Mrs. Faulkner died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, following a long battle with cancer.
Vie was born April 25, 1927, in Towns County to Napoleon and Ruby Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maj. Jerry Faulkner; parents; twin brother, Dale Allen; brother, Henry Allen; sisters, Loujean Maney and Reide Wilson; daughter, Dale Branson; son, Allan Dyer; and former husband, Cread Dyer.
She was a graduate of Towns County High School and Artistic Beauty College in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell and was a licensed beautician. After raising her children, she worked many years in retail in various shops in Helen. She was a member of Center Baptist Church in Robertstown, Ladies Auxiliary VFW 7720, and Habersham and Mt. Yonah Chapter Lodge Order of Eastern Star, receiving her 50-year pin in 2005. She was a passionate Relay for Life supporter. Her lifelong hobbies included refinishing antique furniture, leaf collecting and sewing.
She is survived by her daughters, Meryl Bentley (Jerry) and Vivian Rider, both of Gainesville; grandchildren, Billy Kimsey of Gainesville, Barton Kimsey (Anne) of Gainesville, Allison Dyer of Gainesville, Matthew Rider (Veronica) of Dahlonega, Christopher Dyer (Juli) of Gainesville, Caroline Nix (Zach) of Gainesville, and Mark Rider of Gainesville; as well as 12 special great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting alexander-funeral.com.
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
May 23, 2012