Willie Marie Butler: Obituary

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Willie Marie Butler, 88, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, August 9, 2018. She was born to the late Charles and Mary Green. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and was a member of the Baptist Faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Butler, grandson, Cecil Peels.

Willie is survived by her children, Keith and Debra Butler of Dawsonville, GA, Karen Garrett of Dawsonville, Kathy Rayner of Dawsonville, GA; brother, Bill Green of Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Scotty and Chrissy Baker of Dahlonega, GA, Tiffany and Jody Morgan of Dahlonega, GA, Jennifer Edmondson of Dawsonville, GA, Kendra and Daniel Charles of Dawsonville, GA, Elisha and Tony Holtzclaw of Dawsonville, GA, Christy Peels of Dawsonville, GA, Jonathon and Kristi Rayner of Habersham, GA, Melissa Ubriaco of Dawsonville, GA; great grandchildren, Madison, Zach, Carson, Ethan, Makayla, Joisha, Annabrooke, Chloe, Reice, Ally, Corbin, Ashlyn, Victoria, Kinley, John David and Jaxon.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends, Scott Sorrells, Cecil Wheeler, Tony Holtzclaw and John Nash officiating. Interment will follow the service at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, GA.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and again on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until service time.

Condolence may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

John Barnett: Obituary

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John Barnett, 67, of Dawsonville, GA passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was a member of Grace Chapel Church of Christ, Cumming, GA. John loved God and serving people in anyway he could. He was an avid antique collector and restorer of old furniture.

He is preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Paul Barnett; sister, Linda Skipworth; and brother, Mickey Barnett.

John is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Bonnie Barnett of Dawsonville, GA; sons and daughters in law, Richard and Nancy Barnett of Rapidan, VA, Justin and Lynn Barnett of Dawsonville, GA, Kenyon and Melissa Barnett of High Point, NC; mother, Ruth Barnett of Dawsonville, GA; sisters, Sherry Garner of Florence, AL, Charlene McDaniels of Braselton, GA; grandchildren, George, Amelia, Chloe, Cooper, Jaxen, Georgia, Will, Ashlyn, and Elle; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Chapel, Cumming, GA, with Rodney Plunket, Callie Plunket-Brewton, and Paul Huyghebaert officiating.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of John to the Caring Ministry of York, PA at www.caringministry.com.

Condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Lois Mary Willis: Obituary

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Lois Mary Willis, 94, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on peacefully at her residence on Monday, August 6, 2018. She was born to the late William and Sally McKinney. She was a loving mother, grandmother that loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Willis.

She is survived by her daughters, Ollie Willis of Dawsonville, GA, May and James Barnes of Dawsonville, GA, Patricia Willis of Dawsonville, GA; sons, Ronald and Carolyn Willis of Dawsonville, GA, James and Margie Willis of Gainesville, GA; special grandchildren, Cailin and Sarina; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 great great granchild.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August, 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leonard W. Ridings officiating. Interment will follow at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Dawsonville, GA.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Carolyn S. Rast: Obituary

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Carolyn S. Rast, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Monday August 6, 2018 at her residence.
Born December 15, 1937 in Madden, Mississippi to the late James T. and Lorilla Sanders, she had lived in Dawson County since 1988 having moved from Dunwoody. A homemaker at her death, Carolyn was formerly employed by Computer Communications Specialists after which she worked at Honda Finance. She enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles and art. A member of Bethel United Methodist Church, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Allison Wise.

Surviving are her children, Darryll A. Rast, Rome, GA, Lisa Wise, Dawsonville, Brian and Darlene Rast, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Russell Wise, Kristen Rast, Kyle Rast, Hunter Rast; sister and brother in law, Vivian and Jerry Dobbins, Millington, TN.

Memorial services will be held Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1 o’clock at Bethel United Methodist Church. Dr. David Sanders will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, www.choa.org.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

George F. Henderson: Obituary

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George F. Henderson, 87, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 4, 2018.

Born August 20, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Charles F. and Bessie Henderson, he grew up in Rome, Georgia and has lived in this area for 16 years having moved from Knoxville, TN. Mr. Henderson retired as a mechanic for Eastern Airlines following 17 years of service. George was a proud U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, reading, crossword puzzles, spending time on his computer building websites and enjoyed his Facebook friends. George was also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Sue Henderson; son in law, Matthew Van Vliet; grandsons, Brian Hawkins, Kevin Beall; great granddaughter, Laura Leigh Brooks; sister, Ethel Gribble; and brothers, Ed Henderson and Charles Henderson.

Surviving are his children, Donna and Don Owen, Cumming, Cathy Abbott, Cumming, Bruce and Louanne Henderson, Cumming, Gina Van Vliet, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Krista and David Howland, Danielle and Micha Purvis, Justin and Tiffany Owen, Jessica and Robbie Blackwell, Derek Henderson, Dustin and Tanisha Henderson, Jason and Carolyn Wingate, Evan and Holly Wingate, Sean Tucker, Daniel and Elizabeth Van Vliet, Jennifer Van Vliet; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 3 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Daniel C. Ippolito will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 3 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Bobby E. “Bob” Dills: Obituary

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Bobby E. “Bob” Dills, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Born February 15, 1935 to the late Mack and Essie Dills, he had lived in Dawson County since 2002 having moved from Winder. Mr. Dills worked in commercial construction for over 45 years. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and enjoyed fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family. A member of the Duluth Church of God, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Dills, Barney Dills; sister, Louise Sprinler; and a sister in law, Norine Dills.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Judy Dills, Dawsonville; daughters and son in law, Sabrina and Stanley Samuel, Norcross, Heather Dills, Royston; stepchildren, David and Janice Picklesimer, Cumming, Brenda and Tim Phillips, Maryland; grandchildren, Tyler McFarland, Trey McFarland, Jessi Samuel, John Samuel, Taylor Picklesimer, Madison Picklesimer, Jessica Garrett, Abigail Phillips; great granddaughter, Karsyn Garrett; brothers and sisters in law, Mary Dills, Lancaster, PA, Jerry and Inez Dills, Winder, Douglas Dills, Monroe, David and Louetta Dills, Franklin, NC, Joe and Sue Dills, Roanoke Rapids, NC; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday August 5, 2018 at 3 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. L. C. Bennett and Rev. Todd Skinner will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 3 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Burnett “Barry” Watkins: Obituary

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Burnett “Barry” Watkins, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Monday July 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born June 29, 1935 to the late BJ and Lucille Watkins, Mr. Watkins had been a resident of Dawson County for 20 years. He worked at Lockheed for over 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed square dancing and attended Lighthouse Baptist Church in Dawsonville.

Surviving are his wife, Dot Williams of Dawsonville; children, Joy and Dennis Johnson of Dublin, Burnett Watkins Jr. of California, Melanie and Charles McCollum of McDonough; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives.

Memorial services will be held Monday August 13, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery. Dr. Charles Blackstock will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Media Ministry at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 329 Harmony Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

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

Wayne Thomas: Obituary

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Wayne Thomas, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2018 following a sudden illness.
Mr. Thomas was born December 17, 1935 and raised in Robertsdale, Alabama. He was the son of a Baptist minister and of Baptist faith. Previously of Lilburn, he had been a resident of Dawson County for over ten years. A graduate of Auburn University, Wayne was an avid Auburn Tigers football fan and retired after 35 years of service as a civil engineer for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. A kind and gentle man, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who always had a smile. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Rosa Lee Thomas and a brother, Donald Thomas.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Helen Thomas of Dawsonville; daughters and sons in law, Sue and George Thomason of Alabama, Debbie Barnaby of Dawsonville, Lisa Powell of Dawsonville, Tricia and Mark Barber of Cumming; sister, Joyce Calloway of Alabama, sisters in law, Pearl White of Florida, Jo Ellen and Gerald Bowie of West Point, Georgia; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; other relatives.
Memorial services will be held Saturday August 11, 2018 at 11 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Owens will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday August 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 11 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to brightfocus.org (macular degeneration research).

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

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