Carolyn McAllister Wade, age 68, of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022.

Born on March 26, 1954, in Clarkesville, she was a daughter of the late James Marvin McAllister and Lonia Mae Pilgrim Gunter. Ms. Wade was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Habersham Retreat, where she enjoyed caring for her patients. She was very kind hearted and you could tell by the way her residents loved her dearly. She enjoyed her dogs, camping, visiting yard sales and thrift stores, riding, and going out to eat. Ms. Wade was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. She was a loving daughter, mother, and grandmother that cherished spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed visiting her grandchildren every Sunday after church because they were the love of her life.

“A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.”

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marilyn McAllister and Linda Lee.

Survivors include her companion, Gary Terrell of Mt. Airy; daughters and sons-in-law: Jill and Chad Sanderlin of Gumlog, Courtney and Jonathan Nix of Demorest, and Rainen Wade and Tyler Cantrell of Toccoa; grandchildren: Cayden Chambers, Bryce Nix, Blakely Wade, and Kain Callahan; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Janice McAllister of Cornelia; sisters and brothers-in-law: Teresa and Gary Free of Clarkesville, Nikki and Keith Pritchard of Jackson, Tennessee, and Stacy and Ronnie Freeman of Clarkesville; and numerous nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am, Thursday, June 9, 2022, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 8 pm on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at