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Lonnie Franklin “Frankie” Beck

Resident of Monroe

Mr. Lonnie Franklin “Frankie” Beck, age 56, of Monroe, Ga., died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in Monroe, Georgia.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Royce Beck, Sr. and Hazel Louise Mincey Beck; son, Scotty Beck; brothers, Ronnie Leon Beck, Royce Lee Beck, Jr. and special Chihuahua, Tiny Beck.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Amy Anderson, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, David and Becky Beck, Eton, Ga.; sister, Sudie Beck, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Junior Evans, Dahlonega, Ga., and Adene and James Shook, Ellijay, Ga.; grandchild, Ashley Davis, Dahlonega, Ga. and a number of special nieces and nephews that were like his grandchildren also survive.

A memorial service for Frankie was held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Tommy Ross officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Banister Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

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

Charles Albert “Charlie” Brooks

Resident of Lumpkin County

Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Ga., passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure.

Charlie was born in Greenville, Ind., July 26, 1946, to Oakley Charles and Betty Louretta (Burris) Brooks.

He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1964 and attended Indiana University for a short time, then entered the United States Air Force in 1965. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam and another in Okinawa, Japan, and was honorably discharged in 1976. His 100 percent service-connected disability was recognized in 2011.

He retired as a USPS Letter Carrier in 2001 and after residing in Florida for 30 years, moved to Lumpkin County in 2008.

Charlie was an avid Indiana University basketball and Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan, and his passions were woodworking, computing, travel, cooking and celebrating Christmas.

He is survived by his life partner, Gayle Brooks, of Dahlonega; children Troy James (Angela Velocci) Brooks and Lana Suan Toenjes of St Petersburg, Florida; five grandchildren: Oakley James, Vincent Michael and Alexandria Marie Brooks, and Amber Marie and Rebecca Sara Toenjes, all of St Petersburg.

A celebration of life will be held locally, and Charlie will be laid to rest with military honors later at the Florida National Veterans Administration Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Holly Theater in Dahlonega.

Robert William Fields

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Robert William Fields, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born in Lumpkin County, Mr. Fields had lived much of his life in the Atlanta and Marietta area before returning in 2001. He was retired from Yellow Freight Systems as dock supervisor in 1994. Mr. Fields was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Ollie Dyer Fields and sisters, Lona Mae Turner and Louise Edge.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Louise Sutton Fields; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Lewis; son and daughter-in-law; Bobby and Kathy Fields, all of Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and H.B. Waters of Dawsonville and brother and sister-in-law, Rondal and Jeanette Fields of Clermont. Three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Fields were held Monday, July 14, 2014 in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home with Rev. Phill Miller, Rev. Shane Savage and Rev. Marty Abernathy officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

James Edward Grizzle

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. James Edward Grizzle, age 72, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.

James was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Concord Baptist Church. He retired from UPS, and started a grading and hauling business, which he had a great love for. He was loved by his family very much.

He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Grizzle; late wives, Patricia Grizzle and Cora Grizzle; and brother, Jimmy Grizzle.

James is survived by his wife, Reba Rider Grizzle; mother, Cona Belle Head Grizzle; son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Mandy Grizzle; step-children, Michael and Megan Seabolt; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Frances Grizzle, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Donald and Merle Grizzle, Clarkesville, Ga.; brother, David Grizzle and partner, Carol Smith, Thomson, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and J.L. Sutton, and Joyce and Bruce Sullens, all of Dahlonega, Ga. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for James were held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Concord Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Rev. Donald Grizzle, Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and Rev. JR Fields officiated.

Interment will follow in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

If you would like to make a donation in James’ memory, please contribute to Halcyon Hospice 1435 Haw Creek Cir East, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041.

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

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

Virginia Charlene Head

Resident of Greensboro

Virginia Charlene Head, age 72, of Greensboro, Ga. died Friday, July 11, 2014 following an extended illness.

Virginia was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and had lived the past 23 years in Greensboro, Ga. She was a homemaker and she was a member of Evangel Temple in Rex, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents Felton Walter Bullock and Lelia Clara Burrell.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard Head; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Cheryl Head, Ellenwood, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Jeff Jones, Talking Rock, Ga.; brother, Richard Bullock, Newnan, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Wylene Bullock, Barnesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Bobby Jones, Amanda Brooks, David Head, Colton Jones and Camden Jones. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Virginia Charlene Head were held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Concord Baptist Church, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

Ruby Dean McKinzey

Resident of Murrayville

Mrs. Ruby Dean McKinzey, age 67, of Murrayville, Ga. (Lumpkin County), passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following a period of declining health.

Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Ruby was the daughter of the late Claude Ernest Adams and Nell Black Adams and was also preceded in death by infant sister, Claudine Adams; sisters, Edna Merck and Vernell Black; and brother, Buck Black.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 43 years, George McKinzey, Murrayville, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dwayne Gravitt, Dahlonega, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Casey and Trina Jones, Joey and Donna McKinzey, and Moses McKinzey, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters, Edith Lance and Bessie English, both of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Larue Adams, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Jordan Jones, Tara and Daniel Goss, Shay and Ozzie Johnson, Savannah Gravitt, Brian McKinzey, Elijah McKinzey, Renae McKinzey, and Misty York. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ruby were held Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Johnny Atkins and Rev. Len Land officiated.

Interment followed in the Word of Life Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

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

Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise

Resident of Villa Rica

“Smiley” Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise, age 62, of Villa Rica, Ga. died Friday, July 11, 2014.

She was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia and had lived the past 20 years in Villa Rica. She was a member of Blackhawk Hills Baptist Church in Mableton, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents Junie Hughes and Nell Yother Hughes; sister, Cora Bell Brown and brother, Kenneth Hughes.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John Wise; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Laurie Singley, Temple, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Robert Dilbeck, Villa Rica, Ga.; brothers, Keith Hughes, Carrollton, Ga., Kenny Hughes, Douglasville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Brenda Christy, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and James, Smith, Covington, Ga., Martha and Larry Anderson, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister, Melissa Posten, Lawrenceville, Ga. Five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Smiley” Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Brother Tommy Freeman will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Ga.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Banister Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

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

Death Notices

James Hunter Groome, 90, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Painter, 72, passed away on Friday July 11, 2014. Bearden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries (7-16-14 edition)
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Lonnie Franklin “Frankie” Beck

Resident of Monroe

Mr. Lonnie Franklin “Frankie” Beck, age 56, of Monroe, Ga., died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in Monroe, Georgia.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Royce Beck, Sr. and Hazel Louise Mincey Beck; son, Scotty Beck; brothers, Ronnie Leon Beck, Royce Lee Beck, Jr. and special Chihuahua, Tiny Beck.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Amy Anderson, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, David and Becky Beck, Eton, Ga.; sister, Sudie Beck, Atlanta, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Junior Evans, Dahlonega, Ga., and Adene and James Shook, Ellijay, Ga.; grandchild, Ashley Davis, Dahlonega, Ga. and a number of special nieces and nephews that were like his grandchildren also survive.

A memorial service for Frankie was held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Tommy Ross officiated.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Banister Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

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

Charles Albert “Charlie” Brooks

Resident of Lumpkin County

Charles Albert Brooks, age 67, of Lumpkin County, Ga., passed away July 5, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of complications following a heart procedure.

Charlie was born in Greenville, Ind., July 26, 1946, to Oakley Charles and Betty Louretta (Burris) Brooks.

He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1964 and attended Indiana University for a short time, then entered the United States Air Force in 1965. He served one tour of duty in Vietnam and another in Okinawa, Japan, and was honorably discharged in 1976. His 100 percent service-connected disability was recognized in 2011.

He retired as a USPS Letter Carrier in 2001 and after residing in Florida for 30 years, moved to Lumpkin County in 2008.

Charlie was an avid Indiana University basketball and Tampa Bay Rays baseball fan, and his passions were woodworking, computing, travel, cooking and celebrating Christmas.

He is survived by his life partner, Gayle Brooks, of Dahlonega; children Troy James (Angela Velocci) Brooks and Lana Suan Toenjes of St Petersburg, Florida; five grandchildren: Oakley James, Vincent Michael and Alexandria Marie Brooks, and Amber Marie and Rebecca Sara Toenjes, all of St Petersburg.

A celebration of life will be held locally, and Charlie will be laid to rest with military honors later at the Florida National Veterans Administration Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Holly Theater in Dahlonega.

Robert William Fields

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Robert William Fields, age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born in Lumpkin County, Mr. Fields had lived much of his life in the Atlanta and Marietta area before returning in 2001. He was retired from Yellow Freight Systems as dock supervisor in 1994. Mr. Fields was a United States Army Veteran and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

Mr. Fields was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Ollie Dyer Fields and sisters, Lona Mae Turner and Louise Edge.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Louise Sutton Fields; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and David Lewis; son and daughter-in-law; Bobby and Kathy Fields, all of Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and H.B. Waters of Dawsonville and brother and sister-in-law, Rondal and Jeanette Fields of Clermont. Three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Fields were held Monday, July 14, 2014 in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home with Rev. Phill Miller, Rev. Shane Savage and Rev. Marty Abernathy officiating. Interment followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

James Edward Grizzle

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. James Edward Grizzle, age 72, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.

James was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Concord Baptist Church. He retired from UPS, and started a grading and hauling business, which he had a great love for. He was loved by his family very much.

He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Grizzle; late wives, Patricia Grizzle and Cora Grizzle; and brother, Jimmy Grizzle.

James is survived by his wife, Reba Rider Grizzle; mother, Cona Belle Head Grizzle; son and daughter-in-law, Lamar and Mandy Grizzle; step-children, Michael and Megan Seabolt; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Frances Grizzle, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Donald and Merle Grizzle, Clarkesville, Ga.; brother, David Grizzle and partner, Carol Smith, Thomson, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and J.L. Sutton, and Joyce and Bruce Sullens, all of Dahlonega, Ga. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for James were held Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Concord Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Rev. Donald Grizzle, Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and Rev. JR Fields officiated.

Interment will follow in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.

If you would like to make a donation in James’ memory, please contribute to Halcyon Hospice 1435 Haw Creek Cir East, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041.

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

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

Virginia Charlene Head

Resident of Greensboro

Virginia Charlene Head, age 72, of Greensboro, Ga. died Friday, July 11, 2014 following an extended illness.

Virginia was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and had lived the past 23 years in Greensboro, Ga. She was a homemaker and she was a member of Evangel Temple in Rex, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents Felton Walter Bullock and Lelia Clara Burrell.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard Head; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Cheryl Head, Ellenwood, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Jeff Jones, Talking Rock, Ga.; brother, Richard Bullock, Newnan, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Wylene Bullock, Barnesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Bobby Jones, Amanda Brooks, David Head, Colton Jones and Camden Jones. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Virginia Charlene Head were held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Concord Baptist Church, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

Ruby Dean McKinzey

Resident of Murrayville

Mrs. Ruby Dean McKinzey, age 67, of Murrayville, Ga. (Lumpkin County), passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following a period of declining health.

Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Ruby was the daughter of the late Claude Ernest Adams and Nell Black Adams and was also preceded in death by infant sister, Claudine Adams; sisters, Edna Merck and Vernell Black; and brother, Buck Black.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 43 years, George McKinzey, Murrayville, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dwayne Gravitt, Dahlonega, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Casey and Trina Jones, Joey and Donna McKinzey, and Moses McKinzey, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters, Edith Lance and Bessie English, both of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Larue Adams, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Jordan Jones, Tara and Daniel Goss, Shay and Ozzie Johnson, Savannah Gravitt, Brian McKinzey, Elijah McKinzey, Renae McKinzey, and Misty York. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ruby were held Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Johnny Atkins and Rev. Len Land officiated.

Interment followed in the Word of Life Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

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

Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise

Resident of Villa Rica

“Smiley” Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise, age 62, of Villa Rica, Ga. died Friday, July 11, 2014.

She was born and raised in Dahlonega, Georgia and had lived the past 20 years in Villa Rica. She was a member of Blackhawk Hills Baptist Church in Mableton, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her parents Junie Hughes and Nell Yother Hughes; sister, Cora Bell Brown and brother, Kenneth Hughes.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, John Wise; son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Laurie Singley, Temple, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Robert Dilbeck, Villa Rica, Ga.; brothers, Keith Hughes, Carrollton, Ga., Kenny Hughes, Douglasville, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Brenda Christy, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and James, Smith, Covington, Ga., Martha and Larry Anderson, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister, Melissa Posten, Lawrenceville, Ga. Five grandchildren, one great grandchild and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Smiley” Margaret Elaine Hughes Wise are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Brother Tommy Freeman will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Dahlonega, Ga.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Banister Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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

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

Death Notices

James Hunter Groome, 90, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Painter, 72, passed away on Friday July 11, 2014. Bearden Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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