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Anthony Pellegrino

Mr. Anthony Pellegrino, age 87, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Anthony moved to Dahlonega two years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was originally from New York where he retired after 25 years of service with the New York State Police.

He was a member of the First Marine Division in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was also a member of the Actors Equity Guild and played in a number of off Broadway productions. Anthony inspired his son to form the Dahlonega Senior Softball Club. He played softball until he was 82 years of age in Myrtle Beach.

Anthony was a member of Foothills Fellowship in Lumpkin County.

He was the son of the late Michael and Lucy Furcella Pellegrino; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Camps Pellegrino; two sisters and one brother.

Anthony is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Trina Pellegrino of Dahlonega, Richard and Maura Pellegrino of Middletown, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Toni Lynn and Alan Godby, Gainesville, Ga.; granddaughters, Stephanie and Samantha Pellegrino, Middletown, N.Y.

Funeral services for Anthony are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Foothills Fellowship, 5320 Longbranch Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

Rev. T.R. Myers will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday, March 13, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, from 3-5 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Foothills Fellowship, P.O. Box 385, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

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

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

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Frankie Jean Abercrombie

Miss Frankie Jean Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2013.

Frankie Jean Abercrombie, a native of Lumpkin County, was a retired Professor of English at Gainesville College, where she taught for 24 years. She was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church.

She taught Sunday School and played piano for 51-plus years. She began attending services at Gold City Convalescent Center in 1974. There she played the piano and frequently read the Bible to the patients. She helped in the establishment of Gold City Chapel and was the Chaplain.

After retirement, she visited many places in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains in search of native wildflowers and butterflies. She was also interested in wildlife and other insects and helped present programs to numerous classes in elementary schools in Lumpkin, Union, White, Hall, and Forsyth counties. Her favorite hobbies were photography, printing, and editing home videos.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Fannie Pearl Stephens Abercrombie; and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Lou Fields and Marjorie Louise Abercrombie; brother, Lowell Abercrombie and nephew, Neal Anderson.

Frankie is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Marvin Anderson of Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Celma Abercrombie of Dahlonega; nephews and wives, Clark and Ronna Anderson, Mark and Donna Anderson, Jene Fields all of Dahlonega, Curtis and Lisa Abercrombie of Murrayville, Kenneth and June Abercrombie of Seattle, Wash.; niece, Patricia Anderson; special great-niece, Erica Anderson; special friends, Mildred Norrell and family and special pet, Buffy all of Dahlonega. Several great-nieces, nephews and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Frankie are scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega Wednesday, March 13, from 1 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the church or charity of your choice in Frankie’s memory.

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

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

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Delores Joann Langbehn

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Delores Joann Langbehn, age 79, of Cleveland. Mrs. Langbehn passed away on March 6, 2013. No public services are planned.

Mrs. Langbehn was born in Eden, Ohio to the late Ed and Elzina Mann Wysong. She spent several years in Tampa, Florida where she was a Supervisor with ARA Security which was then a part of Eastern Airlines. Following retirement she and her husband moved to White County where they were members of Blue Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband Robert Langbehn; daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Jerry Summers of Lakewood, Washington, Barbara and Fred Farnia of Murrells, South Carolina, Terri and Jim Colson of Brandon, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law Steven Edwards and Norma Jean Wysong of Kissimmee, Fla., James Franklin and Silvia D. Wysong of Hockessin, Del. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Lagbehen by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland 706-865-1500 was in charge of arrangements.

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Ella Yvonne Patton

Ella Yvonne Patton, 85, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. She was a life long resident of Dahlonega and was one of the oldest members of Dahlonega Baptist Church. She had a green thumb and loved to garden. She was very active in the Woman’s Circle at church and loved taking care of the elderly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Susie Thompson; husband, Bill Patton; sisters, Billie Woodall and Marion Hogwood; brothers, Ollie Thompson and David Thompson.

She is survived by her children, Trudi Johnston of Dahlonega, Rick and Sonya Patton of Dahlonega, Bogy Patton of Dahlonega; brother, George and Peggy Thompson of Dahlonega; sisters, Leila Sosebee of Dahlonega and Ann Phillips of Dahlonega; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church with the Reverends Bill Hutcheson and Lyman Caldwell officiating. Interment followed at Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Dahlonega Baptist Church TEL Sunday School Class in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga., 30533, 706-864-DOVE.

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Ford (Tinker) Melton Ash, Jr.

Ford (Tinker) Melton Ash, Jr., age 53, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away March 6, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Era Ash, Pierce and Zora Gilstrap.

Ford was a Southern Baptist pastor from 1996-2007. He pastored Elim Baptist in Newnan, New Day Worship Center in Dahlonega and Grace Baptist in Toccoa. He also served as interim pastor at Corinth Baptist Church.

He was the owner of Crossover Counseling, where he was a certified Clinical advance addiction counselor. He spiritually guided individuals and families with addictions to alcohol and drugs.

Ford attended Andersonville Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Ford loved and enjoyed the life that God blessed him with. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, running and skydiving.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine (Cricket) Ash; daughter, Ashley Ash; son, Ford (Tre) Ash III; parents, Ford Sr. and Marie Ash; sister, Sonya Ash; sister and brother-in-law, Sabrena and Scott Kapetanis; nephew and niece, Kody and Kristin Kapetanis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Ruby Boger.

Funeral services were held March 8, 2013 at Northlake Baptist Church in Murrayville.

Dr. Tony Smith officiated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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James “Jimmy” Lee Mitchell

James “Jimmy” Lee Mitchell, 62, passed away on March 4, 2013. Born in Atlanta, he was predeceased by his father, John R. Mitchell in February 2012.

Jimmy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary P. Mitchell of Jasper, Ga.; brothers, John A. Mitchell of Gainesville, Ga. and Robert J. Mitchell of Atlanta; nephew, John A. Mitchell, Jr. of Gainesville.

Funeral services were held March 9, 2013 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Ga. Interment was at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30040 (770) 886-9899.

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Talmadge 'Doc' Sosebee

Mr. Talmadge “Doc” Sosebee, age 79 of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday March 5, 2013.

He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Christian faith.

Mr. Talmadge was the son of the late Oscar Sosebee and M. Elizabeth Sullens Sosebee. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, J.A. Sosebee, Ray Sosebee, Jeff Sosebee, Loy Sosebee. Sisters, Eva Lou Childers, Eula Lingerfelt, Odell Barrett and Ola Ledford.

Talmadge is survived by stepsons, James A. Sullens, Dahlonega, Lester Sullens, Toccoa, Ga.; stepdaughters, Mattie White, Luthersville, Ga., Louise Johnson, Lucille Garrison and Hazel Heavrin all of Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Lucille Sosebee, Dahlonega. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held March 8, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonga.

Rev. Junior Evans and Larry Lingerfelt officiated.

Interment followed in Saint Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin county.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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William “Bill” Holtzclaw

William “Bill” Holtzclaw, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday March 4, 2013.

Mr. Holtzclaw had lived in Dahlonega for the past 22 years. He was in electrical sales and design with City Plumbing Electrical. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist Faith.

He was the son of the late Charles Robert Holtzclaw and Sarah Beck Holtzclaw. He was also preceded in death by brother, Cecil Holtzclaw and his wife Lillian. Sisters, Frances Holtzclaw, Vashti Satterfield, Jennie Howard and husband Homer.

Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-Law, Juhline and Ralph Lingerfelt, Dahlonega; brother-in-Law, Charles Satterfield, Dahlonega. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2013 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Military honors were provided by the Veteran’s Alliance Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Amercian Cancer Society 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114 Gainesville, Georgia 30501.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Chad Alan McCamish

Chad Alan McCamish, age 24, a resident of Macon, Ga. formerly of Dahlonega, was born Dec. 18, 1988 at Fort Riley, Kansas and passed away Feb. 15, 2013 in Macon.

Chad was the son of Craig (1SG Ret) and Teresa McCamish. He is survived by his sister Chantal Burger of Gainesville, Ga.; brother PFC Cody McCamish, Hawaii; step-brothers Andrew Dornhecer, Nashville, Tenn. amd SFC Kenneth Dornhecker, Ft. Campbell, Ky.

He was a loving son and brother and was the most caring and loving man you would ever meet. He was very athletic his whole life. He graduated from Tattnall Square Academy where he went to state tournaments as a wrestler and soccer player. After graduation from high school he joined the Army as a Fire Support Specialist, 13F1PL7, and was assigned to the C Co 2d Bn 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division for four years. He deployed to Afghanistan and was injured in combat while assigned to a Infantry Company.

During his military service Chad was awarded and earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, Army Accomondation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

Chad was attending Macon State College to earn a degree in Psychology. If he wasn’t playing X-box, he was watching ESPN and rooting for Ohio State, the Cowboys and the Braves. He truly enjoyed being around family and being in love with love itself.

Donations on Chad’s behalf can be sent to Craig and Teri McCamish, 78 Whitestone Lane, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533. Any donations will be used to pay for Chad’s expenses, a memorial marker and putting his name on the Dahlonga Veteran’s Memorial Wall.

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Obituaries (March 13 edition)
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Anthony Pellegrino

Mr. Anthony Pellegrino, age 87, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Anthony moved to Dahlonega two years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was originally from New York where he retired after 25 years of service with the New York State Police.

He was a member of the First Marine Division in the Battle of Guadalcanal. He was also a member of the Actors Equity Guild and played in a number of off Broadway productions. Anthony inspired his son to form the Dahlonega Senior Softball Club. He played softball until he was 82 years of age in Myrtle Beach.

Anthony was a member of Foothills Fellowship in Lumpkin County.

He was the son of the late Michael and Lucy Furcella Pellegrino; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Camps Pellegrino; two sisters and one brother.

Anthony is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Trina Pellegrino of Dahlonega, Richard and Maura Pellegrino of Middletown, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Toni Lynn and Alan Godby, Gainesville, Ga.; granddaughters, Stephanie and Samantha Pellegrino, Middletown, N.Y.

Funeral services for Anthony are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Foothills Fellowship, 5320 Longbranch Road, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

Rev. T.R. Myers will officiate.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday, March 13, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, from 3-5 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Foothills Fellowship, P.O. Box 385, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

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

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

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Frankie Jean Abercrombie

Miss Frankie Jean Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2013.

Frankie Jean Abercrombie, a native of Lumpkin County, was a retired Professor of English at Gainesville College, where she taught for 24 years. She was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church.

She taught Sunday School and played piano for 51-plus years. She began attending services at Gold City Convalescent Center in 1974. There she played the piano and frequently read the Bible to the patients. She helped in the establishment of Gold City Chapel and was the Chaplain.

After retirement, she visited many places in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains in search of native wildflowers and butterflies. She was also interested in wildlife and other insects and helped present programs to numerous classes in elementary schools in Lumpkin, Union, White, Hall, and Forsyth counties. Her favorite hobbies were photography, printing, and editing home videos.

She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Fannie Pearl Stephens Abercrombie; and was also preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Lou Fields and Marjorie Louise Abercrombie; brother, Lowell Abercrombie and nephew, Neal Anderson.

Frankie is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Marvin Anderson of Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Celma Abercrombie of Dahlonega; nephews and wives, Clark and Ronna Anderson, Mark and Donna Anderson, Jene Fields all of Dahlonega, Curtis and Lisa Abercrombie of Murrayville, Kenneth and June Abercrombie of Seattle, Wash.; niece, Patricia Anderson; special great-niece, Erica Anderson; special friends, Mildred Norrell and family and special pet, Buffy all of Dahlonega. Several great-nieces, nephews and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Frankie are scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega Wednesday, March 13, from 1 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the church or charity of your choice in Frankie’s memory.

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

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

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Delores Joann Langbehn

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Delores Joann Langbehn, age 79, of Cleveland. Mrs. Langbehn passed away on March 6, 2013. No public services are planned.

Mrs. Langbehn was born in Eden, Ohio to the late Ed and Elzina Mann Wysong. She spent several years in Tampa, Florida where she was a Supervisor with ARA Security which was then a part of Eastern Airlines. Following retirement she and her husband moved to White County where they were members of Blue Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include husband Robert Langbehn; daughters and sons-in-law Judy and Jerry Summers of Lakewood, Washington, Barbara and Fred Farnia of Murrells, South Carolina, Terri and Jim Colson of Brandon, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law Steven Edwards and Norma Jean Wysong of Kissimmee, Fla., James Franklin and Silvia D. Wysong of Hockessin, Del. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 743 Spring Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30501

Condolences may be sent to the family of Mrs. Lagbehen by visiting www.alexander-funeral.com.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland 706-865-1500 was in charge of arrangements.

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Ella Yvonne Patton

Ella Yvonne Patton, 85, of Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. She was a life long resident of Dahlonega and was one of the oldest members of Dahlonega Baptist Church. She had a green thumb and loved to garden. She was very active in the Woman’s Circle at church and loved taking care of the elderly.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wesley and Susie Thompson; husband, Bill Patton; sisters, Billie Woodall and Marion Hogwood; brothers, Ollie Thompson and David Thompson.

She is survived by her children, Trudi Johnston of Dahlonega, Rick and Sonya Patton of Dahlonega, Bogy Patton of Dahlonega; brother, George and Peggy Thompson of Dahlonega; sisters, Leila Sosebee of Dahlonega and Ann Phillips of Dahlonega; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church with the Reverends Bill Hutcheson and Lyman Caldwell officiating. Interment followed at Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Dahlonega Baptist Church TEL Sunday School Class in her memory.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga., 30533, 706-864-DOVE.

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Ford (Tinker) Melton Ash, Jr.

Ford (Tinker) Melton Ash, Jr., age 53, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away March 6, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Era Ash, Pierce and Zora Gilstrap.

Ford was a Southern Baptist pastor from 1996-2007. He pastored Elim Baptist in Newnan, New Day Worship Center in Dahlonega and Grace Baptist in Toccoa. He also served as interim pastor at Corinth Baptist Church.

He was the owner of Crossover Counseling, where he was a certified Clinical advance addiction counselor. He spiritually guided individuals and families with addictions to alcohol and drugs.

Ford attended Andersonville Theological Seminary where he earned a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Ford loved and enjoyed the life that God blessed him with. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, running and skydiving.

He is survived by his loving wife, Christine (Cricket) Ash; daughter, Ashley Ash; son, Ford (Tre) Ash III; parents, Ford Sr. and Marie Ash; sister, Sonya Ash; sister and brother-in-law, Sabrena and Scott Kapetanis; nephew and niece, Kody and Kristin Kapetanis; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Ruby Boger.

Funeral services were held March 8, 2013 at Northlake Baptist Church in Murrayville.

Dr. Tony Smith officiated.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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James “Jimmy” Lee Mitchell

James “Jimmy” Lee Mitchell, 62, passed away on March 4, 2013. Born in Atlanta, he was predeceased by his father, John R. Mitchell in February 2012.

Jimmy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary P. Mitchell of Jasper, Ga.; brothers, John A. Mitchell of Gainesville, Ga. and Robert J. Mitchell of Atlanta; nephew, John A. Mitchell, Jr. of Gainesville.

Funeral services were held March 9, 2013 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Ga. Interment was at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.

Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, Ga. 30040 (770) 886-9899.

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Talmadge 'Doc' Sosebee

Mr. Talmadge “Doc” Sosebee, age 79 of Dahlonega, passed away Tuesday March 5, 2013.

He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Christian faith.

Mr. Talmadge was the son of the late Oscar Sosebee and M. Elizabeth Sullens Sosebee. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, J.A. Sosebee, Ray Sosebee, Jeff Sosebee, Loy Sosebee. Sisters, Eva Lou Childers, Eula Lingerfelt, Odell Barrett and Ola Ledford.

Talmadge is survived by stepsons, James A. Sullens, Dahlonega, Lester Sullens, Toccoa, Ga.; stepdaughters, Mattie White, Luthersville, Ga., Louise Johnson, Lucille Garrison and Hazel Heavrin all of Dahlonega; sister-in-law, Lucille Sosebee, Dahlonega. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held March 8, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonga.

Rev. Junior Evans and Larry Lingerfelt officiated.

Interment followed in Saint Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin county.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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William “Bill” Holtzclaw

William “Bill” Holtzclaw, age 74, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday March 4, 2013.

Mr. Holtzclaw had lived in Dahlonega for the past 22 years. He was in electrical sales and design with City Plumbing Electrical. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was of the Baptist Faith.

He was the son of the late Charles Robert Holtzclaw and Sarah Beck Holtzclaw. He was also preceded in death by brother, Cecil Holtzclaw and his wife Lillian. Sisters, Frances Holtzclaw, Vashti Satterfield, Jennie Howard and husband Homer.

Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-Law, Juhline and Ralph Lingerfelt, Dahlonega; brother-in-Law, Charles Satterfield, Dahlonega. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2013 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Military honors were provided by the Veteran’s Alliance Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Amercian Cancer Society 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 114 Gainesville, Georgia 30501.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

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Chad Alan McCamish

Chad Alan McCamish, age 24, a resident of Macon, Ga. formerly of Dahlonega, was born Dec. 18, 1988 at Fort Riley, Kansas and passed away Feb. 15, 2013 in Macon.

Chad was the son of Craig (1SG Ret) and Teresa McCamish. He is survived by his sister Chantal Burger of Gainesville, Ga.; brother PFC Cody McCamish, Hawaii; step-brothers Andrew Dornhecer, Nashville, Tenn. amd SFC Kenneth Dornhecker, Ft. Campbell, Ky.

He was a loving son and brother and was the most caring and loving man you would ever meet. He was very athletic his whole life. He graduated from Tattnall Square Academy where he went to state tournaments as a wrestler and soccer player. After graduation from high school he joined the Army as a Fire Support Specialist, 13F1PL7, and was assigned to the C Co 2d Bn 508 PIR, 82nd Airborne Division for four years. He deployed to Afghanistan and was injured in combat while assigned to a Infantry Company.

During his military service Chad was awarded and earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ campaign star, Army Accomondation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

Chad was attending Macon State College to earn a degree in Psychology. If he wasn’t playing X-box, he was watching ESPN and rooting for Ohio State, the Cowboys and the Braves. He truly enjoyed being around family and being in love with love itself.

Donations on Chad’s behalf can be sent to Craig and Teri McCamish, 78 Whitestone Lane, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533. Any donations will be used to pay for Chad’s expenses, a memorial marker and putting his name on the Dahlonga Veteran’s Memorial Wall.

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