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Mary Maudell Ash

Resident of Murrayville

Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the late Hugh and Easter Annie Grindle Reece. She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church # 2. Mrs. Ash was preceded in death by her husband Hyatt Ash, son Leonard Ash, grandson Bobby Bartlett and great granddaughters Tabitha Bartlett and Anna Robinson.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, J.B. and Jo Ash, Murrayville; daughter, Mary Ann Arrington, Covington; sister, Ruby Pharris, McDonough; 13 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church # 2. The Rev. Les Fuller and the Rev. Tim Hicks officiated. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Robert Allen “Bob” Betzig

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Robert Allen “Bob” Betzig, age 62, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Chestatee Regional Hospital.

Bob had lived in Dahlonega since 1995 after moving here from Lawrenceville, Ga. He was employed at Kroger, where he worked as a chef for over eight years.

Bob was the son of the late Robert A. Betzig, Sr. and Leoar Shields Betzig.

He is survived by his companion of many years, Carol Edwards of Dahlonega, Ga. and her family, Scott and Uli Cramer, Carson and Jackson Cramer of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sisters and brother-in-law, Brenda Jenks of Covington, Ga., Patty and Chuck Higgerson of Marriero, La.; nephews and spouses, Gabe and Val Erickson and Gus and Mimi Erickson; Nieces, Ashley and Stacy Higgerson.

A memorial service for Bob is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Roger Dunagan will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to TLC Humane Society, 1735 Red Oak Flats, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

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

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

Dewey Edwards Jr.

Resident of Dahlonega

Dewey Edwards Jr. (Junior Edwards), age 89, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Friday, May 16, 2014 following an extended illness.

Junior was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Hightower Baptist Church. He retired from the Burlington Pine Tree Plant in Dahlonega. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law. He was well known for his passion for music and harmonica playing on the Dahlonega town square and at the Auraria Community Center. He had many friends who loved him dearly, and he and his harmonica playing will be greatly missed.

The son of the late Dewey Edwards Sr. and Estelle Lance Garrett, Junior is also preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Lou Moss Edwards, and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Skippy Daniel and Susan Edwards, Timmy “Bull” and Pam Edwards; daughter, Peggy Edwards Holman; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Head, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Luke and Carol Garrett, Cleveland Tenn.; sister, Opal Weaver, Cumming, Ga.; grandchildren, Jeremy and Josh Edwards, Brian Duke, Candace Head Wells, Cadea Head, Zachary Edwards, and Tanesha Edwards; and great grandchildren, Dalton and Dustin Wells. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Junior were held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Mike Owens, Rev. Ken Anderson, Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and Rev. Bo Robinson officiated. Interment followed in the Hightower Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

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

Robert Alexander Garner

Resident of Dahlonega

Robert Alexander Garner, Jr “Alex” born March 15, 1936 passed away on Monday, May 19. Mr. Garner lived fifteen years in Greensboro, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega in 2006.

Alex is preceded in death by his father, Robert Alexander Garner, Sr. and mother, Judith Hill Garner of Union, S.C. as well as his first wife of 42 years Betty Lane Wise Garner.

Alex is survived by his wife, Marjorie Young Garner of Dahlonega; children Robert Alexander Garner III “Trey” and wife Heidi of Holly Springs, N.C.; Elizabeth Garner Morrison and husband Russell, of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren Robert Alexander Garner, IV (Lindsay), Jonathan Francis Garner, Kristin Marie Garner, Laura Kate Garner, Davis Richard Morrison, and Austin Lane Morrison.

Alex was a graduate of The University of South Carolina where he studied Electrical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Corporate Executive for Honeywell. Alex was an active member of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Dahlonega where he served on the vestry. Mr. Garner was also a member of TERMITES, a men’s woodworking group and MOBS, a men’s bible study group while in Dahlonega. Alex was a loving husband, father, grandfather and loyal friend. His laughter, positive encouragement, and selfless spirit will be missed by all.

Memorial services were held Friday May 23rd, at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116 or St. Elizabeth’s at 1188 Hamp Mill Road Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Online condolence may be sent to www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home.

James Grant Powell

Resident of Murrayville

James Grant Powell of Murrayville, Ga., went to be with his Lord May 19, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born in Oak Harbor, Washington on June 24, 1967, son of Richard and Nan Powell.

He will be missed by his brothers Rick and Doug and sister Julie, four children, Kelynn (Lee) McPeak, Grant, Morgan and Hannah and loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was a devoted son and brother and a dedicated, hardworking father to his children. While living in the Gainesville area, he was employed by Kubota and most recently Shintone who faithfully supported him through his entire illness. The joy of his life was serving his Lord, fellowshipping with his church and enjoying friendships all over the country.

A memorial service is to be held Thursday June 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the James Powell Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 506, Murrayville, GA 30564. Checks should be made out to Gospel Assembly Church.

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

Dewey Rider

Resident of Dahlonega

Dewey Rider was a local business man, a devoted husband, a loving father. Dewey started a milk business back in 1960 where he delivered milk door-to-door and to local stores for years. Later he and his daughter Maxine ran a tire company just off the square in Dahlonega. In his retired years, he enjoyed the simple quiet life of family and friends, spending time with his lifelong friend Howard Wilkins, and his loving wife of almost 70 years, Pauline Rider. As his health declined he devoted his time to his children and grandchildren. The world’s greatest father, husband and grandfather.....Lumpkin County has truly lost a great man.

Dewey served his country in the United States Navy and was of the Baptist Faith.

He was the son of the late Crawford and Susie Stone Rider, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Rider; brothers, Arthur Stone, Walter Rider, Leonard Rider, and James Rider; and great granddaughter, Anakalia Seabolt.

Dewey is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Jean Rider, Murrayville, Ga.; daughter, Maxine Rider; daughter and son-in-law, Reba and James Grizzle, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Sheri Miller, Mike Seabolt, and Megan Seabolt; and great grandchildren, Leah Seabolt and Canaan Miller. Many lifelong friends and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Dewey were held Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. JR Fields officiated. Interment followed in the Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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

Death Notices

Ryan Edward Kibbe, 17, passed away on May 16, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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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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