Miscellaneous Dawson County, Georgia Obituaries
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James Williams 

DAHLONEGA – James Williams died Friday, June 28, 2002, en route to Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega due to a sudden illness.  He was 36. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Lou Williams. 
Surviving are his wife, Corrie Williams, Dahlonega; son, Jeffery Williams, Dahlonega; daughters, Jamie and Courtney Williams, Dahlonega; sister, Brenda Williams, Cumming; brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Jean Williams, Powder Springs; aunts and uncles, Jo Payne, Woodstock, Virginia Densmore, Roswell, Annie Morris, Atlanta, Florence McGinnis, Florida, Becky Sutton, Dawsonville, Talmadge and Fay McGinnis, Dawsonville, Helen and J.C. Smith, Roswell, Imogene McGinnis, Alpharetta; nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Monday in the Louie E. Jones Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bud Boles officiated. Burial was in Longstreet Baptist Church Cemetery.  Louie E. Jones Funeral Home, Alpharetta, had charge of arrangements.

Buck Chapman 

William “Buck” Chapman of Dawsonville died Friday, June 28, 2002, at his residence following an extended illness. He was 32. 
Born in Charleston, S.C., he grew up in Dawson County. He lived in Alpharetta for five years before returning to Dawson County 12 years ago. He worked for many years in the automobile maintenance field after which he enjoyed woodworking. Mr. 
Chapman was a member of Christ Fellowship Church. Surviving are his wife, Nan Chapman, Dawsonville; son, Buck Chapman Jr., Dawsonville; stepchildren, Misty Boyce, Dawsonville, Kurt Boyce, Texas, Mike Boyce, Dawsonville, Rich Boyce, Ohio; mother, Patricia “Pat” Payne, Dallas; father, Grady Chapman, Ball Ground; sisters, Barbara Padgett, Dawsonville, Susan Williams, Jasper, Shannon Layne, Cumming; brothers, Russell Chapman, Dahlonega, Robert Chapman, Cumming; granddaughter, Kelsey Boyce; and a number of other relatives.  Funeral services were held Monday at Christ Fellowship Church. Pastor Ricky Stepp officiated. Burial was in Lake Forest Memorial Park in Jasper.  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, had charge of arrangements.

Nelda Parks Bryant 

  February 10, 2003 
  Nelda Parks Bryant, 73 of Tucker, GA died Monday February 10, 2003 at Manor Care Nursing Home following an extended illness. 
  Born in Dawson County, she lived here until she moved to Tucker in 1964. A homemaker at her death, she was formerly employed by the Internal Revenue Service. 
  She was a member of Dawsonville First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husbanad, Bob Bryant, parents, Walter and Rachael Parks, and a sister, Louise Hulsey. 
  Survivors include two daughters, Jana Johns of Tucker, Kristie Bryant of Lake Mary, Fla.; a son, Bobby Bryant of Ponte Verda, Fla.; a brother, Herbert Parks of Gainesville; and a grandson, Hunter Bryant. Graveside services were held Thursday February 13, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park. Dr. Frank Crumpler was the officiant. 
  The family received friends Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville. 

  Delano Anderson 

  July 31, 1933 - Feb. 16, 2003 
  Delano Anderson, 69, of Dawsonville died Sunday Feb. 16, 2003 at North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell following a short illness. 
  Born in Lumpkin County, he lived most of his life in Dawson County. Mr. Anderson held several occupations but was best known for the produce business he ran after his retirement. He was affectionally known as the “Apple Man.” He attended the Dawsonville Church of God of Prophecy and was preceded in death by his parents, Pola and Alice Anderson and a brother, Johnny Anderson. 
  Survivors include a wife, Bobbie Anderson of Dawsonville and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Dawsonville Church of God of Prophecy. The Revs. David Smith, Tommy Panter and A.J. Creel will officiate. Interment will be at Dawsonville Memorial Gardens. 
  The family received friends Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Jackie Frix Watkins 

  Feb. 16, 2003 
  Mrs. Jackie Frix Watkins, age 48, of Dawsonville died Sunday Feb. 16, 2003 at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. Surviors include her husband, Steve Watkins of Dawsonville; mother, Shirley Frix of Dawsonville; sons, Kevin Slaton of Cumming and Jonathan (John Bill) Watkins of Dawsonville; daughter, Karen Nalley of Cumming; brother, Billy Frix of Dawsonville; sister, Nancy Frix of Dawsonville; six grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 
  Serving as pallbearers are Jason Sheets, Chris Frasier, Tommy Fowler, Mark Childers, Nick Frix and Steven Swofford. Cagle Funeral Home of Jasper is in charge of arrangements 
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Dawson County. The Revs. Bill Chambers, Steve Chadwick and Scott Truitt will officiate. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.

Ruby Tinsley Whitmire 

  Jan. 28, 2003 
  Mrs. Ruby Tinsley Whitmire age 85 of Dawsonville died Tuesday January 28, 2003. 
  A native of Dawson County, she was a long-time member of Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.B. Whitmire; grandsons Bradley Whitmire and Rusty Jerls; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Tinsley and brothers, Major and Lane Tinsley. 
  Survivors include her children, Guy and Sarah Whitmire of Jefferson City, Tenn.; Dean and Kenneth Long, Herbert and Janice Whitmire, Judy and Bob Coker, Joyce and Charlie Spain, and Thelma and Bob Jerls, all of Dawsonville; grandchildren Robin, Angie, Sharon, Kayron, Tim, Tony, Michael, Chris, Matt, Mechelle, Kim, Kelly, Robb, and Rick; great grandchildren; Dena, Lacy, Travis, Candace, Jerrie, Kerrie, Jody, Eric, Charley, Angel, Clayton, Amanda, Amber, Marah, Leigh, and Cory; great-great grandchildren, McKinsey, Montana, Austin, and Danielle; brother and sister-in-law Hugh and Eulene Tinsley, Cumming; sisters and brothers-in-law; Voncille and Robert Lee, Cumming, Shirley and Horace Gayton, Dawsonville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Melba Tinsley Staton and Peggy Whitmire of Dawsonville, Jewell and L.S. Fouts of Atlanta, Mickie and Stan Jefson of Jacksonville, Fla; nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January, 30 at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Monroe Gunter and Jackie Martin, officiating. 
  Interment was held at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming handled arrangements. 

  Jo Anne ‘Jodie’ Dover 

  Oct. 8, 1935-Feb. 5, 2003 
  Jo Anne “Jodie” Dover, 67, of Dawsonville died Wednesday February 5, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta following a short illness. 
  A native of Fulton County, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 5 years. Mrs. Dover was a homemaker and a member of Winds of Peace Fellowship Church. Survivors include husband Arthur “Art” Dover of Dawsonville; daughter Tina Edwards Guiterrez of Mableton; sisters Peggy Watkins of Dawsonville, Linda Gardner of Lenoir City, Tenn., Liz Graham of Acworth, Becky Morgan of Atlanta; brothers Ralph Morgan of Decatur, and Jerry Morgan of Riverdale. She is also survived by three grandchildren. 
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at McKees Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Sven Mossinger and Tommy Panter officiated. 
  Interment was held at the church cemetery. 
  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements.

Fannie Reagan 

  Dec. 1, 1923 - Feb. 2, 2003 
  Fannie H. Reagan, 79, of Dawsonville died Sunday February 2, 2003 at her residence following a short illness. 
  A native of Gastonia, N.C., she lived most of her life in Dawson County. Mrs. Reagan was a retired librarian with the Dawson County Library although she contined to work until recently. She had a total of 34 years of service. She was president of the Chestatee Regional Hospital Auxillary, was actively involved with A.A.R.P. and Ninth District Opportunity, and was a member of Juno Baptist Church. 
  Mrs. Reagan was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Reagan; son, Dale Reagan, parents; E.R. and Elsie Hardin; sister, Frances Hardin and a brother, E.R. Hardin Jr. Survivors include her children Kathryn Smith of Cumming, Steve Reagan of Ball Ground, Howard Reagan, Marshall Reagan, Butch Reagan, Garnetta Fields, and Garland Reagan, all of Dawsonville, and Barbara Kuhn of Greer, S.C.; sister, Mary Lee Ervin of Gastonia, N.C.; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 5, 2003, at Juno Baptist Church with the remains placed in state at 12:30 p.m. The Revs. Tim Biddy, Lawton Burt and Edwin “Spud” English will officiate. Interment will be held at the church cemetery. 
  The family received friends Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home. 
  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Jerry Fausett 

  Dec. 8, 1925 - Jan. 29, 2003 
  Jerry Fausett, 77, of Dawsonville died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003 following an extended illness. 
  A lifelong resident of Dawson County, he worked until his retirement in the service management area in the poultry industry. Mr. Fausett was a Army veteran of WWII where he served in Germany and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Fausett and his parents, Carl and Ola Fausett. Survivors: wife, Jimmie Fausett of Dawsonville; son and daughter in law, Danny and Sharon Fausett of Dawsonville; brother and sister in law, Randall and Doris Fausett of Dawsonville; grandsons, Bret Fausett and Jody Fausett and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003 at Goshen Baptist Church. The Revs. Hugh Fields and Lawton Burt officiated. Interment in the church cemetery. 
  The family received friends Friday at the funeral home. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements.

Georgianna D. Martin 

  Jan. 26, 2003 
  Mrs. Georgianna Daniel Martin, age 44 of Forsyth County died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. 
  Mrs. Martin attended and graduated from Dawson County High School. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mae Nanette Daniel and Brother, Robert Joe Daniel. 
  Survivors include her husband, Randall “Hotrod” Martin of Cumming; children, Randall Heath Martin and Georgia Dillon Martin, both of Cumming; mother, Barbara Jo Townsend Daniel of Dawsonville; father, George R. Daniel; brother and sister-in-law, Clifton and Michelle Daniel of Dawsonville; half brother, Robbie Daniel of Cumming; half sister, Dena Daniel of Cumming; maternal grandmother, Dessie S. Townsend of Dawsonville; paternal grandmother, Lillie Mae Daniel of Dawsonville; mother-in-law, Geneva Hammond of Cumming; numerous in laws, nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Jack Biddy, Danny Ray Martin and Ruel Martin officiating. Interment will be held at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family received friends Monday evening and all day Tuesday. Ingram Funeral Home, Cumming, handled arrangements. 

  Russell Brown 

  July 21, 1921 - Jan. 24, 2003 
  Russell Brown, 81, of Dawsonville died Friday Jan. 24, 2003 at Lanier Park Hospital following a sudden illness. 
  Born in Lumpkin County, he lived most of his life in Dawson County. Mr. Brown spent his working years doing construction and sawmill work. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Brown; son, Randy Brown; parents, George and Emily Brown; two grandsons and a great granddaughter. 
  Survivors include children, Melvin “Red” Brown and David Brown, and Winifred “Winky” Brown, all of Dawsonville, and Roger Brown and Jamie Brown, both of Dahlonega; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held Monday Jan. 27, 2003 at New Life Church of God. with Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Interment was held at the church cemetery. 
  The family received friends Saturday at the funeral home. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Annie Collins 

  July 28, 1906 - Jan. 24, 2003 
  Annie Collins, 96, of Dawsonville died Friday Jan. 24, 2003 at Willow Wood Nursing Center following a period of declining health. 
  A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mrs. Collins was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Collins and her parents, Frank and Emma Gregory. 
  Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Mildred and Rex Grogan of Cornelia; sister, Ethel Jenkins of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Vic and Allison Grogan and Jo Anne and Tony Addis; great-grandchildren, Ansley Gambrell, Kayla Grogan, Amanda Grogan, Toby Addis, Jamie Addis; great-great-granddaughter, Madison Shirley. 
  Funeral services were held Sunday Jan. 26, 2003 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating. Interment was held at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. 
  The family received friends Saturday at the funeral home. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Daisy D. Lance 

  July 20, 1916 - Jan. 20, 2003 
  Daisy D. Lance, 86, passed away Jan. 20, 2003 in Homer, La. 
  She was born to the late Sam and Samantha Richards Reed, Dawson County farmers. She married Ralph W. Lance on Dec. 16, 1934 and became a licensed minister in 1946. She and Ralph were both ministers in the Church of God of Prophecy. They moved from Georgia to Colorado in 1950, to pastor a church in Colorado Springs. They moved to Fremont County in 1954 for the first time. They also held pastorates in New Jersey, West Virginia, and Georgia besides doing evangelistic work in many other states. The home of reference remained Fremont County were she resided from 1967 until 2001, when she moved to Homer, La. 
  She is survived by her children and spouses; Eva Jensen of Canon City, Colo., Ralph E. and Gretchen Lance of Homer, La., Cricket and Dick Daugherty of Colorado Springs, Colo., Carolyn and Ray Trosper of Mesa, Ariz., Joyce and Joel Harvey of Anticoch, Tenn., and daughter in law, Alberta Lance of Pueblo, Colo.; 24 granchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph; a son, Grady Lance; and two grandchildren, Lynda Daugherty and Baby Lance. 
  Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003 at Holt Family Funeral Home. Funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 27, 2003 at The Church of God of Prephecy in Florence, Colo., Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. 
  Holt Family Funeral Home, Canon City, Colo., handled arrangements. 

  Jerald Dean P. Payne 

  April 5, 1932 - Jan. 21, 2003 
  Mrs. Jerald Dean Plott Payne, 70, of Dawsonville, formerly of Union County, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 in North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell. 
  Mrs. Payne was a native of Union County and was born April 5, 1932, a daughter of the late Charles Plott and Belle Chambers Plott. She had been a secretary in a manufacturing business. Mrs. Payne was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Blairsville. 
  Survivors include her husband of 54 years, J. P. Payne of Dawsonville; five children, Charles Payne of Lawrenceville, Carson Payne of Lilburn, Shannon Smith of Conyers, Sherry Coberly of Lilburn, and Lisa Anderson of Lawrenceville; sister, Carolyn Taylor Tomason of Snellville; 10 grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends also survive. 
  Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at the chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with the Revs. Horace Potts and Ray Potts officiating. Special music was presented by The Faith Singers. Interment was held at Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Fannin County. 
  Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville handled arrangements. 

  ‘Doc’ Bearden 

  Aug. 12, 1933 - Jan. 20, 2003 
  Herman L. “Doc” Bearden, 69, of Dawsonville died Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at the Gold City Community Living Center in Dahlonega following an extended illness. 
  Born in Dawson County, he lived here most of his life. A farmer for most of his life, he worked at Bent Tree until his retirement. Mr. Bearden was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Bevelene Bearden and a brother, Johnny “Pee Wee” Bearden. 
  Survivors include his wife, Lamour S. Bearden of Dawsonville; sons and daughters in law, Ronald and Dolores Bearden of Dahlonega and Donald and Denise Bearden of Dawsonville; sisters, Velvie Davis of Dahlonega and Monnie Adams of Canton; brother Dorsey Bearden of Dawsonville; sister in law, Rudene Bearden of Dawsonville, grandchildren, Matthew and Jessica Bearden and Christopher Bearden and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 2003 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joel Embry officiating. Interment was held at the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, United Hospice, 700 South Enota, St., Suite 202, Gainesville, Ga 30501. 
  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements.

Mary Fay Fouts 

  March. 27, 1927 - Jan. 8, 2003 
  Mrs. Mary Fay Fouts, 75, of Dawsonville, died Wednesday at 6:55 p.m. at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. 
  Mrs. Fouts was born in Gordon County, March 27, 1927, daughter of the late James Henry and Leola Durham Angland. She had spent her early life in Gordon County, and was of the Baptist Faith. She had spent the greater part of her life in the Atlanta area and for several years was associated with the Bell Telephone System as a telephone operator. Later she was associated with the Dekalb County School System in the dietitian department. She was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Fouts. 
  Survivors: daughters, Pam Harper and Cheryl Fouts of Dawsonville; sons, Bob Angland of Calhoun, sister, Johnnie Guyton of Calhoun, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, serveral nieces and nephews also survive. 
  Funeral services were held Saturday in the Combs Chapel of the Clifford Free funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Free officiating. Interment in the family lot of the Hill City Cemetery. 
  The family received friends Friday at the Clifford Free Funeral Home. 
  Pallbearers were Rick Burk, Ryan Fouts, Ken, Dale and Larry Angland, Charles and David Gayton. Clifford Free Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Tommy Berry 

  January 3, 2003 
  Mr. Tommy Berry, 51, of Dawsonville died Friday January 3, 2003, at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following a short illness. 
  He was a native of Lumpkin County, maintenance worker in the poultry industry, and was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. 
  He was preceded in death by his father William Newt Berry and a sister, Brenda Boyd. 
  He is survived by his wife Joan Berry, Dawsonville; a son, Thomas Berry of Dawsonville; a daughter Tina Gee Berry of Dawsonville; mother Mrs. Violet Berry of Dahlonega; brothers Charlie Berry, Glen Berry, Robert Berry, and Leroy Berry, all of Dahlonega; sisters Helen Norsworthy, and Leona Wynn, both of Dahlonega; and grandchildren Cody Berry and Zachary Gee. Numerous other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services were held Monday January 6, 2003, at the Siloam Baptist Church in Lumpkin County with the Rev. Johnny Garrett officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega handled arrangements. 

  Alan Nathaniel Burt 

  December 30, 2002 
  Mr. Alan Nathaniel Burt, age 19, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday, December 30, 2002. 
  He was a native of Hall County and had lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was of the Baptist faith. 
  Alan was preceded in death by his father Hayne Burt and stepfather David Hughes. 
  He is survived by his mother Joanne Hughes of Dahlonega; his sister Carolyn Payne, of Cumming; brothers Paul Reeves, Snellville, Ga. and Ray Burt of Dahlonega, grandmothers Lula Sullens of Dahlonega, and Sally Burt of Dawsonville. A number of other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, 2003, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. The Revs. Lyman Caldwell and Lamar Day officiated. Interment was at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County. 
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. 
  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega handled arrangements. 

  Alma McClure 

  Feb. 19, 1901 - Dec. 31, 2002 
  Alma McClure, 101, of Cumming died Tuesday Dec. 31, 2002 at the Cumming Nursing Center after a period of decling health. 
  Born in Gilmer County, she had lived in Forsyth Conty since 1954. Mrs. McClure was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Gilmer County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey McClure and parents, Mott and Sidney Mathis. 
  Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Conrad and Norma McClure of Dawsonville; sister Nola Miles of Ellijay; sister in law, Jessie McClure of Chatsworth; brother in law, Silvey Foster of Dalton; grandchildren, Jerry and Cathy McClure of Dawsonville and Sandra and Johnny McBrayer of Dawsonville; great grandchildren, Jason and Tiffany McClure, Brooke and Chirstopher McBrayer; and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held Thursday January 2, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Troy C. Foster and Thomas J. Waddell officiating. Interment was in Kilough Baptist Church Cemetery. 
  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Glen Stephens 

  June 8, 1920 - Dec. 29, 2002 
  Glen Stephens, 82, of Flowery Branch died Sunday Dec. 29, 2002 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. 
  Born in White County, he lived his early years in Dawson County before moving to Hall County 52 years ago. Mr. Stephens retired from Chatahoochee Furniture Co. After 27 years of service and was Deacon at Sweetwater Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Randall Stephens; parents, Robert E. “Scrap” and Mandy Stephens; sisters, Annie Mae Phillips, Corene Shuemake; brother, Clarence “Runt” Stephens; great grandchildren, Benjamin Pruett and Felecia Stephens. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jerline Stephens of Flowery Branch; daughter and son in law, Linda and James Pruett of Dawsonville; son and daughter in law Dennis and Barbara Stephens of Gainesville; sisters Opal Martin of Cumming, Ellen Russell of Tombstone, Ariz., Peggy Whitmire of Dawsonville, Billie Martin of Columbus, and Margie Hamilton of Gainesville; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 1, 2002 at Sweetwater Baptist Church with the Revs. Lamar Day, Rodney Pilcher and Wendell Thompson officiating. Interment was held at the church cemetery. 
  Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville handled arrangements. 

  Duell Wilson 

  Oct. 4, 1925 - Jan 3, 2003 
  Duell Wilson, 77, of Dawsonville died Friday January 3, 2003 at Haven House Hospice in Atlanta Following an extended illness. 
  Born in Hall County, he lived most of his life in Dawson County. Mr. Wilson was a retired carpenter and was a former bus driver for the Dawson County School System. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Beulah Wilson, four brothers and a sister. 
  Surviors include daughter and son in law, Sheiron and Barry Mundy of Cumming; sons and daughter in law, Terry Duell Wilson of Dawsonville, Christopher “Chris” and Pat Wilson of Sweetwater, Tenn.; sisters, Erabell Rainey of Gainesville and Lavell Wofford of Dawsonville; brother, Bryson Wilson of Dawsonville; five grandchildren and a number of other relatives. 
  Funeral services were held Sunday January 5, 2003 at Liberty Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Cowart, Stephen Davis and Harold Thompson officiating. Interment was held at the church cemetery. 
  Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, handled arrangements. 

  Sandra L. Westmoreland 

  January 4, 2003 
  Sandra L. Westmoreland, age 48, of Dawsonville, Ga., died Saturday, January 4, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. following an extended illness. 
  She was a native of Wadsworth, Ohio, and former resident of Houston, Texas who had lived in the North Ga. area for a number of years. 
  She was preceded in death by her Mother Verla May Thornton. Survivors include her father Labon Ray Noble Sr. of Dawsonville; daughters Wanda Lee Noble of Leeds, Ala., Debra Kay Couch of Dahlonega, Sabrina Ann Painter of Dawsonville, brothers Labon Ray Noble Jr. of Texas, James Edward Noble of West Virginia, Terry Bruce Thornton of Cumming; sisters Nancy Ellen Warren of Dawsonville, Nora Jean Glenn of Dahlonega; grandchildren Kristina Lea Wascom and Robert Wayne Noble, both of Pinson, Ala., Jennifer Ellen Noble and George Miles Noble, both of Leeds, Ala., Eric Dwayne Couch, Stephanie Kirby, Kathrine Kirby, David Byrd, Savanna Byrd, Dustin Byrd, and Dallas Marie Painter, all of Dawsonville; three great-grandchildren Brittanee, Andrew, and Halee Wascom, all of Pinson, Ala. A number of other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2002, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega with Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Melvin Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park. 
  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. 
  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements. 

  Ruby I. Whelchel 

  January 2, 2003 
  Mrs. Ruby I. Whelchel, age 88, of Dawsonville, Ga., died Thursday, January 2, 2003 at the Gold City Community Living Center in Dahlonega after a period of declining health. 
  Mrs. Whelchel was born in Hall County but had lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of Etowah Baptist Church. 
  She was the daughter of the late John and Addie Cothran Wilson and was also preceded in death by her husband, Loye Whelchel, her son Earl Whelchel, and brothers Ray Wilson, Paul Wilson, and Ralph Wilson. 
  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Faye and Clarence Abercrombie of Dahlonega; daughter in law Bobbie Whelchel of Dawsonville; grandchildren Jan and Danny Otter of Demorest, Scott and Lisa Abercrombie of Dahlonega, Rhonda Abercrombie of Dahlonega; greatgrandchildren Meg Otter, and Jeremy and Daniel Abercrombie; brother in law Hoyt Stowers of Dawsonville; brother in law and sister in law, Lindburgh and Betty Whelchel of Dahlonega; sisters in law, Thelma Whelchel of Dahlonega, Beatrice Hale of Gainesville, and Grace Poore of Gainesville. A number of other relatives also survive. 
  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the Etowah Baptist Church in Lumpkin County with the Revs. Michael Green and Phil Martin officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery. 
  Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega handled arrangements. 

  Ruby Ann Harben Wolf 

  May 26, 1918 - Dec. 22, 2002 
  Ruby Ann Harben Wolf of Quincy, Fla. died Sunday Dec. 22, 2002. Mrs. Wolf was born in Winder on May 26, 1918. She grew up on Winder and Dawsonville. She graduated from Berry College in Mount Berry and taught Home Economics and science in Georgia, Grand Ridge and Quincy, Fla. 
  Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class of the First Baptist Church of Quincy. She taught Sunday School and Vacation bible School, was a leader for Girls Auxiliary and a active member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Wolf Houston of Mobile, Ala. and Kay Wolf of Orlando, Fla.; sons in law W. Robert Houston and Harry Straight; brother Ralph Earnest Harben Sr. of Dawsonville; grandchildren Capt. Robert R. Houston, Ft. Hood, Texas and Jessica and Shelby Straight of Orlando, Fla., great-grandaughter Alicia Ruby Houston and granddaughter-in-law Michele Houston of Killeen, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
  Visitation was Dec. 26, 2002 at McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, Fla. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2003 at the First baptist Church, Quincy. 
  Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 70, Quincy, FL 32353-0070. 
  McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, Fla., handled arrangements.


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