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Obituaries (2-19-14 edition)
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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 in La Feria, Texas to Wayne and Mary Sibson on January 26, 1927. He grew up in Kerrville and graduated from Tivy High School, then enlisted in the Navy in 1944 to serve his country in World War II as a radioman on a flagship.

Tom returned home to marry Jo Ann Rosson of Kerrville. They had two children, Cindy and Doug. They were married 53 years.

Tom served his family and community over the years through his strong leadership abilities and faith in God in many capacities. Tom had a love of flying with his friend Tuffy Cowden and became a pilot. His fun-loving spirit made him always ready for a new adventure.

After the death of Jo Ann, Tom married Betty Joe Smith Michon of Mountain Home on September 15, 2001. They shared 13 years together.

He was especially known for his kind, loving spirit and generosity. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Tom is survived by his wife, Betty Joe Sibson; daughter, Cindy Szumera and son-in-law, Jim Szumera of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Doug Sibson of Dahlonega, Ga.; step-children, Gary Michon of Austin, Texas, Debbie and Buster Baldwin of Kerrville, Mark and Monica Michon of Austin and Delrie and John Huber of Kerrville; grandchildren, Rachel Pauley, Will Fellenbaum, Courtney Murphy and Chelsea Sibson; step-grandchildren, Bonnie Jo Robertson, Kathy Leach, Jesse Baldwin and Christine Michon; four great grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15 at Grimes Funeral Chapels with Pastor Dwayne Smith of Sunset Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home.

Pallbearers were Joel Meyners, John Meyners, Jesse Baldwin, Tony Arnold, John Huber and Taylor Robertson.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to all of the staff at Davita Dialysis with special thanks to David Thompson for the outstanding care give to Tom. We also thank Christi Gilmer with Peterson Hospice for her loving care.

Condolences may be sent at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com by selecting the “Send Condolences” link. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Kerrville.

James (Jim) Southworth Fahey

Resident of Dahlonega

James (Jim) Southworth Fahey, age 81, passed away suddenly and peacefully on February 12, 2014 surrounded by his beloved family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sheila (Delargy) Fahey and his six children Kevin Fahey and his wife Valerie (California , Md.) Jill Palmerino and her husband Mark (New London ,Conn.) Patrick Fahey and his wife Dawn (Kerhonkson, NY) Daniel Meade and his wife Laura (East Northport, NY) Kerry Michael Meade (Bayridge , NY) and Erin Meade with his fiance Elizabeth (Oakland Gardens, NY) as well as six grandchildren.

Jim and Sheila lived together in Rhinebeck, NY and very happily relocated to Dalhonega Ga. in 2011.

He was born to the late Paul and Mabelle Fahey ,February 17, 1932, in Kettaning Penn. Jim graduated from McCallie Prep School in 1949, attended the University of Chattanooga until serving honorably in the United States Navy. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University in 1956 and spent the next 51 years as a successful restaurateur in Florida, New York and Connecticut. He served as the president of the New York Restaurant Association and will always be remembered as a founding partner of Wayfarer Inns, including the Beekman Arms, Gentleman Jim’s, John L’s and J.P. Gumps restaurants. He was passionate about his work and at 81 was forming a new idea for an authentic Mexican Restaurant.

Jim was an avid fan of NASCAR, reading, history, cooking, wine, travel and dogs. Shamrock (Shammie) his Basset Hound was his pride and joy as well as his many late pups.

Special thanks to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Hospice in Gainesville, Ga. for their loving care and support. Diana you are the best! Also special thanks to our friends and neighbors who have graciously supplied food, love and support.

Jim was not one for fanfare or attention and did not want a funeral service or memorial.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date in Dahlonega and Rhinebeck, NY.

Brenda Holland Hampel

Resident of Dawsonville

Mrs. Brenda Holland Hampel, age 60, of Dawsonville, Ga. (Lumpkin County), died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

Brenda was born in Gainesville, Ga. May 25, 1953 and had lived in Lumpkin County for many years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late AsBerry Holland and Nadine Grant Holland and was also preceded in death by her twin sister, Barbara Beavers; sister, Lillian Funderburk; and brother, Roy Holland.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Bill Hampel, Dawsonville, Ga.; children, John Ragland, Dahlonega, Ga., Michelle and Jeff Kent, Jefferson, Ga., Troy and Karen Hampel, Gillsville, Ga., Alan and Lisa Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga., Paul and Tammy Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga., Billy and Becky Hampel, Carnesville, Ga., and Eric Hampel, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Lamar Holland, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Debbie Holland, Dawsonville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Deborah and Bobby Johnston, Dahlonega, Ga. 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Brenda are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Alex Stevens will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Eldon Long

Formerly 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 will be held at 11 a.m., March 1 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Albert Daviou officiating. Lunch will follow in the Parish Hall.

Mrs. Sandra Gentry Duckworth

Resident of Dawsonville

Mrs. Sandra Gentry Duckworth, age 50, of Dawsonville, Ga. died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Sandra was a native and lifelong resident of Dawson County. She was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Sandra was assistant manager at the Dollar General Store in Dawsonville.

Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Carl Gentry.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Terry Duckworth, Dawsonville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Amanda Duckworth, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter, Misty Duckworth, Dawsonville, Ga.; mother, Bonnie Gentry, Dawsonville, Ga.; sister, Tammy Thompson, Dawsonville, Ga.; grandchildren, Tristin, Kayleigh, Kaleb, and Cameron Duckworth. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Sandra were held Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Jason Moon and Rev. David Wright officiated.

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

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

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

Frances Ella Adams

Resident of Cleveland

Frances Ella Adams, age 85, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 at Gateway Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Adams was born September 19, 1928 in White County to the late John W. and Maude Stamey Sims. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Yonah Baptist Church. Frances and her husband Herbert opened the Yonah Burger in 1968. She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Adams, son Bruce Adams, daughters Brenda Adams Robinson, Becky Adams, brothers, Charles Sims, James Sims and Ralph Sims.

Survivors include her sons and daughters, Bobby and Paula Adams; Billy and Sadie Adams, Bradley and Joanna Adams, all of Cleveland; sisters, Louise Cox, Cleveland; Thelma Gaddis, Sandersville; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Merck and the Rev. Chris Anderson officiated. Interment followed at Mt. Yonah Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Mt. Yonah Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 357 Cleveland, GA 30528.

Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Ruby Alligene Satterfield

Resident of Dahlonega

Ruby Alligene Satterfield, age 76 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away February 9, 2014.

Ruby was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and the Salutatorian of the Class of 1956 of Lumpkin County High School. She was retired from the Lumpkin County School System and the University of North Georgia. She was a member of the Beta Club and of the Pentecostal Faith. Ruby was a loving and dedicated mother and sister.

The daughter of the late James Leon, Sr. and Lena Belle Brown Tolbert, Ruby is also preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, T.J Satterfield; grandparents, Clarence T. and Amanda S. Tolbert; brother, William Tolbert; sisters, Dorothy Tolbert, Geraldine Grogan, Shirley Ann Grizzle, Barbara Jo Gazaway, Judy Sorenson, Linda Reece, and Mabel Trammell.

Mrs. Satterfield is survived by her son, Michael James Satterfield, Richardson, Texas; brothers, Ralph P. Tolbert of Virginia, Johnny Hughes Tolbert, Dahlonega, Ga., James Leon Tolbert, Jr., Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters, Mary Jane Moore, Dahlonega, Ga., Carolyn Sheriff, Dawsonville, Ga., Mattie Ruth Lance, Cumming, Ga., and Marjorie Dillon, Dahlonega, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ruby were held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Dahlonega Church of God. Rev. Clifford Allen officiated. Interment followed in Mount Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega, Ga.

Online condolences may be made at banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Winkler Rider

Resident of Cleveland

Wilma Winkler Rider, age 72, of Cleveland, Ga., died Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Friendship Health and Rehab in White County.

Wilma was born in White County, Ga. September 19, 1941. She lived many years in Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in White County. Wilma was the daughter of the late John William Winkler and Arizona West Winkler and was also preceded in death by her husband, Jay Rider; daughter, Mary Annette Rider; brothers, Donald Winkler; and sisters, Malinda Horton and Betty Sutton.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John and Marlene Rider, Cleveland, Ga.; grandchildren, Amber Rider, Jessica Daniel, and Cara Turbeville. Numerous other relatives also survive.

A memorial service for Wilma was held Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. J R Fields officiated.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

John E. Perry, Jr.

Resident of Dahlonega

John E. Perry, Jr., age 92 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Friday, February 14, 2014 following complications due to a stroke.

Jack was born April 15, 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia, and moved to Pinellas Park, Florida in 1947 following his service in WWII in the US Navy Submarine Service, and was a part time resident of Lumpkin County for the past thirty years.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pat Perry; brother, Jim Perry; and son, Timothy Perry.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John and Susan Perry, Dahlonega, Ga; David and Debora Perry , Woodstock, Ga.; Daniel Perry, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Cork Perry, Chesapeake, Ohio. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.

A memorial service for Jack is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Christy Greenwald will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on the day of service.

Online condolences may be made at banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements.

Death Notices

Georgia Rose Marie Park, 77, passed away on February 10, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Anthony Marsala, 70, passed away on February 13, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert “Bob” Potter Lunsford, 85, passed away on February 12, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries (7-30-14 edition)
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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 health.

Mrs. Bales was born in Dahlonega, Ga. May 23, 1938

Barbara was employed with the Lumpkin County Health Department as well as Gwinnett County and after retiring moved to Panama City Beach, Fla. with husband Charles “Cotton” Bales where they were members of the First Baptist Church of Sunnyside. Barbara most enjoyed visits to the beach by her children and grandchildren and will forever remain in our hearts.

Barbara was the daughter of the late Carlton and Eula Mae Hall West and was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Cotton” Bales; and a son, Johnny Grant.

Barbara also known as “Mamaw,” is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Eddy and Jo Grant, Dahlonega, Ga., Tommy and Donna Grant, Buford, Ga., Rodney and Yasmin Grant, Buford, Ga.; stepchildren, Marie Jenkins and Lane Banks; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carlton “Bud” West Jr. and Sue West, Dahlonega, Ga., Danny and Debbie West, Buford, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Agnes and Arnold Gurley, Royston, Ga. 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive.

A memorial service for Barbara was held Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Mike Hosch officiated.

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

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

Ethel Tate Grizzle

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Ethel Tate Grizzle, age 88, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Monday, July 28, 2014.

Ethel was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Cavender Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and avid gardener who loved to give to everyone she knew.

She was the daughter of the late Sam and Matilda Hefner Tate, and is also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Frank M. Grizzle; son, Mitchell Grizzle; daughter-in-law, Brenda Anderson Grizzle; and several brothers and sisters.

Ethel is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Frances Grizzle, Tracy and Ann Carder Grizzle; daughter and son-in-law, Norma and David Smith; grandchildren, Danny and Mary Grizzle, Tina and Joey Clonts, Toby and Missy Grizzle, Chad Grizzle, Amy and Bryan Anderson, Nolan Grizzle and Melissa Garrett, Wendy Smith, and Brandon and Dana Smith. Numerous great grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs.Grizzle are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Stephen Adams, Rev. JR Fields, and Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega until time of service on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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

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

Edna Dale Ingram

Resident of Warner Robins

Edna Dale Ingram, 88, of Warner Robins passed away Tuesday July 22, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Ingram was born January 12, 1926 to the late John and Annie Louise Dale. A resident of Dawsonville most of her life, she was a very loving and hard working mother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Ingram, four brothers, and two sisters.

Surviving are her daughter and son in law, Sandra and T.C. Bynum, Warner Robins; son, Stanley Ingram and Patty Sawyer, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Robert Bynum, Ben Bynum, Lydia Zeigler, Anson Ingram, Jenifer Jenkins; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Estelle Cain; sister in law, Irene Collier; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Saturday July 26, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Doug Doyle officiated. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Mary Lou Ward Jarrard

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Mary Lou Ward Jarrard, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.

Mary Lou was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a member of Yahoola Baptist Church. When she was younger, she was co-owner of the Dairy Queen in Dahlonega.

She was the daughter of the late Bruce and Estelle Tolbert Ward, and is also preceded in death by her husband, Rupert “Glad” Jarrard; and sister, Billie Mabry.

Mary Lou is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerrell and Patricia Ingram; son, Michael Mabry, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Greg and Buffi Evans, Tammy Wilson, Chris Ingram, and Ashley Do; great grandchildren, Jayson Stevens, Alyson Evans, Camryn Williams, Hunter Turner, and Joseph Wilson; and great great grandchild, Lainey Stevens. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jarrard were held Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Scott and Dawn McQueen officiated. Interment followed in the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net

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

John Alexander Lonholm

Resident of Dahlonega

John Alexander Lonholm, age 65, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

John was born and raised in Philadelphia, spent 20 years in Gwinnett County, and the past six years in Lumpkin County. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy, and retired from Hewlett Packard, where he worked as Project Manager. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. Lonholm is preceded in death by his son, Brian John Lonholm.

He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 42 years, Joyce Lonholm; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Chance Lewis, Brookhaven, Ga.; sister, Caryl Haynes, Houston, Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Jim Grant, Cal.; grandchildren, Micah Brian Lonholm, Caleb John Lonholm, Liam Michael O’Brien, Meghan Grace O’Brien, and Justin Mitchell Lewis.

A Celebration of Life was held for John on July 26, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of John to the Wounded Warrior Project by downloading the donation form at woundedwarriorproject.org and mailing to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.Barbara West Bales

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

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Death Notices

Christine Meredith Budde, 44, passed away on July 25, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert H. Combs Sr., 95, passed away on July 25, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Webster Martin, 75, passed away on July 25, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Margaret Katherine “Kay” Waters McDonald, 61, passed away on July 28, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Larry William Thompson, 67, passed away on July 24, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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