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Daniel 'Dan' Jackson Davis

Daniel “Dan” Jackson Davis, age 73, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.

Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County, lived in Doraville for 30 years, and returned to Dahlonega to retire 15 years ago. He was an Army Veteran and fought in the Vietnam War. He worked for Southern Bell Company where he was the manager over vehicle maintenance.

Dan was a big supporter of Lumpkin County’s and North Georgia College’s athletics. He had a great love for ball and the kids he watched play. He was an alumni of North Georgia College where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.

He was the son of the late Austell and Sidney Roberts Davis, and was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Davis.

Dan is survived by his wife, Tamako “Tammie” Davis; daughter, Donna Walker; brother and sister-in-law, Oscar and Barbara Davis, all of Dahlonega; sisters, Sarah Jean Baker, Dunwoody, Ga., and Patsy Brooks, Norcross, Ga.; former son-in-law, Nathan Walker, Gainesville, Ga.; grandsons, Daniel James Anderson and David Anthony Anderson, Dahlonega; granddaughter, Jessi Lynn Simmons, Gainesville, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Carolina Roselyn and Daniel Kenneth Anderson. Several nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Dan were held Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Harold Carder

Harold Carder, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Mr. Carder was born in Suches, and had lived most of his life in Hall County. He had been a machinist and welder, and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church 2 (The Hill) in Suches.

He was the son of the late Roy and Della Grizzle Carder, and was also preceded in death by his infant son, Jeffery Carder.

Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy June Carder; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Milton Chumbler, Murrayville, Ga.; daughter, Sandra Burns, Flowery Branch, Ga.; brother, Hershel Carder, Winder, Ga.; sister, Inez Fortenberry, Marietta, Ga.; grandsons and spouses, Steven and Joyce Wiley, Jamey and Tina Chumbler, Joe Chumbler, and Dustin Burns; and granddaughter, Bridget Burns. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Harold were held Sunday, March 24 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Larry Truelove officiated.

Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in Harold’s memory.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho

After an eleven month courageous and dignified struggle with an evil brain tumor, Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho peacefully left the surly bonds of earth on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm in the arms of her husband at her home, Strawberry Oaks.

She was born December 27, 1938 at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans Louisiana. Her mother, Alberta Jennie Bodker Hawkins [16 Aug. 1912 – 11 Oct. 2000] was married to William Claiborne Hawkins, Sr. [23 May 1911 - 19 Nov. 1979]. Her maternal grandparents were Albert John Bodker [15 Dec. 1889 - 20 June 1944] and Sarah Caroline Bendix Bodker [01 June 1890 - 11 March 1974]. The paternal grandparents were John Franklin Hawkins [20 May 1872 - 06 Dec. 1925] and Mollie Margaret Settoon Hawkins [27 Aug. 1878 - 08 Jan. 1936].

She was a lifelong member of the Ponchatoula, La. Presbyterian Church.

She was married to Manuel B. Carvalho on April 17, 1982 at Creek’s Bend, Pounchatoula, Louisiana, her parent’s home, by Dr. James Anderson.

Carol received a BA, Education, from Southeastern La. University in 1965. She was a teacher and held a number of other positions. From 1974 to 1997 she was employed by Ciba-Geigy Corp. (now Syngenta) in St. Gabriel, La. She started her career with that company in the Industrial Relations Dept. as a new hire and insurance coordinator. Other positions she held while with the Corp. were Lab Technician, Industrial Hygienist and finally Educational Materials Trainer in the Safety Department. She met her husband Manny while at work. She retired in March 1997 and subsequently moved to Dahlonega with her husband where they busied themselves in the continuing project of building their house and improving their property. She took up her many hobbies, oil and watercolor painting, hand work, crocheting, and gardening, but the one taking up most of her time and was her favorite is genealogy.

She is survived by her husband; daughter Robyn Dean Carter Lewis; son-in-law John William Lewis, Jr.; grandson John William Lewis, III and granddaughter Tessa Renee Lewis; brother and sister-in-law William and Margaret Hawkins and their children William Claiborne Hawkins, III and Suzanne Fuqua Hawkins; uncle and aunt James Edward Bodker and Audrey Loyce Hoover Bodker and their children Mary Bethany Bodker and James Edward Bodker, Jr.; cousins Albert Joseph Bodker and Dorothy Ann Bodker Furr. And all of their respective spouses children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday March 22, 2013, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Interment followed at Strawberry Oaks Cemetery on their property.

Pastor Keith Ferguson officiated. The harpist was Mary Raymer.

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Charlotte Ann 'Lolly' Abercrombie

Charlotte Ann “Lolly” Abercrombie, 59, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born March 10, 1954, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Lolly worked in medical billing for over 35 years and most recently worked for Dr. Wherry and Dr. Whitfield in Dahlonega. She was a devoted wife who enjoyed a great love for cooking and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Lolly was preceded in death by her father, Eugene “Fig” Gee.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Danny Abercrombie, Dawsonville; special nephew and his wife, Steve and Stephanie Abercrombie, Athens; mother, Margaret Ann Gee, Dawsonville; brothers, Charles Eugene “Bull” Gee, Dawsonville, Bobby Sheffield, Dawsonville, brothers-in-law James Abercrombie, Mark Abercrombie; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Rodney Pilcher officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Woody, 311 Woody Hill Circle, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Jody Neal Busier

Jody Neal Busiere, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from complications from Type 1 Diabetes.

Jody moved to Dawsonville from Bradenton, Fla. in 2005 with his parents, Jerry and Jean Busiere.

He is predeceased by his brother, Jeff, and his nephew, Craig.

He is survived by his parents, his sisters, Jennie (Mike) Chancey, Joanie and Jan Busiere; nieces Angie (Jason) Armstrong, Cristi (Travis) Wetherby; nephews Dustin and Chad Busiere and Daniel Davis; great-nieces, Karissa Busiere, Juliana Armstrong, Leni Busiere and great-nephew Jackson Wetherby.

Services were held on Friday, March 22, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dahlonega.

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

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James Ishmal 'Jim' Waters

Mr. James Ishmal “Jim” Waters, age 98, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 following an extended illness.

Mr. Waters was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church. He worked at a CCC Camp during the Great Depression building national parks and roads. He retired from Burlington Pine Tree where he worked as a machine operator.

Jim was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Dockery Waters, and was also preceded in death by his wife Jessie Lee Eaton Waters; son, Leon Waters; brothers, Harrison, Cicero and Charlie Waters; sisters, Polly Armour, Dorothy Saine, Zona Long, May Long and Aurora Grant.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Verlen Helton, Louise and Bill Etris, and Avery Davidson, all of Dahlonega, Ga. Nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Jim are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Damascus Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Mr. Waters will lie in state at the church from 1:30 until 2 p.m.

Rev. Charles Spruill will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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Obituaries (3-27 Edition)
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Daniel 'Dan' Jackson Davis

Daniel “Dan” Jackson Davis, age 73, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.

Mr. Davis was born in Lumpkin County, lived in Doraville for 30 years, and returned to Dahlonega to retire 15 years ago. He was an Army Veteran and fought in the Vietnam War. He worked for Southern Bell Company where he was the manager over vehicle maintenance.

Dan was a big supporter of Lumpkin County’s and North Georgia College’s athletics. He had a great love for ball and the kids he watched play. He was an alumni of North Georgia College where he graduated with a degree in Business Management.

He was the son of the late Austell and Sidney Roberts Davis, and was also preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Davis.

Dan is survived by his wife, Tamako “Tammie” Davis; daughter, Donna Walker; brother and sister-in-law, Oscar and Barbara Davis, all of Dahlonega; sisters, Sarah Jean Baker, Dunwoody, Ga., and Patsy Brooks, Norcross, Ga.; former son-in-law, Nathan Walker, Gainesville, Ga.; grandsons, Daniel James Anderson and David Anthony Anderson, Dahlonega; granddaughter, Jessi Lynn Simmons, Gainesville, Ga.; and great-grandchildren, Carolina Roselyn and Daniel Kenneth Anderson. Several nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Dan were held Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Harold Carder

Harold Carder, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Mr. Carder was born in Suches, and had lived most of his life in Hall County. He had been a machinist and welder, and was a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church 2 (The Hill) in Suches.

He was the son of the late Roy and Della Grizzle Carder, and was also preceded in death by his infant son, Jeffery Carder.

Harold is survived by his wife, Nancy June Carder; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Milton Chumbler, Murrayville, Ga.; daughter, Sandra Burns, Flowery Branch, Ga.; brother, Hershel Carder, Winder, Ga.; sister, Inez Fortenberry, Marietta, Ga.; grandsons and spouses, Steven and Joyce Wiley, Jamey and Tina Chumbler, Joe Chumbler, and Dustin Burns; and granddaughter, Bridget Burns. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Harold were held Sunday, March 24 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Larry Truelove officiated.

Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church #2 Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in Harold’s memory.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho

After an eleven month courageous and dignified struggle with an evil brain tumor, Carol Lynne Hawkins Carvalho peacefully left the surly bonds of earth on March 19, 2013 at 11:05 pm in the arms of her husband at her home, Strawberry Oaks.

She was born December 27, 1938 at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans Louisiana. Her mother, Alberta Jennie Bodker Hawkins [16 Aug. 1912 – 11 Oct. 2000] was married to William Claiborne Hawkins, Sr. [23 May 1911 - 19 Nov. 1979]. Her maternal grandparents were Albert John Bodker [15 Dec. 1889 - 20 June 1944] and Sarah Caroline Bendix Bodker [01 June 1890 - 11 March 1974]. The paternal grandparents were John Franklin Hawkins [20 May 1872 - 06 Dec. 1925] and Mollie Margaret Settoon Hawkins [27 Aug. 1878 - 08 Jan. 1936].

She was a lifelong member of the Ponchatoula, La. Presbyterian Church.

She was married to Manuel B. Carvalho on April 17, 1982 at Creek’s Bend, Pounchatoula, Louisiana, her parent’s home, by Dr. James Anderson.

Carol received a BA, Education, from Southeastern La. University in 1965. She was a teacher and held a number of other positions. From 1974 to 1997 she was employed by Ciba-Geigy Corp. (now Syngenta) in St. Gabriel, La. She started her career with that company in the Industrial Relations Dept. as a new hire and insurance coordinator. Other positions she held while with the Corp. were Lab Technician, Industrial Hygienist and finally Educational Materials Trainer in the Safety Department. She met her husband Manny while at work. She retired in March 1997 and subsequently moved to Dahlonega with her husband where they busied themselves in the continuing project of building their house and improving their property. She took up her many hobbies, oil and watercolor painting, hand work, crocheting, and gardening, but the one taking up most of her time and was her favorite is genealogy.

She is survived by her husband; daughter Robyn Dean Carter Lewis; son-in-law John William Lewis, Jr.; grandson John William Lewis, III and granddaughter Tessa Renee Lewis; brother and sister-in-law William and Margaret Hawkins and their children William Claiborne Hawkins, III and Suzanne Fuqua Hawkins; uncle and aunt James Edward Bodker and Audrey Loyce Hoover Bodker and their children Mary Bethany Bodker and James Edward Bodker, Jr.; cousins Albert Joseph Bodker and Dorothy Ann Bodker Furr. And all of their respective spouses children and grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday March 22, 2013, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Interment followed at Strawberry Oaks Cemetery on their property.

Pastor Keith Ferguson officiated. The harpist was Mary Raymer.

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Charlotte Ann 'Lolly' Abercrombie

Charlotte Ann “Lolly” Abercrombie, 59, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born March 10, 1954, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Lolly worked in medical billing for over 35 years and most recently worked for Dr. Wherry and Dr. Whitfield in Dahlonega. She was a devoted wife who enjoyed a great love for cooking and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Lolly was preceded in death by her father, Eugene “Fig” Gee.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Danny Abercrombie, Dawsonville; special nephew and his wife, Steve and Stephanie Abercrombie, Athens; mother, Margaret Ann Gee, Dawsonville; brothers, Charles Eugene “Bull” Gee, Dawsonville, Bobby Sheffield, Dawsonville, brothers-in-law James Abercrombie, Mark Abercrombie; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Rodney Pilcher officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Michael Woody, 311 Woody Hill Circle, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Jody Neal Busier

Jody Neal Busiere, 44, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from complications from Type 1 Diabetes.

Jody moved to Dawsonville from Bradenton, Fla. in 2005 with his parents, Jerry and Jean Busiere.

He is predeceased by his brother, Jeff, and his nephew, Craig.

He is survived by his parents, his sisters, Jennie (Mike) Chancey, Joanie and Jan Busiere; nieces Angie (Jason) Armstrong, Cristi (Travis) Wetherby; nephews Dustin and Chad Busiere and Daniel Davis; great-nieces, Karissa Busiere, Juliana Armstrong, Leni Busiere and great-nephew Jackson Wetherby.

Services were held on Friday, March 22, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Dahlonega.

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

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James Ishmal 'Jim' Waters

Mr. James Ishmal “Jim” Waters, age 98, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 following an extended illness.

Mr. Waters was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church. He worked at a CCC Camp during the Great Depression building national parks and roads. He retired from Burlington Pine Tree where he worked as a machine operator.

Jim was the son of the late Samuel and Nancy Dockery Waters, and was also preceded in death by his wife Jessie Lee Eaton Waters; son, Leon Waters; brothers, Harrison, Cicero and Charlie Waters; sisters, Polly Armour, Dorothy Saine, Zona Long, May Long and Aurora Grant.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Verlen Helton, Louise and Bill Etris, and Avery Davidson, all of Dahlonega, Ga. Nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Jim are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Damascus Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Mr. Waters will lie in state at the church from 1:30 until 2 p.m.

Rev. Charles Spruill will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
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