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Donald T. “Don” Smith

Mr. Donald T. “Don” Smith, age 77, of Dahlonega, died Friday, March 2, 2012.

Don grew up in Rochester, New Hampshire. He served in the United States Navy as a training devices specialist. In 1960, he graduated with honors in mechanical design from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He joined AT&T’s Bell Laboratories in 1960 and spent his entire career there. Don held seven patents for wire connecting devices and tools. For more than 50 years he handcrafted fine folk instruments and furniture. He was also an accomplished musician. He held a leadership role as a board member of Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and the Wiggins Group of Dahlonega. He was active in promoting folk music and enjoyed traditional music gatherings.

Don was the son of the late Eben Smith and Eleanor Tolman Smith. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leata Smith, Dahlonega; daughters and son-in-law, Lynn Marie Smith, Norcross, Ga., Sonia and Charles Henshaw, Woodstock, Ga., Heather Ann Smith, Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Anne Smith, Center Strafford, N.H.; grandchildren, Justin Roberts and Kyle Henshaw. A number of other relatives also survive.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jeff Ross and Harvey Young will officiate.

Inurnment of the cremains will follow at 2:30 PM at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga..

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Thursday immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, 200 Bolton Drive, Commerce, Ga. 30529.

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

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Ruth Jackson Caldwell

Mrs. Ruth Jackson Caldwell, age 89, of Dahlonega, died Friday March 2, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga.

Mrs. Caldwell was born in Young Harris, Ga. August 31, 1922. She had lived in Dahlonega since 1992 and was a former resident of Demorest, Ga.

Ruth was a dedicated educator. She taught in a one room schoolhouse in Gum Log (Towns County) and had to drive an Army Jeep to school because the roads were so muddy. She had to build a fire before the kids came to school. She taught in refurbished Army barracks at Hiawassee, Ga. in the early 50’s. She spent many years teaching in Union County, Rabun County, and Habersham County. She worked at a defense plant during WW II. She loved Dahlonega and often said, “What a beautiful range of mountains was north of town.”

Ruth was the daughter of the late Vester Jackson and Lola Souther Jackson and was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert “Buck” Caldwell; sisters, Elma Bryson and Adele Marie Lamb.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jackie Caldwell, Suwanee, Ga.; grandchildren, Troy and Clarissa Bradham; great-grandchildren, Journey, Luke, and Levi Bradham; special niece, Jackie Peabody; and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service was held Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Walton Peabody officiated.

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

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Eugene Grindle

Mr. Eugene Grindle, age 71, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2012 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Mr. Grindle was a native of Lumpkin County. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late Lewis Young Grindle and Pauline Edge Grindle and was also preceded in death by a brother, L.Y. Grindle.

He is survived by his children, Eugene and Joanna Grindle, Vernal, Utah, John Grindle, Flowery Branch, Ga., Merlin and Heather Grindle, Woodstock, Ga., Lewis Grindle, Flowery Branch, Ga., Brenadette and Ronald Faust, Lilburn, Ga., Lindretta and Joe Kramer, Savannah, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Grindle, Dahlonega; sisters, Estelle Whitley and Imogene Wilson, both of Dahlonega. Seven grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jason Fuller will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

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

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John R. Crow

Mr. John R. Crow, age 86, of Dahlonega, died March 3, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Crow was a native of Vincennes, Indiana who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 22 years. He was a former resident of Tampa, Florida. He was a retired route salesman with Sealtest Dairies, a division of Kraft Foods. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Dahlonega and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Crow was the son of the late William Henry Crow and Lena Reed Crow and was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Crow; and sister, Helen Fox.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janette Crow; sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall and Paula Crow, Mark and Diane Crow, all of Dahlonega; sister, Betty Johnson, Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren, Zach Crow, Ethan Crow, and Shaun Crow; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Crow and Karly Crow. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Crow were held Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Ray Prince officiated.

Interment will be in the Eaton Union Cemetery in Eaton, Indiana.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.
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Obituaries (March 7 edition)
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Donald T. “Don” Smith

Mr. Donald T. “Don” Smith, age 77, of Dahlonega, died Friday, March 2, 2012.

Don grew up in Rochester, New Hampshire. He served in the United States Navy as a training devices specialist. In 1960, he graduated with honors in mechanical design from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He joined AT&T’s Bell Laboratories in 1960 and spent his entire career there. Don held seven patents for wire connecting devices and tools. For more than 50 years he handcrafted fine folk instruments and furniture. He was also an accomplished musician. He held a leadership role as a board member of Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music and the Wiggins Group of Dahlonega. He was active in promoting folk music and enjoyed traditional music gatherings.

Don was the son of the late Eben Smith and Eleanor Tolman Smith. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Leata Smith, Dahlonega; daughters and son-in-law, Lynn Marie Smith, Norcross, Ga., Sonia and Charles Henshaw, Woodstock, Ga., Heather Ann Smith, Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Anne Smith, Center Strafford, N.H.; grandchildren, Justin Roberts and Kyle Henshaw. A number of other relatives also survive.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jeff Ross and Harvey Young will officiate.

Inurnment of the cremains will follow at 2:30 PM at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga..

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Thursday immediately following the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alzheimer’s Care of Commerce, 200 Bolton Drive, Commerce, Ga. 30529.

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

——

Ruth Jackson Caldwell

Mrs. Ruth Jackson Caldwell, age 89, of Dahlonega, died Friday March 2, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga.

Mrs. Caldwell was born in Young Harris, Ga. August 31, 1922. She had lived in Dahlonega since 1992 and was a former resident of Demorest, Ga.

Ruth was a dedicated educator. She taught in a one room schoolhouse in Gum Log (Towns County) and had to drive an Army Jeep to school because the roads were so muddy. She had to build a fire before the kids came to school. She taught in refurbished Army barracks at Hiawassee, Ga. in the early 50’s. She spent many years teaching in Union County, Rabun County, and Habersham County. She worked at a defense plant during WW II. She loved Dahlonega and often said, “What a beautiful range of mountains was north of town.”

Ruth was the daughter of the late Vester Jackson and Lola Souther Jackson and was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert “Buck” Caldwell; sisters, Elma Bryson and Adele Marie Lamb.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jackie Caldwell, Suwanee, Ga.; grandchildren, Troy and Clarissa Bradham; great-grandchildren, Journey, Luke, and Levi Bradham; special niece, Jackie Peabody; and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A graveside funeral service was held Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jimmy Rogers and Rev. Walton Peabody officiated.

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

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Eugene Grindle

Mr. Eugene Grindle, age 71, of Dawsonville, died March 2, 2012 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Mr. Grindle was a native of Lumpkin County. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.

He was the son of the late Lewis Young Grindle and Pauline Edge Grindle and was also preceded in death by a brother, L.Y. Grindle.

He is survived by his children, Eugene and Joanna Grindle, Vernal, Utah, John Grindle, Flowery Branch, Ga., Merlin and Heather Grindle, Woodstock, Ga., Lewis Grindle, Flowery Branch, Ga., Brenadette and Ronald Faust, Lilburn, Ga., Lindretta and Joe Kramer, Savannah, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth Grindle, Dahlonega; sisters, Estelle Whitley and Imogene Wilson, both of Dahlonega. Seven grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jason Fuller will officiate.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

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

——

John R. Crow

Mr. John R. Crow, age 86, of Dahlonega, died March 3, 2012 at his home.

Mr. Crow was a native of Vincennes, Indiana who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 22 years. He was a former resident of Tampa, Florida. He was a retired route salesman with Sealtest Dairies, a division of Kraft Foods. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church in Dahlonega and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.

Mr. Crow was the son of the late William Henry Crow and Lena Reed Crow and was also preceded in death by his brother, Ronald Crow; and sister, Helen Fox.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Janette Crow; sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall and Paula Crow, Mark and Diane Crow, all of Dahlonega; sister, Betty Johnson, Muncie, Indiana; grandchildren, Zach Crow, Ethan Crow, and Shaun Crow; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Crow and Karly Crow. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Crow were held Monday, March 5, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Ray Prince officiated.

Interment will be in the Eaton Union Cemetery in Eaton, Indiana.

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