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Chester Arthur Crowell

Resident of Dahlonega

Chester Arthur Crowell, Jr. passed away at the age of 93, on April 22, 2014, at his home in Dahlonega, Ga. following a battle with cancer.

Mr. Crowell was born and raised in Cordele, Ga. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers during WW2 in the Philippines and participated in the post war activities in Japan. Following the war, he attended and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in architecture. He designed numerous schools and churches during his 41 years in his own business in Macon, Ga. He was a member of the Macon Lions Club for 33 years. In 1988, he retired and moved to Gainesville, Fla. where he lived for 28 years with his wife Billie Lowry Crowell. While in Gainesville, Fla., he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, the Barber Gators, the Decrepit Birdmen, and the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed flying his own plane, painting, and wood craftsmanship.

In 2013, Mr. Crowell designed and built a home in Dahlonega on the farm of his youngest son, Tom.

Mr. Crowell was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Griffith Crowell and by his third wife, Billy Lowry Crowell.

Mr. Crowell is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, C. Arthur Crowell III of Macon, Ga., and Tom and Mary Kay Crowell of Dahlonega, Ga., two step sons and daughter-in-law, Dean Lowry, Frank and Midori Lowry and a step daughter, Katherine Tilley, all of Gainesville, Fla. In addition, he is survived by three grandchildren Chace, Amber and Ciera, three step grandchildren, Jonathon, Denise and Jack, and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Visitation is at 11 a.m., Service at 11:30 a.m., Reception at 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of North East Georgia or the Lumpkin County Humane Society.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Herschel was born on November 11, 1923 in Tabor, Iowa to the late William Dalton and Bernice Everham Dalton. In 1942, he graduated from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Iowa, later attending Northwest Missouri State. Herschel entered the United States Navy where he served with honor in the South Pacific. Following his completion of his military service in 1946, Herschel began his career with the United States Postal Service, a career that would span from 1947 until his retirement in 1979.

Herschel moved to Dahlonega in 1984, where he was active as a Lifetime Member of the VFW as well as the American Legion Post 5533 of Dahlonega. In addition to his parents, Herschel is preceded in death by his brothers, Maurice Dalton, Clarence Dalton and Ralph Dalton as well as sisters, Katherine Dalton and Dorothy Dalton Efingham.

He is survived locally by his niece Victoria Dalton Loggins of Murrayville and nephew, Brian Dalton of Demorest. In addition, Herschel is survived by is brother, Harold Dalton as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Tabor Cemetery in Tabor, Iowa. A gathering of family and friends was held at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, Iowa. Locally it is requested that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to the Community Helping Place Food Bank, P.O.Box 712, Dahlonega, GA. 30533.

Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves, age 89, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Mrs. Reeves was born in Dawsonville, Ga. June 26, 1924. She lived in Lumpkin County for the past 16 years and was a former resident of Sandy Springs, Ga. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Rosie was the daughter of the late Jessie and Bessie Hyde and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Owen Reeves; and an infant son, James Owen Reeves Jr.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Mitch Phillips, Auburn, Ga., Cissy Reeves, Dahlonega, Ga., and Debbie and John Brannon, Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Jimmy, Wade, Doug, and Mick. Several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Reeves was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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

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

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt, age 14, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Egleston Children’s Health Care of Atlanta with his family by his side.

Klate was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was an 8th grade student at Lumpkin County Middle School.

Klate was a loving son, brother and friend to all he met. He was always generous and giving to others. He was a blessing to everyone and we can’t wait until the day we see him again. We know he is in heaven playing Xbox with all of his many friends and playing all the sports he has wanted to play. His breath is strong and his heart even stronger and every step he takes is a leap of joy. It was an honor that God chose us to be his parents. It was a blessing to be there when he left this world and entered into the presence of the Lord.

Klate is survived by his parents, J.T. and Shannen Wehunt; sister, Kre Wehunt; grandparents, Danny and Georgia McDonald of Murrayville, Ga., James Wehunt, Sr., Dahlonega, Ga., Eddie and Kay Puckett, Murrayville, Ga., Jeannie Byrd, Alpharetta, Ga.; aunts and uncles, John Daniel and Chelsea McDonald, Jonathan Stevens, Jesus and Lisa Shark; cousins, Zach and Sophia Montgomery and Megan Allison; and special friends, Joseph and Joshua Chastain.

Funeral services for Klate were held Friday, April 25, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Al Waltz and John Daniel McDonald officiated and Houston Barber (Mr. B) read a special dedication. Interment followed in the Yellow Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Murrayville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, C/O Wayne Underwood, 2054 Claude Parks Road, Murrayville, GA 30564.

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

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

Death Notices

Edward F. “Ted” Scarbrough, 39, passed away on April 19, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Obituaries (4-30-14 edition)
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Chester Arthur Crowell

Resident of Dahlonega

Chester Arthur Crowell, Jr. passed away at the age of 93, on April 22, 2014, at his home in Dahlonega, Ga. following a battle with cancer.

Mr. Crowell was born and raised in Cordele, Ga. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers during WW2 in the Philippines and participated in the post war activities in Japan. Following the war, he attended and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in architecture. He designed numerous schools and churches during his 41 years in his own business in Macon, Ga. He was a member of the Macon Lions Club for 33 years. In 1988, he retired and moved to Gainesville, Fla. where he lived for 28 years with his wife Billie Lowry Crowell. While in Gainesville, Fla., he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, the Barber Gators, the Decrepit Birdmen, and the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed flying his own plane, painting, and wood craftsmanship.

In 2013, Mr. Crowell designed and built a home in Dahlonega on the farm of his youngest son, Tom.

Mr. Crowell was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Griffith Crowell and by his third wife, Billy Lowry Crowell.

Mr. Crowell is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, C. Arthur Crowell III of Macon, Ga., and Tom and Mary Kay Crowell of Dahlonega, Ga., two step sons and daughter-in-law, Dean Lowry, Frank and Midori Lowry and a step daughter, Katherine Tilley, all of Gainesville, Fla. In addition, he is survived by three grandchildren Chace, Amber and Ciera, three step grandchildren, Jonathon, Denise and Jack, and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Visitation is at 11 a.m., Service at 11:30 a.m., Reception at 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of North East Georgia or the Lumpkin County Humane Society.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Herschel was born on November 11, 1923 in Tabor, Iowa to the late William Dalton and Bernice Everham Dalton. In 1942, he graduated from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Iowa, later attending Northwest Missouri State. Herschel entered the United States Navy where he served with honor in the South Pacific. Following his completion of his military service in 1946, Herschel began his career with the United States Postal Service, a career that would span from 1947 until his retirement in 1979.

Herschel moved to Dahlonega in 1984, where he was active as a Lifetime Member of the VFW as well as the American Legion Post 5533 of Dahlonega. In addition to his parents, Herschel is preceded in death by his brothers, Maurice Dalton, Clarence Dalton and Ralph Dalton as well as sisters, Katherine Dalton and Dorothy Dalton Efingham.

He is survived locally by his niece Victoria Dalton Loggins of Murrayville and nephew, Brian Dalton of Demorest. In addition, Herschel is survived by is brother, Harold Dalton as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Tabor Cemetery in Tabor, Iowa. A gathering of family and friends was held at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, Iowa. Locally it is requested that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to the Community Helping Place Food Bank, P.O.Box 712, Dahlonega, GA. 30533.

Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves, age 89, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Mrs. Reeves was born in Dawsonville, Ga. June 26, 1924. She lived in Lumpkin County for the past 16 years and was a former resident of Sandy Springs, Ga. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Rosie was the daughter of the late Jessie and Bessie Hyde and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Owen Reeves; and an infant son, James Owen Reeves Jr.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Mitch Phillips, Auburn, Ga., Cissy Reeves, Dahlonega, Ga., and Debbie and John Brannon, Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Jimmy, Wade, Doug, and Mick. Several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Reeves was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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

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

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt, age 14, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Egleston Children’s Health Care of Atlanta with his family by his side.

Klate was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was an 8th grade student at Lumpkin County Middle School.

Klate was a loving son, brother and friend to all he met. He was always generous and giving to others. He was a blessing to everyone and we can’t wait until the day we see him again. We know he is in heaven playing Xbox with all of his many friends and playing all the sports he has wanted to play. His breath is strong and his heart even stronger and every step he takes is a leap of joy. It was an honor that God chose us to be his parents. It was a blessing to be there when he left this world and entered into the presence of the Lord.

Klate is survived by his parents, J.T. and Shannen Wehunt; sister, Kre Wehunt; grandparents, Danny and Georgia McDonald of Murrayville, Ga., James Wehunt, Sr., Dahlonega, Ga., Eddie and Kay Puckett, Murrayville, Ga., Jeannie Byrd, Alpharetta, Ga.; aunts and uncles, John Daniel and Chelsea McDonald, Jonathan Stevens, Jesus and Lisa Shark; cousins, Zach and Sophia Montgomery and Megan Allison; and special friends, Joseph and Joshua Chastain.

Funeral services for Klate were held Friday, April 25, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Al Waltz and John Daniel McDonald officiated and Houston Barber (Mr. B) read a special dedication. Interment followed in the Yellow Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Murrayville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, C/O Wayne Underwood, 2054 Claude Parks Road, Murrayville, GA 30564.

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

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

Death Notices

Edward F. “Ted” Scarbrough, 39, passed away on April 19, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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