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Ralph Calhoun

Mr. Ralph Calhoun, age 87, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his residence.

Ralph was a native of Lumpkin County and a retired welder. He was a member of Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38. He was a United States Navy Veteran, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dahlonega.

Mr. Calhoun was the son of the late Garland and Bertie Gamlin Calhoun; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Nichols Calhoun; brother, Ray Calhoun; sisters, Buelh Bridges, Ocie Sears, Billie Jean Hamilton, and Irma Kendall.

Ralph is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Betty Calhoun, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Rob and Ashley Calhoun, Muncie, Ind., Corey and Joshua Markus, Abilene, Texas, Frank and Kelli Boston, and Steven and Emily Boston of Dahlonega.

Five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ralph were held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Allen Swofford, and Rev. Russell Burt officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

Jewel Millsaps Wade

Dr. Jewel Millsaps Wade, age 75, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her residence.

Born in Fannin County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Wallace James and Irene Harkins Millsaps.

Dr. Wade was a retired educator whose entire career was dedicated to preparing Special Education teachers at Georgia Southern College, Atlanta University, and East Tennessee State. She implemented the Special Education program at North Georgia College & State University in 1975.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Garett Scott and Amy Smith Wade; daughter, Rhonda Denette Wade; grandchildren, Isaac Samper, Adilyn Grace, Naomi Faith, Aidan Josiah, and Jonah Smith Wade all of Dahlonega; brother, James Ellis Millsaps, Covington, Ga.; sisters, Joyce Bryson, Epworth, Ga., Clara Stafford, Jacksonville, Fla., and Wylene Pearson, Dunnelon, Fla.

A celebration of her life was held January 5, 2013, at Harbor Ministries, 35 West Tennessee Ave., McCaysville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harbor Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 388, McCaysville, Ga. 30555.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Helen M. Dickens

Mrs. Helen M. Dickens, age 76, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 following an extended illness.

Helen had lived in Lumpkin County since 1971. She was retired from the Lumpkin County Middle School where she had been a custodian for over 30 years, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Helen was the daughter of the late James E. and Bebe Swift Dugger, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Dickens; brothers, Eugene, Jonathan, Jerry, James, and Herb Dugger; and sister, Phyllis Nicarry.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pam Dickens of Dawsonville; special daughter, Judy Shook, Cleveland, Ga.; brothers, David Dugger, Mountain City, Tenn., and Dale Dugger, Fredericksburg, Pa.; sisters, Mary Gregg, Johnson City, Tenn., Elsie Speakman, Chatham, Pa., and Marlyn Bishop, Marathon, Fla.; and grandson, Joshua Dickens and his wife, Kristy of Douglasville, Ga. Two great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

A graveside funeral service was held January 1, 2013 at the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Rev. J.R. Fields officiated.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Meryl H. Hollis

Meryl H. Hollis, age 90, passed away on January 5, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Hollis was born on September 28, 1922 in Willie, (Liberty County) Georgia to James (Jim) and Exilee McGahee.

She moved to Dahlonega in 1947 with her family after having lived in the Atlanta area for a brief period. She was married to Joseph P. Hollis for 49 years. Joseph preceded her in death in 1989.

A devoted and loving mother, she is survived by her daughter, Carole H. Justus of Dahlonega; a son, Joseph P. Hollis, Jr of Alexandria, Virginia; and daughter, Susan H. Baker of Clarkston, Georgia.

In addition to her immediate family, she had three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She devoted her life to teaching and helping the children of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. For over 30 years she owned and managed the Dahlonega Kindergarten program, later serving as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Lumpkin County Elementary School system.

She was a charter member of the “Scrougers” ladies group who oversaw the growth and friendship of a number of Dahlonega ladies involved in sharing and maintaining close personal relationships. Fellow “Scrougers” included: Jewell West, Connie King, Kit Sisk, Irene Maxwell, Jo Hause, Lucille Early, Mildred Jones, and Doris Kenimer.

A service celebrating her life will be held at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega on Thursday, January 10 at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow in the Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 6-8 p.m.on Wednesday, January 9.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagle Ranch Children’s Home P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga. 30502; or the Homestead Hospice Organization, 10888 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, Ga. 30075.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Eulis F. Palmer

Mr. Eulis F. Palmer, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday December 28, 2012, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Eulis was a native of White County who had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was the son of the late Will Palmer and Stella Gearin Palmer and was also preceded in death by sons, Stanley and Mitchell Palmer; brothers, Elvin, Don, Ernest, Richard, and James Palmer; and sister, Sue Palmer.

Eulis is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sharon Palmer, Eddie and Glenda Palmer; daughters, Vickie Paden and Kim Palmer, all of Dahlonega; brothers, Doug Palmer, Winder, Ga., and Gene Palmer, Dahlonega; sister, Hilda McDonald, Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Melissa Howard, David Lovell, Steven Palmer, and Delton Waters. Ten great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Palmer were held December 31, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Dale Abernathy and Rev. Les Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in White County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.
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Obituaries (January 9th edition)
Jan 09, 2013 | 4685 views | 0 0 comments | 717 717 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Ralph Calhoun

Mr. Ralph Calhoun, age 87, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at his residence.

Ralph was a native of Lumpkin County and a retired welder. He was a member of Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #38. He was a United States Navy Veteran, and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dahlonega.

Mr. Calhoun was the son of the late Garland and Bertie Gamlin Calhoun; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Nichols Calhoun; brother, Ray Calhoun; sisters, Buelh Bridges, Ocie Sears, Billie Jean Hamilton, and Irma Kendall.

Ralph is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Betty Calhoun, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Rob and Ashley Calhoun, Muncie, Ind., Corey and Joshua Markus, Abilene, Texas, Frank and Kelli Boston, and Steven and Emily Boston of Dahlonega.

Five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ralph were held Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Allen Swofford, and Rev. Russell Burt officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

Jewel Millsaps Wade

Dr. Jewel Millsaps Wade, age 75, of Dahlonega, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her residence.

Born in Fannin County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Wallace James and Irene Harkins Millsaps.

Dr. Wade was a retired educator whose entire career was dedicated to preparing Special Education teachers at Georgia Southern College, Atlanta University, and East Tennessee State. She implemented the Special Education program at North Georgia College & State University in 1975.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Garett Scott and Amy Smith Wade; daughter, Rhonda Denette Wade; grandchildren, Isaac Samper, Adilyn Grace, Naomi Faith, Aidan Josiah, and Jonah Smith Wade all of Dahlonega; brother, James Ellis Millsaps, Covington, Ga.; sisters, Joyce Bryson, Epworth, Ga., Clara Stafford, Jacksonville, Fla., and Wylene Pearson, Dunnelon, Fla.

A celebration of her life was held January 5, 2013, at Harbor Ministries, 35 West Tennessee Ave., McCaysville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harbor Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 388, McCaysville, Ga. 30555.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Helen M. Dickens

Mrs. Helen M. Dickens, age 76, of Dawsonville, died Sunday, December 30, 2012 following an extended illness.

Helen had lived in Lumpkin County since 1971. She was retired from the Lumpkin County Middle School where she had been a custodian for over 30 years, and was of the Baptist Faith.

Helen was the daughter of the late James E. and Bebe Swift Dugger, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard M. Dickens; brothers, Eugene, Jonathan, Jerry, James, and Herb Dugger; and sister, Phyllis Nicarry.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pam Dickens of Dawsonville; special daughter, Judy Shook, Cleveland, Ga.; brothers, David Dugger, Mountain City, Tenn., and Dale Dugger, Fredericksburg, Pa.; sisters, Mary Gregg, Johnson City, Tenn., Elsie Speakman, Chatham, Pa., and Marlyn Bishop, Marathon, Fla.; and grandson, Joshua Dickens and his wife, Kristy of Douglasville, Ga. Two great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

A graveside funeral service was held January 1, 2013 at the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Rev. J.R. Fields officiated.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Meryl H. Hollis

Meryl H. Hollis, age 90, passed away on January 5, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Hollis was born on September 28, 1922 in Willie, (Liberty County) Georgia to James (Jim) and Exilee McGahee.

She moved to Dahlonega in 1947 with her family after having lived in the Atlanta area for a brief period. She was married to Joseph P. Hollis for 49 years. Joseph preceded her in death in 1989.

A devoted and loving mother, she is survived by her daughter, Carole H. Justus of Dahlonega; a son, Joseph P. Hollis, Jr of Alexandria, Virginia; and daughter, Susan H. Baker of Clarkston, Georgia.

In addition to her immediate family, she had three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She devoted her life to teaching and helping the children of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County. For over 30 years she owned and managed the Dahlonega Kindergarten program, later serving as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Lumpkin County Elementary School system.

She was a charter member of the “Scrougers” ladies group who oversaw the growth and friendship of a number of Dahlonega ladies involved in sharing and maintaining close personal relationships. Fellow “Scrougers” included: Jewell West, Connie King, Kit Sisk, Irene Maxwell, Jo Hause, Lucille Early, Mildred Jones, and Doris Kenimer.

A service celebrating her life will be held at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega on Thursday, January 10 at 2 p.m.

Interment will follow in the Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 6-8 p.m.on Wednesday, January 9.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eagle Ranch Children’s Home P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga. 30502; or the Homestead Hospice Organization, 10888 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, Ga. 30075.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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

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Eulis F. Palmer

Mr. Eulis F. Palmer, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday December 28, 2012, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Eulis was a native of White County who had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was the son of the late Will Palmer and Stella Gearin Palmer and was also preceded in death by sons, Stanley and Mitchell Palmer; brothers, Elvin, Don, Ernest, Richard, and James Palmer; and sister, Sue Palmer.

Eulis is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Sharon Palmer, Eddie and Glenda Palmer; daughters, Vickie Paden and Kim Palmer, all of Dahlonega; brothers, Doug Palmer, Winder, Ga., and Gene Palmer, Dahlonega; sister, Hilda McDonald, Gainesville, Ga.; grandchildren, Melissa Howard, David Lovell, Steven Palmer, and Delton Waters. Ten great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Palmer were held December 31, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Dale Abernathy and Rev. Les Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the Shoal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in White County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.

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