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Obituaries (March 14th edition)

Josephine Salvador Morris

Mrs. Josephine Salvador Morris, age 87, of Dahlonega, died March 11, 2012.

Mrs. Morris was born in the Philippines. She had lived in Lumpkin County for almost 30 years and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Dahlonega Congregation.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Jeanne Winner and Dr. Jack Winner, Gainesville, Ga., Evelyn M. Bowman and Randall L. Bowman, Gainesville, Ga.; son, Thomas W. Morris III, Decatur, Ga.; sister, Neita Salvador, Philippines; brother, Manuel Salvador, Philippines; grandchildren, Allen Jackson Martin Jr., David Martin, Ulysses Salvador Bowman ,and Kelsea Bowman; great-grandchildren, Grayson Bowman, Arthur Bowman, and Julianna Bowman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Banister Funeral Home.

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

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Charles Jon Stone

Charles Jon Stone, 71, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord, N.C., surrounded by his family.

Jon was born on July 25, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in the United States Army and attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega in 1967. He owned and operated several restaurants during his years in Dahlonega, including the Lodestone, before opening the Dahlonega General Store in 1987.

He is survived by his mother, Grace McKown Collier of Swainsboro, Ga.; a son, Jay Stone and his wife, Mariana of Dahlonega; a daughter, Jennifer Stone Erdin and her husband, Robert of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren, Alex and Chase Erdin, Milly, Santi and Sophie Stone; a sister, Anne Hood and her husband, Carl; and niece and nephews, Clint and Sherri Hood, Chip Hood, Chris and Keri Hood, Clay and Alison Hood and David and Suzanne Bolden.

The family will receive friends and have a memorial service on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dahlonega Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Hutcheson officiating.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11a.m. at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, Georgia with Dr. Spencer Frye officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Helping Place, P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord, N.C. and Dahlonega Funeral Home of Dahlonega are serving the Stone family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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James T. “Jim” Boswell

Mr. James T. “Jim” Boswell, age 58, of Murrayville (Lumpkin County) died March 8, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Boswell was born in Rochester, N.Y. May 22, 1953 and had lived in Lumpkin County for the past four years.

He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

From 1994 to 1997 he and his wife helped with missionary work in Ecuador, South America.

Jim was a member of Atlanta HEAL, a chemical sensitivity support group.

He enjoyed travel, history, sports, karaoke, and bridge.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia O’Callaghan Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Boswell, Lumpkin County; son, Nathan Boswell, 3rd grader at Long Branch Elementary School; father, William O. Boswell Jr., Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother, William O. Boswell III, Canandaigua, N.Y. Several other relatives also survive.

A Memorial was held at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

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

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Cameron Cullen Branch

Cameron Cullen Branch, 29, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Cullen had a life long love of fishing, he loved to play music and practice photography. He worked for the Discovery Channel as a photographer. He had a deep love for Camp Glisson in Dahlonega.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Pickett Branch.

He is survived by his mother, Camille Cantrell of Dahlonega; father and stepmother, John and Virginia Branch of Arkansas; brother, D.J. Branch of Arkansas; stepbrother, Kevin Branch of Arkansas; grandparents, Cammie and Pat Argo Cantrell of Dahlonega; aunts and uncles, Dee Cantrell of Dothan, Ala., Gary and Nicki Chester of Dahlonega, Betty and Luke Schroeder of Baton Rouge, La.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Memorial service was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Camp Glisson, Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Camp Glisson in memory of Cullen.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home & Crematory, 20 Gibson Dr., Dahlonega, Ga. 30533 (706) 864-3683

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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 was held March 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jeff Ross and Doug Allison officiated.

Inurnment of the cremains followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

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

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

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Obituaries (March 14th edition)

Josephine Salvador Morris

Mrs. Josephine Salvador Morris, age 87, of Dahlonega, died March 11, 2012.

Mrs. Morris was born in the Philippines. She had lived in Lumpkin County for almost 30 years and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Dahlonega Congregation.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Jeanne Winner and Dr. Jack Winner, Gainesville, Ga., Evelyn M. Bowman and Randall L. Bowman, Gainesville, Ga.; son, Thomas W. Morris III, Decatur, Ga.; sister, Neita Salvador, Philippines; brother, Manuel Salvador, Philippines; grandchildren, Allen Jackson Martin Jr., David Martin, Ulysses Salvador Bowman ,and Kelsea Bowman; great-grandchildren, Grayson Bowman, Arthur Bowman, and Julianna Bowman. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday March 24, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Banister Funeral Home.

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

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Charles Jon Stone

Charles Jon Stone, 71, of Dahlonega, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord, N.C., surrounded by his family.

Jon was born on July 25, 1940 in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in the United States Army and attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga. before moving to Dahlonega in 1967. He owned and operated several restaurants during his years in Dahlonega, including the Lodestone, before opening the Dahlonega General Store in 1987.

He is survived by his mother, Grace McKown Collier of Swainsboro, Ga.; a son, Jay Stone and his wife, Mariana of Dahlonega; a daughter, Jennifer Stone Erdin and her husband, Robert of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren, Alex and Chase Erdin, Milly, Santi and Sophie Stone; a sister, Anne Hood and her husband, Carl; and niece and nephews, Clint and Sherri Hood, Chip Hood, Chris and Keri Hood, Clay and Alison Hood and David and Suzanne Bolden.

The family will receive friends and have a memorial service on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the Dahlonega Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Hutcheson officiating.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11a.m. at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 351 Morrow Road, Forest Park, Georgia with Dr. Spencer Frye officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Community Helping Place, P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega, Ga. 30533.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Concord, N.C. and Dahlonega Funeral Home of Dahlonega are serving the Stone family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

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James T. “Jim” Boswell

Mr. James T. “Jim” Boswell, age 58, of Murrayville (Lumpkin County) died March 8, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

Mr. Boswell was born in Rochester, N.Y. May 22, 1953 and had lived in Lumpkin County for the past four years.

He graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. and Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

From 1994 to 1997 he and his wife helped with missionary work in Ecuador, South America.

Jim was a member of Atlanta HEAL, a chemical sensitivity support group.

He enjoyed travel, history, sports, karaoke, and bridge.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia O’Callaghan Hawkins.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Boswell, Lumpkin County; son, Nathan Boswell, 3rd grader at Long Branch Elementary School; father, William O. Boswell Jr., Canandaigua, N.Y.; brother, William O. Boswell III, Canandaigua, N.Y. Several other relatives also survive.

A Memorial was held at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

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

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Cameron Cullen Branch

Cameron Cullen Branch, 29, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

Cullen had a life long love of fishing, he loved to play music and practice photography. He worked for the Discovery Channel as a photographer. He had a deep love for Camp Glisson in Dahlonega.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Pickett Branch.

He is survived by his mother, Camille Cantrell of Dahlonega; father and stepmother, John and Virginia Branch of Arkansas; brother, D.J. Branch of Arkansas; stepbrother, Kevin Branch of Arkansas; grandparents, Cammie and Pat Argo Cantrell of Dahlonega; aunts and uncles, Dee Cantrell of Dothan, Ala., Gary and Nicki Chester of Dahlonega, Betty and Luke Schroeder of Baton Rouge, La.; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Memorial service was held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Camp Glisson, Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Camp Glisson in memory of Cullen.

Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home & Crematory, 20 Gibson Dr., Dahlonega, Ga. 30533 (706) 864-3683

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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 was held March 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

Rev. Jeff Ross and Doug Allison officiated.

Inurnment of the cremains followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga.

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

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

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