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Lorraine Waddles dies at 86



Lorraine Lily Gillis Waddles, 86, of Acworth, Ga., died August 16.

Born in Murray River, Prince Edward Island, Canada, she was a daughter of the late Russell Gillis and Vera Jenkins Gillis and the widow of the Rev. Junior Waddles. A sister, Ida Gillis Snyder, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Waddles was graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a registered nurse licensed to practice in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She trained at Children’s Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

She worked as a pediatrics nurse for 39 years at hospitals on the island of Bermuda and in the northern Ohio area.

She and her husband lived in Grafton, Ohio, and when they retired they moved to Whitesburg. After her husband’s death, she moved to Ackworth, Ga.

Mrs. Waddles was a master origami expert. She helped lead a knitting group that donated thousands of knitted caps to Atlanta metro area hospitals for premature babies.

Surviving are two sons, Jack Waddles and wife Kathleen of The Villages, Fla., and Omer Waddles and wife Shelley of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a daughter, Sandra Seay and husband Luther, of Kennesaw, Ga.; a brother, Omer Gillis of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; six grandchildren, Morgan Schroeder, Katie Waddles, Tyler Waddles, Jason Waddles, Courtney Waddles, and Amelia Seay; a special nephew/son Ryan Waddles; and many other nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family asks for gifts to the Samaritan’s Purse organization helping those most in need around the world.

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