December 10, 2013

Marie Dunagan-Glass

Mrs. Marie Dunagan-Glass, 79, of Dalton, departed this life Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2013, to intern with God, our great physician.

She was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Fort Valley, a daughter of the late James Dillard “J.D.” and Bessie Marie Harden Whittington. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Wallace and George Whittington.

Her strong, loving and compassionate nature led her to become a licensed practical nurse. Her career included the special care nursery at Hamilton Medical Center, Pediatric Services of America and Georgia Highlands, and she did private duty nursing until retiring in 2012. She was a member of Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church.

She was also preceded in death by the love of her life, Richard Monroe Dunagan, and they had eight children, six daughters and two sons.

She is survived by Mary Dunagan Ward, George “Pete” Dunagan of Corpus Christi, Texas, Luanne Dunagan, Lawanna Dunagan Headrick, Ricky and Cathy Dunagan Swiney, Frankie Dunagan Kinsey, Phil and Angie Dunagan, and Steve and Vicki Dunagan Fisher; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Gordon and Loretta Lance. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Seals Glass.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Marie Dunagan-Glass will be today at 6 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Guffey and the Rev. Alfred Turley officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 4 to 6 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel in Dalton; (706) 226-4002.

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