Resident of Dahlonega
Helen Marie Flory, age 84, passed away on December 17, 2013, after losing her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her home in Dahlonega surrounded by family. Helen was born on September 19, 1929, in Chicago, Ill. to George C. and Catherine Myrtle Koltz. She was married to Wayne R. Flory in Naperville, Ill. on August 23, 1949. Their union was blessed with 10 children. They moved to Atlanta in 1964, where Helen was a dedicated wife and homemaker, and active in the I.H.M. Catholic Church. She and her husband enjoyed extensive travel abroad and throughout the U.S. in their R.V. They moved to Dahlonega in 2002, where she engaged in volunteer work with St. Luke’s Catholic Church, The Community Helping Place, and throughout the local community.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne, in 2004, her son Christopher in 2010, and her daughter Susan in September of this year. She is survived by brothers George Koltz, III (Barb), Bob Koltz (Dawn), and sister Judy Treanor (Pat); sons Randy (Patricia), David (Susan), Peter and Matthew; and daughters Patty Bliss (John), Dianne Narten, Cathy Flory and Cindy Urquhart (Chip); son-in-law Ralph Chambers and daughter-in-law Julie Flory; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Visitation will be at Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Ga., at 2 p.m. on December 28, 2013, with a memorial service at 4 p.m., followed by a reception. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Luke The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 91 North Park Street, Dahlonega, Ga., on January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church.
Hoyt “Stan” Strickland
Resident of Dahlonega
Mr. Hoyt “Stan” Strickland, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, December 16, 2013 at Friendship Nursing Home.
Mr. Strickland was born February 20, 1940 in Hall County, Ga. to the late Hoyt Lee and Lila Jarrard Strickland. Stanley grew up in Atlanta and was a graduate of O’Keefe High School and attended Gordon Military College on a football scholarship. He enjoyed football, making All-American Recognition in High School. He loved fishing and hunting and spending time with family.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Lowery Strickland, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Melody Strickland, Cumming; daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Grant Scarborough, Kennesaw; five step-children; brothers, Paul Strickland, Larry Strickland, both of Douglasville; 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Brandon Hester officiated. Interment followed at Welcome Worship Center Church Cemetery in Dahlonega, Ga.
Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Lawrence Dawson Ragsdale, 62, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Minnie Hesling Kilpatrick, 88, passed away on December 18, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.