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Darlene Dillingham

August 28, 1941 — January 7, 2021

Darlene Dillingham Gauger, 79, of Clayton, GA passed away quietly at her home on Thursday, January 7, 2021 with her husband and her son by her side. 

Born August 28, 1941 in Clayton, GA she was the daughter of the late Elbert (Bill) Vanburen Dillingham and Jewell English Dillingham Rothell. After raising her children she drove a school bus for Rabun County Schools and worked as an EMT and then as a nurse at Mountain View and other nursing homes. She loved her fur babies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Tiger Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert (Bill) Vanburen Dillingham and Jewell English Dillingham Rothell and by her husband's parents, Mike and Corky Gauger whom she loved dearly. 
She is survived by her husband, Ken Gauger of the home, a son Greg Roane of Tiger, GA, two daughters, Julia Butler (Don) of Broxton, GA and Tracy Thompson of Cleveland, GA, a granddaughter, Marcey Glass (David) of Cleveland, GA, three grandsons, Clint Roane (Sherry) of Stone Mountain, GA, Geoff Butler (Mariela) of Augusta, GA, Colby Roane of Muskegon, MI, two great grandsons, Tristin and Ashton Glass, three great granddaughters, Grace, Addison and Ella Roane. 

The body has been cremated and a celebration of life will be held at Tiger Baptist Church on Saturday January 16, 2021 at 2:00pm By Rev Tim Hunnicutt .Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic social distancing and face-mask will be required.  The family is at their respective residences.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations be made in her honor to the Sid Webber Memorial Cancer Fund PO Box 485 Rabun Gap, GA 30568

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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