Eva Nell Cain, age 78, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away July 3, 2018, at Foothills Retirement Home following an extended illness. She was born October 2, 1939. The daughter of Frank Wesley Ridley and Bessie Missouri Head, Eva Nell was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega and a member of Yahoola Baptist Church.
Eva Nell retired from the United States Department of Agriculture as a federal inspector and worked for many years at Park’s Clothing Store in Dahlonega. She was also a poll worker for more than 50 years, helping hold elections in the Yahoola precinct of Lumpkin County.
Eva Nell is survived by her three children Timothy Mark Cain, Jeanna Cain Moffett (Paul) of Columbia, S.C., and Nan Cain Tolbert of Cumming, Ga.. She is also survived by her four grandchildren Adam Tolbert (Amanda), Mark Cain (Amber) of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Cain and Casey Moffett of Columbia, S.C., and three great grandchildren, Dakota and Ashton Tolbert, and Ava Mae Cain of Flowery Branch.
Eva Nell will long be remembered for her perseverance in the face of adversity, her outgoing personality and her unconditional love for her family. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Glenda Sue Weaver and the entire staff of Foothills Retirement Home for the loving care they provided for Eva Nell.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 5 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Dahlonega Funeral Home, with the funeral service at Yahoola Baptist Church on Friday, July 6. Eva Nell will lie in state at 2:30 p.m., and funeral services will begin at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Foothills Retirement Home, 148 Glenn Head Road, Dahlonega, Ga., 30533.