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Susan Rink
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Susan Rink, 66, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 28, 2015.

Born Nov. 22, 1948 in Syracuse, N.Y. to the late Ralph and Elizabeth Wolfe, Mrs. Rink had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1999.

She began a career as a teacher in East Syracuse, N.Y., after which she taught in Apex, N.C. and then in the Forsyth County School System, where she retired after teaching for 41 years.

A member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Dawsonville, she loved reading, traveling to The Outer Banks of North Carolina, and her pig collectables.

A loving grandmother, her grandchildren were her life.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Gordon Rink of Dawsonville; sons and daughter-in-law, Steven Rink of Dawsonville, Kevin and April Rink of McAdenville, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Phillip Hughes of Sandy Springs; sister, Carole Thorp of Boyertown, Penn.; three grandchildren, Matthew Rink, Abagail Rink, Bennett Rink; fourth grandson, Nolan Hughes, due in May; various other relatives also survive.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. March 5 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Dr. Orin Sampson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Silver City Elementary School Library, 6200 Dahlonega Hwy., Cumming, GA 30028.

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