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Mark Miller

Mark Miller, age 48, of Dahlonega, died Sunday December 4, 2011.

Mark was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a truck driver with Mark Robinson Trucking Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Mark is survived by his two daughters, Brittany Miller, Murrayville, and Shelby Lynn Miller, Alto, Ga.; parents, Cleveland and Louise Miller, Dahlonega; sisters; Barbara Miller Duncan and her husband, Gordon, of Flowery Branch, Susie Olsen, Dahlonega; brother, Jeff Miller, Dahlonega; grandchild, Dayonna Hopson; nephew and wife, Calvin and Crystal Miller, Dahlonega; nephews, Magnum Miller, Cumming and Robert Goleman, Dahlonega; niece and husband, Jessica and John Dowdy, Dahlonega. A number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mark are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.

Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday until the time of service.

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

Bob McLeod

Bob McLeod passed away peacefully with family by his side in Dahlonega on November 25, 2011.

Bob was born in Chicago, Ill. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1962, and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1965.

Over the span of more than 40 years, Bob worked as a professional engineer, hydrologist and geologist, specializing in groundwater modeling, remediation and environmental cleanup. He began his career in 1962 as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1964, he became a Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wis., where, for the next 15 years, he served as chief of the Computer Applications Services Unit and an expert on groundwater flow modeling. He relocated to Marietta, Ga., in 1980 where he worked as a Senior Engineer with Law Engineering Testing Co., providing hydrologic expertise related to the feasibility of using salt domes in the Gulf Coast area as high-level nuclear waste storage sites. In 1982, Bob became a Senior Associate with Engineering Science (later Parsons Engineering Science) where he managed major programs for the characterization and remediation of hazardous wastes. He moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1988 where he served as the office manager until 1996. He continued with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc., as a department manager for mixed and hazardous waste studies until 1997. Along the way, Bob also founded Robert S. McLeod and Associates, Inc., in 1982, which provided services to land developers in the design of runoff structures and managed numerous hazardous waste projects to identify the impact of buried materials on groundwater.

As hobbies, Bob enjoyed home improvement projects and building personal computers from component parts. He had a great passion for aviation and obtained his private pilot’s license in 1968, instructor certification in 2003, and commercial license in 2005. Later in life, he traveled extensively.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary (Dickiey) McLeod, and was twice widowed by the passing of Barbara (Potre) McLeod and Joyce (Harry) McLeod.

He is survived by his spouse, Iris McLeod; brother-in-law Bruce Potre and family; daughter Jeannine Mills and family; daughter Carolyn Wohl and family; step-son James McLeod and family; and step-son David Tenney.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Dahlonega Funeral Home. A gathering of friends and family will begin at noon with a service at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Justin Eric Armstrong

Justin Eric Armstrong, age 24, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011. Justin loved spending time with his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Captain Walker; grandparents, John E and Madeline Prince Armstrong; grandfather, Arthur E. “Tarzan” Housley.

He is survived by his parents, John Edward Armstrong of San Diego, Calif. and Judy Housley Armstrong of Dahlonega; brother, Joseph Armstrong of Dahlonega; grandmother, Faye Walker Housley of Dahlonega; aunt, Geneva Walker Betzold of Dahlonega; uncle, Chip Housley of Dahlonega and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Dahlonega Funeral Home, interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533. 706-864-DOVE (3683)

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Thursday December 1, 2011 at his residence.

Lonnie was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late Wiley and Ruby Patton Walker and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Walker; and a brother, Gene Walker.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Linda Walker, Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Mylinda and Bryan Smith, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Dakota and Courtney Walker, Dahlonega; brothers and sister-in-law, Roger Walker, Warren Walker, and Derrell Walker, all of Dahlonega, Morris and Carolyn Walker, Dawsonville; sister, Joan Siemsen, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Skye and Phillip Sambola, Wendy Rider, and Patton Rider; great-grandchildren, Carson Walker and Carter Rider. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Ford Ash officiated.

Interment followed in the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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

Edna Lance White

Mrs. Edna Lance White, 70, of Fayetteville, formerly of Dahlonega, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Womack Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Edna was born April 17, 1941, in Lumpkin County, Georgia to the late Odell Lance and Monie Rider Lance. She previously worked in customer service at Kmart on Owen Drive.

Mrs. White was survived by husband, Arthur White; daughter, Tina White Davis and husband Michael W. Davis of Dahlonega; and two grandchildren, Michael O. Davis and James A. Davis both of Dahlonega; sister, Willie “Nancy” Smith of Leavenworth, Kansas; sister and brother in-law Lillie Nevens and Butch Nevens of Glens Falls, N.Y.; brother Paul Lance of Georgia and a large number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers Talmadge Lance, Robert Lance and Jessie Lance; Sisters Lola Ferguson and Polly Lance Davis

A memorial service was held Sunday December 4, 2011 at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services, 4721 Dunrobin Drive, Hope Mills, N.C.

To view the memorial service go to www.funeralrecording.com - Live & Demand Webcasting, Service # 3298.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to N.C Eye Bank, 3900 West Point Blvd. , Winston Salem, N.C.

To sign the guestbook visit www.pinecrestfuneralservice.com. Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services.

Dwain M. “Johnny “ Watt

Dwain M. “Johnny “ Watt, age 79, of Dahlonega, died Monday, November 28, 2011 at his residence.

“Johnny” was born in Franklin County, Ga. October 2, 1932. He had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years and was a former resident of Dawson County. He was tax assessor for Dawson County for a number of years. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was the son of the late Melvin Thomas Watt and Nobie Whitworth Watt and was also preceded in death by brother, Jimmy Thomas Watt; and sister, Winnie Hugh Peltz.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Eva Nell Cain, Dahlonega; sons, James Riley Watt, Eastanollee, Ga., Michael Bryan Watt, Dahlonega; daughter, Lisa Ann Coker, Canon, Ga.; niece, Nancy Jackson, Holt, Florida. Three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held December 3, 2011 at the Yahoola Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Mike Smith and Rev. Terry Head officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

Imogene Dockery

Imogene Dockery, age 75, of Dahlonega, died Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville.

Imogene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. She was a retired nursing assistant.

Imogene was the daughter of the late George Washington Beasley and Bonnell Sutton Beasley.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Charles Stephens, Dahlonega, Debbie and Mike Walters, Cleveland, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Penney Dockery, Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Joan Beasley Gainesville, Ga.; sister, Jessie Dean Eaton, Dahlonega; grandchildren; Jessica Holloway, Sarah Herrin, William Stephens, Daniel Stephens, Rachel Stephens, Jordan Dockery, and Ashley Dockery; great-grandchildren, Jaden Holloway, Jesse Brown, Josie Holloway, Carter Stephens, and Oliver Herrin. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Anthony M. “Tony” Tridico

Anthony M. “Tony” Tridico, age 81, of Crestline, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after a sudden illness.

Mr. Tridico was a former resident of Dahlonega.

He was born December 17, 1929 in Crestline, Ohio. He was a retired machinist (tool and die). He loved and missed his wife, Marty, “dearly.” He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. He had a heart bigger than life itself. He will be truly missed by many.

Tony was the son of the late James and Mary Lanni Tridico and was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Adams Tridico; brothers, Louie Tridico, Frank Tridico, Nat Tridico, Nick Tridico, and Jimmy Tridico; sisters, Rosie Moyer, Angie Yates, Lucy Bishop, and Pauline Fredrick.

He is survived by daughters, Tonya Salser, Perry Florida, Susie Wentz, Mansfield, Ohio, Darlene Ashworth and Pat Rider, both of Dahlonega; sister, Katie Billingsley. A number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

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

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Obituaries (Dec. 7th edition)
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Mark Miller

Mark Miller, age 48, of Dahlonega, died Sunday December 4, 2011.

Mark was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a truck driver with Mark Robinson Trucking Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

Mark is survived by his two daughters, Brittany Miller, Murrayville, and Shelby Lynn Miller, Alto, Ga.; parents, Cleveland and Louise Miller, Dahlonega; sisters; Barbara Miller Duncan and her husband, Gordon, of Flowery Branch, Susie Olsen, Dahlonega; brother, Jeff Miller, Dahlonega; grandchild, Dayonna Hopson; nephew and wife, Calvin and Crystal Miller, Dahlonega; nephews, Magnum Miller, Cumming and Robert Goleman, Dahlonega; niece and husband, Jessica and John Dowdy, Dahlonega. A number of great-nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mark are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.

Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday until the time of service.

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

Bob McLeod

Bob McLeod passed away peacefully with family by his side in Dahlonega on November 25, 2011.

Bob was born in Chicago, Ill. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1962, and his M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1965.

Over the span of more than 40 years, Bob worked as a professional engineer, hydrologist and geologist, specializing in groundwater modeling, remediation and environmental cleanup. He began his career in 1962 as a Civil Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1964, he became a Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wis., where, for the next 15 years, he served as chief of the Computer Applications Services Unit and an expert on groundwater flow modeling. He relocated to Marietta, Ga., in 1980 where he worked as a Senior Engineer with Law Engineering Testing Co., providing hydrologic expertise related to the feasibility of using salt domes in the Gulf Coast area as high-level nuclear waste storage sites. In 1982, Bob became a Senior Associate with Engineering Science (later Parsons Engineering Science) where he managed major programs for the characterization and remediation of hazardous wastes. He moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., in 1988 where he served as the office manager until 1996. He continued with Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, Inc., as a department manager for mixed and hazardous waste studies until 1997. Along the way, Bob also founded Robert S. McLeod and Associates, Inc., in 1982, which provided services to land developers in the design of runoff structures and managed numerous hazardous waste projects to identify the impact of buried materials on groundwater.

As hobbies, Bob enjoyed home improvement projects and building personal computers from component parts. He had a great passion for aviation and obtained his private pilot’s license in 1968, instructor certification in 2003, and commercial license in 2005. Later in life, he traveled extensively.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary (Dickiey) McLeod, and was twice widowed by the passing of Barbara (Potre) McLeod and Joyce (Harry) McLeod.

He is survived by his spouse, Iris McLeod; brother-in-law Bruce Potre and family; daughter Jeannine Mills and family; daughter Carolyn Wohl and family; step-son James McLeod and family; and step-son David Tenney.

A service of celebration and remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Dahlonega Funeral Home. A gathering of friends and family will begin at noon with a service at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Justin Eric Armstrong

Justin Eric Armstrong, age 24, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011. Justin loved spending time with his friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Captain Walker; grandparents, John E and Madeline Prince Armstrong; grandfather, Arthur E. “Tarzan” Housley.

He is survived by his parents, John Edward Armstrong of San Diego, Calif. and Judy Housley Armstrong of Dahlonega; brother, Joseph Armstrong of Dahlonega; grandmother, Faye Walker Housley of Dahlonega; aunt, Geneva Walker Betzold of Dahlonega; uncle, Chip Housley of Dahlonega and numerous cousins and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held on December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Dahlonega Funeral Home, interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533. 706-864-DOVE (3683)

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Thursday December 1, 2011 at his residence.

Lonnie was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late Wiley and Ruby Patton Walker and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Walker; and a brother, Gene Walker.

Lonnie is survived by his wife, Linda Walker, Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Mylinda and Bryan Smith, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Dakota and Courtney Walker, Dahlonega; brothers and sister-in-law, Roger Walker, Warren Walker, and Derrell Walker, all of Dahlonega, Morris and Carolyn Walker, Dawsonville; sister, Joan Siemsen, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Skye and Phillip Sambola, Wendy Rider, and Patton Rider; great-grandchildren, Carson Walker and Carter Rider. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 4, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Ford Ash officiated.

Interment followed in the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

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

Edna Lance White

Mrs. Edna Lance White, 70, of Fayetteville, formerly of Dahlonega, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Womack Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, N.C.

Edna was born April 17, 1941, in Lumpkin County, Georgia to the late Odell Lance and Monie Rider Lance. She previously worked in customer service at Kmart on Owen Drive.

Mrs. White was survived by husband, Arthur White; daughter, Tina White Davis and husband Michael W. Davis of Dahlonega; and two grandchildren, Michael O. Davis and James A. Davis both of Dahlonega; sister, Willie “Nancy” Smith of Leavenworth, Kansas; sister and brother in-law Lillie Nevens and Butch Nevens of Glens Falls, N.Y.; brother Paul Lance of Georgia and a large number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers Talmadge Lance, Robert Lance and Jessie Lance; Sisters Lola Ferguson and Polly Lance Davis

A memorial service was held Sunday December 4, 2011 at Pinecrest Funeral and Cremation Services, 4721 Dunrobin Drive, Hope Mills, N.C.

To view the memorial service go to www.funeralrecording.com - Live & Demand Webcasting, Service # 3298.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to N.C Eye Bank, 3900 West Point Blvd. , Winston Salem, N.C.

To sign the guestbook visit www.pinecrestfuneralservice.com. Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services.

Dwain M. “Johnny “ Watt

Dwain M. “Johnny “ Watt, age 79, of Dahlonega, died Monday, November 28, 2011 at his residence.

“Johnny” was born in Franklin County, Ga. October 2, 1932. He had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years and was a former resident of Dawson County. He was tax assessor for Dawson County for a number of years. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was the son of the late Melvin Thomas Watt and Nobie Whitworth Watt and was also preceded in death by brother, Jimmy Thomas Watt; and sister, Winnie Hugh Peltz.

He is survived by his longtime friend and companion, Eva Nell Cain, Dahlonega; sons, James Riley Watt, Eastanollee, Ga., Michael Bryan Watt, Dahlonega; daughter, Lisa Ann Coker, Canon, Ga.; niece, Nancy Jackson, Holt, Florida. Three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held December 3, 2011 at the Yahoola Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Mike Smith and Rev. Terry Head officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

Imogene Dockery

Imogene Dockery, age 75, of Dahlonega, died Monday, November 28, 2011 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville.

Imogene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and was a member of Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. She was a retired nursing assistant.

Imogene was the daughter of the late George Washington Beasley and Bonnell Sutton Beasley.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Charles Stephens, Dahlonega, Debbie and Mike Walters, Cleveland, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Penney Dockery, Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Joan Beasley Gainesville, Ga.; sister, Jessie Dean Eaton, Dahlonega; grandchildren; Jessica Holloway, Sarah Herrin, William Stephens, Daniel Stephens, Rachel Stephens, Jordan Dockery, and Ashley Dockery; great-grandchildren, Jaden Holloway, Jesse Brown, Josie Holloway, Carter Stephens, and Oliver Herrin. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 1, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Anthony M. “Tony” Tridico

Anthony M. “Tony” Tridico, age 81, of Crestline, Ohio, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after a sudden illness.

Mr. Tridico was a former resident of Dahlonega.

He was born December 17, 1929 in Crestline, Ohio. He was a retired machinist (tool and die). He loved and missed his wife, Marty, “dearly.” He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. He had a heart bigger than life itself. He will be truly missed by many.

Tony was the son of the late James and Mary Lanni Tridico and was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Adams Tridico; brothers, Louie Tridico, Frank Tridico, Nat Tridico, Nick Tridico, and Jimmy Tridico; sisters, Rosie Moyer, Angie Yates, Lucy Bishop, and Pauline Fredrick.

He is survived by daughters, Tonya Salser, Perry Florida, Susie Wentz, Mansfield, Ohio, Darlene Ashworth and Pat Rider, both of Dahlonega; sister, Katie Billingsley. A number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

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

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