Mrs. Tench died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center.
Born March 22, 1935, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Ione Gastley Sosebee. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Tench; brothers, Dewey and Jim Sosebee; and sisters, Evelyn Tanklsey and Grace Burton.
Mrs. Tench was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and was retired from Habersham EMC with 52 years of service. She enjoyed sports, especially basketball, and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, Greg Tench of Clarkesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Sammy Tallent of Clarkesville and Laura and Gerald Johnson of Demorest; brothers, Charles Sosebee of Lake Villa, Ill., and Tony Sosebee of Clarkesville; sisters, Christine Spivey of Clarkesville and Gail Kastner of Powder Springs; grandchildren, Mandy Wheeler and husband Andy of Maysville, Kellie Wilson and husband T.J. of Mt. Airy, and Chelsea Tench of Athens.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 855 Abutment Road, Suite 6, Dalton, GA 30721.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.
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