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James Ralph Ravan Jr.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Ralph Ravan Jr., age 63, of Dahlonega.

Mr. Ravan passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Rural Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jack Pilcher officiating.

James was born in White County on March 18, 1950, the son of the late James Ralph Ravan Sr. and Ruby Ramey Ravan. He was employed with American Protein for several years as a truck driver and was a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, James is preceded in death by his wife, Denise Winkler Ravan.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Corbin Ravan, Dahlonega; mother, Ruby Ravan, Dahlonega; daughter and husband, Tammy and Johnny Fortner, Dahlonega; son, Michael Ravan, Cleveland; son and friend, Justin Ravan and Carrie Napier, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Willie Jarrard, Dahlonega; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky and Diane Ravan, Cleveland, Freddie and Sherrill Ravan also of Cleveland. James is also survived by his two grandsons, Will Alexander and Trevor Alexander.

Condolences may be sent to the family of James Ralph Ravan Jr. by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com

Services for Mr. Ravan are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland 706-865-1500.

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Ida Lee Cheves

The death on April 20, 2013 of a true lady, mother, companion and friend, Ida Lee Cheves, 87 of Dahlonega, occurred peacefully at her residence.

Born September 22, 1925 to the late Anton F. Solms, Sr. and Annie Lee Woods Solms, she was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. After attending public schools in Savannah, she matriculated from The University of Georgia with a BBA degree. She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and was involved in campus activities, one of which was being a freshman sports reporter for The Red and Black campus paper. Ida Lee had her social clubs, volunteered with the Red Cross during the Korean Conflict and most significantly was a Pink Lady at Northside Hospital for 37 years.

She was known as a Caring Lady who could be counted on to “Be There.” Each morning began with a bright “Good Mawning” and a little hug. Then several times a day when we were getting ready to do something, the little singing phrase “off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sky” would come out. Hope both of us will go that way. She was predeceased by all of her siblings, Tony, Jr., James, Selma, William and Walter.

Miss Ida Lee married James P. Cheves, Jr. of Atlanta in 1949 where they lived and raised three children. Surviving along with her husband, affectionally known as Buck, are the children and their spouses, James P. Cheves, III, Thomas Gilbert and Brenda Cheves, Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” and Wayne Smith, three granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Interment services were held April 23, 2013 at at Arlington Memorial Park. Rev. Maitland Laforce officiated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Roy Austin Roberson

Mr. Roy Austin Roberson, age 69, of Orchard Hill Road, Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday April 16, 2013 in the Gold City Convalescent Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Roberson was born on Sept. 16, 1943 in Atlanta, the son of the late Roy A. Roberson Sr. and the late Myrt Boswell Roberson (Myrt grew up in Green County, Ga.). Roy had served in the Air National Guard for over 21 years. He had also been employed with North Georgia College for over 14 years. He loved riding trail bikes with his wife, Marie. Just a few of his hobbies that he enjoyed were working on old cars and being outdoors. He was a loving, gentle and kind husband. Roy was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving Roy are his loving wife and best friend of 46 years, Marie Corn Roberson of Dahlonega, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Roy.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

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L.D. Seitz

L.D. Seitz, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born May 1, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late John and Pearl Seitz, Mr. Seitz lived a large part of his life in Forsyth County before moving back to Dahlonega for the last seven years. He was also preceded in death by brothers, C.J. Seitz, Charlie Seitz, Johnny Seitz, C.F. Seitz, Dean Seitz, and sisters, Edna Seabolt, Lizzie Belle Bearden.

Surviving are his wife of over 60 years, Mary Thomason Seitz, Dahlonega; sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy Seitz, Dahlonega, Robert and Michelle Seitz, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law Becky and Roger Townley, Cumming, Linda and Norris Hughes, Dawsonville, Vanessa and Lamar Day, Dawsonville; brother, Carlton Seitz, Dahlonega; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held April 23, 2013 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Brody Hughes, Rev. Johnathan Seitz, Rev. Austin Seitz, and Rev. Roger Townley officiated. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Mark Sanford Seabolt

Mr. Mark Sanford Seabolt, age 55, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 following an extended illness.

Mark was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He always enjoyed his work as a poultry farmer. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with the community and had a generous heart that loved to do for others. Mark was a member of Yahoola Baptist Church.

Mr. Seabolt was the son of the late Ernest and Bessie Sanford Seabolt, and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Seabolt Padgett; grandson, Joshua Seabolt; brother, Hoyt Seabolt; and son-in-law, Marvin Padgett.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Brown Seabolt, Dahlonega; son, Justin Seabolt, Dahlonega; daughter, Angela Seabolt, Dahlonega; brother, Henley Seabolt, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Kendall and Debbie Seabolt, Dawsonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katie and Dean Davis, Patsy and Ronnie Lingerfelt, Elaine and Homer Davis, all of Dahlonega, Tina and Jack Lowman, Murrayville, Susie and Shawn McCune, Summitville, Ind., Gladys Rider, Gainesville, Ga.; sister-in-law, Anna Seabolt, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Matthew Conner, Chasity and Jessica Seabolt. A number of other friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mark were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. J.R. Fields officiated.

Interment followed in the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Banister Funeral Home to help with the funeral service.

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

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

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Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett

Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett, 33, of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, April 15, 2013 following an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and had worked in housekeeping at Chestatee Regional Hospital. She always had a beautiful smile and was a compassionate, sweet person that loved everyone, including her pets. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Melissa was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Padgett; son, Joshua Seabolt; grandparents, Ernest and Bessie Seabolt and Ben and Emma Brown.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Regina Seabolt, Dahlonega; son, Matthew Conner; daughter, Chasity Seabolt, Blue Ridge, Ga.; fiancé, Norman Bradley, Dawsonville; brother, Justin Seabolt; and sister, Angela Seabolt, Dahlonega. Several aunts and uncles and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Melissa were held April 18, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. John Graham, and Rev. Gwendell Gravitt officiated.

Interment follow at Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega to help with funeral expenses.

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

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

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Obituaries (April 24 edition)
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James Ralph Ravan Jr.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Ralph Ravan Jr., age 63, of Dahlonega.

Mr. Ravan passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Rural Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jack Pilcher officiating.

James was born in White County on March 18, 1950, the son of the late James Ralph Ravan Sr. and Ruby Ramey Ravan. He was employed with American Protein for several years as a truck driver and was a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, James is preceded in death by his wife, Denise Winkler Ravan.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Corbin Ravan, Dahlonega; mother, Ruby Ravan, Dahlonega; daughter and husband, Tammy and Johnny Fortner, Dahlonega; son, Michael Ravan, Cleveland; son and friend, Justin Ravan and Carrie Napier, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Willie Jarrard, Dahlonega; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky and Diane Ravan, Cleveland, Freddie and Sherrill Ravan also of Cleveland. James is also survived by his two grandsons, Will Alexander and Trevor Alexander.

Condolences may be sent to the family of James Ralph Ravan Jr. by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com

Services for Mr. Ravan are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland 706-865-1500.

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Ida Lee Cheves

The death on April 20, 2013 of a true lady, mother, companion and friend, Ida Lee Cheves, 87 of Dahlonega, occurred peacefully at her residence.

Born September 22, 1925 to the late Anton F. Solms, Sr. and Annie Lee Woods Solms, she was born and raised in Savannah, Ga. After attending public schools in Savannah, she matriculated from The University of Georgia with a BBA degree. She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and was involved in campus activities, one of which was being a freshman sports reporter for The Red and Black campus paper. Ida Lee had her social clubs, volunteered with the Red Cross during the Korean Conflict and most significantly was a Pink Lady at Northside Hospital for 37 years.

She was known as a Caring Lady who could be counted on to “Be There.” Each morning began with a bright “Good Mawning” and a little hug. Then several times a day when we were getting ready to do something, the little singing phrase “off we go into the wild blue yonder, climbing high into the sky” would come out. Hope both of us will go that way. She was predeceased by all of her siblings, Tony, Jr., James, Selma, William and Walter.

Miss Ida Lee married James P. Cheves, Jr. of Atlanta in 1949 where they lived and raised three children. Surviving along with her husband, affectionally known as Buck, are the children and their spouses, James P. Cheves, III, Thomas Gilbert and Brenda Cheves, Elizabeth Anne “Betsy” and Wayne Smith, three granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Interment services were held April 23, 2013 at at Arlington Memorial Park. Rev. Maitland Laforce officiated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Roy Austin Roberson

Mr. Roy Austin Roberson, age 69, of Orchard Hill Road, Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday April 16, 2013 in the Gold City Convalescent Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Roberson was born on Sept. 16, 1943 in Atlanta, the son of the late Roy A. Roberson Sr. and the late Myrt Boswell Roberson (Myrt grew up in Green County, Ga.). Roy had served in the Air National Guard for over 21 years. He had also been employed with North Georgia College for over 14 years. He loved riding trail bikes with his wife, Marie. Just a few of his hobbies that he enjoyed were working on old cars and being outdoors. He was a loving, gentle and kind husband. Roy was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving Roy are his loving wife and best friend of 46 years, Marie Corn Roberson of Dahlonega, several cousins, many other relatives and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers if you wish, the family requests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Roy.

Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences on line at www.mountainviewfuneralhome.com.

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L.D. Seitz

L.D. Seitz, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Born May 1, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late John and Pearl Seitz, Mr. Seitz lived a large part of his life in Forsyth County before moving back to Dahlonega for the last seven years. He was also preceded in death by brothers, C.J. Seitz, Charlie Seitz, Johnny Seitz, C.F. Seitz, Dean Seitz, and sisters, Edna Seabolt, Lizzie Belle Bearden.

Surviving are his wife of over 60 years, Mary Thomason Seitz, Dahlonega; sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy Seitz, Dahlonega, Robert and Michelle Seitz, Cumming; daughters and sons-in-law Becky and Roger Townley, Cumming, Linda and Norris Hughes, Dawsonville, Vanessa and Lamar Day, Dawsonville; brother, Carlton Seitz, Dahlonega; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held April 23, 2013 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Brody Hughes, Rev. Johnathan Seitz, Rev. Austin Seitz, and Rev. Roger Townley officiated. Interment followed in the Antioch Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, was in charge of arrangements.

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Mark Sanford Seabolt

Mr. Mark Sanford Seabolt, age 55, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 following an extended illness.

Mark was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He always enjoyed his work as a poultry farmer. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with the community and had a generous heart that loved to do for others. Mark was a member of Yahoola Baptist Church.

Mr. Seabolt was the son of the late Ernest and Bessie Sanford Seabolt, and was also preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Seabolt Padgett; grandson, Joshua Seabolt; brother, Hoyt Seabolt; and son-in-law, Marvin Padgett.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Brown Seabolt, Dahlonega; son, Justin Seabolt, Dahlonega; daughter, Angela Seabolt, Dahlonega; brother, Henley Seabolt, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Kendall and Debbie Seabolt, Dawsonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Katie and Dean Davis, Patsy and Ronnie Lingerfelt, Elaine and Homer Davis, all of Dahlonega, Tina and Jack Lowman, Murrayville, Susie and Shawn McCune, Summitville, Ind., Gladys Rider, Gainesville, Ga.; sister-in-law, Anna Seabolt, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Matthew Conner, Chasity and Jessica Seabolt. A number of other friends and relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mark were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. J.R. Fields officiated.

Interment followed in the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Banister Funeral Home to help with the funeral service.

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

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

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Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett

Melissa Seabolt Conner Padgett, 33, of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, April 15, 2013 following an extended illness.

She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and had worked in housekeeping at Chestatee Regional Hospital. She always had a beautiful smile and was a compassionate, sweet person that loved everyone, including her pets. She was of the Baptist Faith.

Melissa was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Padgett; son, Joshua Seabolt; grandparents, Ernest and Bessie Seabolt and Ben and Emma Brown.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Regina Seabolt, Dahlonega; son, Matthew Conner; daughter, Chasity Seabolt, Blue Ridge, Ga.; fiancé, Norman Bradley, Dawsonville; brother, Justin Seabolt; and sister, Angela Seabolt, Dahlonega. Several aunts and uncles and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Melissa were held April 18, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. John Graham, and Rev. Gwendell Gravitt officiated.

Interment follow at Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega to help with funeral expenses.

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

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

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