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Obituaries (7-23-14 edition)
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James P. “Buck” Cheves, Jr.

Resident of Dahlonega

James P. “Buck” Cheves, Jr., 90, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health.

Born August 13, 1923 in Atlanta to the late James P., Sr. and Elizabeth Chumbley Cheves, he lived in Lumpkin County for over 30 years having moved from Sandy Springs. Mr. Cheves attended North Fulton High School and was a graduate of Marist High School and the University of Georgia (Sigma Chi). He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army Air Corps as a pilot of B-24s and B-29s. During WWII he served in the Pacific Theater and during the Korean Conflict he was stationed in Japan.

Buck retired as a builder and real estate developer in the Atlanta area after 40 years. Buck was an avid outdoorsman who loved all things in nature. He served as president of the Izack Walton League in the late 1960s. He and his family traveled America, camping and fishing. He retreated to his sanctuary in his beloved North Georgia to become a gentleman farmer and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He married his beloved wife, Ida Lee Solms Cheves of Savannah on October 15, 1949 and she preceded him in death in 2013.

Surviving are his children, James Parks “Buck” Cheves, III, Dahlonega, Thomas Gilbert and Brenda Cheves, Orlando, Fla., Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” and Wayne Smith, Dawsonville; granddaughters and their spouses, Kathryn and Josh MacInnes, Greensboro, N.C., Carey Cheves, Orlando, Fla., Casey and Jeffrey Jenkins, Carrollton, Ga.; great-granddaughter, Haileigh MacInnes; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Harry Lee, Richmond, Va., Jo Lane Wright, Atlanta; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Dr. Kenneth Eugene Leonard

Resident of Danielsville

Dr. Kenneth Eugene Leonard, Ph.D., age 67 of Danielsville, Ga. passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Leonard was the son of Billie June Shuffebarger Leonard and the late Samuel Bevington Leonard. He attended Michigan State University and the University of Georgia. Dr. Leonard served in the US Navy on the USS Forrestal (CV-59) from 1968-1971 then transitioned to the IT field to work in both the public and national defense military sectors until 1998. Dr. Leonard then went on to achieve a Ph.D. in Ecology and focus on his life long love of preserving the natural world. He shared a love for the outdoors with his son and daughter, enjoyed teaching others about the conservation and protection of nature, and was also involved for many years with the Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader and in the administration. Dr. Leonard previously lived in Ohio, New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and established their residence here in Georgia.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his loving wife of 48 years, Anna Hilkovitch Leonard of the residence; son, Dr. Norman E. (Skye) Leonard, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter, Stephanie M. (Todd) Higdon, Danielsville; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MOAS, 1888 Colbert Danielsville Road, Danielsville, GA 30633 or NEGA Food Bank, P.O. Box 48857, Athens, GA 30604.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel with the Rev. Robby Brown officiating.

The family is at the residence of Todd and Stephanie Higdon, 34 Samuel Court, Danielsville, GA 30633.

Death Notices

Robert Dean Singletary, 51, passed away on July 14, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Lady Indians ranked fifth in Class AAA
by Greg Finan, Jr.
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Celeste Norton dribbles around a defender in the Lady Indians' 3-1 victory over White County on Wednesday, March 11. Lumpkin remains undefeated and moved up to fifth place in Class AAA standings.
Celeste Norton dribbles around a defender in the Lady Indians' 3-1 victory over White County on Wednesday, March 11. Lumpkin remains undefeated and moved up to fifth place in Class AAA standings.
The Lady Indians soccer team continued their undefeated season and improved their overall record to 7-0-1 and their region record to 2-0 with a region win against Fannin County and a non-conference win over White County last week.

Lumpkin started the week with a match up against region rival Fannin County at the Burial Grounds on Tuesday, March 10.

The Lady Indians received two goals from Alexis Satterfield and Hope Foster and a goal from Celeste Norton to hand the Lady Rebels a lopsided 5-0 defeat.

Freshman Morgan Fagan recorded an assist on Satterfield's first goal of the contest. The second Satterfield goal was assisted by Norton to put Lumpkin up 2-0. Foster scored her first goal off a beautifully played ball by Satterfield to extend the Lumpkin lead to 3-0. Norton then broke free from the Lady Rebel defense to score the Lady Indians' fourth goal of the game with a well placed shot that found its way to the back of the net. Foster finished the score-fest for Lumpkin with a solid boot off a Lexy Tyler assist.

The decisive 5-0 victory gave Lumpkin keeper Ashlyn Atnip another clean sheet on the season and improved the Lady Indians' region record to 2-0.

Lumpkin followed their defeat of Fannin with a non-conference match up with White County the next evening at the Burial Grounds.

Having a stellar freshman year, Fagan continued to help the Lady Indians find a way to win with a nicely struck penalty kick that broke the 0-0 deadlock 10 minutes before halftime.

Lumpkin added to their 1-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second half. Once again Fagan blasted a perfect shot past the Lady Warrior keeper to extend the Lady Indians' lead to 2-0. The freshman showed her range and leg strength, as the shot was taken outside the 18-yard box.

The Lady Warriors cut the lead in half when they were awarded a penalty kick three minutes later for an apparent handball in the box. The strike off the Lady Warrior's boot went just wide of a diving Atnip, who guessed the right direction but was unable to get to the ball.

Leading 2-1, the Lady Indians drove the final nail in the coffin off Foster's third goal in two games. Foster fired a shot from outside the 18 that ricocheted off the White County goalie's gloves. Without hesitation, Foster followed her first shot with a punch in for Lumpkin's third goal in the match.

The Lady Indians' defense, led by the suffocating play of Abbie Hunt, once again proved themselves to be one of the best defensive lines in Class AAA.

The two victories moved the Lady Indians up two spots to number five in the Class AAA rankings and kept the team undefeated to this point in the season.

Lumpkin hopes to continue their dominance and extend their region winning streak when they host Banks County at the Burial Grounds on Friday, March 20. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
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