Mary Dunaway Obituary, Funeral And Memorial Service Arrangement Of Mary Dunaway

Mary Dunaway Obituary –  Mrs. Mary Joyce Dunaway, a beloved member of the community, peacefully passed away on December 20, 2023, at the age of 92, surrounded by her loving family at Kingsford Place in Hawkinsville. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Harmony Baptist Church in Unadilla, Georgia, with Rev. Mark White officiating.

Prior to the service, a visitation will be held starting at 1:00 pm. Mrs. Dunaway will be laid to rest in Harmony Smyrna Cemetery, Unadilla, Georgia. Mary Joyce was a native of Pulaski County and a devout member of Harmony Baptist Church. She cherished her family, including her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and found joy in the company of her beloved dog, Kennedy Grace. Cooking was not just a task for her; it was an expression of love that she shared with those around her.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George Coleman and Josephine Watson Coleman; her husband, Wendell Spencer Dunaway; her son, Kenneth Dunaway, and an infant granddaughter, Ann Dunaway.

Those left to forever cherish her memory include her sons, Larry W. Dunaway (Lynn) and David C. Dunaway (Beverly); her daughter, Barbara J. Dunaway; and 11 grandchildren: Russ (Rita) Dunaway, Cindy (Keith) Waites, Rebecca (Troy) Smith, Cole (Amy) Dunaway, Matt Dunaway, Christy (Terrance) Grigsby, Kelly (Jon) Graham, Alexandria (Garrett) Walker, Liena (Ty) Tyndal, Catherine Spencer (fiancé, Nate Rice) van Assendelft, and Anders van Assendelft. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren.

The family extends special thanks to the wonderful staff at Kingsford and Pruitt Hospice of Cordele, Georgia, for their exceptional care and support during Mrs. Dunaway’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to a charity of your choice, reflecting Mrs. Dunaway’s spirit of giving and generosity. Further details and the opportunity to share condolences can be found on the online memorial at

Clark Funeral Home has the privilege of being entrusted with the arrangements, and the community joins together in honoring the life and legacy of Mrs. Mary Joyce Dunaway. May she rest in eternal peace.

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