Joyce Sexton, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born October 4, 1940 in Atlanta to the late Monroe and Edna Perry, she had been living in Dawson County for the past 16 years having moved from Enterprise, Ala. Mrs. Sexton earned a Masters Degree in Psychology and served as Director of Wargrass Mental Health Clinic in Dothan, Ala. for many years. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was accomplished at needle work.
Surviving are her husband, William O. Sexton, Jr., Dawsonville; children, Cheryl Sexton Eisner and husband, Ian, Alpharetta, Steve Sexton and wife Sharon, Escondido, Calif., William M. Sexton and husband, Thomas Mears, Johns Creek, Ga.; sisters, Jean Rice, Locus Grove, Faye Perry, Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Aaron Perry, Snellville; grandchildren, Genevieve and Chris Feller, Lake in the Hills, Ill., Jared and Katie Eisner, Lawrenceville; great-granddaughter, Madeline Feller.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sven Mossinger and Chaplin Steve Sexton will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 or to Kare for Kids, P. O. Box 211, Dawsonville, Ga. 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, is in charge of arrangements.
Verner 'Howard" Martin Jr.
Verner “Howard” Martin, Jr. was called Home to be with the Lord on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. Howard was a loving husband, father, friend, and servant of Christ. His perpetual optimism was often a needed calm during the storms of life, and his integrity, faith, and generosity continue and grow through the lives of those he loved, and whose lives he brightened.
Howard was born on February 1, 1947 in Atlanta, to parents Ann Martin (Callaway) and Verner Martin. Howard served in the Navy, after which he graduated from Southern Technical Institute. He lived in many places throughout his life, and in Scottsboro, Ala. for the past several years. He spent his career working in the paper industry, and was the Operations Manager at the Smurfit-Stone mill in Stevenson, Ala. Howard was a member of Riverside Community Church.
Howard was loved and is survived by his loving wife, Beth Owen Martin, and three children, Michael Martin (Rachel) of Buford, Ga., Brooke Martin Cole (Mike) of Scottsboro, Ala., and Sarah Martin Houghton (Bill) of Marietta, Ga.
He had six grandchildren who loved him dearly as their “Papa”, Bailey, Sophia, Will, Madison, Cason, and Luke. He is also survived by his father, Verner Martin, his sister, Trisha Higgins (Jim), brothers, David Martin (Suzanne) and Dean Martin (Tammy), his brothers-in-law Cole Owen (Lynn) and Bill Owen (Laura), and many nieces and nephews. Howard leaves many friends, both old and new, who will have a lifetime of memories of a true friend.
Funeral services were held April 2 at the Scottsboro Funeral Home. Burial followed in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Marlee Ann Peddicord Smith
Mrs. Marlee Ann Peddicord Smith, age 68, of Dahlonega, died Friday, March 29, 2013.
Marlee was a native of Baltimore, Maryland who had lived in Lumpkin County since 1996. She was a former resident of Schenectady, NY.
She was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph Peddicord and Elizabeth Shockley Peddicord and was also preceded in death by her brother, Harry Peddicord.
Marlee is survived by her husband, Raymond Smith, Dahlonega; children, Marla Groves, Schenectady, N.Y., Heather Yaughn and her husband, Jamie, Dahlonega, Raymond Smith Jr. and his wife, Julie, Winder, Ga., and Kaitlynn Smith, Dahlonega; sister, Patricia Burke, Baltimore, Maryland. Several grandchildren and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Marlee are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Pastor Ken Chatham will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
Philip Ronnie Cochran
Mr. Philip Ronnie Cochran, age 59, of Murrayville (Lumpkin County), died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Philip was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a truck driver and was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 in Lumpkin County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Cochran; and sister-in-laws Debbie Cochran and Jackie Cochran.
Philip is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Holly Cochran, Mt. Airy, Ga.; mother, Shirley Stringer Cochran, Murrayville; sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and Ricky Brackett, Dahlonega; brothers and sisters-in-law, Doug and Rhonda Cochran, Murrayville, Stanley Cochran, Murrayville, Tony and Jeannie Cochran, Hoschton, Ga., Greg and Julie Cochran, Gainesville; grandchildren, Madison and Genesis Cochran; special caregivers, Dianne Bell and Deborah Lowe, Glenda Sue Weaver and the staff of Foothills Personal Care Home in Dahlonega. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services for Philip are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 in Lumpkin County.
Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Les Fuller, Rev. Lance Fuller, and Rev. Stephen Gerrells will officiate.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Philip will lay in state at the church on Thursday from 12:30-1 p.m..
The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
F. William 'Bill' Broome
F. William “Bill” Broome, 92, of Dahlonega, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
Born in Covington, Georgia, on April 9, 1920, Mr. Broome was the second child of six, son of the late Floyd Lee Broome and Annie Mae Long Broome. He had many and varied endeavors, and was accomplished in them all. He was most proud of his last occupation as a poet and writer, having published his memoirs in 1999, A Will of My Own. He subsequently produced and published four works of free verse poetry. He moved to Dahlonega in that same year, with his beloved Trulie, who was the constant and faithful wind beneath his wings.
Mr. Broome began a new career in 1972 entering the commercial real estate field, and in 1975 he opened his own brokerage office on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, William Broome Associates, Inc. He served in this industry for twenty-five years during Atlanta’s most active growth period in real estate. He achieved membership in the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, the pinnacle group of the time for commercial real estate in Atlanta.
He served twenty-seven years as a Chamber of Commerce executive in several Southeastern cities. His last assignment in this capacity was in Charleston, South Carolina, having served the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce from 1965 to 1972. Prior to that, he was an executive leading several Georgia Chambers in Decatur, Albany and Cedartown, as well as in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Broome lived in metro Atlanta from the age of five. After graduation from high school in 1938, his classes at Georgia State College were interrupted with military enlistment in 1941. World War II service in the Army and Air Corps totaled five years, ending in December of 1945, when his business career began.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-three years, Etrulia Abernathy “Trulie” Broome, who died in 2005, and who was formerly of LaGrange, Georgia. He was also preceded in death by brother Jack Monroe Broome, sister Nellie Mae Broome Garner, sister Pearl Elizabeth “Betty” Broome Wingo, and brother Jerry Wayne Broome.
Mr. Broome is survived by brother James Don Broome of Cumming, Ga.; brother-in-law Joe Tarver Abernathy of Albany, Ga.; daughter Carolyn Broome Wannamaker of Westminster, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law Robert W. and Mary M. Broome of Dahlonega; daughter Nancy Broome Edmunds of Winder, Ga.; grandchildren Cyndie Lee and her husband, Chris Broome and his wife, Shawn Edmunds, Steven Edmunds and his wife, Scott Edmunds and his wife, and Jamie Edmunds; six great-grandchildren, with the seventh due in May, 2013. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He loved his family and life with great passion.
Those attending the Memorial Service with Military Honors should gather at the Georgia National Cemetery, Public Information Center before 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Road, Canton, Ga. 30114. Following the service will be a luncheon and celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made online at: jimhenrymedicaltrust.org or by mail to the Jim Henry III Medical Trust, In memory of William Broome, P.O. Box 2907, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281. Further information and background for this critical family need can be found at the website. Memorial contributions can also be made to Crossroads Hospice, In memory of William Broome, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 500, Tucker, Ga. 30084.
William Jake Brooks
Mr. William Jake Brooks, age 63, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013.
Mr. Brooks moved to Dahlonega in 1984 moving from Columbus, Ga. He was a Christian and was a member of Saint Elizabeth Episcopal Church in Dahlonega. He was a veteran of 28 years in Fire Service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, fought in the Vietnam War, and retired from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega where he was the Fire Chief.
Jake was the son of the late Lunsford Buddy and Elena Roberts Brooks, and was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Henry, Buddy and Lavone Brooks; and sister, Shirley Valdez.
He is survived by his wife, Helyn Brooks; son and daughter-in-law William Jake and Monica Brooks III of West Point, N.Y.; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie Brooks and Clinton Crites, Sassa Mychelle and Eddie Cole, both of Dahlonega, Heather Elizabeth and Michael Schardan of Avondale Estates, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Brooks; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Ann and Jessie White of Thomaston, Ga., Fay and Tim Mullins of Butler, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeffery Kyle Marshall, Josey Dylan Marshall, Jacob Christian Marshall, William Jake Brooks IV, Cameron Jake Christian Brooks, Stella Evangline Schardan, Madyson Brooke Cole, Molly Kate Brooks, and Makinsey Ann Cole; great-grandchild, Jaelyn Nicole Chirillo. A number of other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Jake were held April 1, 2013 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. Frank Colladay and Rev. Albert Daviou officiated.
Interment followed at Dahlonega Memorial Park in Dahlonega.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.
Ann Costello, 58, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 of complications from a fall.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas J. Costello; grandparents, James J. Costello, Annie Fox Costello, Thomas Eila Abercrombie, and Ruth Estelle Martin Abercrombie.
She is survived by her mother, Aligene A. Costello and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday, April 1, 2013 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Atlanta. Following the service in Atlanta, visitation was held at Dahlonega Baptist Church. Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements
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 Jun. 1944] and Sarah Caroline Bendix Bodker [01 Jun. 1890 - 11 Marcg 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.
You may wonder why Carol’s picture is 30 years old. It’s because that’s what I, her husband, see when I look at her and I want you to see it also.
Goodbye sweetheart. I hope all your genealogy mysteries are now solved. I love you!