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Barbara Lee (Drinkwater) Kennedy

January 23, 1921 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 97)

Barbara Lee Kennedy, born January 23, 1921, passed away February 2, 2018 at Lillian Carter Rehabilitation Center in Plains, Georgia.

Mrs. Kennedy was the daughter of the late Jesse Newton Drinkwater and Julia Lee Hawke Drinkwater. She was a native of Calhoun County, Georgia but resided in Terrell County most of her life. She graduated from Dawson High School and attended Massey Business College in Jacksonville, Florida. After many years of service, she retired from the Bank of Terrell.

She was a lifetime member of the Dawson First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Minnie Clark Class, the Ike Chambless Class, the Joyful Jubilee Choir, the Joy Group, and served on the Hostess Committee. She also attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in recent years.

She was a longtime member of the Dawson Senior Center where she served on many committees, enjoyed exercise classes, quilting, and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dewey Kennedy, parents, 5 sisters and 2 brothers.

She is survived by daughter, Joy Senn of Americus; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Rosemary Kennedy of Dawson; and the joys of her life, her grandchildren, Eric Senn of Americus; Alex Kennedy of Leesburg; and Loralee Kennedy of Dawson.

The funeral service for Lee Kennedy will be held at Harvey Funeral Chapel in Dawson, Georgia on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Dick Gill officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at Harvey Funeral Chapel.


Donations may be made to:

Dawson Senior Center
PO Box 425, Dawson GA 39842


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