Mrs. Tufts died Friday, March 9, 2012.
She was born March 12, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.
She was preceded death by her father, John Poneleit, and grandson, Beau Cantrell.
Mrs. Tufts was of the American Lutheran faith. She recently retired as owner of Dixie Gallery Antiques in Clarkesville.
Survivors include her husband, Frank H. Tufts of Clarkesville; mother, Vi Poneleit of San Diego, Calif.; daughters, Margaret Ann Tufts of Roswell, Catherine V. Tufts of Clarkesville, Frances Elaine Welch of Cleveland, Katherine Marie Elizabeth Hobbs of Seattle, Wash.; brother, John Poneleit Jr. of Cumming; seven grandchildren, Forest Brook Cantrell, Jeremy Robert Cantrell, Mathew Chancey Cantrell, Jason Edward Dunham, Elizabeth Dawn Clausen, Ashley Rose Lamb and Ann Marie Krouse; and two great-grandchildren, Kalie Sky Cantrell and Chase James Cantrell.
Those who wish to express condolences to the Tufts family may do so by visiting whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
March 14 2012