Carol Kelly Vanderwalker, 68, of Tiger, GA passed away on September 27, 2021 at her home on Spring House Valley Drive.
Born in Dade County, FL on March 27, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Paul Kelly, Sr. and Jeanne (Stewart) Kelly. During her childhood her parents owned a small plot of land in Rabun County on Lake Rabun and she always loved coming to the mountains with the whole family. She later moved here to Rabun County to take care of Jeanne and Paul, Sr. who had retired to Tiger in the mid 1980s. In her professional life she was an accountant for the Miami Museum of Science. She was a member of the Clayton United Methodist Church and also the National Geographic Smithsonian.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jim Vanderwalker, of Tiger, a son, Philip Charles Hogan (Erika Johnson) of Boston, MA and by two brothers, Paul Kelly, Jr. (Robin) of Miami, FL and Matthew Kelly of North Florida. She is also survived by her granddaughters Niamh and Emma Hogan.
The body is at Hunter Funeral Home and will be taken to Clayton First United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 3:00pm-4:00pm with a funeral service directly following with Pastor Zack Martin officiating. Burial will be at Rabun Memory Park.
The family is at the home on Spring House Valley Drive in Tiger, GA.
The family asks that for those who plan to attend the visitation and/or service please practice the public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Flowers are accepted, but memorials may be made in her honor to Clayton First United Methodist Church, 205 Ministry Mountain Dr., Clayton, GA 30525.