Mary Ann Barden Caudell

Mary Anne Barden Caudell, age 84 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Born in Cornelia, Georgia on April 28, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Annie Turpen Barden. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Caudell was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Winford Caudell; brothers, James Barden and Lee Barden; sisters, Claudine Tomlin and Louise “Tootsie” Morgan.

Mrs. Caudell was a retired registered nurse. During her 45 years of service as a nurse she administered care at Sharpe Medical Center in San Diego, California, Habersham Medical Center, Tugaloo Home Health, and served as an assistant to Dr. Olan Garrison. Mrs. Caudell was a member of Cornelia United Methodist Church. She enjoyed horseback riding, coin collecting and gardening.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Doug & Donna Caudell of Mt. Airy; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam Veatch Bean & Gerald Bean of Gainesville and Lynn & Rev. Michael Hosch of Buford; brothers, Bill Barden of Cornelia and Dan Barden of Orrville, Ohio; sisters, Lena McGahee of Cornelia and Doris Goldman of Natchez, Mississippi; grandchildren and spouses, Kara & Will Head, Clinton & Sofia Veatch, Derrick & Beth Caudell, Caitlin & Adam Martin, Ashley & Ethan Vandiver, Kyler Hosch, Dianna & Chad Taylor, Dillon Caudell; great grandchildren, Payton, Maddox, Xander, Asa, Emma, Reed; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 5:30 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2018 from the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Susan Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Level Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Hosch officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 until the funeral hour on Saturday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

Mcgahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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