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Robert A. Mann

Resident of Dahlonega

Robert A. Mann, age 83, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Thursday, March 27, 2014 following an extended illness.

Robert lived in Dahlonega, Ga. since 1995, after moving from Atlanta, Ga. He retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of Dahlonega Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Mann; father, Cecil Mann; mother, Lillian Mann and granddaughter, Cammie Black.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Bill Black, Blue Ridge, Ga., Linda and Fred Dickerson, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Linda Gray, Jasper, Ga., Lynette and Ron Kennedy, Lafayette, La.; grandchildren, Sheila Reinert and Fiancé James Freeman, Orrville, Ohio, Robert & Bella Reinert, Munich, Germany, Marsha Dickerson and Fiancé Jamie Blackwell, Dahlonega, Ga., Angel Edwards, Blue Ridge, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Samantha, Brandon, Anita May, T.J., Amy, Andrew, Austin and Anna; great-great grandchildren, Geoffrey, Cameryn, Isaac, Nicholas, Megan, and Eli. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Robert were held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Larry Henry officiated. Interment followed at River View Memorial Park cemetery, Smyrna, Ga.

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

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

Florrie George Poole

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Florrie George Poole, age 93, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega following a period of declining health.

Florrie was born in East Point, Ga. January 16, 1921. She had lived in the Dahlonega area for over 20 years and was a former resident of Lilburn, Ga. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late Issac and Dora Llewallen George and was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank David Poole and seven siblings.

Florrie is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Wayne Hudson, Suches, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Rosemary Poole, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren and spouses, Keith and Lynda Hudson, Laura and Rob Davis, Ian and Jasmine Poole, and Caleb Poole. Eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

A graveside funeral service was held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Suches, Ga. Rev. Lewis Gregory officiated. A memorial service followed at R Ranch in the Mountains Chapel in Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in Mrs. Poole’s memory.

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

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

Charlie L. Grizzle

Resident of Dahlonega

Charlie L. Grizzle, age 83, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. following a period of declining health.

Charlie was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the Burlington Pinetree Plant in Dahlonega and was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Charlie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Charlie was the son of the late Raleigh Grizzle and Annie Moose Grizzle and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Shelia Grizzle; brothers, Paul Grizzle, Ed Grizzle, and Larry Grizzle; and sister, Ella Mae Calhoun.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Christine Grizzle, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughters and son-in-law, Wanda and David Mabry, Dahlonega, Ga., Sherrie Norrell, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters, Carrie Robinson, Athens, Ga., Bertha Gooch, Dahlonega, Ga., Nell and Junior Simmons, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Aireyll and Joe Simmons, Heath and Brandy Christy, Wyatt Norrell, and Bailee Norrell; great-grandchildren, Dustin and Justin Simmons, Dustin and Ashlyn Christy. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Charlie were held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Concord Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Tony Allison officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans Alliance Honor Guard.

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

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

James Daniel McCaleb

Resident of Dahlonega

James Daniel McCaleb, age 53, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the Sea Bee’s. He was a member of the Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge. He loved to fish and study the Civil War.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Sherman McCaleb.

He is survived by his mother, Edna Louise McCaleb of Dahlonega, Ga.; brothers, Keith and Lisa McCaleb of Dahlonega, Ga., Scott McCaleb of Dahlonega, Ga.; sister, Geanne-Marie McCaleb and Steve Brantley of Mansfield, La.; nephews and niece, Ryan, Jessica, and Ben. And several other relatives.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Dahlonega Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Ga. with full Military Honors. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Rd., Dahlonega, GA, 30533, 706-864-DOVE.

Reda Johnson

Resident of Gainesville

Mrs. Reda Johnson, age 91, of Gainesville, Ga. died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Johnson was born August 9, 1922 in Gainesville, Ga. and had lived in the Murrayville area most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Free Methodist Church in Gainesville, Ga.

Reda was the daughter of the late Lovick Pierce Green and Montine Newton Green and was also preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Johnson; sons, Larry Joe Johnson and Billy Johnson; grandson, Jimmy Johnson; sister, Louise Mooney; and brother, Lovick Pierce Green Jr.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jim Struder, Gainesville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Nancy Johnson, Gainesville, Ga.; brother, William Green, Gainesville, Ga. Seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Reda were held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Jack Gilreath officiated. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

Death Notices

Gerda Houp, 80, passed away on Thursday March 27, 2014. Bearden Funeral Home was in charge of

arrangements.

Edith Abbott Link, 71, passed away on March 23, 2014. SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries (5-14-14 edition)
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Jack Barton Dowdy

Resident of Dahlonega

Jack Barton Dowdy, age 80, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Friday, April 25, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, Ga.

Jack was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, graduate of Lumpkin County High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge in Dahlonega. Jack was of the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Floyd and Estelle Jones Dowdy.

Jack is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Martha Dowdy, Dahlonega, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Vickie and Stevie Eaton, Randy and Elaine Dowdy, and Jimmy Dowdy. Five great-nieces and nephews, four great-great-nieces and nephews and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Jack were held Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Roger Stover officiated. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County with Masonic graveside rites.

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

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

Dr. Kathleen “Suzy” Gruenhagen

Resident of Dahlonega

Dr. Kathleen “Suzy “ Gruenhagen, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away May 8, 2014.

Suzy was a New Jersey native who had lived in Dahlonega since 1992, where she was a faculty member at North Georgia College teaching Special Education subjects until retiring in 2002. Even after retiring, she continued to teach and interact with her special education graduate students. Suzy was an active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church. She was truly a pillar of the parish, a founding member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, and the memorial garden. She was tirelessly active as a servant leader in so many ways for so many years. Her passion for gardening is evident not only at St. Luke’s but at various places around Dahlonega where she and her fellow Master Gardners have applied their talents. Never one to sit idle, Suzy has traveled widely in both Europe and the United States. When at home, Suzy enjoyed reading and entertaining, most often hosting dinner and book club groups. Suzy leaves behind a legacy of total commitment to her church, community and scores of friends that loved her deeply.

“Suzy” was the daughter of the late Ernest James Hartelius and Francis Jeannette Hartelius. Her husband, Eppler W. Gruenhagen, precedes her in death. She is survived by three daughters, Karen Gruenhagen, Tampa Fla.; Amy (Bob) Nugent, Binghamton, N.Y.; Jane (Stuart) House, Coral Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren, Meghan, Bryce, Brendan and Connor Nugent; Sara and Allison House; step-mother, Boude Mason-Hartelius and step-sister, Penny Peed both of Hampton, Va.

The family will receive friends at the Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, 2068 Highway 19 North, on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

A funeral mass for Suzy is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Dahlonega. Father Neil Dhabliwala will officiate.

Following the interment at Dahlonega Memorial Park a reception will be held at St. Luke’s Parrish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Memorial Garden Fund at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 91 North Park Street, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

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

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

Mrs. Cheryl Mullins Sullivan

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Cheryl Mullins Sullivan, age 66, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Emory University Hospital.

Cheryl was raised in Smyrna, Ga. and had spent the past 35 years in Dahlonega. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend who had a great love for her family and many friends. She was an avid horse woman who enjoyed trips out west with her husband, Stan, and their horses after retiring from Bellsouth. She was a true cowgirl at heart. Cheryl attended Cowboy Church at various places and was of the Methodist Faith.

The daughter of the late Roy Lee and Evelyn Smith Mullins, Mrs. Sullivan was also preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Lee Mullins.

Cheryl is survived by her husband of 44 years, Stan Sullivan; son, Sean Sullivan; grandson, Lukas Sullivan; both of Cleveland, Ga.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Elizabeth Sullivan, Villa Rica, Ga.; special cousins, Regina Flowers, Beech Island, S.C., Pete and Linda Herren, Powder Springs, Ga., and Linda and Rodney Floyd, Acworth, Ga. Many loving friends and a number of other relatives also survive.

A memorial service for Cheryl is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 1 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m.

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

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

Don Waters

Resident of Dahlonega

Don Waters, age 69, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital.

Don was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He retired from Mohawk Industries where he was a department manager. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who also loved his animals, along with spending time at the beach.

Don was the son of the late Roy Frasure and Myral Waters Frasure, and was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law Frank Smith and niece, Stephanie Holtzclaw Helton.

He is survived by his wife, Tara Hamilton Waters; daughter, Donna Mauro, Delmar, Del.; daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and John Barber, Gainesville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Tonya Cantrell, Dahlonega Ga.; brother, David Holtzclaw, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brother in-law, Charlotte Smith, Lilburn, Ga., Wanda and Leon Gilleland, Lilburn, Ga.; six grandchildren; one great grandchild and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Don were held Friday, May 9, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated. Interment followed at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

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

Death Notices

Gabie Joy May, 76, passed away on May 6, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Douglas Gunsten, 47, passed away on May 5, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

George Edward Kerns, 67, passed away on May 10, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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