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Loy Chester

Resident of Dahlonega

Loy Chester, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday February 23, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born September 23, 1925 in Dawson County to the late Fate and Rachael Chester, he lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. For many years Mr. Chester worked in the timber industry and farmed. He was a beekeeper and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Loy was a loving husband and father who was devoted to his family. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Bertha Lou Chester; eight brothers and a sister. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Glenda and Perry Weaver, the loving staff at Foothills Assisted Living, and for the loving attention of his nurses.

Surviving are his children, Daniel Chester, Gainesville; Kathy and Junior Stover, Dahlonega, Gary and Nicki Chester, Dahlonega, Tony and Jan Chester, Dahlonega; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held February 25, 2014 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. L. C. Bennett and Rev. Jimmy Chester officiated. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Tasha Nicole Sharp Wayne

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Tasha Nicole Sharp Wayne, age 27, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Tasha was a lifelong resident of the Lumpkin County area, a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Lee Sharp.

Tasha is survived by her husband, Doug Wayne, Dahlonega, Ga.; sons, Andrew Lee Wayne and Austin Douglas Wayne; her mother, Serena Welch, Dahlonega, Ga. Numerous other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Tasha were held Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.

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

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

Bob Pickelsimer

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Bob Pickelsimer, age 82, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Saturday, February 22, 2014 at his home.

Bob was born in Fannin County, Ga. July 31, 1931. He had lived in Dahlonega for more than 30 years. He was a former resident of Suches, Ga. He was a retired service man with Tyson Foods and was of the Baptist faith.

Bob was the son of the late Allen Pickelsimer and Lois Cruse Pickelsimer and was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Virginia Cain Pickelsimer; and brothers, H.A. Pickelsimer Jr., Dell Pickelsimer, and Glenn L. Pickelsimer.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Aara Pickelsimer, Sunnyvale, Ca.; and his sister, Violet Harper, Dawsonville, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Bob were held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Gerald Edmondson 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.

Colonel (Retired) Lynn B. Stull

Resident of Dahlonega

Colonel (Retired) Lynn B. Stull, United States Army, age 67, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Dahlonega, Ga.

Born on October 11, 1946, in Fargo, North Dakota, he was the son of the late Ainslee “Jack” and Virginia Stull. He was the loving husband of Carol B. Stull.

Col.(R) Stull served honorably in the United States Army for 31 years, first receiving his commission in 1968 from the Georgia State University. As a career Army Officer, he served as an infantry officer advisor in Vietnam, an ROTC instructor at Georgia State University, in 5th and 1st Special Forces Group, Alternate Specialty Foreign Area Officer, Director of Asian Studies US Army War College, and as Defense and Army Attaché to Malaysia. He retired in 1999 from the Army and ended his career working as a defense contractor with Special Operations Command.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, is his brother Terry G. (Aletta) Stull, of Senatobia, MS, and daughters Marilyn N. Stull May of Cumming, Ga., Wendy A. Stull of Ft. Meade, MD, Kelly E. (Bradley) Bathgate of Willow Grove, PA, and Paige D. Stull of Quantico, VA, and granddaughters Katharine and Elizabeth May, Ava, Madeline, Charlotte, and Daley Bathgate.

A funeral service was held Saturday, February 22 at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga. Uniform for military service members will be Dress Blue, or service equivalent.

Memorial contributions may be made to the North Shore Animal League or the Florida Big Dog Rescue.

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

Death Notices

Richard Frank Schuler, age 84, passed away on February 16, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dennis Lee Crawford, age 65, passed away on February 19, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia A. Neuhart, age 50, passed away on February 19, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Larry C. Pitts, age 64, passed away on February 21, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Mettee, age 77, passed away on February 19, 2014. McDonald and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Reece Daniel Elseroad, age 4, passed away on February 17, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Maurice Stephen Moore, age 52, passed away on February 21, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Esarey Martin, age 75, passed away on February 22, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyne Kaufman Jones, age 88, passed away on February 20, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries (4-30-14 edition)
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Chester Arthur Crowell

Resident of Dahlonega

Chester Arthur Crowell, Jr. passed away at the age of 93, on April 22, 2014, at his home in Dahlonega, Ga. following a battle with cancer.

Mr. Crowell was born and raised in Cordele, Ga. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers during WW2 in the Philippines and participated in the post war activities in Japan. Following the war, he attended and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in architecture. He designed numerous schools and churches during his 41 years in his own business in Macon, Ga. He was a member of the Macon Lions Club for 33 years. In 1988, he retired and moved to Gainesville, Fla. where he lived for 28 years with his wife Billie Lowry Crowell. While in Gainesville, Fla., he was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Gainesville Fine Arts Association, the Barber Gators, the Decrepit Birdmen, and the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed flying his own plane, painting, and wood craftsmanship.

In 2013, Mr. Crowell designed and built a home in Dahlonega on the farm of his youngest son, Tom.

Mr. Crowell was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Griffith Crowell and by his third wife, Billy Lowry Crowell.

Mr. Crowell is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, C. Arthur Crowell III of Macon, Ga., and Tom and Mary Kay Crowell of Dahlonega, Ga., two step sons and daughter-in-law, Dean Lowry, Frank and Midori Lowry and a step daughter, Katherine Tilley, all of Gainesville, Fla. In addition, he is survived by three grandchildren Chace, Amber and Ciera, three step grandchildren, Jonathon, Denise and Jack, and five great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Visitation is at 11 a.m., Service at 11:30 a.m., Reception at 12 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of North East Georgia or the Lumpkin County Humane Society.

Online Condolences may be made at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Herschel Wayne Dalton, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Herschel was born on November 11, 1923 in Tabor, Iowa to the late William Dalton and Bernice Everham Dalton. In 1942, he graduated from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Iowa, later attending Northwest Missouri State. Herschel entered the United States Navy where he served with honor in the South Pacific. Following his completion of his military service in 1946, Herschel began his career with the United States Postal Service, a career that would span from 1947 until his retirement in 1979.

Herschel moved to Dahlonega in 1984, where he was active as a Lifetime Member of the VFW as well as the American Legion Post 5533 of Dahlonega. In addition to his parents, Herschel is preceded in death by his brothers, Maurice Dalton, Clarence Dalton and Ralph Dalton as well as sisters, Katherine Dalton and Dorothy Dalton Efingham.

He is survived locally by his niece Victoria Dalton Loggins of Murrayville and nephew, Brian Dalton of Demorest. In addition, Herschel is survived by is brother, Harold Dalton as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held at Tabor Cemetery in Tabor, Iowa. A gathering of family and friends was held at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, Iowa. Locally it is requested that flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to the Community Helping Place Food Bank, P.O.Box 712, Dahlonega, GA. 30533.

Alexander Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Rosie Hyde Reeves, age 89, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Mrs. Reeves was born in Dawsonville, Ga. June 26, 1924. She lived in Lumpkin County for the past 16 years and was a former resident of Sandy Springs, Ga. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Rosie was the daughter of the late Jessie and Bessie Hyde and was also preceded in death by her husband, James Owen Reeves; and an infant son, James Owen Reeves Jr.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Mitch Phillips, Auburn, Ga., Cissy Reeves, Dahlonega, Ga., and Debbie and John Brannon, Newnan, Ga.; grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Jimmy, Wade, Doug, and Mick. Several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives also survive.

In accordance with her wishes, Mrs. Reeves was cremated and no services are planned at this time.

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

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

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Klate James Thomas Wehunt, age 14, of Dahlonega, Ga., died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Egleston Children’s Health Care of Atlanta with his family by his side.

Klate was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was an 8th grade student at Lumpkin County Middle School.

Klate was a loving son, brother and friend to all he met. He was always generous and giving to others. He was a blessing to everyone and we can’t wait until the day we see him again. We know he is in heaven playing Xbox with all of his many friends and playing all the sports he has wanted to play. His breath is strong and his heart even stronger and every step he takes is a leap of joy. It was an honor that God chose us to be his parents. It was a blessing to be there when he left this world and entered into the presence of the Lord.

Klate is survived by his parents, J.T. and Shannen Wehunt; sister, Kre Wehunt; grandparents, Danny and Georgia McDonald of Murrayville, Ga., James Wehunt, Sr., Dahlonega, Ga., Eddie and Kay Puckett, Murrayville, Ga., Jeannie Byrd, Alpharetta, Ga.; aunts and uncles, John Daniel and Chelsea McDonald, Jonathan Stevens, Jesus and Lisa Shark; cousins, Zach and Sophia Montgomery and Megan Allison; and special friends, Joseph and Joshua Chastain.

Funeral services for Klate were held Friday, April 25, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Al Waltz and John Daniel McDonald officiated and Houston Barber (Mr. B) read a special dedication. Interment followed in the Yellow Creek Baptist Church cemetery in Murrayville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Yellow Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, C/O Wayne Underwood, 2054 Claude Parks Road, Murrayville, GA 30564.

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

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

Death Notices

Edward F. “Ted” Scarbrough, 39, passed away on April 19, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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