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Michael Brian Watt

Resident of Dahlonega

Michael Brian Watt, age 42, went to be with his father and Jesus on March 13, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

Michael was born in Stephens County, Ga. May 27, 1971. He was a 12-year employee of Ed Murdock Dodge and Chuck Maypole Chevrolet of Toccoa, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega to be with his dad.

He was a partner at Coffee Break in Dahlonega and an employee of Midwest CBK, Co in Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewayne Marlow Watt. He is survived by his mother, Edith Vaughn Barr; brother, James Watt, Eastanolle, Ga.; his friend and partner, Jeff Jones, Dahlonega; a sister, Lisa Ann Coker, nieces Stephanie, Stacie and Leslie Coker, all of Canon, Ga., a number of cousins.

Michael was an organ donor. He will be fondly remembered as riding his scooters around town with a beautiful smile. He never met a stranger and always greeted with a hug and a smile. He will be truly missed.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2-4 p.m. at Hancock Park, Dahlonega.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Strickland Funeral Home, Lavonia, Ga. The family will receive friends from 12-4 p.m. Online condolences can be made at www.StricklandFH.com

J T Dodd

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. J T Dodd, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home following a period of declining health. J T was a Dawson County native who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 15 years. He was a former resident of Hall County.

J T worked in the construction industry and in the poultry industry. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lula, Ga.

He was the son of the late Robert Dodd and Lizzie Smith Dodd and was also preceded in death by brothers, Billy Dodd, Robert Lee Dodd, and Donald Dodd; sisters; Ruth Tumlin, Betty Eubanks, Roberta Jackson, and Frances McKenzie,

J T is survived by his wife of 51 years, Juanita Dodd, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne Dodd, Dahlonega, Ga., Darlene and Ronald Prince, Dahlonega, Ga., Janice and Larry Lowman, Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers, Kenny Dodd, Rockmart, Ga., Ronald Dodd and David Dodd, both of Texas; sister, Martha Dodd, Cornelia, Ga.; grandchildren, Justin Grizzle, Christopher Prince, Ben Pirkle, Heather Watkins, Bridgett Lowman, Lexi Lowman, Lake Lowman, Tripp Lowman, Ensley Lowman, Ron Adams, and William Watkins; great-grandchildren, Stacey Watkins, Abby Blackburn, Cody Prince, Jason Tweedell, Reece Pirkle, Caitlin Mathis, Hunter Gable, and Jeremiah Tweedell. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for J T are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lula, Ga.

Rev. Johnny Stone, Rev. Wayne Strickland, and Rev. Robbie Ledford will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga. on Wednesday, March 19 until the time of service.

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

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

Anthony C. Thornton, Sr.

Resident of Dahlonega

Anthony C. Thornton, Sr., age 51 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Anthony was the foundation of his family; a loving husband, dad, and best friend, our rock. He lived most of his life in Lumpkin County, and had worked at Moore’s Hardware in Dahlonega for the past 13 and a half years. He was a Christian.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Roy Rufus Thornton; and stepfather, “Papa Cotton” Askew.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Thornton; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony “Bubba” Thornton, Jr. and Brandi Bellew; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Thornton and Fabricio Pintos, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; mother, Sarahbelle Thornton, Ruskin, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky Thornton and Cheryl Berry, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Lamar Thornton, Murrayville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and David Johns, Dahlonega, Ga. A number of nieces and nephews who thought the world of Anthony also survive, along with sons by choice, Rick Carden, Daniel Chattin, and Nick Kerns.

A memorial service for Anthony was held March 8, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northeast GA Medical Center.

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

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

Joseph Vincent Alldred

Resident of Charlotte, N.C.

Joseph Vincent Alldred, 45, of Charlotte, NC passed away Friday March 14, 2014.

Joey was born June 18, 1968, the oldest of five sons to Jim and Ellen Alldred and was the first of the Alldred family born in Georgia. He was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marietta.

In 1977 the family moved from Woodstock, Ga. to a small farm in Lumpkin County where he became a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Dahlonega, Ga. and later Christ Redeemer in Dawsonville. Although apprehensive about the move to the country, he quickly adjusted and attended school from elementary through high school in Dahlonega, Ga. The circle of friends he made during his school years remain close to this day. He loved sports and excelled in baseball, wrestling, and football. Being 5’ 8” and 145 lbs. was no drawback to Joey. He played the game of football with the heart, confidence, and fearlessness of a 230 lb. linebacker.

Joseph earned a degree in psychology at the University of Georgia and worked while a student to offset his tuition and other fees.

Just as in sports, he carried the same confidence into his professional career with Wachovia-Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte. Joey’s love of God was always part of his everyday life. Where there was a gathering of family, friends or just one other person, Joe was always asked to give the blessing before meals and he never forgot to thank his Lord and Savior for the many blessings already bestowed, and to ask his intervention into the lives of the suffering and less fortunate.

Joseph will be remembered for his love of camping and fly fishing, the companionship and laughter with his many friends and family, and will always be known for his generosity to others without conditions. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen R. Alldred and a brother, Michael Alldred.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Alldred and her three sons, Kyle, Ryan, and Matt, Charlotte; father, James “Jim” Alldred, Jr., Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers and sister in law, Brian Alldred, Dawsonville, Jamie and Cas Alldred, Dahlonega, Christopher Alldred, Charlotte; nieces, Savannah and Autumn Alldred, Dahlonega.

Funeral services were held March 18, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Ray Richardson officiated. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, P. O. Box 31128, Charlotte, NC 28231. www.salvationarmycarolianas.org/bgccharlotte/homepage/

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Death Notices

Selena Azzilee Charlton Kelso, 92, passed away on March 10 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, passed away on February 27, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries (3-19-14 edition)
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Michael Brian Watt

Resident of Dahlonega

Michael Brian Watt, age 42, went to be with his father and Jesus on March 13, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.

Michael was born in Stephens County, Ga. May 27, 1971. He was a 12-year employee of Ed Murdock Dodge and Chuck Maypole Chevrolet of Toccoa, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega to be with his dad.

He was a partner at Coffee Break in Dahlonega and an employee of Midwest CBK, Co in Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dewayne Marlow Watt. He is survived by his mother, Edith Vaughn Barr; brother, James Watt, Eastanolle, Ga.; his friend and partner, Jeff Jones, Dahlonega; a sister, Lisa Ann Coker, nieces Stephanie, Stacie and Leslie Coker, all of Canon, Ga., a number of cousins.

Michael was an organ donor. He will be fondly remembered as riding his scooters around town with a beautiful smile. He never met a stranger and always greeted with a hug and a smile. He will be truly missed.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014, 2-4 p.m. at Hancock Park, Dahlonega.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Strickland Funeral Home, Lavonia, Ga. The family will receive friends from 12-4 p.m. Online condolences can be made at www.StricklandFH.com

J T Dodd

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. J T Dodd, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home following a period of declining health. J T was a Dawson County native who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 15 years. He was a former resident of Hall County.

J T worked in the construction industry and in the poultry industry. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lula, Ga.

He was the son of the late Robert Dodd and Lizzie Smith Dodd and was also preceded in death by brothers, Billy Dodd, Robert Lee Dodd, and Donald Dodd; sisters; Ruth Tumlin, Betty Eubanks, Roberta Jackson, and Frances McKenzie,

J T is survived by his wife of 51 years, Juanita Dodd, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne Dodd, Dahlonega, Ga., Darlene and Ronald Prince, Dahlonega, Ga., Janice and Larry Lowman, Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers, Kenny Dodd, Rockmart, Ga., Ronald Dodd and David Dodd, both of Texas; sister, Martha Dodd, Cornelia, Ga.; grandchildren, Justin Grizzle, Christopher Prince, Ben Pirkle, Heather Watkins, Bridgett Lowman, Lexi Lowman, Lake Lowman, Tripp Lowman, Ensley Lowman, Ron Adams, and William Watkins; great-grandchildren, Stacey Watkins, Abby Blackburn, Cody Prince, Jason Tweedell, Reece Pirkle, Caitlin Mathis, Hunter Gable, and Jeremiah Tweedell. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for J T are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Lula, Ga.

Rev. Johnny Stone, Rev. Wayne Strickland, and Rev. Robbie Ledford will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga. on Wednesday, March 19 until the time of service.

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

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

Anthony C. Thornton, Sr.

Resident of Dahlonega

Anthony C. Thornton, Sr., age 51 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

Anthony was the foundation of his family; a loving husband, dad, and best friend, our rock. He lived most of his life in Lumpkin County, and had worked at Moore’s Hardware in Dahlonega for the past 13 and a half years. He was a Christian.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Roy Rufus Thornton; and stepfather, “Papa Cotton” Askew.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary Thornton; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony “Bubba” Thornton, Jr. and Brandi Bellew; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Thornton and Fabricio Pintos, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; mother, Sarahbelle Thornton, Ruskin, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Ricky Thornton and Cheryl Berry, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Lamar Thornton, Murrayville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and David Johns, Dahlonega, Ga. A number of nieces and nephews who thought the world of Anthony also survive, along with sons by choice, Rick Carden, Daniel Chattin, and Nick Kerns.

A memorial service for Anthony was held March 8, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Northeast GA Medical Center.

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

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

Joseph Vincent Alldred

Resident of Charlotte, N.C.

Joseph Vincent Alldred, 45, of Charlotte, NC passed away Friday March 14, 2014.

Joey was born June 18, 1968, the oldest of five sons to Jim and Ellen Alldred and was the first of the Alldred family born in Georgia. He was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marietta.

In 1977 the family moved from Woodstock, Ga. to a small farm in Lumpkin County where he became a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Dahlonega, Ga. and later Christ Redeemer in Dawsonville. Although apprehensive about the move to the country, he quickly adjusted and attended school from elementary through high school in Dahlonega, Ga. The circle of friends he made during his school years remain close to this day. He loved sports and excelled in baseball, wrestling, and football. Being 5’ 8” and 145 lbs. was no drawback to Joey. He played the game of football with the heart, confidence, and fearlessness of a 230 lb. linebacker.

Joseph earned a degree in psychology at the University of Georgia and worked while a student to offset his tuition and other fees.

Just as in sports, he carried the same confidence into his professional career with Wachovia-Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters in Charlotte. Joey’s love of God was always part of his everyday life. Where there was a gathering of family, friends or just one other person, Joe was always asked to give the blessing before meals and he never forgot to thank his Lord and Savior for the many blessings already bestowed, and to ask his intervention into the lives of the suffering and less fortunate.

Joseph will be remembered for his love of camping and fly fishing, the companionship and laughter with his many friends and family, and will always be known for his generosity to others without conditions. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ellen R. Alldred and a brother, Michael Alldred.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Alldred and her three sons, Kyle, Ryan, and Matt, Charlotte; father, James “Jim” Alldred, Jr., Dawsonville, Ga.; brothers and sister in law, Brian Alldred, Dawsonville, Jamie and Cas Alldred, Dahlonega, Christopher Alldred, Charlotte; nieces, Savannah and Autumn Alldred, Dahlonega.

Funeral services were held March 18, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Ray Richardson officiated. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, P. O. Box 31128, Charlotte, NC 28231. www.salvationarmycarolianas.org/bgccharlotte/homepage/

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Death Notices

Selena Azzilee Charlton Kelso, 92, passed away on March 10 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Grace Hazen Ritch, 96, passed away on February 27, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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