June 12, 2013

Karen Ruth Kirkland Imanudin

— Ms. Karen Ruth Kirkland Imanudin, 49, of Dalton, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.

Karen was born on Aug. 5, 1963, in Polk County, Tenn.

She will be remembered for her kindred spirit and for her devotion to God and to her family. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church.

Karen was preceded in death by her father, Clint Kirkland and a brother, Danny Kirkland.

Karen is survived by her mother, Rose Bates Byrd of Dalton; sons, Gregory Merino of Chatsworth and Jeremy Merino of Cohutta; a daughter, Miranda Merino of Cohutta; sisters and a brother-in-law, Pam and Mike Stanley of Dalton and Carla Ash and Jimmy Fraire; grandchildren, Mark Grandinetti and Avery J. Merino; her chihuahua, Pepsi.

A funeral to celebrate the life of Ms. Karen Imanudin is today at 3 p.m. at the Hudson Chapel of Dalton Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Varnell Cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.

Arrangements are by independently owned Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton; (706) 529-5371.