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Sam Tate Davis

Resident of Dahlonega

Sam Tate Davis, age 87, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Tuesday, January 8, 2014 at his home following a short illness.

Sam was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the City of Dahlonega Water Department. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Sam was very proud of his Cherokee Indian heritage.

Sam was the son of the late Walker Dan Davis and Alla May Higgins Davis and he was also preceded in death by brothers, Rufe Davis,Clayton Davis, and Jack Conley Davis; sisters, Lila Mae Calhoun and Fannie Bell Shelton.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonnelle Davis, Dahlonega, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson T. Davis and Peggy Slaton, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Vera and Mike Pierce, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Ryan and Marisa Pierce, Brent and Stacia Pierce, and Adam Pierce; great-grandchildren, Kate Fitts, Clayton Pierce, Lexi Pierce, and Summer Pierce. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Sam were held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Tony Allison officiated.

Interment followed in the Davis Family Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Diane Fair

Resident of Cornelia

Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, Ga., died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. following an extended illness.

Diane was born in Lumpkin County, Ga. December 4, 1955. She had lived in Cornelia for the past 13 years. She was a homemaker, attended Bible Landmark Church in Cornelia, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

She was the daughter of the late Steve and Willie Nell Lemley Hallman.

Diane is survived by her husband of 23 years, Evangelist Glenn Fair, Cornelia, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Kevin Mesa, Cornelia, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Deanna Goss, Tenn.; sister, Mildred Crane, Gainesville, Ga.; brothers, Ralph Hallman, Dahlonega, Ga., Gordon Hallman and Joe L. Hallman, both of Dawsonville, Ga., and Steve Junior Hallman, Gainesville, Ga.; grandson, Tyler Jones. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Diane were held Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Ronald Hooper and Rev. Rick Casper officiated.

Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles (Chad) William Engelbracht

Resident of Tucson, Arizona

Charles (Chad) William Engelbracht of Tucson, Arizona was born on March 28, 1970, in Yonkers, New York. He passed away January 8, 2014 and is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Suzanne Dubuque, his children Max, 8, Sydney, 3, and Henry, 3; his mother JoAnne Taylor of Dahlonega, Ga., sister Kathy Barker of Roswell, Ga. and brother, James Engelbracht of Marietta, Ga.

Able to read books independently by the age of three, Chad exhibited a very early interest in outer space. Viewing the constellations from his backyard in Connecticut, he told the family that he was “going there one day,” pointing to the stars. From that early age of four, his interest and pursuit of his eventual career as an astronomer never wavered. Chad earned his own way through many years of higher education thanks to academic scholarships, grants and a NASA fellowship.

In his teens and twenties Chad was an avid outdoorsman frequently mountain biking, hiking, stargazing, camping and generally enjoying nature wherever his scholarship and travel took him. Chad enjoyed a variety of hobbies but probably none as much as computer gaming and no, he could not tell you with any certainty how frequently a Quake server was active at Steward Observatory during his tenure.

In 1997, Chad obtained a Ph.D. in Astronomy at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. His thesis topic was pioneering observations and modeling of starburst galaxies. As a graduate student, Chad led the development of the data pipeline for a near infrared spectrometer (FSPEC) that made it one of the most productive instruments of its kind.

Chad then became the MIPS Instrument Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope. In this position, he was Steward’s lead contact to the Spitzer Science Center. Chad was author or co-author of 159 papers in astronomy. Two of the most influential areas that he led were on the behavior of the mid-IR aromatic bands in nearby galaxies, and his thesis papers on starburst modeling.

Chad had a quiet personal style. When asked to carry out a task, one normally heard nothing more about it and became suspicious that nothing was happening, but always found that he was working it efficiently and diligently and it was near solution. His style made everyone (but especially his supervisors) vulnerable to his wonderful sense of humor that would sneak up and zing you with something really funny. He was a role model for younger scientists; one postdoc working with him used to say: “When I grow up I want to be just like Chad.”

After a successful career in Astronomy, Chad chose to embark on a new career challenge by joining Raytheon Missile Systems in 2012 as a Principal Multi-disciplined Engineer, where he contributed to radiometric calibration of the latest sensors for missile defense. He continued to publish his astronomy work and was honored at the Raytheon Missile Systems Authors and Inventors Banquet for his technical publications. He will be greatly missed by his co-workers who appreciated his professionalism and his quiet sense of humor.

Chad was a wonderful father and devoted husband. Despite significant physical disabilities caused by chronic illness, Chad’s first thoughts were always about how he could give his all for his growing family. He not only insisted on working full-time to support the family but he always found that extra bit of energy to be horsey, wrestler, sword-fighter and all around kid-centered gamer, cheerleader and quiet companion for his very energetic children.

Losing Chad leaves us all sorely missing his gentle humanity, loyal friendship, wacky sense of humor, valued technical skills and brilliant mind but so very grateful that we have had the opportunity to know him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the National Audubon Society.

Charlie Jackson, Jr.

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Charlie Jackson, Jr. A Faithful Servant of God, age 81 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away January 5, 2014 at Oaks at Limestone, Gainesville, Ga. following an extended illness. Mr. Jackson was born February 8, 1932 in Dahlonega, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Charlie Jackson, Sr. and Ottie Lee Goss Jackson; and his brothers, Billy G. Jackson, Leon B. Jackson, and Roy Jackson; one sister, Minnie Jackson Webb; one step-son, Willie Trammell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maryetta Jackson; four daughters, Dolores McAllister, Flowery Branch, Ga., Pamela Jackson, Vanessa Jackson; and Jacqulyn Gholston, all of Dahlonega Ga. Four sons, Charles(Sandra) Jackson, Douglas Jackson, Gary (Belinda) Jackson, Gregory Jackson, all of Dahlonega, Ga., one step-son, Melvin Trammell of Athens Ga. He is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis (Stanley) Ford of Atlanta Ga., and Evie Jackson of Dahlonega, Ga. Sister-in-laws: Melvina Jackson, and Maudell Singleton of Dahlonega Ga.; and Edna Dorsey, Gainesville. Brother-in-law Albert Webb of Dahlonega: Thirty-four grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of loved nieces, nephews, cousins and other close family members and friends.

Mr. Jackson was a life-long member of Hickory Grove CME Church where he has served faithfully; he also served as Chairman of The Trustees; and Chairman of The Steward Board. Anytime there were happenings at the church, that’s where you would find Brother Jackson. He served in the United States Army; he also learned the butchering trade as a youth and performed his services for many families throughout Georgia and some out of state. He also worked at North Georgia Agriculture School, Martin Poultry, and The Pine Tree Plant where he retired after 13 years. In 1974 he was hired by the University of North Georgia Public Safety Department. He was a 1975 graduate of Cobb County Police Academy. He continued his travel and training in Law Enforcement and worked through the ranks: Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant; and in July 1984 Charlie Jackson was named Director and Chief of the department and served as director for 10 years. He retired with over 28 years of service from the department.

Visitation was held at Banister Funeral Home on January 9. Funeral Services were held January 10, 2014 at Hickory Grove CME Church in Dahlonega.

Professional services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Melissa Seabolt Guard

Resident of Dahlonega

Melissa Seabolt Guard, age 39, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.

Melissa lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was a senior accountant with AT&T and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Melissa got numerous achievement awards during her career at AT&T. She also coached basketball at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec center. She was adventurous and full of life and devoted her life to her kids.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Seabolt.

She is survived by daughters Kelli York and Kristi York, Dahlonega, Ga.; son, Sean Guard, Colorado; mother, Ann Seabolt, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Lynn and Barry Woody, Demorest, Ga., Cindy and Daryl Truelove, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Rene Seabolt, Cumming, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Cierra Rose, Blake Garrett, Brandon Seabolt, Brooke Seabolt, Erin Woody, Zachary Woody, and Kalynn Woody; best friend, Anthony Chalfant, Cumming, Ga. Numerous other relatives also survive.

A memorial service for Melissa was held January 2, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Following the memorial service there was a graveside service at Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County for the burial of the cremains.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lumpkin County Band Boosters Club.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was charge of the arrangements.

Jonathan Merritt Brister

Resident of Dahlonega

Brother Jonathan Merritt Brister, age 40, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away December 26, 2013.

John was born in Cumming, Ga. May 19, 1973. He had lived in Lumpkin County since 2000. He was a truck driver with Robinson Hauling Company and was a member of Dahlonega Church of God.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Marsha Elaine Barnes; his father, George Brister; and his grandparents.

John is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Tracy Brister; son, Cole Brister; and daughter, Chelsea Hatfield, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Shane and Bonnie Conner, Cumming, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Heather and David Waters, Dawsonville, Ga., Stephanie Brister, Gainesville, Ga.; mother-in-law, Frances Diane Garrison, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frances and Bradley Gilreath; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Nancy Bagwell, Jess and Kristie Bagwell, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; and a special cousin, best friend, Tommy and Andrea Linder, Dahlonega, Ga.; and several other family members and friends.

Funeral services for John were held Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Larry Henry, Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and Rev. Junior Evans officiated.

Interment followed in Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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

Bernice Trammel

Resident of Ellijay

Bernice Trammel, age 82, of Ellijay, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. Bernice was loved by her family and enjoyed life in her later years. She loved being in the kitchen, cooking and “force-feeding” family and visitors. With a gracious heart, if Bernice were able to, she would cook Sunday dinner every week. She and Horace were always compassionate about helping others, especially at Christmastime. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Willie Tolbert.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Horace Trammel of Ellijay; children, Joan and John Tinsley of Ellijay, Tommy Trammel of Ellijay; grandchildren, Tiffany Marie, Dewey Claude (“D.C.”) and Zachary Thomas; three great grandchildren; sister, Billie Doris Chambers of Lawrenceville; several nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Jason Hamby, Rev. James Samples and Rev. Steve Shadwick officiating.

Interment followed at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

Eva Pauline “Polly” Hunt Neal

Resident of Dahlonega

Eva Pauline “Polly” Hunt Neal, age 79, of Dahlonega, Ga. and formerly of Atlanta, Ga. and Greenville, S.C., died on December 15, 2013 following a sudden illness.

Polly was a woman of vast talents: a businesswoman as well as an award-winning painter, sculptor, and writer who mentored and encouraged other artists. She cared deeply for people, touched a myriad of lives, and was well-known and loved.

Polly was predeceased by her parents Paul and Katherine Hunt, and her husband Henry Getzen Neal. She is survived by her daughter Jan Williams Matthews of Hawaii, her son Peter Zane Williams of Alaska, her step-daughter Leslie Neal Hilmer of Miami. Fla., grand-daughters Ariel Matthews of Seattle Wash., and Lamai (Scout) Hunt of Thailand, grandson Adam Matthews of Cumming Ga., brothers Buddy Hunt of Greenville S.C., Paul Hunt of Easley S.C., and Luther Hunt of Easley S.C., and sisters Donna Hunt Share of British Columbia, Canada, Linda Hunt Padgett of Travelers Rest S.C., MaryElla Hunt Collins of Orlando Fla., Charlotte Hunt Tucker of Piedmont S.C., Sara Hunt Powell of Orlando Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Emory Alzheimer’s Research, No One Alone, or your choice of charities.

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

Lee Fletcher “Chipper” Hardy

Resident of Sautee

Mr. Lee Fletcher “Chipper” Hardy of Sautee passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.

A celebration of Mr. Hardy’s life was Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Nacoochee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Grizzard and the Rev. Chris Shurtz officiated.

Lee and his wife, Betty, lived in Sautee for the past eight years. Lee spent over 15 years as the children’s minister and adult Sunday school teacher of the Journeyers class. He was also a lay speaker and enjoyed sharing the gospel of Christ whenever asked.

Lee served in the Army as a captain. His career in business gave him the opportunity to travel the world, and he encouraged others to “make life as big as possible” by taking every opportunity possible to travel and see all of God’s majesty in his creation.

He gave a sermon recently called “The Blessings of Cancer,” where he spoke about all the wonderful opportunities cancer had given him to meet so many different people and share the gospel.

He carried both men and women’s socks and told the patients and medical personnel that he had been praying “God to bless you.”

Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Betty Hardy of Sautee; son, Steve Hardy of Sautee; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Dr. Larry Ver Hoef of Birmingham, Ala., and Chanda and Dwayne Whitehead of Dahlonega; brothers and sister-in-law, Don Hardy of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joe and Joyce Hardy of Tucson, Ariz.; and sister and brother-in-law, Marlee and Jack Watson of Yuma, Ariz.

Mr. Hardy is also survived by his six grandchildren Hannah Eaton, Hunter-Kaye Eaton, Emily Sims, Macie Whitehead, and Jonathan and Dalton Whitehead, all of Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers, it is Lee’s request that each person who knew and loved him honor his memory by celebrating life in a special, memorable way with your family and friends. Spend time together, talk and share, do something very special that it will be part of the legacy left for your family. Above all, make Jesus Christ your Savior.

To share a memory of Lee or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lois. Marlow

Resident of Monroe

Mrs. Lois. Marlow, age 78, of Monroe, Ga. died Monday, December 30, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.

Lois was born in Pickens County, S.C. June 7, 1935. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis Clyde Hatchell and Annie May Smith Hatchell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin “Bud” Marlow; son, Jimmy Sarenius; and grandson, Alvin Marlow.

Lois is survived by daughters and sons-in-paw, Gloria Peters, Monroe, Ga., Kathy and Mark Couch, Marietta, S.C., Mary Ann Orr, Powder Springs, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jackie Marlow, Suches, Ga., Roger and Carol Marlow, Newberry, S.C.; sisters, Helen and Joyce. Twenty-one grandchildren, 13.5 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Lois were held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church in Suches, Ga. Rev. Gerald Edmondson officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

“Kris” Martin

Resident of Dahlonega

“Kris” Martin, age 50, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

“Kris” lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Martin, Dahlonega, Ga.; mother, Shirley Westbrooks, Dahlonega, Ga.; father, Ode Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga.; children, Alisha and Jimmy Allison, Dahlonega, Ga., Michelle and Charles Davis, Dahlonega, Ga., Bobbie Sue and Shane Littlefield, Gainesville, Ga., Billy and Melanie Martin, Jackson County; siblings, Karen Collins, Gainesville, Ga., Allie Richardson, Dahlonega, Ga., Henry Coy Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga., Linda Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga., Sandy Dowdle, Tennessee; her devoted Pugs, “her babies,” Lifesaver and Ruby Sue. Nine grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Kris” were held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Carrel Pruitt and Rev. William Gravitt officiated.

Interment followed in the Summerour Cemetery in Lumpkin County. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Edison Jones “Bo” Woodward, Jr.

Resident of Cumming

Mr. Edison Jones “Bo” Woodward, Jr., of Cumming, Ga., died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Friendship Nursing Home in White County.

“Bo” was born in Dahlonega, Ga. May 1, 1929. He had been a resident of Forsyth County since 1970. He was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Edison Jones Woodward, Sr. and Jimmy Lela Davis Woodward and was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena Evelyn Ramey Woodward; an infant brother; Gene Woodward, brother; Wilda Lee Woodward Burson and Irma Frances Woodward Jackson, sisters; grandchildren, Shannon McKeller and Nicki Barton.

“Bo” is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Gale McCoy, of Morrow, Ga.; daughters, Gayle Woodward Vessell, of Jonesboro, Ga.; Cheryl Barton, of Cumming, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Joyce and Bob Anderson, of Dawsonville, Ga.; Karen Waters and Jeff Cappis, of Decatur, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kayla Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga.; brothers and sister-in-law, Ren and Martha Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga.; Hugh Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga..; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Bo” were held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega, Ga.

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

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

Elaine Marsha Hindmon

Resident of Dahlonega

Elaine Marsha Hindmon, age 63, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Elaine was born in Decatur, Ga. June 7, 1950. She had lived in Lumpkin County for the past seven years and was a former resident of Jackson, Ga.. She was a homemaker and was a member of Dahlonega Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lois Mae Ashworth Honea.

Elaine is survived by children and spouses, Russell Hindmon, Kyley and Ellen Hindmon, Stacey and Zac Pelfrey, Tiffany and Michael Ray; siblings, Nancy Lambert, Virginia Jarrett, Benjamin Honea Jr., Sue Clonts, and Kim Cofer; grandchildren, Savanna Hindmon, Zoie Hindmon, Brittany Lensch, Tricia Hindmon, Elijah Pelfrey, and Ella Pelfrey. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiated.

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

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

Bradley W. Prince

Resident of Gainesville

Bradley W. Prince, age 44, of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, December 13, 2013.

Bradley had lived in Gainesville for a short time but had lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was employed at Wal-Mart and was a member of War Hill Church in Dawson County.

He was the son of the late Winston and Ellen Garrett Prince and was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Prince.

Bradley is survived by his wife, Heather Prince, Gainesville, Ga.; children, Kristina Doll, Michael Crain, and James Mercer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Darlene Prince, Arnold and Amy Prince, and Ricky Prince, all of Dahlonega, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Bradley were held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Don Allen, Rev. Tommy Ross, and Rev. Bill Coates officiated.

Interment followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Lula, Ga.

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

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

Judy Charlene Anderson Lance

Resident of Dahlonega

Judy Charlene Anderson Lance, age 64, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Friday, January 3, 2014, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following an extended illness.

Charlene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.

Charlene worked at the Smith House for a while and Mother’s Country Kitchen. In her later years, she was a stay at home house wife.

She was a member of Dahlonega Church of God.

Charlene was the daughter of the late John Wilson Anderson and Katherine Ward Anderson and was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Anderson Eaton; brothers, Gary Lamar Anderson and James Winfred Anderson.

She is survived by her husband, Roy E. “Jeep” Lance, Dahlonega, Ga.; son, Jeffery Lance, Dahlonega; daughters, Denise Chester, Dawsonville, Ga. and Donna Turner, Cumming, Ga.; brother, Russell Anderson, Lula; sisters, Sandra Mimbs, East Point, Ga. and Brenda Sue Powell, Dahlonega; brother, Stanley Anderson, Dahlonega. Charlene is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Charlene were held Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.

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

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

Roy Dan Davis

Resident of Dahlonega

Roy Dan Davis, 61, of Dahlonega passed away January 7 surrounded by his family after a period of declining health. He was born in Lumpkin County on July 27, 1952 to Willie Mae Berry Davis and the late Joe Dan Davis. Roy Dan retired from the University of North Georgia after 30 years of service. He also owned and operated his own business, Davis Locksmith Service. Roy Dan was a mason and belonged to Blue Mountain Lodge #38. He was also a former member of the Lumpkin County Board of Elections. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Roy Dan was well loved by all, and made friends wherever he went.

Mr. Davis was proceed in death by his father, Joe Dan Davis, his father in law, Bobby Thomas, and niece, Jessica Gibson.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Gail Davis of Dahlonega; his mother, Willie Mae Davis, of Dahlonega. He is survived by two sons, Jay and Elizabeth Davis and Daniel and Stephanie Davis, all of Dahlonega; two grandchildren who were delights to him, Eric, 5, and Caroline, 1, of Dahlonega. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Angela Davis, brother and sister in law, Rick and Beverly Davis; and sister, Sue Davis all of Dahlonega. Roy Dan is survived by niece, Hannah Davis, and nephew, Jonathan Davis, of Dahlonega. He is also survived by mother-in-law, Nell Thomas, of Dahlonega and brother-in-law and sister in law, Ernie and Bonnie Thomas of Dahlonega. Roy Dan is survived by many other beloved family and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 11 at Siloam Baptist Church. Internment followed in the church cemetery. Reverends officiating the service were Lyman Caldwell and Casey Robinson. Rev. Tony Allison officiated the graveside service. Rev. Jason Sullens led the family in prayer.

His co-workers from the University of North Georgia served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Ren Woodward or Dahlonega United Methodist Church youth program. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, Dahlonega, Ga.

Death Notices:

Robert L. Bryant, 91, passed away on December 20, 2013. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Godwin Register, 88, passed away on January 3, 2013. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Runyan Foskett, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 11. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Obituaries (1-15-14 edition)
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Sam Tate Davis

Resident of Dahlonega

Sam Tate Davis, age 87, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Tuesday, January 8, 2014 at his home following a short illness.

Sam was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was retired from the City of Dahlonega Water Department. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and was of the Baptist faith. Sam was very proud of his Cherokee Indian heritage.

Sam was the son of the late Walker Dan Davis and Alla May Higgins Davis and he was also preceded in death by brothers, Rufe Davis,Clayton Davis, and Jack Conley Davis; sisters, Lila Mae Calhoun and Fannie Bell Shelton.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Bonnelle Davis, Dahlonega, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Nelson T. Davis and Peggy Slaton, Dahlonega, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Vera and Mike Pierce, Dahlonega, Ga.; grandchildren, Ryan and Marisa Pierce, Brent and Stacia Pierce, and Adam Pierce; great-grandchildren, Kate Fitts, Clayton Pierce, Lexi Pierce, and Summer Pierce. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Sam were held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Lyman Caldwell and Rev. Tony Allison officiated.

Interment followed in the Davis Family Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Diane Fair

Resident of Cornelia

Mrs. Diane Fair, age 58, of Cornelia, Ga., died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. following an extended illness.

Diane was born in Lumpkin County, Ga. December 4, 1955. She had lived in Cornelia for the past 13 years. She was a homemaker, attended Bible Landmark Church in Cornelia, and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

She was the daughter of the late Steve and Willie Nell Lemley Hallman.

Diane is survived by her husband of 23 years, Evangelist Glenn Fair, Cornelia, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Kevin Mesa, Cornelia, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Deanna Goss, Tenn.; sister, Mildred Crane, Gainesville, Ga.; brothers, Ralph Hallman, Dahlonega, Ga., Gordon Hallman and Joe L. Hallman, both of Dawsonville, Ga., and Steve Junior Hallman, Gainesville, Ga.; grandson, Tyler Jones. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Diane were held Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Ronald Hooper and Rev. Rick Casper officiated.

Interment followed in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles (Chad) William Engelbracht

Resident of Tucson, Arizona

Charles (Chad) William Engelbracht of Tucson, Arizona was born on March 28, 1970, in Yonkers, New York. He passed away January 8, 2014 and is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Suzanne Dubuque, his children Max, 8, Sydney, 3, and Henry, 3; his mother JoAnne Taylor of Dahlonega, Ga., sister Kathy Barker of Roswell, Ga. and brother, James Engelbracht of Marietta, Ga.

Able to read books independently by the age of three, Chad exhibited a very early interest in outer space. Viewing the constellations from his backyard in Connecticut, he told the family that he was “going there one day,” pointing to the stars. From that early age of four, his interest and pursuit of his eventual career as an astronomer never wavered. Chad earned his own way through many years of higher education thanks to academic scholarships, grants and a NASA fellowship.

In his teens and twenties Chad was an avid outdoorsman frequently mountain biking, hiking, stargazing, camping and generally enjoying nature wherever his scholarship and travel took him. Chad enjoyed a variety of hobbies but probably none as much as computer gaming and no, he could not tell you with any certainty how frequently a Quake server was active at Steward Observatory during his tenure.

In 1997, Chad obtained a Ph.D. in Astronomy at Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. His thesis topic was pioneering observations and modeling of starburst galaxies. As a graduate student, Chad led the development of the data pipeline for a near infrared spectrometer (FSPEC) that made it one of the most productive instruments of its kind.

Chad then became the MIPS Instrument Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope. In this position, he was Steward’s lead contact to the Spitzer Science Center. Chad was author or co-author of 159 papers in astronomy. Two of the most influential areas that he led were on the behavior of the mid-IR aromatic bands in nearby galaxies, and his thesis papers on starburst modeling.

Chad had a quiet personal style. When asked to carry out a task, one normally heard nothing more about it and became suspicious that nothing was happening, but always found that he was working it efficiently and diligently and it was near solution. His style made everyone (but especially his supervisors) vulnerable to his wonderful sense of humor that would sneak up and zing you with something really funny. He was a role model for younger scientists; one postdoc working with him used to say: “When I grow up I want to be just like Chad.”

After a successful career in Astronomy, Chad chose to embark on a new career challenge by joining Raytheon Missile Systems in 2012 as a Principal Multi-disciplined Engineer, where he contributed to radiometric calibration of the latest sensors for missile defense. He continued to publish his astronomy work and was honored at the Raytheon Missile Systems Authors and Inventors Banquet for his technical publications. He will be greatly missed by his co-workers who appreciated his professionalism and his quiet sense of humor.

Chad was a wonderful father and devoted husband. Despite significant physical disabilities caused by chronic illness, Chad’s first thoughts were always about how he could give his all for his growing family. He not only insisted on working full-time to support the family but he always found that extra bit of energy to be horsey, wrestler, sword-fighter and all around kid-centered gamer, cheerleader and quiet companion for his very energetic children.

Losing Chad leaves us all sorely missing his gentle humanity, loyal friendship, wacky sense of humor, valued technical skills and brilliant mind but so very grateful that we have had the opportunity to know him.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his name may be made to the National Audubon Society.

Charlie Jackson, Jr.

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Charlie Jackson, Jr. A Faithful Servant of God, age 81 of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away January 5, 2014 at Oaks at Limestone, Gainesville, Ga. following an extended illness. Mr. Jackson was born February 8, 1932 in Dahlonega, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Charlie Jackson, Sr. and Ottie Lee Goss Jackson; and his brothers, Billy G. Jackson, Leon B. Jackson, and Roy Jackson; one sister, Minnie Jackson Webb; one step-son, Willie Trammell. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maryetta Jackson; four daughters, Dolores McAllister, Flowery Branch, Ga., Pamela Jackson, Vanessa Jackson; and Jacqulyn Gholston, all of Dahlonega Ga. Four sons, Charles(Sandra) Jackson, Douglas Jackson, Gary (Belinda) Jackson, Gregory Jackson, all of Dahlonega, Ga., one step-son, Melvin Trammell of Athens Ga. He is also survived by two sisters, Phyllis (Stanley) Ford of Atlanta Ga., and Evie Jackson of Dahlonega, Ga. Sister-in-laws: Melvina Jackson, and Maudell Singleton of Dahlonega Ga.; and Edna Dorsey, Gainesville. Brother-in-law Albert Webb of Dahlonega: Thirty-four grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of loved nieces, nephews, cousins and other close family members and friends.

Mr. Jackson was a life-long member of Hickory Grove CME Church where he has served faithfully; he also served as Chairman of The Trustees; and Chairman of The Steward Board. Anytime there were happenings at the church, that’s where you would find Brother Jackson. He served in the United States Army; he also learned the butchering trade as a youth and performed his services for many families throughout Georgia and some out of state. He also worked at North Georgia Agriculture School, Martin Poultry, and The Pine Tree Plant where he retired after 13 years. In 1974 he was hired by the University of North Georgia Public Safety Department. He was a 1975 graduate of Cobb County Police Academy. He continued his travel and training in Law Enforcement and worked through the ranks: Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant; and in July 1984 Charlie Jackson was named Director and Chief of the department and served as director for 10 years. He retired with over 28 years of service from the department.

Visitation was held at Banister Funeral Home on January 9. Funeral Services were held January 10, 2014 at Hickory Grove CME Church in Dahlonega.

Professional services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Melissa Seabolt Guard

Resident of Dahlonega

Melissa Seabolt Guard, age 39, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta following an extended illness.

Melissa lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was a senior accountant with AT&T and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Melissa got numerous achievement awards during her career at AT&T. She also coached basketball at the Lumpkin County Parks & Rec center. She was adventurous and full of life and devoted her life to her kids.

Melissa was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Seabolt.

She is survived by daughters Kelli York and Kristi York, Dahlonega, Ga.; son, Sean Guard, Colorado; mother, Ann Seabolt, Dahlonega, Ga.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Lynn and Barry Woody, Demorest, Ga., Cindy and Daryl Truelove, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Rene Seabolt, Cumming, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Cierra Rose, Blake Garrett, Brandon Seabolt, Brooke Seabolt, Erin Woody, Zachary Woody, and Kalynn Woody; best friend, Anthony Chalfant, Cumming, Ga. Numerous other relatives also survive.

A memorial service for Melissa was held January 2, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Following the memorial service there was a graveside service at Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County for the burial of the cremains.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lumpkin County Band Boosters Club.

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

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was charge of the arrangements.

Jonathan Merritt Brister

Resident of Dahlonega

Brother Jonathan Merritt Brister, age 40, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away December 26, 2013.

John was born in Cumming, Ga. May 19, 1973. He had lived in Lumpkin County since 2000. He was a truck driver with Robinson Hauling Company and was a member of Dahlonega Church of God.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Marsha Elaine Barnes; his father, George Brister; and his grandparents.

John is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Tracy Brister; son, Cole Brister; and daughter, Chelsea Hatfield, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Shane and Bonnie Conner, Cumming, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Heather and David Waters, Dawsonville, Ga., Stephanie Brister, Gainesville, Ga.; mother-in-law, Frances Diane Garrison, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frances and Bradley Gilreath; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Nathan and Nancy Bagwell, Jess and Kristie Bagwell, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; and a special cousin, best friend, Tommy and Andrea Linder, Dahlonega, Ga.; and several other family members and friends.

Funeral services for John were held Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Larry Henry, Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and Rev. Junior Evans officiated.

Interment followed in Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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

Bernice Trammel

Resident of Ellijay

Bernice Trammel, age 82, of Ellijay, passed away Friday, January 10, 2014. Bernice was loved by her family and enjoyed life in her later years. She loved being in the kitchen, cooking and “force-feeding” family and visitors. With a gracious heart, if Bernice were able to, she would cook Sunday dinner every week. She and Horace were always compassionate about helping others, especially at Christmastime. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Willie Tolbert.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Horace Trammel of Ellijay; children, Joan and John Tinsley of Ellijay, Tommy Trammel of Ellijay; grandchildren, Tiffany Marie, Dewey Claude (“D.C.”) and Zachary Thomas; three great grandchildren; sister, Billie Doris Chambers of Lawrenceville; several nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Jason Hamby, Rev. James Samples and Rev. Steve Shadwick officiating.

Interment followed at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.

Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

Eva Pauline “Polly” Hunt Neal

Resident of Dahlonega

Eva Pauline “Polly” Hunt Neal, age 79, of Dahlonega, Ga. and formerly of Atlanta, Ga. and Greenville, S.C., died on December 15, 2013 following a sudden illness.

Polly was a woman of vast talents: a businesswoman as well as an award-winning painter, sculptor, and writer who mentored and encouraged other artists. She cared deeply for people, touched a myriad of lives, and was well-known and loved.

Polly was predeceased by her parents Paul and Katherine Hunt, and her husband Henry Getzen Neal. She is survived by her daughter Jan Williams Matthews of Hawaii, her son Peter Zane Williams of Alaska, her step-daughter Leslie Neal Hilmer of Miami. Fla., grand-daughters Ariel Matthews of Seattle Wash., and Lamai (Scout) Hunt of Thailand, grandson Adam Matthews of Cumming Ga., brothers Buddy Hunt of Greenville S.C., Paul Hunt of Easley S.C., and Luther Hunt of Easley S.C., and sisters Donna Hunt Share of British Columbia, Canada, Linda Hunt Padgett of Travelers Rest S.C., MaryElla Hunt Collins of Orlando Fla., Charlotte Hunt Tucker of Piedmont S.C., Sara Hunt Powell of Orlando Fla., and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Emory Alzheimer’s Research, No One Alone, or your choice of charities.

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

Lee Fletcher “Chipper” Hardy

Resident of Sautee

Mr. Lee Fletcher “Chipper” Hardy of Sautee passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. He was 67.

A celebration of Mr. Hardy’s life was Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Nacoochee United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mark Grizzard and the Rev. Chris Shurtz officiated.

Lee and his wife, Betty, lived in Sautee for the past eight years. Lee spent over 15 years as the children’s minister and adult Sunday school teacher of the Journeyers class. He was also a lay speaker and enjoyed sharing the gospel of Christ whenever asked.

Lee served in the Army as a captain. His career in business gave him the opportunity to travel the world, and he encouraged others to “make life as big as possible” by taking every opportunity possible to travel and see all of God’s majesty in his creation.

He gave a sermon recently called “The Blessings of Cancer,” where he spoke about all the wonderful opportunities cancer had given him to meet so many different people and share the gospel.

He carried both men and women’s socks and told the patients and medical personnel that he had been praying “God to bless you.”

Mr. Hardy is survived by his wife, Betty Hardy of Sautee; son, Steve Hardy of Sautee; daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Dr. Larry Ver Hoef of Birmingham, Ala., and Chanda and Dwayne Whitehead of Dahlonega; brothers and sister-in-law, Don Hardy of Scottsdale, Ariz., Joe and Joyce Hardy of Tucson, Ariz.; and sister and brother-in-law, Marlee and Jack Watson of Yuma, Ariz.

Mr. Hardy is also survived by his six grandchildren Hannah Eaton, Hunter-Kaye Eaton, Emily Sims, Macie Whitehead, and Jonathan and Dalton Whitehead, all of Dahlonega.

In lieu of flowers, it is Lee’s request that each person who knew and loved him honor his memory by celebrating life in a special, memorable way with your family and friends. Spend time together, talk and share, do something very special that it will be part of the legacy left for your family. Above all, make Jesus Christ your Savior.

To share a memory of Lee or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lois. Marlow

Resident of Monroe

Mrs. Lois. Marlow, age 78, of Monroe, Ga. died Monday, December 30, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.

Lois was born in Pickens County, S.C. June 7, 1935. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis Clyde Hatchell and Annie May Smith Hatchell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Alvin “Bud” Marlow; son, Jimmy Sarenius; and grandson, Alvin Marlow.

Lois is survived by daughters and sons-in-paw, Gloria Peters, Monroe, Ga., Kathy and Mark Couch, Marietta, S.C., Mary Ann Orr, Powder Springs, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Jackie Marlow, Suches, Ga., Roger and Carol Marlow, Newberry, S.C.; sisters, Helen and Joyce. Twenty-one grandchildren, 13.5 great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Lois were held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Zion Baptist Church in Suches, Ga. Rev. Gerald Edmondson officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

“Kris” Martin

Resident of Dahlonega

“Kris” Martin, age 50, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

“Kris” lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Junior Martin, Dahlonega, Ga.; mother, Shirley Westbrooks, Dahlonega, Ga.; father, Ode Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga.; children, Alisha and Jimmy Allison, Dahlonega, Ga., Michelle and Charles Davis, Dahlonega, Ga., Bobbie Sue and Shane Littlefield, Gainesville, Ga., Billy and Melanie Martin, Jackson County; siblings, Karen Collins, Gainesville, Ga., Allie Richardson, Dahlonega, Ga., Henry Coy Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga., Linda Sullens, Dahlonega, Ga., Sandy Dowdle, Tennessee; her devoted Pugs, “her babies,” Lifesaver and Ruby Sue. Nine grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Kris” were held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Carrel Pruitt and Rev. William Gravitt officiated.

Interment followed in the Summerour Cemetery in Lumpkin County. Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Edison Jones “Bo” Woodward, Jr.

Resident of Cumming

Mr. Edison Jones “Bo” Woodward, Jr., of Cumming, Ga., died Monday, December 30, 2013 at Friendship Nursing Home in White County.

“Bo” was born in Dahlonega, Ga. May 1, 1929. He had been a resident of Forsyth County since 1970. He was a retired carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.

He was the son of the late Edison Jones Woodward, Sr. and Jimmy Lela Davis Woodward and was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena Evelyn Ramey Woodward; an infant brother; Gene Woodward, brother; Wilda Lee Woodward Burson and Irma Frances Woodward Jackson, sisters; grandchildren, Shannon McKeller and Nicki Barton.

“Bo” is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Gale McCoy, of Morrow, Ga.; daughters, Gayle Woodward Vessell, of Jonesboro, Ga.; Cheryl Barton, of Cumming, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Joyce and Bob Anderson, of Dawsonville, Ga.; Karen Waters and Jeff Cappis, of Decatur, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Kayla Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga.; brothers and sister-in-law, Ren and Martha Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga.; Hugh Woodward, of Dahlonega, Ga..; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for “Bo” were held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega, Ga.

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

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

Elaine Marsha Hindmon

Resident of Dahlonega

Elaine Marsha Hindmon, age 63, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Elaine was born in Decatur, Ga. June 7, 1950. She had lived in Lumpkin County for the past seven years and was a former resident of Jackson, Ga.. She was a homemaker and was a member of Dahlonega Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Frank and Lois Mae Ashworth Honea.

Elaine is survived by children and spouses, Russell Hindmon, Kyley and Ellen Hindmon, Stacey and Zac Pelfrey, Tiffany and Michael Ray; siblings, Nancy Lambert, Virginia Jarrett, Benjamin Honea Jr., Sue Clonts, and Kim Cofer; grandchildren, Savanna Hindmon, Zoie Hindmon, Brittany Lensch, Tricia Hindmon, Elijah Pelfrey, and Ella Pelfrey. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Dahlonega Baptist Church. Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiated.

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

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

Bradley W. Prince

Resident of Gainesville

Bradley W. Prince, age 44, of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday, December 13, 2013.

Bradley had lived in Gainesville for a short time but had lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was employed at Wal-Mart and was a member of War Hill Church in Dawson County.

He was the son of the late Winston and Ellen Garrett Prince and was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Prince.

Bradley is survived by his wife, Heather Prince, Gainesville, Ga.; children, Kristina Doll, Michael Crain, and James Mercer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Darlene Prince, Arnold and Amy Prince, and Ricky Prince, all of Dahlonega, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Bradley were held Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

Rev. Don Allen, Rev. Tommy Ross, and Rev. Bill Coates officiated.

Interment followed in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Lula, Ga.

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

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

Judy Charlene Anderson Lance

Resident of Dahlonega

Judy Charlene Anderson Lance, age 64, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Friday, January 3, 2014, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, Ga. following an extended illness.

Charlene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.

Charlene worked at the Smith House for a while and Mother’s Country Kitchen. In her later years, she was a stay at home house wife.

She was a member of Dahlonega Church of God.

Charlene was the daughter of the late John Wilson Anderson and Katherine Ward Anderson and was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Anderson Eaton; brothers, Gary Lamar Anderson and James Winfred Anderson.

She is survived by her husband, Roy E. “Jeep” Lance, Dahlonega, Ga.; son, Jeffery Lance, Dahlonega; daughters, Denise Chester, Dawsonville, Ga. and Donna Turner, Cumming, Ga.; brother, Russell Anderson, Lula; sisters, Sandra Mimbs, East Point, Ga. and Brenda Sue Powell, Dahlonega; brother, Stanley Anderson, Dahlonega. Charlene is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Charlene were held Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Interment followed in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Dahlonega.

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

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

Roy Dan Davis

Resident of Dahlonega

Roy Dan Davis, 61, of Dahlonega passed away January 7 surrounded by his family after a period of declining health. He was born in Lumpkin County on July 27, 1952 to Willie Mae Berry Davis and the late Joe Dan Davis. Roy Dan retired from the University of North Georgia after 30 years of service. He also owned and operated his own business, Davis Locksmith Service. Roy Dan was a mason and belonged to Blue Mountain Lodge #38. He was also a former member of the Lumpkin County Board of Elections. He was a member of Siloam Baptist Church. Roy Dan was well loved by all, and made friends wherever he went.

Mr. Davis was proceed in death by his father, Joe Dan Davis, his father in law, Bobby Thomas, and niece, Jessica Gibson.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Gail Davis of Dahlonega; his mother, Willie Mae Davis, of Dahlonega. He is survived by two sons, Jay and Elizabeth Davis and Daniel and Stephanie Davis, all of Dahlonega; two grandchildren who were delights to him, Eric, 5, and Caroline, 1, of Dahlonega. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Angela Davis, brother and sister in law, Rick and Beverly Davis; and sister, Sue Davis all of Dahlonega. Roy Dan is survived by niece, Hannah Davis, and nephew, Jonathan Davis, of Dahlonega. He is also survived by mother-in-law, Nell Thomas, of Dahlonega and brother-in-law and sister in law, Ernie and Bonnie Thomas of Dahlonega. Roy Dan is survived by many other beloved family and friends.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, January 11 at Siloam Baptist Church. Internment followed in the church cemetery. Reverends officiating the service were Lyman Caldwell and Casey Robinson. Rev. Tony Allison officiated the graveside service. Rev. Jason Sullens led the family in prayer.

His co-workers from the University of North Georgia served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Ren Woodward or Dahlonega United Methodist Church youth program. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, Dahlonega, Ga.

Death Notices:

Robert L. Bryant, 91, passed away on December 20, 2013. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Godwin Register, 88, passed away on January 3, 2013. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Runyan Foskett, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 11. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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