Ima Wave Belknap, 91, a retired Registered Nurse, died Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Sycamore Baptist Church with the Rev. Casey Lewis officiating. Burial will be at Sycamore Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Randy Hardee, Cecil Hardee, Lenny Hardee, Jerry Duke, Shaun Belknap, Kirstie Caruthers, Angela Duke, Niki Belknap, Shawn Belknap and Ashley Belknap.
Ima was born June 7, 1922, in Leo to Raymond and Maggie (Eason) Mathis. She married Austin Wilson Belknap in Gainesville. She was a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Ruth Ann Hardee and husband, Larry, of Alvord and Mary Loo Duke and husband, Cecil, of Ringgold; son Henry E. Belknap and wife, Linda, of Alvord; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Ima was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Joyce Gayle Belknap; brother Jack Forest Mathis; and grandson Bryan Joseph Ledet.