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Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington

Minnie Lee Chumley Wigington, 95, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 2, 2018.

Born Dec. 25, 1922 to the late John Henry and Martha Chumley, she had been a resident of Dawsonville for most of her life.

 Minnie was a member of Amicalola Baptist Church and for many years was known as “The Avon Lady” in the area.  She was a well-known and very talented seamstress who specialized in alterations and helped many local families. A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she left this life with spirit. 

Her husband, Emmett Wigington; granddaughter, Valerie B. Burgess; and a number of siblings, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Lois Ledbetter of Jasper; sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey Lee and Barbara Wigington of Jasper, Charles S. “Billy” and Martha Wigington of Marble Hill, John and Barbara Wigington of Dawsonville; brother, John Carson Chumbley of Stockbridge; sister, Edna “Eddie” Goswick of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Edwin and Earlene Wigington of Jasper, Lisa and Ric Seymour of Gainesville, Julie and Greg Edwards of Marble Hill; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Jonathan, Daniel, Vallon, Robert; special family friend, John Carver of Marietta; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Waddell officiating.  Interment followed in Amicalola Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 3 until 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the funeral home.

Floral arrangements are accepted or donations may be made to Amicalola Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Loy Ledbetter, 894 Chumbley Road, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

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