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.