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October 30, 2014
Obituaries (5-7-14 edition)
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Mr. Paul J. Apt

Resident of Dahlonega

Mr. Paul J. Apt, 90, longtime resident of Dahlonega, died April 27, 2014, in Webster, Fla.

Born in Chicago, Ill., Paul was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Apt. He was married to the late Dorothy McClure Apt for 55 years. Paul was a Miami Edison graduate. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran who served as an Aviation Radioman during World War II. Upon discharge from the Navy, Paul earned a B.A. Degree in Business and underwent undergraduate work at the University of Miami. He was Comptroller at the U. of M., retired to Dahlonega, later returning to Central Florida.

Paul enjoyed traveling, camping, walking on the beach, bicycling, cars and motorcycles. He collected knives and liked carving wood. He loved dogs. Paul is survived by his daughter, Jan Marie Crafton, of Bushnell, Fla.; and sons, David Paul Apt of Gainesville, and Carl Wesley Apt of Flowery Branch, Ga.; grandchildren, Lance Alan Wisely, Jamie Marie Bertolomi, and Paul Cody Apt.

Online condolences may be made at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. In honor of Paul, those who wish may make a contribution to the SPCA of Sumter County, PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. 33538, 352-793-9117, www.hsspca.org.

Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla.

James George “Jimmy” Burns

Resident of Dahlonega

James George “Jimmy” Burns 76, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mr. Burns is a lifelong native of Dahlonega.

Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his parents, Gorden and Lula Fields Burns and sister Margert Hogan.

Mr. Burns is survived by his loving wife Jane Thomas Burns, children Jimmie Ann Burns of California, Clinton and wife Debbie Bryan of Dahlonega, Bruce and wife Jan Bryan of Dahlonega; mother-in-law Wanda Thomas of Dahlonega, grandchildren Ben Bryan of Dahlonega, Emily Bryan of Habersham, Sammy Bryan of Blairesville, William Bryan of Dahlonega, Kari Bryan of Royston, great-grandson Cayden Bryan; and numerous other relatives also survive. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Philippi Baptist Church in Dahlonega. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Rev. Jason Fuller, Rev. Andy Caldwell and Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Online condolence may be sent to dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Jack Barton Dowdy

Resident of Dahlonega

James George “Jimmy” Burns, 76, of Dahlonega, Ga., passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mr. Burns is a lifelong native of Dahlonega.

Mr. Burns is preceded in death by his parents, Gorden and Lula Fields Burns and sister Margert Hogan.

Mr. Burns is survived by his loving wife Jane Thomas Burns, children Jimmie Ann Burns of California; Clinton and wife Debbie Bryan of Dahlonega, Bruce and wife Jan Bryan of Dahlonega, mother-in-law Wanda Thomas of Dahlonega, grandchildren Ben Bryan of Dahlonega, Emily Bryan of Habersham, Sammy Bryan of Blairesville, William Bryan of Dahlonega, Kari Bryan of Royston and great-grandson Cayden Bryan; and numerous other relatives also survive. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Philippi Baptist Church in Dahlonega. Interment followed at the church cemetery. Rev. Jason Fuller, Rev. Andy Caldwell, and Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiated.

Online condolence may be sent to dahlonegafuneralhome.com.

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Mrs. Imogene Stover Gibson

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Imogene Stover Gibson, age 78, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Northeast Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Mrs. Gibson spent most of her life in Lumpkin County and was a member of Nimblewill Baptist Church.

She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mae Moss Stover.

Imogene is survived by her husband of 56 years, John Gibson; brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Kathy Stover; special niece, Tammy Stover, all of Dahlonega, Ga. Numerous family and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Imogene were held Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega. Rev. Todd Skinner officiated. Interment follow in the Nimblewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

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

Wayne E. Thomas

Resident of Dahlonega

Wayne E. Thomas, 77, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital following a period of declining health.

Born July 27, 1936 in Blairsville, Ga. to the late Loy and Evia Thomas, he had been a resident of Dahlonega for the past year after living in Gilmer County from 2000 until 2013. He had also previously lived in Lilburn. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville and a U.S. Army Veteran who served from 1959 until 1965. He retired after 30 years of service with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company where he worked as a computer systems trainer. A devoted husband and father, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Verdell M. Thomas.

Surviving are his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Pam Thomas, Lilburn, Rev. Keith and Cerena Thomas, Dahlonega; sisters in law, Nina Moss, Dahlonega, Opal Beaver, Lilburn; grandchildren, Christy Cassidy, Katlin Sims, Joshua Thomas, Carissa Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Laura Thomas; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 5, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Dawsonville. Dr. Jim Gaines officiated. Interment followed in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery in Young Harris.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Ga.

Death Notices

Thomas Fingal Nicolson, 86, passed away on April 23, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Tera Eckel Bonds, 36, passed away on April 23, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Charles Armstrong, 33, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Patrice Kenyatta Jones Storms, 43, passed away on April 27, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Billie Julia Holloway, 86, passed away on May 1, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leoma Wheeler Wood passed away on May 2, 2014. McDonald & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Homer Lemley, 80, passed away on May 4, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Frances Barrett, 72, passed away on May 4, 2014. Banister Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Indians fall prey to Panthers 28-7
by Greg Finan, Jr.
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Timmy Summersett falls forward for a couple extra yards during a physical game with Union County at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Sept. 5. The Indians fell to the Panthers 28-7 in their home opener.
Timmy Summersett falls forward for a couple extra yards during a physical game with Union County at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Sept. 5. The Indians fell to the Panthers 28-7 in their home opener.
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The Indians' home opener versus the Union County Panthers at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Sept. 5, proved to be a hard fought, physical battle.

The physical nature of the game resulted in the ejection of the Indians' quarterback/cornerback Gunner Wood and in Lumpkin dropping their home opener and second game of the season 28-7.

The Indians started the game with their signature smash mouth style, driving 56-yards on 14 plays. Lumpkin ran the ball 13 times in-a-row before being forced to pass the ball on fourth and six at the 34-yard-line. The pass intended for Timmy Summersett was thrown incomplete, giving possession to Union County.

The Panthers formidable air attack kept the Indians' defense on their toes. Union County's quarterback made the Lumpkin defense pay at the start of the second quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass that gave the Panthers a 7-0 lead with 11:53 left in the first half.

A Lumpkin fumble by Summersett at the 25-yard-line on the ensuing Indians' drive ended an impressive nine play, 65-yard drive.

Lumpkin's defense held Union County from scoring for the remainder of the half, giving the Panthers a 7-0 halftime lead.

The Panthers received the kickoff after halftime and put together a strong drive. The Indians put the Panthers on the ropes with a stop on third and 14 by Wood, but the defensive stop was voided by a targeting penalty on Wood. Wood, also, picked up a taunting penalty on the play. The two personal fouls meant Wood was ejected from the game. With Wood's ejection, the momentum shifted from Lumpkin to Union and ended with a 52-yard touchdown reception down the sidelines two plays after Wood was sent to the lockers. Union County failed to convert the extra point attempt, but still led 13-0 with 10:53 left in the third quarter.

Zach Matthews took over quarterback duties for the Indians for the rest of the game. Matthews took his first snap and bounced to the outside on a quarterback sneak on his way to a 72-yard run into the end zone. The touchdown was voided by a holding call on the play.

Lumpkin and Union went back and forth until Matthews scored on a 22-yard rushing touchdown with 4:52 left in the third quarter. Noah Cromer's extra point cut the Panthers' lead to 13-7.

The Indians forced the Panthers to punt on their next possession, but a Lumpkin turnover off a fumble two plays later gave the Panthers good field position. Union managed to score another touchdown minutes later off a 22-yard pass and punched in the two-point conversion that extended their lead to 21-7.

Lumpkin attempted one last drive late in the fourth, but another turnover on the Panthers' 12-yard-line crushed the hopes of the Indians.

The 28-7 loss puts the Indians' record at 0-2 for the season.

The Indians hope to earn their first win of the year when they host Johnson at the Burial Grounds on Friday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
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