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October 22, 2014
Obituaries (1-8-14 edition)
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Bennett F. Shelton, Jr.

Resident of Mansfield

Bennett F. Shelton, Jr., age 75, of Mansfield, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home on December 29, 2013 surrounded by his beloved family. He fought bravely an extended illness of cancer and other complications.

He was born July 9, 1938 in Atlanta. A celebration of his life will be held January 9, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Mansfield Baptist Church, 101 Woodlawn Road, Mansfield, Ga., 30055 with Dr. Jeffery R. Perkins, Senior Pastor, officiating.

Bennett served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and was a Shriner since 1968. He was a self-employed pipeline contractor for over 40 years.

He is survived by his wife Frances L. Shelton; sons Bennett F. Shelton, III and his wife, Julie, Jason G. Shelton, Shay P. Shelton; stepson, R. David Kenimer and his wife Tammy; stepdaughter Sandra L. King and her husband James E. King, Jr.; sister Kitty D. King and her husband James, Sr.; brother Darwin E. Shelton (Buck) and his wife Susan; two nephews, one niece, 14 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Bennett was preceded in death by his father Bennett F. Shelton, Sr., and mother Jewel D. Shelton.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mansfield Baptist Church, P.O. Box 111, Mansfield, Ga., 30055.

Dorothy Hamilton Turner

Resident of Dahlonega

Dorothy Hamilton Turner, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at her residence following a sudden illness.

Born May 21, 1938 in Winder, Georgia to the late Fred and Katie Hamilton, she had been a resident of Lumpkin County for the past 25 years, having moved from Cobb County. Mrs. Turner was a very talented seamstress and was an active member of the Dawson County Historical Society. Affectionately known as “Dot” and “Mema” by her family and friends, she was also preceded in death by nine siblings.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Clinton W. Turner, Sr., Dahlonega; daughters and son in law, Patricia Ann Turner, Dahlonega, Rosemary and Steve Inlow, Dahlonega; son and daughter in law, Clinton W., Jr. and Cindy Turner, Kennesaw; sisters and brother in law, Virginia Hamilton Shaw, Cartersville, Polly and Robert Evans, Monroe; brother, Paul Hamilton, Hoschton; grandchildren, Beth and Bill Harper, Amy and Chris Dunn, Suzy and Frank Madonna, Sofi Turner, Tucker Turner; great granddaughter, Berkley Harper, a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday January 6, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. J.R. Fields officiated. Interment followed in the Dawsonville City Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Walter “Bud” Benedict Becker

Resident of Dahlonega

Walter “Bud” Benedict Becker, age 88, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on December 31, 2013 in Dahlonega at home surrounded by his family.

Walter was born in New York City on June 14, 1925. He was married to Anna Julia Olson on November 6, 1948. The two were married for nearly 62 years prior to Anna’s passing, living in New York City, West Cornwall, Connecticut, Ellijay and Dahlonega, Georgia. He worked for Torrington Company in Torrington, Connecticut for 26 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific in the 32nd Infantry Division.

Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Anna, and his brother, Alan.

Walter is survived by his two sons, Donald Becker and David Becker, daughter-in-law Patricia Shoaff Becker and grandson, Ryan Mahoney and his wife Lindsay Mahoney and many other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Walter’s name to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Death Notices:

Margaret Owens, 84, passed away on December 27, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Kay M. Phiel, 73, passed away on December 29, 2013. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Michael Higgins, 70, passed away on December 27, 2013. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Joyce Holbrooks, 77, passed away on December 31, 2013. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Dennis G. Richardson

Resident of Dahlonega

Dennis G. Richardson, age 68, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Sunday February 2, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.

Born October 20, 1945 in Mt. Vernon, Ill. to the late Gene and Vernetta Richardson, he had lived in Dahlonega for the past ten years having moved from Griffin, Ga. Dennis was a retired civil engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation with 34 years of service. For the past ten years he was the office manager for Amicalola Propane in Dawsonville, Ga. which is owned by his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Kristin. Affectionally known as “Poppa” he was a loving husband who was also very devoted to his sons and especially his grandchildren. Dennis was an avid fisherman, deer hunter, gardener, and was an accomplished inventor.

Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Jean Anglin Richardson, Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Cathy Richardson, Lawrenceville, Jon Richardson and his fiancé, Lisa Harn, Griffin, Matt and Kristin Richardson, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Jordan Richardson, Donovan Richardson, Maya Richardson, William Richardson, Maddie Richardson, Mary Anglin Richardson, Reagan Richardson, Genevieve Richardson, Isaac Harn; special friend, Evelyn King; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Connie Richardson, Belle Rive, Ill.; sister, Denise Richardson, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church. Rev. Steve Schofield and Rev. Richard Broom will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday, 9-11 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mothers Morning Out Program at Dahlonega United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 455 Dahlonega, GA 30533.

Condolences may be expressed at

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Miles Albert Carney

Resident of Dahlonega

Miles Albert Carney, age 21, of Dahlonega passed away Monday morning, January 27, 2014 in a single vehicle accident in Dawson County. Miles attended Lumpkin County High School. He enjoyed working with anything that had an engine. He also enjoyed playing his guitar and playing with his daughter, Alyssa and nephew, Daniel. His big heart and great smile will be missed by all.

Miles is survived by his daughter, Alyssa Carney; parents, Stanley and Denise Carney of Dahlonega; girlfriend, Sara Davis of Dahlonega; sister, Corissa Carney of Dahlonega; brother, Rodney Carney of Murrayville; grandparents, Ronald and Geraldine Dorminey of Dawsonville, Evans and Norma Weber of Cumming; aunts and uncles, Sue and Edward Woody of Dahlonega, Mark and Itura Weber of Springfield Virginia, Deborah and Paul Ulerick of Twelve Mile, Indiana; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 31 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Andrew Harwood officiated.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga. was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at

Death Notices

Joan Ann Juliano, age 63, passed away on January 27, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Joseph Gerard DeLessio, age 82, passed away on January 27, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Walden Mooney, age 84, passed away on February 1, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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