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Obituaries (2-26-14 edition)
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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 (2-26-14 edition)
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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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