WALKER, Beverley Prentice
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Beverley Prentice Walker, age 91, of Cleveland, Georgia died September 3, 2013. Mrs. Walker was born and raised in Ashland, Wisconsin on August 13, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Dr. John W. and Margaret Culver Prentice. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Claude H. Walker; brothers, Dr. Culver Prentice and J.W. (Jack) Prentice. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Michael P. Walker, of Sevierville, TN and Terry S. and Maureen Walker of Marietta, Georgia; sister, Sally Bannister of Inglis, Florida; Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Walker was active in Girls Scouts, earning the Golden Eagle Award. She attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota prior to entering the United States Marine Corps during WWII. She and Claude, also a Marine, were married February 9, 1946 in Ashland, Wisconsin. Mrs. Walker received a bachelor’s degree from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin; master’s degree from University of Georgia, with further study at Emory University, Georgia State University and University of Georgia. Mrs. Walker taught for thirty years in the Cobb County School System which included Department Chairman at Wheeler and Walton High Schools. She held offices in professional organizations both local and state, and in AARP. From childhood through adulthood, she participated in music organizations. She was one of the founding members of the Marietta-Cobb Symphony Orchestra; Recent years, a member of the Nacoochee Strummers dulcimer organization. She was active in helping to establish Sharing and Caring I the Clarkesville area; was a life member of the American Legion, Marine Corps Association, Women in the Service. Mrs. Walker and her husband became avid RV users, traveling throughout the United States and Canada with side trips into Mexico. They lived in White County’s Kellum Valley since 1979. A lifelong Episcopalian, she was a charter member of the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, White County. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the memorial fund at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, P.O. Box 536 Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571. Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Interment will follow in the Church Columbarium. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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