In memory of Betty Fister,

To her husband Fred, her children and grandchildren,

and her many friends...

We will miss you.

We pray for you and your family at this difficult time.


with love from your family

Mrs. Betty Fister of Dahlonega and formerly of Wadsworth, Ohio, died Sunday, May 14, 2006, at her residence following a sudden illness. She was 71.

Betty was born in Dawson County and graduated from Gainesville High School. She had a 30-year career as a sales agent in real estate.

She was a member of the Dahlonega Woman's Club, the Red Hat Society, and the Women's Guild of St. Luke's Church.

She was the daughter of Joseph Herman Gilbreath and Lori Trammell Gilbreath, both now deceased, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Dobbs and a brother, Glenn Gilbreath.

Mrs. Fister is survived by her husband of 51 years, Fred Fister, Dahlonega; daughters, Beth Marchand, Atlanta, Susan Snyder, Akron, Ohio; sons and daughter-in-law, Fred Fister Jr., Joseph Fister, both of Dahlonega, Christopher Fister, Cleveland, Mathew and Lou Fister, Wadsworth, Ohio; sister, Louise Free, Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a large number of other relatives.

A funeral mass for Mrs. Fister is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Dahlonega with Monsignor Stephen Churchwell officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be sent to United Way for Lumpkin County, P.O. Box 1207, Dahlonega, Ga.30533.

Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega, was in charge of the arrangements.

The Dahlonega Nugget. 

Similar obituaries were posted in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Akron Beacon-Journal and the Gainesville Times