Frances King Yager
Frances King Yager, age 94, of Sun City Center, died Nov. 20, 2011.
She was born in Woodland, Ga., the daughter of Margaret Gay King and Moscow Harold King. She received degrees from Andrew Junior College in Cuboth, Ga., Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga. and the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
She began her teaching career in Jonesborough, Ga. She was hired by then Superintendent of Schools, Charles Yager, whom she subsequently married. Their long and happy marriage of 69 years ended with Charles’s death in 2010.
She is survived by two daughters: Margaret Dufeny (Max) of Tampa, Fla., and Virginia Baxley (Robert) of Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren: Mark Dufeny of Coral Gables, Fla., Charles Dufeny of Tampa, Julia Camp (John) of Birmingham and Frances Atighi (Maz) of Crown Point, N.M.; four great-grandchildren: Anabel Camp, Ben Camp, Owen Dufeny, and Razi Atighi; and two sisters, Elizabeth Rice (William) of Dalton, Ga. and Jean Kennedy of Barnesville, Ga. Frances and Charles were married in 1941 and made their home in Dahlonega, where Frances taught third grade for many years; she ended her teaching career in the gifted program. She was a member of the Dahlonega United Methodist Church and active in the community. She worked to bring about a needed expansion of the regional library. Favorite pastimes were travel, reading, and, most of all, bridge. In her retirement she took up golf and shared many golfing holidays with Charles. In 1994 Frances moved with Charles to Sun City Center, Fla. They made many friends and relished retirement. She was a member of the Sun City Center United Methodist Church. As a resident of the Freedom Plaza Community, she became active in the library committee and joined several bridge groups.
A memorial service will be held at the Dahlonega Methodist Church on Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to LifePath Hospice, the Alumni Fund at North Georgia College & State University, or to the Freedom Plaza Scholarship Fund. Brewer & Sons Funeral Home, 813-835-4991.
Sue Crowder Kammin
Sue Crowder Kammin, age 83, of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 of congestive heart failure.
Sue was born in Langdale, Alabama and was preceded in death by her second husband, Rev. William E. Kammin and first husband, Charlie H. Edwards (U.S. Army, retired). Sue was the daughter of the late Otis Crowder and Felmer Swann Crowder of Langdale, Alabama.
Sue was a resident at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega for the past three years, and will be missed by the staff and residents whom she considered friends.
She was a homemaker and volunteer Red Cross Gray Lady. Sue loved to travel and had lived in many U.S. States as well as Naples, Italy. She made friends wherever she lived. She loved to read and participated in the activities at Gold City.
Sue is survived by: son, George Edwards (wife Pat) of Dahlonega; son, David Edwards (wife Star) of Denver, Colorado; brother, Harold Crowder of Valley, Alabama; sister, Arm Crowder Padgett of Destin, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will have a private ceremony in Valley, Alabama.
Montine Barrett Copeland
Montine Barrett Copeland (Sept. 22, 1912 - Nov. 26, 2011), the widow of Albert L. Copeland, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 26, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
She was born at home in White County, near Cleveland, Ga. and lived in Gainesville, Ga. for the past 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert Benjamin “GB” and Molly Oakes Barrett of Cornelia, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, John William and Maude Sosebee Barrett of Cornelia, James Gordon and Virginia Ingram Barrett of Marietta, Charles Edward and Sally Herrin Barrett of Cornelia and Carnesville, Tom Watson Barrett of Gainesville; sisters, Katherine Liza and Sandy Hulsey of Cleveland and Rosa Lee Barrett of Cornelia; and daughter, Betty Eufaula Copeland Beaman of Augusta, Ga.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Albert Lake and Ann Waters Copeland of Augusta, Gilbert Eugene and Drucilla Clark Copeland of Charleston, S.C., James Michael and Melinda Gibson Copeland of Gainesville; son-in-law Wilbur Beaman of Augusta, daughters-in-law Charlotte Barrett Copeland and Ruth Raven Copeland, both of Gainesville, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bry L. and Blanche Copeland of Stockbridge, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Necis Fry Copeland and Henrietta Reed Barrett both of Gainesville, 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mrs. Copeland was a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) employed by the Hall County Hospital (now Northeast Georgia Medical Center) for several years, then worked there many years as a Private Duty Nurse. She also managed the old Bell-Minor Nursing Home for several years.
Montine and Albert were active members of the New Bridge Baptist Church for over 60 years.
Funeral services were held at New Bridge Baptist Church on Cleveland Highway, on No. 29, 2011. Interment was in the church cemetery. Reverend Milton Harris officiated.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in memory of Montine Barrett Copeland to the Lake and Effie Copeland Scholarship Fund at North Georgia Technical Institute, P.O. Box 65, Clarkesville, Ga. 30523.
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive Gainesville, Ga. 30501 in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com
Ronald Leroy Fellenbaum
Ronald Leroy Fellenbaum went to be with our Lord November 25, 2011 after an extended illness.
He was born in Akron, Ohio on September 10, 1942. He has been a resident of Dahlonega for the past 11 years. He worked as a foreman for Tampa International Forest Products and Railroad Crosstie Sales, Inc. for 25 years before retiring. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1960-1963.
Mr. Fellenbaum was a loving father to Ron (Jenny) Fellenbaum, Tami (Rick) Lusnia/Crowel, and Shari (Lanier) Turley. He was also a wonderful grandfather to six grandchildren, John Johnson, Brian Eads, Katie Crowel, Justin Fellenbaum, Cayla Turley and Daniel Turley. He will be missed by dear friends, Tom and Geri Helm. He also leaves behind sisters, Mrs. Gary (Violet) Park and Mrs. Thomas (Laura) Corbett of Ohio.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Leroy Fellenbaum, and mother Lorraine Beaver Fellenbaum.
A special service will be held at his private residence on November 28, 2011, followed by a graveside ceremony at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church cemetery with Pastor Ronnie Dockery officiating. In lieu of other remembrances, should friends desire, donations may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.
Jade Gilleland, age 28, of Murrayville, Lumpkin County, lost her long battle with Cystic Fibrosis, Sunday, November 27, 2011.
Jade was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 in Lumpkin County. Jade loved life, had a witty sense of humor and loved all animals, great and small. She was also an avid horsewoman.
She is survived by her angel, caregiver, and fiancé ,Justin LaHayne, Mt. Airy, Ga.; mother and stepfather, Connie and Rick Post, Clarkesville, Ga.; father, Tim Gilleland, Dawsonville, Ga.; brother, Coby Gilleland, Murrayville; grandparents, Lee and Charlotte Bryan, Murrayville, Bernice Gilleland, Dawsonville; aunt, Sandra English; cousins, Josh English and Rebecca Bourlakas; and her cherished pet family.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church # 2 with Rev. Coby Gilleland and Rev. Mark Stroud officiating.
Interment followed in the Dawsonville City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.