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Wardye Mae “Mema” Pruitt Wimpy, age 89, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Wardye was a native of Lumpkin County and lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was retired from the Burlington Industries Pinetree Plant in Dahlonega and was a member of Cavender Creek Baptist Church and the Cavender Creek Goodwill Circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Pruitt and Pearl Anderson Pruitt, son-in-law, Clyde Mason; and two stepsons, Henley Wimpy and Carl Wimpy.

Wardye is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Mason, Dahlonega; sons, Melvin Wimpy, Dahlonega, Jeff Wimpy and his fiancé, Tracey, and her children, Andrew and Amy Lathem, Adrian Lathem, and Zackary Lathem, of Gainesville, Ga., Jackie Wimpy and his fiancé, Donna, and her children, Brittney and Seth Tyner, of Cleveland, Ga.; sister, Louise Grindle, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Hazel Pruitt, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Chuck and Missy Mason, Jonathon and Aften Wimpy; granddaughter, Jennifer Wimpy and fiance, Dustin Blackstone, Dahlonega; great-grandchildren, Heather and Judd Gravitt, Holly Mason, Lillie Wimpy, Hunter Mason, Coleman Wimpy, Aiden Wimpy, and Nikolas Wimpy. Three stepsons, 10 step-grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Wardye were held February 9, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Stephen Adams officiated.

Interment followed in the Cavender Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in honor of great-grandson, Nikolas Wimpy.

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

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

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Jerry Ray Davis

Jerry Ray Davis, age 58, of Dawsonville passed away on one of his favorite days of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Born June 8, 1954 in Memphis, Tenn. to the late Howard and Virginia Davis, Mr. Davis was a driver for Celadon Trucking Services. He possessed a great love for his family, friends and driving. Jerry enjoyed his former days as a firefighter and was known for his witty sayings and looking like a member of ZZ Top. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Davis.

Surviving are his daughters, Tina Delvecchio and Jamesina Day; sons, Michael Davis and David Davis; and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Davis requested no formal services be held for him, but to be remembered in your own hearts.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, in charge of arrangements.

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Aloie Frances Regan

Aloie Frances Regan, age 89, of Dahlonega,passed away on February 9, 2013. Born March 24, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late Helen and Marvin Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Joseph Regan Jr.

Aloie is survived by her sister, Elsa Balakhnin; her children, Tim and Brenda Regan, Kevin and Cindy Regan and Maureen and Marshall Rice; grandchildren, Melinda and Erik Buttrey, Derek Regan, Liza and Greg Isenbarger, Shannon and Scott Campbell, Kevin and Maggie Regan, Kaitlin, Jennifer and Hannah Regan and Emily, Whitney and Jake Rice; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Aloie was held at the Dahlonega Funeral Home February 11.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia.

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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Birdie Mae Hatfield Edge

Mrs. Birdie Mae Hatfield Edge, age 93, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013.

She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and the oldest living member of Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. A member of the Philippi Goodwill Circle, Birdie was the greatest mom and was friendly to all she met.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie Dyer Hatfield, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edge; granddaughter, Angela Couch Adams; brothers, John, Tom, Joe, and Ben Hatfield; and sisters, Mary Hatfield, Sara Ann Thomas, Louisa Hatfield, and Arizona Seabolt.

Birdie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Barbara Edge; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Dewey Sutton, Geraldine and Donald Couch, Sue Couch, all of Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Rev. Dale Abernathy of Cleveland, Ga.; and brother-in-law, J.D. Edge, Dahlonega. A total of 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Birdie were held February 11, 2013 at Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jerry Whitlock and Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

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Grady Clifford Etris

Grady Clifford Etris, age 87 of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Etris was born June 8, 1925 in Cleveland to the late James Conard and Minerva Nora Helton Etris. He was a truck driver and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Etris was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Jarrard Etris, daughter Hazel Garrison, son Larry James Etris, brothers and sisters, Clyde, Ray, Vernell, Carlton and Aldean.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dottie and Tommy Holloway, Cleveland; Susie and Allen Webb, Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Don Etris and Evelyn, Billy and Janice Etris, all of Dahlonega; Wayne and Bonnie Etris, Gainesville; Stanley and Julie Etris, Cleveland; son-in-law, Tommy Garrison, Cleveland; sister, Imogene Etris Voyles, Winder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Doris Etris, Cleveland; Bill and Louise Etris, Dahlonega; 30 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held February 10, 2013 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Dunagan and the Rev. Phillip Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in Town Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will received friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at barrettfh.com

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret Rosalia DuCoff Oberhausen

Margaret Rosalia DuCoff Oberhausen died peacefully at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace in Pensacola, Florida, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, just shy of 100 years of age. She was born March 12, 1913, in Louisville, Kentucky, and lived in Pensacola since 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, George Michael Oberhausen (in 2000), son Jim (in 2005), an infant daughter (1954), her parents, two sisters, a brother, and two granddaughters.

She is survived by son Ken (Jane Bramlette) Oberhausen of Pensacola, daughter Marge (Bill) McGill of Shreveport, Louisiana, son David (Marilyn Marks) Oberhausen of Dahlonega, Georgia, son Larry (Alice Loring) Oberhausen of Pensacola, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Oberhausen was a woman of noteworthy beauty and grace, wisdom and wit, generosity and curiosity, simplicity and authenticity. As a young woman her beautiful hair draped to the back of her knees, and even at the end of her life it still reached the middle of her back and was mostly dark in color. She cherished her Kentucky roots and her French heritage, and she enjoyed the hallmarks of those cultures.

Though she worked briefly before her marriage, she devoted her life to the love and care of her husband and children, and she graciously welcomed many, many friends into her home.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional associates/employees in all departments of the Haven who rendered extraordinary care and service to their matriarch for six and a half years, to Dr. Amos Prevatt who was her longtime and dedicated physician, and to the faithful volunteers who serve the residents at the Haven. The family also wishes to thank the many friends who have offered prayers, Masses and many other kindnesses since their Mother’s death.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pensacola.

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Jeffrey Lamar Woodall

Jeffrey Lamar Woodall, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his father, Grady Lamar Woodall.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Wanda Woodall of Dahlonega; children, Ryan, Kody and Ethan Woodall of Dahlonega; mother Emily Reeves Woodall of Dahlonega; sister, Sue and Jerry Cox of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Jessica Manning of Dahlonega.

Memorial services were held February 10, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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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Obituaries (February 13th edition)
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Wardye Mae “Mema” Pruitt Wimpy, age 89, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.

Wardye was a native of Lumpkin County and lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was retired from the Burlington Industries Pinetree Plant in Dahlonega and was a member of Cavender Creek Baptist Church and the Cavender Creek Goodwill Circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Pruitt and Pearl Anderson Pruitt, son-in-law, Clyde Mason; and two stepsons, Henley Wimpy and Carl Wimpy.

Wardye is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Mason, Dahlonega; sons, Melvin Wimpy, Dahlonega, Jeff Wimpy and his fiancé, Tracey, and her children, Andrew and Amy Lathem, Adrian Lathem, and Zackary Lathem, of Gainesville, Ga., Jackie Wimpy and his fiancé, Donna, and her children, Brittney and Seth Tyner, of Cleveland, Ga.; sister, Louise Grindle, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Hazel Pruitt, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Chuck and Missy Mason, Jonathon and Aften Wimpy; granddaughter, Jennifer Wimpy and fiance, Dustin Blackstone, Dahlonega; great-grandchildren, Heather and Judd Gravitt, Holly Mason, Lillie Wimpy, Hunter Mason, Coleman Wimpy, Aiden Wimpy, and Nikolas Wimpy. Three stepsons, 10 step-grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Wardye were held February 9, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Stephen Adams officiated.

Interment followed in the Cavender Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in honor of great-grandson, Nikolas Wimpy.

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

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

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Jerry Ray Davis

Jerry Ray Davis, age 58, of Dawsonville passed away on one of his favorite days of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Born June 8, 1954 in Memphis, Tenn. to the late Howard and Virginia Davis, Mr. Davis was a driver for Celadon Trucking Services. He possessed a great love for his family, friends and driving. Jerry enjoyed his former days as a firefighter and was known for his witty sayings and looking like a member of ZZ Top. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Michael Davis.

Surviving are his daughters, Tina Delvecchio and Jamesina Day; sons, Michael Davis and David Davis; and 11 grandchildren.

Mr. Davis requested no formal services be held for him, but to be remembered in your own hearts.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, in charge of arrangements.

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Aloie Frances Regan

Aloie Frances Regan, age 89, of Dahlonega,passed away on February 9, 2013. Born March 24, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late Helen and Marvin Brooks. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Thomas Joseph Regan Jr.

Aloie is survived by her sister, Elsa Balakhnin; her children, Tim and Brenda Regan, Kevin and Cindy Regan and Maureen and Marshall Rice; grandchildren, Melinda and Erik Buttrey, Derek Regan, Liza and Greg Isenbarger, Shannon and Scott Campbell, Kevin and Maggie Regan, Kaitlin, Jennifer and Hannah Regan and Emily, Whitney and Jake Rice; and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Aloie was held at the Dahlonega Funeral Home February 11.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia.

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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Birdie Mae Hatfield Edge

Mrs. Birdie Mae Hatfield Edge, age 93, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013.

She was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and the oldest living member of Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. A member of the Philippi Goodwill Circle, Birdie was the greatest mom and was friendly to all she met.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie Dyer Hatfield, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edge; granddaughter, Angela Couch Adams; brothers, John, Tom, Joe, and Ben Hatfield; and sisters, Mary Hatfield, Sara Ann Thomas, Louisa Hatfield, and Arizona Seabolt.

Birdie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Vernon and Barbara Edge; daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Dewey Sutton, Geraldine and Donald Couch, Sue Couch, all of Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Rev. Dale Abernathy of Cleveland, Ga.; and brother-in-law, J.D. Edge, Dahlonega. A total of 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Birdie were held February 11, 2013 at Philippi Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Rev. Jerry Whitlock and Rev. Jason Fuller officiated.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

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

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

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Grady Clifford Etris

Grady Clifford Etris, age 87 of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Etris was born June 8, 1925 in Cleveland to the late James Conard and Minerva Nora Helton Etris. He was a truck driver and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Etris was a Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Jarrard Etris, daughter Hazel Garrison, son Larry James Etris, brothers and sisters, Clyde, Ray, Vernell, Carlton and Aldean.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Dottie and Tommy Holloway, Cleveland; Susie and Allen Webb, Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Don Etris and Evelyn, Billy and Janice Etris, all of Dahlonega; Wayne and Bonnie Etris, Gainesville; Stanley and Julie Etris, Cleveland; son-in-law, Tommy Garrison, Cleveland; sister, Imogene Etris Voyles, Winder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Doris Etris, Cleveland; Bill and Louise Etris, Dahlonega; 30 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held February 10, 2013 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Dunagan and the Rev. Phillip Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in Town Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will received friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at barrettfh.com

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

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Margaret Rosalia DuCoff Oberhausen

Margaret Rosalia DuCoff Oberhausen died peacefully at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace in Pensacola, Florida, on Thursday, January 24, 2013, just shy of 100 years of age. She was born March 12, 1913, in Louisville, Kentucky, and lived in Pensacola since 1939. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, George Michael Oberhausen (in 2000), son Jim (in 2005), an infant daughter (1954), her parents, two sisters, a brother, and two granddaughters.

She is survived by son Ken (Jane Bramlette) Oberhausen of Pensacola, daughter Marge (Bill) McGill of Shreveport, Louisiana, son David (Marilyn Marks) Oberhausen of Dahlonega, Georgia, son Larry (Alice Loring) Oberhausen of Pensacola, 16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Oberhausen was a woman of noteworthy beauty and grace, wisdom and wit, generosity and curiosity, simplicity and authenticity. As a young woman her beautiful hair draped to the back of her knees, and even at the end of her life it still reached the middle of her back and was mostly dark in color. She cherished her Kentucky roots and her French heritage, and she enjoyed the hallmarks of those cultures.

Though she worked briefly before her marriage, she devoted her life to the love and care of her husband and children, and she graciously welcomed many, many friends into her home.

The family wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the exceptional associates/employees in all departments of the Haven who rendered extraordinary care and service to their matriarch for six and a half years, to Dr. Amos Prevatt who was her longtime and dedicated physician, and to the faithful volunteers who serve the residents at the Haven. The family also wishes to thank the many friends who have offered prayers, Masses and many other kindnesses since their Mother’s death.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Pensacola.

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Jeffrey Lamar Woodall

Jeffrey Lamar Woodall, age 53, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013.

He is preceded in death by his father, Grady Lamar Woodall.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Wanda Woodall of Dahlonega; children, Ryan, Kody and Ethan Woodall of Dahlonega; mother Emily Reeves Woodall of Dahlonega; sister, Sue and Jerry Cox of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Jessica Manning of Dahlonega.

Memorial services were held February 10, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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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