2017-11-30 / Obituaries

Edna Dickson Lamar

Funeral services for Edna Dickson Lamar, 97 of Tignall were held at 3 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017, at Tignall Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Tignall Cemetery. She died Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Southern Manor Senior Living in Washington.

Mrs. Lamar, the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Ethel Johnson Dickson, was a native of Hancock County, Georgia. She graduated from Bessie Tift College and first taught high school mathematics at Tignall High School and then at Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School for over 40 years. During her career, she was selected as STAR teacher five different times.

She was a member of Tignall Baptist Church, the Tignall Homemakers Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Lamar was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lamar; a daughter, Elizabeth Archer; siblings James Hermet Dickson, Mary Lou Reynolds, Joseph Walton Dickson, Marion Christene Whitten, Margaret Elizabeth Hadden, and Henry Green Dickson.

Survivors include her son, Ernest Lamar and wife, Faye, of Tignall; grandchildren Tracy L. Beggs and husband, Brian, of Tignall; Bruce Lamar and wife, Gretchen, of Tignall; and Gary Archer; and great-grandchildren, Erin Thornton, Hadley Beggs, Alex Lamar, Ty Lamar, and Zane Lamar.

Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton was in charge of arrangements.

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