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Obituaries (1-8-14 edition)
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Bennett F. Shelton, Jr.

Resident of Mansfield

Bennett F. Shelton, Jr., age 75, of Mansfield, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home on December 29, 2013 surrounded by his beloved family. He fought bravely an extended illness of cancer and other complications.

He was born July 9, 1938 in Atlanta. A celebration of his life will be held January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Mansfield Baptist Church, 101 Woodlawn Road, Mansfield, Ga., 30055 with Dr. Jeffery R. Perkins, Senior Pastor, officiating.

Bennett served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a Shriner since 1968. He was a self-employed pipeline contractor for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Frances L. Shelton; sons Bennett F. Shelton, III and his wife, Julie, Jason G. Shelton, Shay P. Shelton; stepson, R. David Kenimer and his wife Tammy; stepdaughter Sandra L. King and her husband James E. King, Jr.; sister Kitty D. King and her husband James, Sr.; brother Darwin E. Shelton (Buck) and his wife Susan; two nephews, one niece, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Bennett was preceded in death by his father Bennett F. Shelton, Sr., and mother Jewel D. Shelton.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mansfield Baptist Church, P.O. Box 111, Mansfield, Ga., 30055.

Dorothy Hamilton Turner

Resident of Dahlonega

Dorothy Hamilton Turner, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at her residence following a sudden illness.

Born May 21, 1938 in Winder, Georgia to the late Fred and Katie Hamilton, she had been a resident of Lumpkin County for the past 25 years, having moved from Cobb County. Mrs. Turner was a very talented seamstress and was an active member of the Dawson County Historical Society. Affectionately known as “Dot” and “Mema” by her family and friends, she was also preceded in death by nine siblings.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Clinton W. Turner, Sr., Dahlonega; daughters and son in law, Patricia Ann Turner, Dahlonega, Rosemary and Steve Inlow, Dahlonega; son and daughter in law, Clinton W., Jr. and Cindy Turner, Kennesaw; sisters and brother in law, Virginia Hamilton Shaw, Cartersville, Polly and Robert Evans, Monroe; brother, Paul Hamilton, Hoschton; grandchildren, Beth and Bill Harper, Amy and Chris Dunn, Suzy and Frank Madonna, Sofi Turner, Tucker Turner; great granddaughter, Berkley Harper, a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday January 6, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. J.R. Fields officiated. Interment followed in the Dawsonville City Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Walter “Bud” Benedict Becker

Resident of Dahlonega

Walter “Bud” Benedict Becker, age 88, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on December 31, 2013 in Dahlonega at home surrounded by his family.

Walter was born in New York City on June 14, 1925. He was married to Anna Julia Olson on November 6, 1948. The two were married for nearly 62 years prior to Anna’s passing, living in New York City, West Cornwall, Connecticut, Ellijay and Dahlonega, Georgia. He worked for Torrington Company in Torrington, Connecticut for 26 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific in the 32nd Infantry Division.

Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Anna, and his brother, Alan.

Walter is survived by his two sons, Donald Becker and David Becker, daughter-in-law Patricia Shoaff Becker and grandson, Ryan Mahoney and his wife Lindsay Mahoney and many other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Walter’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Death Notices:

Margaret Owens, 84, passed away on December 27, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kay M. Phiel, 73, passed away on December 29, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Michael Higgins, 70, passed away on December 27, 2013. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Joyce Holbrooks, 77, passed away on December 31, 2013. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Obituaries (1-29-14 edition)
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Ellen Altois Allman

Resident of Camden, S.C.

Ellen Altois Allman, age 63, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in Camden, S.C.

Ellen was born in Michigan, raised her children in Dahlonega, Ga., and had lived in Camden, S.C. since 1991. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was the retired manager of Skateland USA in Florence, S.C., and of the Baptist Faith.

Ms. Allman was the daughter of the late Buster Allman and Margie Rider.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Johnny Johnson, Dahlonega, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Samanta Allman, Savannah, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rock and Judy Allman, Camden, S.C., and Barney and Helena Allman, Pensecola, Fla.; brother, Houston Del Allman, Murphy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Linda Allman, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Ian Johnson, ILeigh Johnson, and Sofia Allman; niece, Angie Allman, Columbia, S.C.; nephew, Jason and Alicia Allman, Atlanta, Ga.; step-brothers, Johnny and Bonnie Rider, Dahlonega, Ga., and Mitchell and Linda Rider, Dahlonega, Ga.; and step-sister, Sue and Ross Evans, Gainesville, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ellen were held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiated. Interment followed in the Old Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Emmett Collier

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Billy Emmett Collier, age 74, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, January 20, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.

Billy was born in Forsyth County, Ga. April 19, 1939. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 48 years. He was retired from the Mohawk Industries Pine Tree Plant in Dahlonega and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Forsyth County.

Billy was the son of the late Thomas Alfred Collier and Minnie Wehunt Collier and was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Jimmy Collier.

Billy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eva Chester Collier, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Ora Roland, Lee Chester, Ola and Jerry Davis, Era and Herman Rider, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Dianne and Tony Allison, Barbara and Mike Garmon, Bobby Lee Mayfield, Lynn Pruett, Karen and Gordon Woody, Jeffrey Chester, Hannah and David Grizzle, Janet and Mun Jackson, Michael and Ashley Chester, Matthew Chester, Frankie and Sean Nagel, Clark and Lisa Rider, Pam and Kenneth Moss.

Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Billy were held January 23, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Tony Allison and Rev. Jimmy Chester officiated.

Interment followed in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Annah Faith Robinson

Resident of Dahlonega

Miss Annah Faith Robinson, age 16, of Dahlonega, Ga, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Annah was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was a 10th grade student at Lumpkin County High School. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Annah was the most generous and loving person you could ever wish to meet. She referred to everyone as “friend,” regardless of how well she knew them. No one was ever left out if Annah could help it. The number of lives she touched in her 16 short years was only revealed after her tragic death. She had a love and bond with her family that cannot be measured, and called her sister her “very best friend”. Annah had a love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was evident from her walk in life, and through her testimony of salvation. She was very active in her church youth choir, loved being a part of The Varsity Singers at LCHS and had a passion for cheering. She had been a cheerleader since the 7th grade. The void left by Annah’s passing can never be filled, but we have the most beautiful memories of a most beautiful girl to carry us through until we can all be together again.

Annah is survived by her parents, Joel and Melissa Ash Robinson; sister, Emilee Robinson; grandparents, Byron and Chris Robinson, J.B. and Jo Ash,; great-grandmother, Maudell Ash, all of Dahlonega; aunts and uncles, David and Christy Robinson, Dahlonega, Darren and Dana Robinson, Rincon, Ga., Dawn Ash Swain, Dahlonega,Ga; cousins, Dylan Farmer, Kaitlyn Robinson, Andrew Swain, Tyler Gilbert, Mckenzie Gilbert, Aria Palmer, and Christopher Robinson. A large number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Annah were held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Rev. Les Fuller, Rev. Tim Hicks and Rev. Stephen Gerrells officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Annah’s memory. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.

Death Notices

Jayne Cain, 46, passed away on January 19, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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