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Ellen Altois Allman

Resident of Camden, S.C.

Ellen Altois Allman, age 63, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in Camden, S.C.

Ellen was born in Michigan, raised her children in Dahlonega, Ga., and had lived in Camden, S.C. since 1991. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She was the retired manager of Skateland USA in Florence, S.C., and of the Baptist Faith.

Ms. Allman was the daughter of the late Buster Allman and Margie Rider.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Johnny Johnson, Dahlonega, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Samanta Allman, Savannah, Ga.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rock and Judy Allman, Camden, S.C., and Barney and Helena Allman, Pensecola, Fla.; brother, Houston Del Allman, Murphy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Linda Allman, Columbia, S.C.; grandchildren, Ian Johnson, ILeigh Johnson, and Sofia Allman; niece, Angie Allman, Columbia, S.C.; nephew, Jason and Alicia Allman, Atlanta, Ga.; step-brothers, Johnny and Bonnie Rider, Dahlonega, Ga., and Mitchell and Linda Rider, Dahlonega, Ga.; and step-sister, Sue and Ross Evans, Gainesville, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Ellen were held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Bill Hutcheson officiated. Interment followed in the Old Cane Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Billy Emmett Collier

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Billy Emmett Collier, age 74, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Monday, January 20, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.

Billy was born in Forsyth County, Ga. April 19, 1939. He had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 48 years. He was retired from the Mohawk Industries Pine Tree Plant in Dahlonega and was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Forsyth County.

Billy was the son of the late Thomas Alfred Collier and Minnie Wehunt Collier and was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Jimmy Collier.

Billy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eva Chester Collier, Dahlonega, Ga.; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Ora Roland, Lee Chester, Ola and Jerry Davis, Era and Herman Rider, all of Dahlonega, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Dianne and Tony Allison, Barbara and Mike Garmon, Bobby Lee Mayfield, Lynn Pruett, Karen and Gordon Woody, Jeffrey Chester, Hannah and David Grizzle, Janet and Mun Jackson, Michael and Ashley Chester, Matthew Chester, Frankie and Sean Nagel, Clark and Lisa Rider, Pam and Kenneth Moss.

Numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Billy were held January 23, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Tony Allison and Rev. Jimmy Chester officiated.

Interment followed in the New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawson County.

Online condolences may be made at

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

Annah Faith Robinson

Resident of Dahlonega

Miss Annah Faith Robinson, age 16, of Dahlonega, Ga, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Annah was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was a 10th grade student at Lumpkin County High School. She was a member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lumpkin County.

Annah was the most generous and loving person you could ever wish to meet. She referred to everyone as “friend,” regardless of how well she knew them. No one was ever left out if Annah could help it. The number of lives she touched in her 16 short years was only revealed after her tragic death. She had a love and bond with her family that cannot be measured, and called her sister her “very best friend”. Annah had a love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was evident from her walk in life, and through her testimony of salvation. She was very active in her church youth choir, loved being a part of The Varsity Singers at LCHS and had a passion for cheering. She had been a cheerleader since the 7th grade. The void left by Annah’s passing can never be filled, but we have the most beautiful memories of a most beautiful girl to carry us through until we can all be together again.

Annah is survived by her parents, Joel and Melissa Ash Robinson; sister, Emilee Robinson; grandparents, Byron and Chris Robinson, J.B. and Jo Ash,; great-grandmother, Maudell Ash, all of Dahlonega; aunts and uncles, David and Christy Robinson, Dahlonega, Darren and Dana Robinson, Rincon, Ga., Dawn Ash Swain, Dahlonega,Ga; cousins, Dylan Farmer, Kaitlyn Robinson, Andrew Swain, Tyler Gilbert, Mckenzie Gilbert, Aria Palmer, and Christopher Robinson. A large number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Annah were held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Lumpkin County. Rev. Les Fuller, Rev. Tim Hicks and Rev. Stephen Gerrells officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity in Annah’s memory. Online condolences may be made at Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.

Death Notices

Jayne Cain, 46, passed away on January 19, 2014. McDonald and Son 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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