Mary Frank Clonts Wynn, RNC, aged 68, a resident of Dahlonega, passed away on November 9, 2011 of complications from chemotherapy, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was retired from the Mother-Baby Unit of that same Medical Center, where she worked from 1980 to 2009 as a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant. Mrs. Wynn was the daughter of James Edward Clonts and Ruby Vann Clonts, both deceased, of Kingsport, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jack T. Wynn of Dahlonega; daughters Mary Catherine Chamness of Holly Springs, Ga. and Margaret E. Wynn, of Fairburn, Ga.; son, Dr. Thomas A. Wynn, of Lexington, Mass.; two sisters, Ruby C. Chappell and Allee C. Hopkins, both of Kingsport, Tenn. There are four grandchildren: Allen and Michael Chamness of Holly Springs, Ga., and Zoe and Aaron Wynn, of Lexington, Mass.
Mary Frank earned her Master of Nursing degree from Emory University, and taught nursing at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. She designed the curriculum for the LPN to BSN program at Golden Triangle Vo-Tech Center in Columbus, Mississippi. Recently she was auditing courses in art history and medieval history at North Georgia College and State University.
Mary Frank was active in the Dahlonega United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and played handbells. She also sang in the choir at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Gainesville for many years.
The memorial service was held at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Dahlonega United Methodist Church.
Ethel Thomas “Tommy” Mayes
Mrs. Ethel Thomas “Tommy” Mayes, age 89, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away November 1, 2011, in Rock Springs, Ga., from a long-time illness.
Mrs. Mayes was born in Danville, Ky. on September 23, 1922. Her lifetime work was wife, mother, and homemaker. She was a talented seamstress. Tommy supported Dahlonega’s Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce at her husband’s side.
Tommy was the daughter of the late Rev. Stephen and Mary Louise Soper Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth Guy Mayes.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Arthur and Diane White Mayes of Chickamauga, Ga., and daughter and son-in-law Tomi and Philip Cambron of Dahlonega. Her grandchildren are Tracy and Todd Bruce of Columbus, Ga., Shelby Cambron of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and fiancé Katie Gregory, Marc and Paige Mayes of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Guy and Jessica Cambron of Dahlonega.Great-grand children are Katherine, Mackenzie, and Peyton Cambron, Kati and Alli Bruce, and Olivia and Sawyer Mayes. She will be sorely missed.
A Memorial Service was held November 12, 2011, at Dahlonega United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, gifts to JDRF in memory of Tommy Mayes would be appreciated. JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International), 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes, LaFayette.
Cora E. Martin
Cora E. Martin, age 89, of Roswell, died Sunday, November 13, 2011 at New Horizons North in Gainesville.
She was born in Alpharetta on January 2, 1922 and the daughter of Jasper Livingston and Hattie Morris Estes. She was a member of Roswell First Baptist Church. She worked as the bookkeeper for Martin Electrical Company.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe W. Martin.
She is survived by daughter, Norma Hulsey of Dahlonega, son, Joseph W. Martin, Jr., of Bogart, Ga., sister, Ruth Kirby, Alpharetta, Ga., brother, Gene Estes, Cumming, Ga., five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held November 15, 2011 at Northside Chapel Funeral Directors. Interment followed at Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to New Horizons North, 2020 Beverly Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30501, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.
Mrs. Melissa Scarbrough, age 47, of Dahlonega, died Saturday, November 12, 2011.
She is survived by her husband, James M. Scarbrough, Dahlonega; children, James K. Scarbrough, Jennifer Scarbrough, Dustin Scarbrough, Cody Wood, and Dallas Wood, all of Dahlonega.
Melissa Scarbrough has always been a loving mother, wife and friend. She really enjoyed spending time with her family, taking her children’s education as her personal responsibility, homeschooling all five. She found room in her heart for everyone, loving all without reservations. She was one of the kindest women you’d ever meet, putting others’ needs before her own. She touched the lives of all who knew her, and endeavored to make everyone’s lives better than they were before she found them.
Funeral services for Mrs. Scarbrough were held November 15, 2011 at the Winds of Peace Fellowship in Dawson County.
Rev. Tommy Panter officiated.
Interment followed in the Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.