Mrs. Joyce “Wanell” Abernathy Dinning, 78, of Adairsville went to her Heavenly home Thursday, September 15, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Adairsville, Georgia, March 3, 1944, daughter of the late Lawrence Augustus Abernathy and Inez King Abernathy. She was a faithful member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, past Sunday school teacher and over the Senior Friends Groups. Wanell was a lover of Elvis, a phenomenal baker, and always happy. She loved her family, especially all her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jackie Michael Dinning; daughter, Carol Collins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thurman M. Dinning and Myrtle White Dinning; brother, Lawrence Daniel “Danny” Abernathy; nieces, Jill McCrory and Michelle Strickland.

Survivors include her daughters, Sandy and Mark Wallace and Karen and Grant Springfield; son, Ken and Glenda Dinning; grandchildren, Logan Tant (Madison), Dylan Tant (Taylor), Nathan Tant (Haleigh), Amber Wallace, Dustin Wallace (Lexi); great-grandchildren Brayden Wallace and Georgia Mae Wallace; sisters, Patty Babb, Judy Jones (Jerry), Brenda Giordano, Arlice DeFoor, Nancy Budzius (Fred), and Ann McDermott (Sean); and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 3:00 PM at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Adairsville with Rev. Brent Tatum and Rev. Michael Hunt officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 PM until the hour of the funeral at the church. Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Cemetery, Adairsville. Pallbearers will include Logan Tant, Dylan Tant, Dustin Wallace, Nathan Tant, Jeremy Jones, Justin Jones, Matthew Giordano, and Don Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers will include Jimmy Wood, Larry Woodring, Jerry Vaughn, Jerry Jones, and Kenneth King.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Joyce “Wanell” Abernathy Dinning.