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Violet “Dude” Harper

Violet “Dude” Harper, 90, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 11, 2019.

Born July 20, 1928 to the late Alan and Lois Pickelsimer, she was raised in Copperhill, Tenn. and had been a resident of Dawsonville for over 60 years. 

She was a nurturing mother, wonderful cook and loving grandmother and great-grandmother who thrived on spoiling all of her grandchildren. 

Her husband of almost 63 years, Leroy Harper; and four brothers, H.A. Jr., Dell, Bob and Toby Pickelsimer, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Ann Sheffield, Sherry Allen and Eddie Moyer, Rudy Harper, Greg Harper, all of Dawsonville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

A funeral service for both Dude and Leroy Harper will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Feb. 13 and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at the funeral home.  

A private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Park and Rec Youth Scholarship Fund, PO Box 808, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

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