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February 26, 2014

Mary Nelle Taylor Paulk

ALPHARETTA — Mary Nelle Taylor Paulk, of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roswell Funeral Home in Roswell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday.

Originally of Brookfield, Mary Nelle was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Dorothy Taylor. A graduate of Tift County High School, she continued her formal education at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Georgia.

Mary Nelle taught third grade at Alpharetta Elementary School for 29 years. She and George captured the milestones of thousands through their photography business.

She cultivated a passion for gardening through the Deer Creek Shores Garden Club and was a longtime member of the Alpharetta First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, George Cudney Paulk III; daughters, Crystal Joy Paulk-Buchanan and Melody Michelle Dunn; grandson, Loren Huxley Dunn; and siblings, Perry James Taylor, Margaret Zimmerman, Glenna Harris and Donna Heffring.

In lieu of flowers the family asks a donation be made to Atlanta Humane Society – Mansell Campus. Roswell Funeral Home/Green Lawn Cemetery. 770-993-4811. www.roswellfuneralhome.com.

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