Paul Waldrip of Carrollton; brother, Justin Waldrip of Dawsonville; grandmother, Linda Waldrip Wimbish of Carrollton; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Rice officiating.  Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to help with final expenses.

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