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Katherine (Katie) Paulk

July 19, 1977 –

Nov. 13, 2011

A funeral service for Miss Katherine (Katie) Paulk, 34, of Decatur, Ga., will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Ga., with Rev. Billy Beard and Rev. Cynthia Hizer officiating. Katie will be interred next to her grandparents, Verlie and Anne Paulk, at Oak City Cemetery in Bainbridge. The graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Randy Moseley officiating.

Katie was born July 19, 1977, in Montgomery, Ala. and was a 1995 graduate of Cherokee County High School. Katie attended Young Harris College and graduated from Georgia State University in 2000 with a degree in Journalism. She was a graduate from the paralegal program at Emory University and employed by the law firm of Dorough and Dorough in Decatur.

She served as a mentor with the Big Brother/Big Sister program, volunteered with local soup kitchens, and attended Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Atlanta, Ga.

She is survived by her father, David Albert Paulk and his wife, Susan of Fayetteville; sisters, Rebecca and Anna; mother, Susan Hendricks of Barnesville, Ga.; and a sister, Elizabeth.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, 100 Edgewood Ave. Suite 710, Atlanta, GA 30303.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory of Fairburn, Ga.,

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.