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 www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
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.
Robert Dean Singletary, 51, passed away on July 14, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.