Doris Vinson Southerland, age 92, of Marietta, Georgia formerly of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

Mrs. Southerland was born on September 15, 1931 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Otis Terrell and Janette Turpen Vinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years, George Perry Southerland; sister, Nancy Vinson Palmer, Mable Vinson Bearden. Doris was a 1948 Graduate of Demorest High School, where she played basketball. She was a Certified Dental Assistant serving at several dentist offices in the Atlanta area throughout the years. Doris and her husband, George retired to Demorest and she then served as the Personnel Manager at Cornelia Bank until her second retirement. Mrs. Southerland was a member of Demorest Baptist Church and a former member of Powder Springs Baptist Church. Doris will be remembered for the remarkable and wonderful woman that she was and especially for the selfless acts of kindness she showed others.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Ralph Connell, of Marietta; the step-grandchildren, Calen Connell, of Honolulu, HI; Lorna Connell, of Woodbine, NJ; Cheryl Connell, of Woodbine, NJ; sister, Sue Vinson Bearden, of Demorest; brother, William Vinson, of Social Circle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with Rev. Ted Tedder officiating with musical tribute provided by Rev. Ryan Showalter and Amara Showalter. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the funeral home prior to the service.

Flowers may be accepted or memorials may be made to Demorest Baptist Church 755 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 706-778-1700.