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Bernice Frady Irvin
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Funeral services for Bernice Frady Irvin, 85, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Antioch Baptist Church, Mt. Airy, with the Rev. David Harbin officiating. Burial will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Irvin died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at her home.

Born Feb. 8, 1929, in Claymont, Del., she was the daughter of the late Zebulon Vance and Myrtle Garrett Frady. She was also preceded in death by her brother, W.L. Frady.

Mrs. Irvin was a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she was a member of the Taskmasters Sunday School Class. She was active in the Women’s Missionary Union.

Mrs. Irvin was a devoted wife and beloved mother. She was a homemaker and known for the Christmas holidays with her caramel cake. She was known as “Maw Maw” to 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The children and grandchildren will cherish the memories of summers spent with her around the family swimming pool and the family Easter egg hunts.

Survivors include her loving husband of 66 years, Tommy Irvin of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Londa and Buddy Sprinkle of Mt. Airy, Lisa and Bill Collier of Mt. Airy; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Susan Irvin of Toccoa, Johnny and Ann Irvin of Tallulah Falls, David and Elaine Irvin of Clarkesville; grandchildren, Tara Pridgen, Chris Irvin, Rob Irvin, Elizabeth Irvin Barnwell, Melanie Silvestri, Clint Irvin, Stephanie Irvin, Brian Irvin, Meridee Wilson, Jarad Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Ryan Collier, April LaHayne, Nolan Collier; great-grandchildren, Ruthanna, Ford, Henry, Harrison, Colin, Asher and Keira. She was the last of her immediate family.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers, Kellie Barrs, Trina Vandiver, Elaine Barrett, Lisa Crumley and Hospice of Northeast Georgia for their love and care of mom.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 1.

Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Irvin family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, April 30, 2014