SEBA member and good friend Nick Pender passed away on Sunday, August 8 after a long battle with cancer. Memorial Celebration to be held on Wednesday, August 11th at Dahlonega United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.
Author: Mike Soucie (Aug 10, 2004)
SEBA member and good friend Nick Pender of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Sunday, August 8 after a long
battle with cancer. Nick, along with his wife, Glenda, was very involved in the bluegrass music scene
in north Georgia and worked tirelessly to promote the music. Nick played bass and was always ready
for a jam. He touched the hearts of many of us and he will be sorely missed.
There will be a Memorial Celebration of Nick’s life Wednesday, August 11th at Dahlonega United Methodist
Church at 11:00 a.m. After the service there will be a covered dish meal in the Fellowship Hall at
the church and all musicians are invited to bring your instruments and jam in Nick’s honor – there’s
nothing he liked better.
The church is located at 107 S. Park St. From Hwy 400 North, turn left on Hwy. 60 toward the Dahlonega
square. Just before the square, turn right on Maple and go one block to the church. (706-864-2521)
If you need accommodations: The Smith House 706-867-7000; Holiday Inn Express 706-867-7777; other
accommodations Dahlonega Chamber of Commerce 706-864-3711.
Nick asked that those wishing to make contributions in his honor do so to any of the following non-profit
Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
c/o Chuck Walker
325 Brynbrooke Dr.
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Environmental Defense Fund
ONLINE at www.environmentaldefense.org – mail option also available here.
PHONE: 1-800-684-3322 Reference code: HAW04AF001
SEBA (SouthEastern Bluegrass Association)
P.O. Box 20286
Atlanta, GA 30325
Flowers may be sent to the Pender residence at
597 Crabapple Lane, Dahlonega. (706-864-7817)
SEBA Board Chair