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Obituaries (April 4th edition)
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Charlotte Ann Self

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Self, age 53, of Dahlonega, died Sunday March 25, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Mrs. Self was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was employed at Danny’s Restaurant and Dunkin Doughnuts in Dahlonega.

She was the daughter of the late Robert Roberts and Mary Smallwood Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a son, Chris Self.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Riley) Ray, Linda (Sixto Santana) Self and Missy Self all of Dahlonega; son, Jerry Self Jr., Social Circle, Ga.; sisters, Beverly Taylor, Alamo, Ga.; Debora Madden, Jay, Florida; brothers, Bobby Roberts, Dawsonville, Wallace Roberts, Alamo, Ga.; grandchildren , Dray Self, Christopher Self Jr., Lillie Self, and Isaiah Ray. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held March 30, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Quentin Self and Rev. John Dowdy officiated.

Interment followed in Dahlonega Memorial Park.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Retired Master Sergeant John Henry Thompson

Retired Master Sergeant John Henry Thompson, age 79, of Gainesville, Ga., died March 28, 2012 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville.

Sgt. Thompson was a native of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He was a retired Master Sergeant. He served five tours of duty in Vietnam and also served in the Korean War. He received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars and other medals. He was an instructor at Camp Frank D. Merrill Ranger Camp in Dahlonega, and was a military instructor in Saudi Arabia. He served in the 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was the son of the late Floyd Massie Thompson and Leafie Campbell Thompson. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, James, and George Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Gilstrap Thompson, Gainesville, Ga.; daughter, MaryAnn (Ralph) Black, Duluth, Ga.; sons, Stephen (Sue) Thompson, Dawsonville, William (Irena) Thompson, Danielsville, Ga., Troy (Carole) Thompson, Saucier, Miss.; Richard Thompson, Gainesville and Randall Thompson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sisters, Dorothy “Sister” Bickers, Jenny (Guy) DeHooge; brothers, William (Jackie) Thompson, Freddie (Lori) Thompson, Roger Thompson and Glenn Thompson; grandchildren, John Thompson, Jennifer Lee, Taylor Thompson, Ella Black, Trey Black, Alex and Nick Black. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held March 31, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Michael Kirby officiated.

Interment followed in Bethlehem-Jones Chapel Cemetery in Dahlonega.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Blue

Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.

Mrs. Blue was born in Madden Miss. December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin County since July of 2011 after moving here from Memphis, Tenn. where she was a longtime resident. She was a retired professional photographer and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Mrs. Blue was the daughter of the late Robert Watkins and Myrtis Sanders Watkins and was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Wimbish Blue, and a daughter, Kim Berry.

Mrs. Blue is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Elvin Hilyer, Dahlonega; Pat and Joseph Alexander, Memphis; two grandchildren: Rentz Hilyer, Annandale Va. andForest Hilyer, Dahlonega; one sister, Ann Raiford, West Linn Oregon; two brothers: Robert Watkins, Jackson Miss. and Bill Watkins, Salinas Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega has provided services.

Donna Bingham

Mrs. Donna Bingham died March 31, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home in Gainesville, Ga.

Mrs. Bingham had lived in the area since 1987 and was a former Michigan resident. She was retired from AT& T and was of the Catholic faith.

She was the daughter of the late Emerald Joseph Loyer and Aretta Baughn Loyer and was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Lee Bingham.

Donna is survived by sons, Chris Bingham, Murrayville, Ga. and John Reid City, Mich.; brothers, Harold Loyer and Emerald Loyer; sisters, Arlene Loyer and Charlotte Cox; and one grandchild.

No services are planned at this time.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
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Obituaries (April 4th edition)
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Charlotte Ann Self

Mrs. Charlotte Ann Self, age 53, of Dahlonega, died Sunday March 25, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Mrs. Self was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was employed at Danny’s Restaurant and Dunkin Doughnuts in Dahlonega.

She was the daughter of the late Robert Roberts and Mary Smallwood Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a son, Chris Self.

She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Riley) Ray, Linda (Sixto Santana) Self and Missy Self all of Dahlonega; son, Jerry Self Jr., Social Circle, Ga.; sisters, Beverly Taylor, Alamo, Ga.; Debora Madden, Jay, Florida; brothers, Bobby Roberts, Dawsonville, Wallace Roberts, Alamo, Ga.; grandchildren , Dray Self, Christopher Self Jr., Lillie Self, and Isaiah Ray. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held March 30, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Quentin Self and Rev. John Dowdy officiated.

Interment followed in Dahlonega Memorial Park.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Retired Master Sergeant John Henry Thompson

Retired Master Sergeant John Henry Thompson, age 79, of Gainesville, Ga., died March 28, 2012 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville.

Sgt. Thompson was a native of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He was a retired Master Sergeant. He served five tours of duty in Vietnam and also served in the Korean War. He received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars and other medals. He was an instructor at Camp Frank D. Merrill Ranger Camp in Dahlonega, and was a military instructor in Saudi Arabia. He served in the 5th Special Forces in Vietnam. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was the son of the late Floyd Massie Thompson and Leafie Campbell Thompson. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, James, and George Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Gilstrap Thompson, Gainesville, Ga.; daughter, MaryAnn (Ralph) Black, Duluth, Ga.; sons, Stephen (Sue) Thompson, Dawsonville, William (Irena) Thompson, Danielsville, Ga., Troy (Carole) Thompson, Saucier, Miss.; Richard Thompson, Gainesville and Randall Thompson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; sisters, Dorothy “Sister” Bickers, Jenny (Guy) DeHooge; brothers, William (Jackie) Thompson, Freddie (Lori) Thompson, Roger Thompson and Glenn Thompson; grandchildren, John Thompson, Jennifer Lee, Taylor Thompson, Ella Black, Trey Black, Alex and Nick Black. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held March 31, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Michael Kirby officiated.

Interment followed in Bethlehem-Jones Chapel Cemetery in Dahlonega.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Blue

Mrs. Helen Blue, age 90, of Dahlonega died March 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Nancy Hilyer.

Mrs. Blue was born in Madden Miss. December 8, 1921. She had lived in Lumpkin County since July of 2011 after moving here from Memphis, Tenn. where she was a longtime resident. She was a retired professional photographer and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Mrs. Blue was the daughter of the late Robert Watkins and Myrtis Sanders Watkins and was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Wimbish Blue, and a daughter, Kim Berry.

Mrs. Blue is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Nancy and Elvin Hilyer, Dahlonega; Pat and Joseph Alexander, Memphis; two grandchildren: Rentz Hilyer, Annandale Va. andForest Hilyer, Dahlonega; one sister, Ann Raiford, West Linn Oregon; two brothers: Robert Watkins, Jackson Miss. and Bill Watkins, Salinas Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial service will be held.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega has provided services.

Donna Bingham

Mrs. Donna Bingham died March 31, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home in Gainesville, Ga.

Mrs. Bingham had lived in the area since 1987 and was a former Michigan resident. She was retired from AT& T and was of the Catholic faith.

She was the daughter of the late Emerald Joseph Loyer and Aretta Baughn Loyer and was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoyt Lee Bingham.

Donna is survived by sons, Chris Bingham, Murrayville, Ga. and John Reid City, Mich.; brothers, Harold Loyer and Emerald Loyer; sisters, Arlene Loyer and Charlotte Cox; and one grandchild.

No services are planned at this time.

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