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Obituaries (6-4-14 edition)
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Annie Jo Tant Turner

Resident of Dahlonega

Annie Jo Tant Turner, age 70, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following an extended illness.

Annie Jo had lived in Lumpkin County for 16 years after moving here from Rome, Ga. She was the manager of Dahlonega Loan Company for 15 years and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents Reuben M. Tant and Annie McDaniel Tant, two infant brothers, brother and sister-in-law James D. Tant and Aliene Franks Tant.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred Turner, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister, Patsy Marie Davis, Rome, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Lee Ann and Scott Simpson, Rome, Ga.; nephews, Parker and Conner Simpson; Caregivers and family, Tammy and Virgil Sisk, Camilla Anderson, Logan Reidling and Layla Anderson. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Annie Jo were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Joel Crotzer officiated. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

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

Bernice Crane Forziati

Resident of Dahlonega

Bernice Crane Forziati, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Forziati was born December 24, 1929 in Madison County to the late Charles Frank Holcomb and Willie Nora Burroughs Holcomb. She was a former Principal for Hall County School System and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Forziati was preceded in death by husbands Calvin Crane and Al Forziati, six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Betty Crane, Aiken, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Chili Childers, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Madison J. Crane, Jason K. Crane, both of Aiken, S.C.; Rebecca Martin, Dahlonega; Chuck Allen, Lula; Miles Childers, Jasper; Nick Childers, Cleveland; Larami Oliver, Dahlonega; sister, Betty Helton, Cleveland; 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Robinson officiated.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Suite 115 Gainesville, GA 30501-2567.

Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Penny Hector

Gloria “Penny” Hector passed away on May 19, 2014 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, Ga., after several months of declining health.

She was born in New York on September 30,1923 to Paul and Paula Fabacher, and she had one sister, Antoinette. The Fabacher family was a prominent member of the New Orleans, La. community, and owner of JAX Brewery. Penny attended Marymount School and later graduated from Pembroke/Brown University with a degree in Psychology. She married Carl Hector on November 17, 1945 and was the mother of four sons and one daughter. Over her lifetime she was a committed, energetic and loving wife and mother. She was active in community volunteerism and was an avid gardener, a skilled painter and an enthusiastic golfer.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carl and beloved son Paul. She is survived by her children John, Donald, Kent and Carol Hector, son-in-law Terry McGee, daughters-in-law Abby Lork Hector, Joann Mazzeo and grandchildren Molly Hector, Ian and Sasha McGee.

The family will hold a small private memorial service. Her ashes will be interred alongside her husband Carl and son Paul at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Ga.

We extend a special thank you to Morningside, Homestead Hospice, Dr. Mini Shivprasad, and to her loving friends and caretakers for their consistent kindness, generosity and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Penny Hector can be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Christy Leigh Ward Atwell

Resident of Dahlonega

Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, age 41, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

She was born in Atlanta, Ga., and had been a resident of Lumpkin County for the past two years after moving here from Dawsonville, Ga. She worked as a caretaker for Bright Star Home Health. She was a beautiful and loving wife and mother that will be missed very much.

Christy is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Steve Ward.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Atwell; mother, Delores Marlene Ward, Maysville, Ga.; son, Christopher Buice and daughter, Sara Pistol Buice, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Deanne and Tommy Hitchcock, Dawsonville, Ga.; and sister, Amanda Ward, Canton, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Christy were held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga. Pastor Steve Landers officiated.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega to help with funeral expenses.

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

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

Mrs. Juanita York Jones

Formerly of Decatur

Mrs. Juanita York Jones, age 86 of Cumming passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence at The Oaks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home. Reverend Mike Davis officiated.

Born in Blound, Ga. on March 22, 1928, Mrs. Jones had lived much of her life in Decatur, Ga. until the last year and a half when she moved to Cumming. She was a member of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur and was retired from CVS Pharmacy where she served as a pharmacy clerk. She was formerly an avid bowler having won many trophies and also enjoyed fishing.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon Daniel and Ida Bell Cheek York, brothers; Bud and Herschel York and sisters; Ethel Collins, Pauline Wise, Blanche Powell, Rilla Green and Bertha Irby.

Surviving are her children, Ronald Allen Jones (Regina), Piedmont Ala., and Brenda Carol Brown (Dean), of Dahlonega, sister, Louise Gay of Reidsville, Ga; Brother Barney York of Baldwin Park Ca., Grandchildren; Dena Bosten (Richard) and Dylan Brown (Reanna) of Dahlonega, Jeremy Jones (Melanie) of Atlanta and Mitchell Jones of Tucker, Ga. Three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy., Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30506.

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Death Notices

Dennis Brent Hanson, 74, passed away on May 28, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Obituaries (6-4-14 edition)
Jun 03, 2014 | 1001 views | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Annie Jo Tant Turner

Resident of Dahlonega

Annie Jo Tant Turner, age 70, of Dahlonega, Ga. died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following an extended illness.

Annie Jo had lived in Lumpkin County for 16 years after moving here from Rome, Ga. She was the manager of Dahlonega Loan Company for 15 years and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents Reuben M. Tant and Annie McDaniel Tant, two infant brothers, brother and sister-in-law James D. Tant and Aliene Franks Tant.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fred Turner, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister, Patsy Marie Davis, Rome, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Lee Ann and Scott Simpson, Rome, Ga.; nephews, Parker and Conner Simpson; Caregivers and family, Tammy and Virgil Sisk, Camilla Anderson, Logan Reidling and Layla Anderson. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Annie Jo were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, Ga. Rev. Joel Crotzer officiated. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church cemetery in Lumpkin County.

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

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

Bernice Crane Forziati

Resident of Dahlonega

Bernice Crane Forziati, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Forziati was born December 24, 1929 in Madison County to the late Charles Frank Holcomb and Willie Nora Burroughs Holcomb. She was a former Principal for Hall County School System and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Forziati was preceded in death by husbands Calvin Crane and Al Forziati, six brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Betty Crane, Aiken, S.C.; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Chili Childers, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Madison J. Crane, Jason K. Crane, both of Aiken, S.C.; Rebecca Martin, Dahlonega; Chuck Allen, Lula; Miles Childers, Jasper; Nick Childers, Cleveland; Larami Oliver, Dahlonega; sister, Betty Helton, Cleveland; 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Phillip Robinson officiated.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Suite 115 Gainesville, GA 30501-2567.

Online condolences can be made to the family at barrettfh.com. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Penny Hector

Gloria “Penny” Hector passed away on May 19, 2014 at Morningside Assisted Living in Gainesville, Ga., after several months of declining health.

She was born in New York on September 30,1923 to Paul and Paula Fabacher, and she had one sister, Antoinette. The Fabacher family was a prominent member of the New Orleans, La. community, and owner of JAX Brewery. Penny attended Marymount School and later graduated from Pembroke/Brown University with a degree in Psychology. She married Carl Hector on November 17, 1945 and was the mother of four sons and one daughter. Over her lifetime she was a committed, energetic and loving wife and mother. She was active in community volunteerism and was an avid gardener, a skilled painter and an enthusiastic golfer.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Carl and beloved son Paul. She is survived by her children John, Donald, Kent and Carol Hector, son-in-law Terry McGee, daughters-in-law Abby Lork Hector, Joann Mazzeo and grandchildren Molly Hector, Ian and Sasha McGee.

The family will hold a small private memorial service. Her ashes will be interred alongside her husband Carl and son Paul at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Ga.

We extend a special thank you to Morningside, Homestead Hospice, Dr. Mini Shivprasad, and to her loving friends and caretakers for their consistent kindness, generosity and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Penny Hector can be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Christy Leigh Ward Atwell

Resident of Dahlonega

Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, age 41, of Dahlonega, Ga. passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.

She was born in Atlanta, Ga., and had been a resident of Lumpkin County for the past two years after moving here from Dawsonville, Ga. She worked as a caretaker for Bright Star Home Health. She was a beautiful and loving wife and mother that will be missed very much.

Christy is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Steve Ward.

She is survived by her husband, Lee Atwell; mother, Delores Marlene Ward, Maysville, Ga.; son, Christopher Buice and daughter, Sara Pistol Buice, Dahlonega, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Deanne and Tommy Hitchcock, Dawsonville, Ga.; and sister, Amanda Ward, Canton, Ga. A number of other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Christy were held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Ga. Pastor Steve Landers officiated.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega to help with funeral expenses.

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

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

Mrs. Juanita York Jones

Formerly of Decatur

Mrs. Juanita York Jones, age 86 of Cumming passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at her residence at The Oaks.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home. Reverend Mike Davis officiated.

Born in Blound, Ga. on March 22, 1928, Mrs. Jones had lived much of her life in Decatur, Ga. until the last year and a half when she moved to Cumming. She was a member of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur and was retired from CVS Pharmacy where she served as a pharmacy clerk. She was formerly an avid bowler having won many trophies and also enjoyed fishing.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon Daniel and Ida Bell Cheek York, brothers; Bud and Herschel York and sisters; Ethel Collins, Pauline Wise, Blanche Powell, Rilla Green and Bertha Irby.

Surviving are her children, Ronald Allen Jones (Regina), Piedmont Ala., and Brenda Carol Brown (Dean), of Dahlonega, sister, Louise Gay of Reidsville, Ga; Brother Barney York of Baldwin Park Ca., Grandchildren; Dena Bosten (Richard) and Dylan Brown (Reanna) of Dahlonega, Jeremy Jones (Melanie) of Atlanta and Mitchell Jones of Tucker, Ga. Three great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy., Suite 108-383, Athens, GA 30506.

Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home.

Death Notices

Dennis Brent Hanson, 74, passed away on May 28, 2014. Dahlonega Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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