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Rosie Lee Holtzclaw
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Rosie Lee Holtzclaw, 84, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 16, 2010.


Born Nov. 3, 1926 in Spartanburg, S.C. to the late L.B. and Lillie Mae Pruitt, she had been a resident of Dawson County for 20 years, having moved from Forsyth County.


A homemaker at her death, for many years she worked as a cook at restaurants in Forsyth and Dawson counties until her retirement at the age of 72.


Rosie Lee was a loving mother and grandmother and attended Holy Grounds Tabernacle.


Her husband of 55 years, Ford Holtzclaw; daughter, Lillie Rebeccah Holtzclaw sisters, Louise Strickland, Linda Patrick; brothers, Theodore Pruitt, Larry Pruitt; and a son-in-law, Thomas Castleberry, preceded her in death.


Survivors include her children, Betty Castleberry of Canton, Martha and Larry Pope of Dawsonville, Dennis Holtzclaw and Adrea Templeman of Jacksonville, Fla., Jimmy and Pamela Holtzclaw of Cumming; sisters, Juanita Smith of Marietta, Lottie Armor of Chamblee; brother, the Rev. Samuel J. Pruitt of Nelson; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.


Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tony Holtzclaw, Michael Patrick and Preston Collett officiating. Interment followed in Coal Mountain Cemetery.


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