COMMERCE – Kathleen Dwyer, 83, died Thursday, April 22, 2010.

A native of Haines City, Fla., she was born on May 13, 1926, her mother’s birthday, and was the daughter of the late Gurden and Iola Rauton Flanders. She was a homemaker, the former owner of Helen’s Uniforms and was of the Baptist denomination. Mrs. Dwyer was preceded in death by her husband, William Irwin Dwyer; a son, Patrick Harry Dwyer; and brother, Graham Flanders.

Survivors include children, William Flanders and Kathy Dwyer, Brandon, Fla., Penny Dwyer and Roger Walker, Commerce, and Debra Lee and Tom Fanatia, Denver, Colo.; brother and sister-in-law, Boney Leonard and Gloria Flanders, Charleston, S.C.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, at Little-Ward Chapel, Commerce, with the Rev. Ellen Cook officiating. Burial will be on Saturday, May 8, in the Glenn Abby Memorial Gardens of Auburndale, Fla.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 855 Gaines School Road, Suite G, Athens, GA 30605.

Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

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