Sarah Katherine Day died on September 6, 2011. She was 52.
Sarah was born on May 3, 1959, in Arlington, Virginia, the first child of Mary Wallace Tompkins Day and Pierce Butler Day III. She was named for family from Edgefield, S.C., her parents’ home town. She grew up in Cobb County, Georgia, attending Sprayberry High School and Kennesaw College. She later lived in Colorado, Woods Hole, Mass., Atlanta and Dahlonega and had been a resident of Jasper, Georgia, for 12 years.
It was to Jasper, in Salacoa Highlands, that she moved a house down the side of a mountain when everyone said it couldn’t be done. There she made her gardens and her home just the way she wanted them.
Most recently employed by the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt College, Sarah was an accomplished calligrapher and gardener. During her lifetime, she worked as graphic artist, bartender, gift shop manager and retail store owner.
Sarah is survived by her mother, Mary Wallace Tompkins Day, father Pierce Day, stepmother Carole Boyer Day, aunt Elizabeth Tompkins, brother Butler Day, sister Beth Day, nephews Tom and Warren Lawson, brother-in-law Dan Lawson and countless friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice Advantage, 583 Highland Crossing #210, Ellijay, GA 30539 (706) 635-1060.