Resident of Gainesville
Ruth Neal, 88, of Gainesville, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014. A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 22 at Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, Ga.
Mrs. Neal was born on September 30, 1925 to Guy and Hester Evans in Taliaferro County. She graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute, and received a diploma from Draughton School of Commerce on May 26, 1942. While raising her family, she held several banking and secretarial positions at companies including Trust Company of Georgia, Union Point Bank, Pine Tree Textiles, Dahlonega United Methodist Church, Civil Service with the Draft Board in Dahlonega. She retired from Fort Benning in 1993, after serving many years as a payroll clerk.
She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, and enjoyed entertaining with her friends in chapters in both Dahlonega and Columbus, Ga. She held many offices within the organization. She was an active member in Dahlonega United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the Dahlonega Methodist Women’s Society. She also attended St. Luke’s Methodist Church when she was a Columbus resident.
Mrs. Neal had a passion for travel, having visited Europe many times, where she especially enjoyed Germany, Holland and Switzerland. She also enjoyed traveling to places like Hawaii, New England, Canada, Western United States; Alaska being her favorite. She loved her rose garden, magnolia trees, playing bridge, and cooking for her family for the holidays.
Survivors include her son Frank Neal, Jr. and his wife Margaret, of Acworth, Ga.; daughter, Ellen Neal Butler and husband Jerry of Dahlonega, Ga; five grandchildren, Kaylen Butler of Athens, Ga., Adam Neal and his wife Hye-Kyung of New York City, NY, Stuart Neal of Jersey City, NJ, James Neal and his wife Natalie of Dallas, Ga. and Alex Neal of Atlanta, Ga.; one great-granddaughter Tatum Neal; nephew, Larry Evans Walker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Stovall Neal Sr., sister, Francis Evans Walker Clements, and brother, Virgil Colclough Evans.
For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Dahlonega United Methodist Church at 107 Park Street (or PO Box 455) Dahlonega, GA 30533, or the Ida Cason Callaway Foundation Development Department, P.O. Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000.
Mrs. Neal considered Callaway Gardens her own little piece of heaven on earth, where she will be laid to rest in a family ceremony. Arrangements by Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home. mayeswarddobbins.com.
Charles Rudolph Wolff
Resident of Dahlonega
Charles Rudolph Wolff, age 92, of Dahlonega, Ga. died on March 1, 2014.
He was a native of Kingston, NY and a graduate of Parks Aeronautical College of St. Louis University. He served in the Naval Air Corp. during WWII and retired from Eastern Airlines after 33 years of service in Engineering Quality Control. A former resident of Miami, Fla. and Ocala, Fla. for 65 years, Mr. Wolff moved to Dahlonega two years ago to be near his daughter, Susan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Vera Bowen Wolff, of Dahlonega, daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Anthony Lancaster, of Dahlonega, son and daughter-in-law, John and Rose Wolff, of Ocala, Fla., sister, Lillian Mordas, of Beacon, N.Y., grandchildren, Jennifer Wolff, Lisa Wolff, and Brian Dewing, great-grandchildren, Blain Dewing, Sophia Dewing, and Vera Cate Dewing.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Dahlonega Funeral Home with Rev. Christine Greenwald officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Rd., Dahlonega, Ga.
Robert Ralph Ryno Sr.
Robert Ralph Ryno Sr. was born at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich, July 26 1935. He passed on March 2, 2014 at age 78 in Buford, Gwinnett County, Ga. He is predeceased by his parents Alden Ryno and Leah Pearl (Benedict) Ryno. He is survived by sister Leah ‘Ann’ Ryno.
Robert is survived by his loving wife Barbara of almost 59 years. They met September 1954 at Candy Ann’s Drive-in on Division Ave and 52nd Street. Married April 8, 1955 at Calvary Church in Wayland, Allegan County, Mich. with honeymoon at Niagara Falls. Robert is lovingly remembered by his wife Barbara Joyce Berends of Onaway, Michigan.
He is also survived by his four children Deanna Lynne Crane (Phil), Robert Ralph Ryno Jr (Linda), Ronald Dale Ryno (Cathy) and David Alan Ryno; six grandchildren Matthew Philip Crane, Jonathan David Ryno, Kyle Taylor Ryno, Sean Michael Ryno, Melissa Deanne Ryno and Alden Grant Ryno, Alexander David Ryno and Megan Cara Ryno; and three great-grandchildren Makayla, Aaron and Brittain Ryno.
Memorial service with the family will be on March 6, 2014, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Gwinnett Baptist Church, 1868 Azalea Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Kidney Fund or Kidney Cancer Association. Robert’s full obituary can be seen at www.wagesfuneralhome.com.
Paul Swain Murphy, 67, passed away on February 24, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Clements, 55, passed away on February 23, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Elaine C. Keir, 62, passed away on February 22, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Linda Thomas Newsom, 72, passed away on February 27, 2014. McDonald and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.