DAWSON -- Funeral services for Zell P. McRee, 79, of Dawson who passed away October 4, 2011 will be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Harvey Funeral Chapel. Rev. Brian Johnson and Rev. Chuck Hartness will officiate. A visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Zell served as a member of the Terrell County Board of Health, as Chairperson of the Terrell County Board of Equalization for 18 years, and as Chairperson of the Terrell County Juvenile Court Panel from 1991-2005. She was Sunday School Director at Calvary Baptist Church for 6 years, President of WMU and Head of the Calvary Thanksgiving Food Basket for many years.

Zell served as President of Farmers Mutual Fire and Lighting Insurance and spent 58 years in the Nursing service, including 30 years at the Terrell County Hospital, 18 years as Paramedical Examiner for insurance companies, 10 years in private duty nursing and Trainer of Personnel at Dawson Manor upon the opening of the facility. She was also a member of the American Nurses Association.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Grover C. McRee, son, Keith McRee, father, W.M. Paige and mother, Lounell Bowen Dutton.

Survivors include son, Cleve McRee, and his wife, Donna; grandchildren, Scotty Bishop and Miranda McRee; sister, Lana M. Bowers and her husband, Jim; nephews, Jeff Bowers (Kendra) and Ed McRee (Mary); niece, Jana Hickman; and great-nephews and great-nieces, Keira, Jamie and J.T. Bowers, Zack Hickman and Tripp and Katie McRee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 347, Dawson, GA 39842 or to the American Cancer Society, Terrell County Unit, c/o Becky Oliver, P.O. Box 503, Dawson, GA 39842. Those wishing to sign the online registry may do so at www.harveyfuneralhome.com.

Harvey Funeral Home

Dawson 229/995-2104