William Asbury “Bill” Styles: Obituary

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William Asbury “Bill” Styles

William “Bill” Asbury Styles, 87, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Seasons Hospice IPU, Cumming, GA. He was born to the late James Otis and Cleo Styles. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a mechanic on the B-29 Bomber. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Dahlonega, GA. Bill was a Over the Road Trucker hauling cars for Ford Motor Company for over 40 years before retiring.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Styles; brothers, James Styles and Nathan Styles.

He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Ken and Ann Styles of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Michael Boyd, Hannah Styles, Robert Styles, Emily Styles; and numerous other relatives.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA, with the Rev. Phil DeMore and Rev. C. R. Hill will officiate. Interment will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:30 am at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA with Military Honors.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Bearden Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left online at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

William “Bill” Zadernak: Obituary

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William “Bill” Zadernak

William “Bill” Zadernak, 57, of Gainesville passed away Sunday March 24, 2019 following an extended illness.

Born January 20, 1962 and raised in Butler, PA, Bill had been a resident of North Georgia for over 30 years. A 1980 graduate of Knoch High School, he earned a BS in education from Edinboro University in 1984. Bill moved with his wife to North Georgia in 1988 to begin teaching at Dawson County High School. He devoted much of his time to coaching numerous school sports and was affectionately known as “Coach Z”. During this time Bill also earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration from the University of Georgia. In 2000, Bill became the principal of Dawson County Middle School and eventually Riverview Middle School until his retirement in 2015. He thoroughly enjoyed retirement where he spent time with his family, traveled and umpired baseball games. An avid fan of all sports, Bill always remained loyal to his hometown teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Zadernak.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Bonnie Zadernak of Gainesville; children, Lauren Zadernak, Scott Zadernak; mother, Nancy Zadernak of Butler, PA; sisters and brothers in law, Pauline and James Stavely of West Chester, PA, Jean and Donald Dentinger of Louisville, KY; mother and father in law, Eleanor and David Hackett, Renfrew, PA; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Stephen Gerrells will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday March 29 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested in Bill’s memory to the REACH scholarship program at https://reachga.org/donate/. Please select Dawson County Schools as the district.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Shirley Evans Patterson: Obituary

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Shirley Evans Patterson

Shirley Evans Patterson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday March 21, 2019 at the Woodstock Nursing Home following a period of declining health.

Born December 10, 1946 in Forsyth County to the late Roscoe and Minnie Evans, she lived in Dawson County most of her life. Shirley did live a few years in Pickens County and was formerly employed by Lexington Components in Jasper. She attended Juno Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by her husband, Billy T. Patterson; and brothers, James Evans, and Vernie Evans.

Surviving are her sisters and brother in law, Annie and Billy Roland, Dawsonville; Tilda Eller Hobgood, Woodstock; brothers and sister in law, Cleve and Mildred Evans, Dawsonville, Bige Evans, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Tammy and Matt Butler, Jessica Patterson; a special niece, Jane Lewis, Acworth; and a number of other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 23, 2019 at 11 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dennis Bottoms and Rev. Tommy Weldy will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Dennis James Alldred: Obituary

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Dennis James Alldred

Dennis James Alldred, 66, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Wednesday March 20, 2019 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta from complications following a lung transplant.

Born September 5, 1952 in Abington, PA to the late James and Mary Alldred, Dennis was a 1970 graduate of Evans High School in Orlando, FL and a 1974 graduate of Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY. He held advanced degrees in education from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and the University of Georgia in Athens. A retired school teacher and coach, he coached football and baseball in Orlando for 12 years and continued teaching and coaching in Forsyth County for the next 26 years, retiring in 2012 with 38 years of service. Mr. Alldred was a lifelong Catholic and was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Dawsonville for the past 30 years. Dennis was an avid Notre Dame fan and loved nothing better than watching college football with friends on the weekends. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Alldred.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jenny Holman Alldred, Dawsonville; daughter, Dr. Mary Alldred and her fiancé Dr. Jon Borrelli, Plattsburgh, NY; brother, James J. Alldred, Dawsonville; cousin, Rita (Jim) Lowe, Dawsonville; special friends, Thomas and Tammi Edwards, Dawsonville; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held Monday March 25, 2019 at 11 o’clock at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Fr. Brian J. Higgins will officiate. Mr. Alldred will be taken to Corbin, KY for interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jeffrey Campbell Evans Foundation, www.jcevansfoundation.org, or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
Condolences may expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Betty Fay Cox Tatum: Obituary

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Betty Fay Cox Tatum

Betty Fay Cox Tatum, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 18, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born February 13, 1935 in Cherokee County to the late Toy and Maude Cox, she lived a number of years in the Hopewell Community near Alpharetta before moving to Dawson County in 1986. During her high school years she was an outstanding basketball player. A homemaker for the past 60 years, she was formerly employed as a bookkeeper for Roswell Bank after which, along with her husband, they owned and operated a cattle and poultry farm. Betty was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing in church. Mrs. Tatum also enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, cooking, canning, and camping. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by brothers, Holland Cox, Olin Cox, her twin brother, Billy Cox, and a great granddaughter, Abbey Kilgore.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Charlie Tatum, Dawsonville; children, Vickie and Don Mulkey, Flowery Branch, Bruce and Melissa Tatum, Dawsonville, Robin and Tim Biddy, Dawsonville, Julie Adams, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Alison and Horace Kilgore, Philip Mulkey, Alex and Katy Tatum, Jessica and Thomas Waite, Nicholas and Jessi Biddy, Rachel and C.J. Sams, Josie Adams; fourteen great grandchildren; sister, Monteree Richards, Sugar Hill; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 22, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Concord Baptist Church. Dr. Scott Gilbert, Rev. Tim Biddy, and Rev. Don Mulkey will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3:30 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Danny Duff: Obituary

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Danny Duff

Danny Duff, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 16, 2019.

Born January 15, 1960, Danny had been a resident of Dawsonville for most of his life. He established and led the Circle of Prayer ICU ministry at Crossroads Baptist Church where he was an active member. A hard working and devoted family man, Danny was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He never met a stranger, enjoyed life and lived each day to the fullest. An avid outdoorsman, he loved fishing most of all. Danny was preceded in death by his father, J.A. “Bunky” Duff; mother in law, Lula Townsend; and sister in law, Tammy Townsend.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Lisa Duff of Dawsonville; children, Darren and Kimberly Duff of Acworth, Dana and Brendan Murphy of Cumming; mother and step father, Carolyn and Jimmy Seabolt of Cleveland; grandchildren, Terence Murphy, Connor Murphy, Amy Marie Duff; brothers and sisters in law, Randall and Brandy Duff of Cleveland, Tony Seabolt of Cleveland; sister and brother in law, Shanda and David Murphy of Cleveland; brother in law and sister in law, Joel and Melanie Townsend of Cumming; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday March 21, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Garry English, Rev. Brody Hughes and Rev. Rodney Pilcher will officiate. Interment will follow in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday March 20 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers donations are requested to help offset final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Karen Elaine Smith: Obituary

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Karen Elaine Smith

Karen Elaine Smith, 61, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born to the late Jack Alfred and Mary Jane Kilgore. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, that loved to spend time with her grandchildren and family.

Karen is preceded in death by her brother, Marshall Kilgore and sister, Deborah Chastian.

She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Smith of Dawsonville, GA; children, Corey and Chelsea Harper of Dawsonville, GA, Josh Harper of Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Gracey, Jesse, Emma, and Abigale; brother, Casey and Kim Kilgore of Waleska, GA; sister, Susan and Walker Shealy of Marble Hill, GA; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 16. 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Owens officiating. Interment will follow the funeral at Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left online at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Betty Jane Swenson: Obituary

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Betty Jane Swenson

Betty Jane Swenson, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 11, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a long illness.

Born January 23, 1932 in Tallahassee, FL to the late Max O. and Emma Watson, she had lived in Dawsonville since 2008 having moved from McDonough. Along with her husband, they owned and operated A-OK Heating and Cooling. Betty was a wonderfully funny, strong, loving woman who was adored by all. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to give a special thanks to all who assisted with her care the past few years. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Merlyn E. “Mike” Swenson; and brothers, Ralph Watson, Tommy Watson, Max Watson, and T. C. Raker.

Surviving are her children, Mary Evelyn and Darrell DeVane, Lawrenceville, GA, David and Sue Swenson, Concord, GA, Bill Swenson, Dawsonville, GA; sister, June Revells, Chattahoochee, FL; brother and sister in law, Rudy and Johanna Watson, Tallahassee, FL; and numerous incredibly loved grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday March 15, 2019 at 1 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Melinda Gilreath will officiate.
Interment services will be held Saturday March 16, 2019 at 2 o’clock in the Oakland Cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida where she will be buried beside her parents.

The family will receive friends Friday from 11 a.m. until the service hour at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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