Mr. Thomas F. Johnson, age 71, of Murrayville, passed away Thursday February 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.
Thomas was born in Peekskill, NY, and moved to his Murrayville home 9 years ago from Delaware. He had been a carpenter for Paitsel Construction, and was a member of Brown’s Chapel Church in Lumpkin County. He was a wonderful “Pop-Pop” to numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his brother, Dicky Johnson.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Phyllis Flees Johnson; sons, Claude, David, and Sidney Paitsel, sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Mary Lou Paitsel, all of Magnolia, Del., son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Kerri Paitsel, Murrayville; daughter and son-in-law, Tonia and Paul Inge, Dover, Del.; and sisters, Kathie and JoAnne of Arizona. A total of 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren also survive.
A memorial service for Thomas will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. Junior Evans will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega one hour prior to the service and immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Banister Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses at 2068 Highway 19 North, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
Herbert Carlton Trammell
Mr. Hubert Carlton Trammell, age 86, of Clermont, Ga., passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.
Hubert was born and raised in Lumpkin County, and had spent the past 47 years at his Clermont home after his military retirement. He was a veteran of three wars, serving in the Army during WW II, and the Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a farmer and a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Bert Lowe Trammell, step-mother, Isabell Trammell, and daughter, Kay Trammell Wisherd.
Mr. Trammell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Patricia Jones Trammell. They had just celebrated their 60th anniversary, and he was so proud of that. He is also survived by his son-in-law, Martin Wisherd, Cleveland, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Trammell, brother, Clayton Trammell; sisters, Bobbie Whelchel, Christine Waters, and Johnnie Mae Hutcheson, all of Dahlonega; granddaughter, Amanda Trammell Evans; and great-grandson, Jay Swain, both of Clermont, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive. Hubert is survived by too many special friends to list.
A very special Thank You from the Trammell Family to Wendy Jennings and her team from Affinis Hospice for their extraordinary care, love, and support.
Funeral services for Hubert were held February 23, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. Clifford Allen officiated.
Interment followed in the Jones Family Cemetery at Wahoo Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.
Pallbearers were Johnny Trammell, Greg Trammell, Bobby Popham, David Frazier, Dale Popham, and William Trammell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason Couch, Ronald Couch, Jesse Popham, and Michael Buckalew.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.
Jacqueline C. Lauderdale
Jacqueline C. Lauderdale, age 84, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, just a week shy of her 85th birthday, of congestive heart failure.
Jackie retired to the mountains from Miami, Florida and enjoyed herself by painting, going to the Lumpkin County Senior Center, playing Bingo, and visiting her many friends on the Dahlonega Town Square. She was a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion Post in Dahlonega. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her sister, June Hunsinger. She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Bob) Viggiani; granddaughters, Katie (Ralph) Reuter and Gina Viggiani; and great-grandchildren, Kara and Ralphie Reuter, all of Miami, Florida; and her brother, Hudson Carper, of Lubbock, Texas.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 3, 2013 from 3-5 p.m. at Dahlonega Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533, 706-864-DOVE
Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag
Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag died of natural causes on February 20, 2013 in Dahlonega. At the age of 99, she was less than three months shy of her 100th birthday at the time of her passing.
Fay Harmon lived a rich and fulfilling life that began on May 9, 1913 in Maysville, Georgia as the only daughter of George Washington Harmon and Esther Eugenia Parks Harmon.
During childhood, Fay Harmon and her family moved to Unadilla, Ga., where her father became a well-known farmer and businessman.
After finishing high school in Unadilla, Fay Harmon became a student at Young Harris College and graduated in 1933. In addition to playing basketball at Young Harris, Fay Harmon was an accomplished musician and conducted several piano recitals during her time as a student.
After leaving Young Harris, Fay Harmon moved back to Unadilla and married Dr. Charles Rufus Clegg.
Fay Harmon and Dr. Clegg lived in many towns during the early years of their marriage, including Unadilla, Savannah, and Clemson, S.C. During this time, two of the couple’s children, Mary Eugenia (“Jean”) and George Mark (“Bud”) were born. In the early 1940’s, the family moved to Clarkesville, Ga., where Dr. Clegg started the North Georgia Trade and Vocational School (now known as North Georgia Technical College). During their time in Clarkesville, their third child, Charles Parks Clegg, was born.
In 1950, Dr. Clegg moved to Young Harris and assumed the presidency of Young Harris College. This move marked the return to the beautiful mountain town for both Fay Harmon and Dr. Clegg, who was also a graduate of Young Harris College.
After Dr. Clegg’s untimely death in 1963, Fay Harmon became Alumni Director of her beloved school.
In 1970, she married Dr. Merritt E. Hoag, the former President of The University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. They lived a wonderful 24 years together in Young Harris until Dr. Hoag’s death in 1994.
Fay Harmon was widely known as the “First Lady” of Young Harris, a role that she embraced and relished for over sixty years. Hundreds of students can relate stories of Fay Harmon’s kindness and warmth – many considered her their surrogate mother.
The class and dignity of this wonderful woman’s life was best summed up by the Byron Herbert poem The Lady of Quality read by Dr. John Kay at her funeral:
“The lady of quality
That lived in the lane
Was beautiful in pleasure
And beautiful in pain.
She carried her beauty
Through all her years,
Beautiful in laughter,
And beautiful in tears.
She carried her beauty
Past being and breath,
Beautiful she was in life
And beautiful in death.”
Thank you, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend. We will always miss you.
Fay Harmon Clegg was preceded in death by her two husbands, Dr. Charles R. Clegg and Dr. Merritt E. Hoag, her brother, Howard Parks Harmon, and her son, Charles Parks Clegg.
Fay Harmon Clegg Hoag is survived by her daughter, Jean Clegg Dickinson Minus of Claremont, Calif. and her husband Paul; George “Bud” Clegg and his wife Dale Gladstone Clegg of Dahlonega; John Randall “Randy” Hoag and his wife Becky of Brussels, Belgium; seven grandchildren—George Mark Clegg, Jr. of Atlanta, Lauren Clegg Bell and Courtney Clegg Martin of Gainesville, Ga., Timothy Allen Dickinson of Dana Point, Calif., Kathryn Clegg Dickinson (Istel) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Thomas A. Hoag of Irvine, Calif., and Peter Hoag of Atlanta. She was also blessed with eleven great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be sent to The Clegg/Hoag Scholarship Fund at Young Harris College, P.O. Box 275, Young Harris Ga. 30582.
Chad Alan McCamish
Chad Alan McCamish, age 24, a resident of Macon, Ga. formerly of Dahlonega, born Dec. 18, 1988 at Fort Riley, Kansas, passed away Feb. 15, 2013 in Macon.
Chad was the son of Craig (1SG Ret) and Teresa McCamish. He is survived by his sister Chantal Burger of Gainesville, Ga.; brother PFC Cody McCamish, Hawaii; step brothers Andrew Dornhecer Nashville, Tenn.; SFC Kenneth Dornhecker, Ft. Campbell, Ky.
He was a loving son and brother and was the most caring and loving man you would ever meet. He was very athletic his whole life. He graduated from Tattnall Square Academy where he went to state tournaments as a wrestler and soccer player. After graduation from high school he joined the Army as a Fire Support Specialist, 13F1PL7, and was assigned to the C Co 2d Bn 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division for four years. He deployed to Afghanistan and was injured in combat while assigned to a Infantry Company.
During his military service Chad was awarded and earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, Army Accomondation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
Chad was attending Macon State College to earn a degree in Psychology. If he wasn’t playing X-box, he was watching ESPN and rooting for Ohio State, the Cowboys and the Braves. He truly enjoyed being around family and being in love with love itself.
Donations on Chad’s behalf can be sent to Craig and Teri McCamish, 78 Whitestone Lane, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533. Any donations will be used to pay for Chad’s expenses, a memorial marker and putting his name on the Dahlonga Veterans Memorial Wall.