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Obituaries (March 14th edition)

Josephine Salvador Morris

Mrs. Josephine Salvador Morris, age 87, of Dahlonega, died March 11, 2012.

Mrs. Morris was born in the Philippines. She had lived in Lumpkin County for almost 30 years and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Dahlonega Congregation.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Jeanne Winner and Dr. Jack Winner, Gainesville, Ga., Evelyn M. Bowman and Randall L. Bowman, Gainesville, Ga.; son, Thomas W. Morris III, Decatur, Ga.; sister, Neita Salvador, Philippines; brother, Manuel Salvador, Philippines; grandchildren, Allen Jackson Martin Jr., David Martin, Ulysses Salvador Bowman ,and Kelsea Bowman; great-grandchildren, Grayson Bowman, Arthur Bowman, and Julianna Bowman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Banister Funeral Home.

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

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Charles Jon Stone

Charles Jon Stone, 71, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord, N.C., surrounded by his family.

Jon was born on July 25, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in the United States Army and attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega in 1967. He owned and operated several restaurants during his years in Dahlonega, including the Lodestone, before opening the Dahlonega General Store in 1987.

He is survived by his mother, Grace McKown Collier of Swainsboro, Ga.; a son, Jay Stone and his wife, Mariana of Dahlonega; a daughter, Jennifer Stone Erdin and her husband, Robert of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren, Alex and Chase Erdin, Milly, Santi and Sophie Stone; a sister, Anne Hood and her husband, Carl; and niece and nephews, Clint and Sherri Hood, Chip Hood, Chris and Keri Hood, Clay and Alison Hood and David and Suzanne Bolden.

The family will receive friends and have a memorial service on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dahlonega Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Hutcheson officiating.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11a.m. at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, Georgia with Dr. Spencer Frye officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Helping Place, P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord, N.C. and Dahlonega Funeral Home of Dahlonega are serving the Stone family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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James T. “Jim” Boswell

Mr. James T. “Jim” Boswell, age 58, of Murrayville (Lumpkin County) died March 8, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Boswell was born in Rochester, N.Y. May 22, 1953 and had lived in Lumpkin County for the past four years.

He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

From 1994 to 1997 he and his wife helped with missionary work in Ecuador, South America.

Jim was a member of Atlanta HEAL, a chemical sensitivity support group.

He enjoyed travel, history, sports, karaoke, and bridge.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia O’Callaghan Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Boswell, Lumpkin County; son, Nathan Boswell, 3rd grader at Long Branch Elementary School; father, William O. Boswell Jr., Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother, William O. Boswell III, Canandaigua, N.Y. Several other relatives also survive.

A Memorial was held at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

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

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Cameron Cullen Branch

Cameron Cullen Branch, 29, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Cullen had a life long love of fishing, he loved to play music and practice photography. He worked for the Discovery Channel as a photographer. He had a deep love for Camp Glisson in Dahlonega.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Pickett Branch.

He is survived by his mother, Camille Cantrell of Dahlonega; father and stepmother, John and Virginia Branch of Arkansas; brother, D.J. Branch of Arkansas; stepbrother, Kevin Branch of Arkansas; grandparents, Cammie and Pat Argo Cantrell of Dahlonega; aunts and uncles, Dee Cantrell of Dothan, Ala., Gary and Nicki Chester of Dahlonega, Betty and Luke Schroeder of Baton Rouge, La.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Memorial service was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Camp Glisson, Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Camp Glisson in memory of Cullen.

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

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home & Crematory, 20 Gibson Dr., Dahlonega, Ga. 30533 (706) 864-3683

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Donald T. “Don” Smith

Mr. Donald T. “Don” Smith, age 77, of Dahlonega, died Friday, March 2, 2012.

Don grew up in Rochester, New Hampshire. He served in the United States Navy as a training devices specialist. In 1960, he graduated with honors in mechanical design from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He joined AT&T’s Bell Laboratories in 1960 and spent his entire career there. Don held seven patents for wire connecting devices and tools. For more than 50 years he handcrafted fine folk instruments and furniture. He was also an accomplished musician. He held a leadership role as a board member of Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and the Wiggins Group of Dahlonega. He was active in promoting folk music and enjoyed traditional music gatherings.

Don was the son of the late Eben Smith and Eleanor Tolman Smith. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leata Smith, Dahlonega; daughters and son-in-law, Lynn Marie Smith, Norcross, Ga., Sonia and Charles Henshaw, Woodstock, Ga., Heather Ann Smith, Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Anne Smith, Center Strafford, N.H.; grandchildren, Justin Roberts and Kyle Henshaw. A number of other relatives also survive.

A memorial service was held March 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jeff Ross and Doug Allison officiated.

Inurnment of the cremains followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, 200 Bolton Drive, Commerce, Ga. 30529.

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

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Hannah Thompson Culbreth

Hannah Thompson Culbreth, age 19, of Dahlonega, died Monday, August 6, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Hannah was born in Gainesville, Ga. and lived most of her life in Lumpkin County.

She is survived by her daughter, Riley Nicole Culbreth; mother, Peggy Clarke Grizzle; father, Terry Thompson; grandparents, Ellen and Benny Smallwood, Connie Nix, and Harold Clarke; brothers, Anthoney Lee Dodd and Joshua Blake Dodd. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Community Chapel Congregational Holiness Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Robert Garrett, Rev. Marty Murphy, and Rev. Larry Patton officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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Ralph Andrew Pierce

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ralph Andrew Pierce, age 99 of Murrayville. Mr. Pierce passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 2012 from Wahoo Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Head, Rev. Les Fuller, and Rev. Verner London officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Pierce was born in Lumpkin County on October 17, 1912 to the late C.D. and Ona Chapman Pierce. He attended North Georgia College and taught at Eastside School for a number of years. In addition, he was an established plumber and electrician and accomplished musician.

From 1935 to 1981 he owned and operated with his family C.D. Pierce and Son Grocery. It was during that time that he became affectionately known as the “Checker King.”

Mr. Pierce served with honor during World War II, participated in the Normandy Invasion and has the distinguished honor of being the oldest veteran in Lumpkin County, as well as the oldest living member of Wahoo Baptist Church, where he served for many years as the Adult Sunday School teacher.

Mr. Pierce was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Pierce, and sister, Tommie Pierce.

Survivors include his foster brother and sister-in-law Donald and Doris Flanagan of Murrayville; grandchildren Becky and Daniel Fuller, also of Murrayville, Kevin and Stephanie Flanagan of Fairfield, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Evan Gentry, Allyson Gentry, Aidan Flanagan, Garrett Flanagan and Merrick Flanagan.

Condolences may be sent to the family of Mr. Pierce by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland (706) 865-1500 in charge of arrangements.

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Richard John Nave

Richard John Nave, age 68, of Cleveland, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Mr. Nave was a Rhode Island native who had lived in White County for the past six years. He was a former Florida resident. He was a field service engineer with Siemens, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and member of Friendship Baptist Church in White County.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Nave and a granddaughter, Victoria Elizabeth Nave.

Mr. Nave is survived by his wife, Beth Nave, Cleveland, Ga.; mother, Madeline Buteau Nave; children and spouses, Troy and Julie Nave, Marc and Nonie Nave, Tim and Lenora Nave, Jonathan and Christa Bryan, Jared and Mary Bryan, Jeremy Head, Jordan and Judy Head, Colleen and Andrew Kolberg, Melanie Head; adopted son, Brayden Head; brother, Michael A. Nave Jr. and his wife, Eileen. 20 grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Nave are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Steve VanAmburg will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in White County.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time.

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

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Robert W. Holmes Sr.

Mr. Robert W. Holmes Sr., age 77, of Gainesville, Ga. died August 7, 2012, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mr. Holmes was cremated and no services are planned at this time. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
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