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August 22, 2014
Obituaries

Obituaries (7-30-14 edition)
Barbara West Bales Resident of Dahlonega Mrs. Barbara West Bales, age 76, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Saturday July 12, 2014 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining healt...
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Obituaries (7-23-14 edition)
James P. “Buck” Cheves, Jr. Resident of Dahlonega James P. “Buck” Cheves, Jr., 90, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born Aug...
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Obituaries (7-16-14 edition)
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 spe...
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Obituaries (7-9-14 edition)
Betty Jean Rider Grizzle Resident of Dahlonega Betty Jean Rider Grizzle, age 77, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Habersham County Medical Center. She was a lifelong resid...
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Obituaries (7-2-14 edition)
Mr. Charles Gregory Ridley Resident of Gainesville Mr. Charles Gregory Ridley, age 59, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday June 25, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial...
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Obituaries (6-25-14 edition)
Mrs. Ashley Ann Hester Resident of Conyers Mrs. Ashley Ann Hester, age 27 of Conyers, Ga., died Saturday, June 14, 2014. She is survived by her husband, James Hester; parents, John and Vada Ward; b...
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Obituaries (6-18-14 edition)
Katlyn Elisabeth Graham Resident of Dawsonville Katlyn Elisabeth Graham, age 15, of Dawsonville, Ga. passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Kat...
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Obituaries (6-11-14 edition)
Capt. Jack C. Anderson Resident of Dahlonega Capt. Jack C. Anderson, 79 of Dahlonega and formerly of Marietta died Thursday June 5, 2014. Mr. Anderson was a native and lived most of his life in Cob...
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Obituaries (6-4-14 edition)
Annie Jo Tant Turner Resident of Dahlonega Annie Jo Tant Turner, age 70, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following an extended illness. Annie Jo had lived in Lumpkin County for 16 ye...
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Obituaries (5-28-14 edition)
Mary Maudell Ash Resident of Murrayville Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the...
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Obituaries (5-21-14 edition)
Lissie Guyton Stinson Resident of Dahlonega Lissie Guyton Stinson, age 81 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Gold City Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral servic...
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Obituaries (5-14-14 edition)
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 re...
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Obituaries (5-7-14 edition)
Mr. Paul J. Apt Resident of Dahlonega Mr. Paul J. Apt, 90, longtime resident of Dahlonega, died April 27, 2014, in Webster, Fla. Born in Chicago, Ill., Paul was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Apt...
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Obituaries (4-30-14 edition)
Chester Arthur Crowell Resident of Dahlonega Chester Arthur Crowell, Jr. passed away at the age of 93, on April 22, 2014, at his home in Dahlonega, Ga. following a battle with cancer. Mr. Crowell w...
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Obituaries (4-23-14 edition)
Mr. Jackie Garrett Resident of Dahlonega Mr. Jackie Garrett, age 65, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Garrett was born April...
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Obituaries (4-16-14 edition)
Juan “John” Middleton Resident of Dahlonega Juan “John” Middleton, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away on April 9, 2014 in his home from medical complications. He was born in Santiago, Chile and moved...
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Obituaries (4-9-14 edition)
Herbert “Doyle” Childers Resident of Dahlonega Herbert “Doyle” Childers, age 89 of Dahlonega, Ga. and formerly of Pickens County, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at his residence, following a period of...
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Obituaries (4-2-14 edition)
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 f...
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Obituaries (3-19-14 edition)
Michael Brian Watt Resident of Dahlonega Michael Brian Watt, age 42, went to be with his father and Jesus on March 13, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Michael was born in Stephens Cou...
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Obituaries (3-12Ronald Lum Buchanan Resident of Dahlonega Mr. Ronald Lum Buchanan, age 81, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Embracing Hospice House following an extended illness. Ron Buchanan, loving husband of 57 years, was a man of strong stature, honesty and loyal beyond measure. A man of great faith in the Father, whose utmost concern was the provision and protection of his family. He will be greatly missed, but looking forward to spending eternity with this wonderful man. Ron was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 18, 1933. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 15 years. He retired after 40 years from Ferry Hayes Interior Designers in Atlanta, Ga., served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of Dahlonega Baptist Church where he served as Deacon Chair and Sunday School Director. Ron was the son of the late Andrew Davis Buchanan and Letha Pitts Cox. He is survived by his wife, Wylene Johnston Buchanan, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter, Cheryl Buchanan of Dahlonega, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Barbara Buchanan of Peachtree City, Ga.; brother, Larry Buchanan of Sparta, Ga.; grandchildren, Eric Buchanan, Sarah Buchanan, Ashley Buchanan, David Buchanan, Amanda Evans and Elizabeth Evans; former daughter-in law, Stacy Wood. A Celebration of Life service for Ron is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Dahlonega Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Hutcheson will officiate. The family will receive friends at Dahlonega Baptist Church on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 1 until 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Dahlonega Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements. Thomas Eldon Long Resident of Lumpkin County Thomas Eldon Long (Tom), age 49, of Lumpkin County passed away following an extended illness on February 10, 2014. Tom was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on November 15, 1964. He graduated from Herndon High School in Herndon, Va. in 1982 and served in the United States Army for three years before moving to Dahlonega. He graduated from Lanier Technical School, where he pursued studies in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1986. He was employed in heating and air conditioning work for several years before he became incapacitated by illness in 2007. Tom was a regular attendee at worship services at Dahlonega United Methodist Church for the past several years. He is survived by his daughter Taylor Lynn Long, his wife Janie Goss Long, his parents Wendel and Helen Long, his sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth Cornett McLeod and Channing McLeod, his nephew Jordan Cornett, nieces Madeline and Marianne Cornett, all of Lumpkin County; uncles and aunts, The Rev. Fred and Fran Adams of St. Louis, Mo., Jimmy and Martha Long of Ochlochnee, Ga., and Joe and Tricia Williams of Newnan, Ga. Memorial services were held March 1 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Albert Daviou officiating. Jacob Christopher Wimpy Resident of Dahlonega Our baby, Jacob Christopher Wimpy, age 14 months, of Dahlonega, Ga. went home to be with our Lord Friday, February 28, 2014 at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. May he rest peacefully in the arms of Jesus. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Carl E. Wimpy. Jacob was the son of Christopher Chase Wimpy and Tina Danyel Cochran-Martinez. He is survived by his parents listed above, as well as five older siblings; great grandparents, Donald Lancette, Judith Lancette, and Bonnie Wimpy; grandparents, Carl E. (Buck) II and Lisa R. Wimpy; aunts and uncles, Tony and Amanda Wimpy Hodges, Taylor Ross Wimpy, and A. Garrett Wimpy. A number of cousins and other relatives also survive. The Wimpy family held a memorial service for Jacob on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga is in charge of the arrangements. The Wimpy family wishes to thank them for their kind and generous help during this difficult time. Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mary Marie Steffey Davis Resident of Dahlonega Mrs. Mary Marie Steffey Davis, age 72, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. Mary was born in Indiana, Pa. September 25, 1941. She had lived in Dahlonega for the past 21 years. She retired from the Publix Grocery Store on Thompson Bridge Rd. in Gainesville, Ga. She also worked at Blairsville Machine Products where they manufactured pins for Army tank tracks. She was a devoted Pittsburgh Steeler fan. Mary was the daughter of the late Murray Steffey Sr. and Katherine Fisher Steffey and was also preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Davis; and her daughter, Sheila Davis. Mary is survived by her son, Murray Davis, who lost his best friend, and his wife, Kathleen, Murrayville, Ga; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Susan Davis, Dahlonega, Ga; brothers and sisters-in-law, Murray and Elyn Steffey Jr., Punxsutawney, Pa., Gary and Linda Steffey, Indiana, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Peg Gardner and John Dills, Pittsburgh, Pa.; grandchildren, Sheila Davis, CeCe Davis, Jesse Overstreet, and Jeremy Overstreet; great-grandson, Tyler Overstreet. A number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. Mary was cremated and no services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements. Jerry Earl Dockery Resident of Dahlonega Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery, age 65 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away on February 27, 2014. Mr. Dockery was born on November 27, 1948 in White County to the late Earl Robert and Carolton Satterfield Dockery. Mr. Dockery was a farmer and employed with Fieldale Farms for over 35 years. He will always be remembered for the love he had for his family and for his farm. Mr. Dockery was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Lois Miller Dockery; daughters Cindy and Kevin Bierschenk and Lisa and Jason Moore; step daughters Tammy and Ricky Bruce, Cecilia and Tim Copp; brothers and sisters in law, Jerrell and Debbie Dockery, Tony and Rhonda Dockery; brother Joel Dockery; sister, Janice Head; sister and brother in law, Kathy and Ronnie Roberts; grandchildren Emma Moore, Lauren and Ashley Bierschenk; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with Revs. Mike Borchert and Tommy Preston officiating. Interment was held at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial donation be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. To share a memory of Jerry or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com Arrangements for Mr. Jerry Earl Dockery are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland 706-865-1500.-14 edition)
Ronald Lum Buchanan Resident of Dahlonega Mr. Ronald Lum Buchanan, age 81, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Embracing Hospice House following an extended illness. Ron Buchanan, lov...
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Obituaries (3-5-14 edition)
Ruth Neal Resident of Gainesville Ruth Neal, 88, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 22 at Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlon...
Mar 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 348 348 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obituaries (2-26-14 edition)
Loy Chester Resident of Dahlonega Loy Chester, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 2...
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Obituaries (2-19-14 edition)
Tom Sibson Resident of Mountain Home, Texas Tom Sibson, age 87, of Mountain Home, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence, with his loving family at his side. He was born ...
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Obituaries (2-12-14 edition)
Judy Loggins Ketchum Resident of Dahlonega Judy Loggins Ketchum, age 61, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. Judy was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. She retire...
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Obituaries (2-5-14 edition)
Dennis G. Richardson Resident of Dahlonega Dennis G. Richardson, age 68, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Sunday February 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness. Born Oc...
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Obituaries (1-29-14 edition)
Ellen Altois Allman Resident of Camden, S.C. Ellen Altois Allman, age 63, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in Camden, S.C. Ellen was born in Michigan, raised her children in Dahlonega, Ga., and ha...
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Obituaries (1-22-14 edition)
Annie Alinda Chambers Christian Resident of Dahlonega Annie Alinda Chambers Christian, age 57, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Friday, January 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga...
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Obituaries (1-15-14 edition)
Sam Tate Davis Resident of Dahlonega Sam Tate Davis, age 87, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Tuesday, January 8, 2014 at his home following a short illness. Sam was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpki...
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Obituaries (1-8-14 edition)
Bennett F. Shelton, Jr. Resident of Mansfield Bennett F. Shelton, Jr., age 75, of Mansfield, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home on December 29, 2013 surrounded by his beloved family. He fought...
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Obituaries (1-1-14 edition)
Dana Noland Resident of Dahlonega Dana Noland, age 80, was called to Heaven on December 25, 2013, the day of Our Lord and Savior’s birth, after a well-fought battle with brain cancer. She was a lov...
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Obituaries (12-25-13 edition)
Helen Marie Flory Resident of Dahlonega Helen Marie Flory, age 84, passed away on December 17, 2013, after losing her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her home in Dahlonega surrounded b...
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Obituaries (12-18-13 edition)
Harold Poore Resident of Dawsonville Harold Poore, 84, of Dawsonville, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2013. He was born in Hall County on August 23, 1929. He was a member of St. Paul M...
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Obituaries (12-11-13 edition)
Carolyn Ann Middlebrook Resident of Dahlonega Mrs. Carolyn Ann Middlebrook, age 57, of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. Mrs. Middlebrook w...
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Obituaries (12-4-13 edition)
John B. Brady Resident of Dahlonega John B. Brady, age 58, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a sudden illness. John was a ...
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Obituaries (11-27-13 edition)
Barbara Lucille Ash Anderson Resident of Dahlonega Mrs. Barbara Lucille Ash Anderson, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2013 with her loving family at her bedsi...
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Obituaries (11-20-13 edition)
Joann McClain Resident of Dahlonega Mrs. Joann McClain, age 70, of Dahlonega, died Monday, November 18, 2013 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. Joann was a native and lifelong resident of Lu...
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Obituaries (11-13 edition)
Alan E. Johnson Alan E. Johnson, 56, of Dahlonega, passed from this life on November 3, 2013 in the presence of his wife, Nicki, sister, Helen Staniewicz, and other relatives. Alan was educated at ...
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Obituaries (11-6 edition)
Mona Childs Sims Mona Childs Sims, of 6629 Hawkinsville Road, Macon went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the funeral at the f...
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Obituaries (10-30 edition)
Bob Anderson Mr. Bob Anderson, age 54, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, October 24. Mr. Anderson was born in San Diego, California and resided in Georgia for the past 34 years. Bob served in the...
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Obituaries (10-16 edition)
Ella Sue Bowers Adams Ella Sue Bowers Adams, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services were held T...
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