Resident of Dahlonega
Juan “John” Middleton, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away on April 9, 2014 in his home from medical complications. He was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to the U.S. in 1972 to further his education. He became a U.S. Citizen and was married.
He is survived by his daughters, Franchesca Lane of Phoenix, Ariz. and Cristina Middleton of Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren Christopher and Diana Lane and brother Alfred Middleton of Greenville, S.C. John’s mother, sister and two other brothers remain in Chile.
A memorial service is planned for July 20, 2014.
Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. 706-864-3683.
Online condolence can be sent to www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.
Virginia Moose Harkins
Resident of Suches
Mrs. Virginia Moose Harkins, age 84, of Suches, Ga. died Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Virginia was a lifelong resident of Union County where she graduated from Woody Gap High School as the Valedictorian of the class of 1947. She retired from Southern Switches Corporation in Dahlonega, and was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Suches. She was a devoted Christian with a servant’s heart, and had an infinite love for her family. Virginia’s compassion for others and hospitality was extended to everyone she met. Her many talents included cooking, gardening, and crocheting.
The daughter of the late Grady Garl and Carrie Jarrard Moose, Virginia was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis Harkins; sister, Christine Seabolt; brother, Emory Moose; niece, Nancy Gilstrap; and nephew, Robbie Moose.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clyde Harkins; son, Dwight Harkins; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Larry Wood; all of Suches, Ga.; daughter-in-law, Terri White Harkins, Clayton, Ga.; former daughter-in-law, Carol Harkins, Carolina Shores, N.C.; brother and special friend, Garland Moose and Angie Smith, Suches, Ga.; sister, Jean Betsil, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Blaine Harkins, Brandon and Cheryl Harkins, Britton Harkins, Connie Wood Webster, Carval Wood Grizzle, and Casey and Adam Faulkner. 11 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Virginia were held April 13, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church in Suches, Ga. Rev Paul Wright, Rev. Michael Wilkes, Rev. Doug Merck, and Rev. Gerald Edmondson officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.
Claude Ralph Alberson, Jr., 66, passed away on April 13, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.