Mrs. Karen A. Wise, 56, of Covington, died July 11 at Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder. The daughter of the late Floyd Rex and Luella Mae Johnson Peckenpaugh, Mrs. Wise enjoyed reading, traveling, going to the movies and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and friend to many. Mrs. Wise was preceded in death by her husband Keith "Skip" Wise.
Mrs. Wise is survived by daughters Rebecca Wise of Atlanta, Jodi Lenox of Covington; grandchildren Shawn Neely, Shelby Neely, Brandon Lenox; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Stephen and Kelly Wise of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother-in-law Elizabeth Jane Wise of Jacksonville; nieces Kelly Legg of Tampa, Fla., Tara Thompson of Macclenney, Fla.; best friend Ann Dooley of Jacksonville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wise will be held at 11 a.m. July 18 at the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan with Chaplin Susan Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Veteran Cemetery in Milledgeville.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home July 17 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.