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G&R Farms’ Pam Durrence Dasher passes
Pam Durrence Dasher
Pam Durrence Dasher

Pam Dasher of Glennville, longtime co-owner of G & R Farms, died July 24, 2023, from congestive heart failure following two years of a lingering illness. Pam, 79 years of age, was married to Gerald Dasher, who died in 2003 from cancer.

Pam served as office manager of G & R Farms for many years until her husband's death. Gerald renamed the farm of his late father, Walter L. Dasher,  to G & R Farms, and continued to expand the farming operation along with his brother, Robert Dasher.

Pam worked long hours beside her husband, even utilizing their home as "office" and "shed" in the early years of the business, with their children, Paige and Walt, assisting them. Later, as G & R Farms grew, a separate office and packing facility were constructed on Dasher Road across from the Dasher home, with numerous expansions over the years.

Pam and Gerald sought to cultivate a brand for the famous Sweet Onion, and they traveled, along with Robert, extensively in the states and across the globe promoting the Sweet Onion.

Prior to laboring along with her husband at G & R Farms, Pam was a familiar face at the law firm of Dubberly and Dubberly, serving as legal secretary to attorneys Bruce D. Dubberly, Sr., and B. Daniel Dubberly, Jr. She began her service to the attorneys while still a student at Glennville High School. She continued her employment after graduation in 1961, and she was employed by the law firm until the middle of 1970, when she began assisting Gerald with his farming operation full-time.

Pam faithfully attended the Women of the Word Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and participated in their service projects to others.

Pam is the daughter of the late G.L. and Joyce Waters Durrence of Glennville. She is survived by her son, Walt Dasher, and his wife, Anita; and a daughter, Paige Mulligan, and her husband, Mike. Grandchildren include Dylan Mulligan, Faith Yarbrough (husband Casey); Emma Hagan (husband Brenley), and Malaree Dasher.

Visitation is Thursday, July 27, at Brannen Family Funeral Home in Glennville from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with funeral services at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 28, at First Baptist Church of Glennville.