Dwayne Jones: Obituary

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Dwayne Jones, 57, of Ball Ground passed away Tuesday September 17, 2019.
Born December 10, 1961, he lived in Cherokee County for 16 years having moved from Forsyth County. Mr. Jones worked as a heavy equipment operator for Duckett Grading. He enjoyed fishing and playing video games with his grandchildren. Dwayne was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his mother, Coliene Nichols, and his sister, Pamela Jones.
Surviving are his special friend, Mary Ellen Case, Ball Ground; father and stepmother, Walter and Judy Jones, Carnesville; sisters and brother in law, Heather and Chris Roland, Dawsonville, Stephanie Lingerfelt, Carnesville, Jennifer Jones, Carnesville; adopted daughter and son in law, Michelle and Steve Duckett, Ball Ground; grandchildren, Penny and Michael Kent, Richard and Brittany Gaydon, Randy and Amanda Gaydon, Josh Gaydon; 10 great grandchildren; aunt, Sally Dishroom; and a number of other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Thursday September 19, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Edward Bailey Thompson: Obituary

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Edward Bailey Thompson, 90, of Conyers stepped into Glory with His Savior Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019.
After graduating from Humes High School in Memphis, TN, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean War. He continued his education at the University of Tennessee where he met wife of 62 years, Gailya Smith Thompson, graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and began his career. Edward retired from Fischbach and Moore in 1987 and enjoyed his many friends at Heritage Hills Baptist Church where he was a member.
“Papa” enjoyed his last four days at a beach condo in Gulf Shores, Alabama with family, their spouses and his four great grand kiddos. He was the kindest most honorable man, never complained about anything, always looking for the best in everyone, knowing God was in control of all things. Edward will be missed for his patience, wisdom and abundant love for all.

He is preceded in death by his parents James Casper and Vienna Morrison Thompson along with his brothers James C. Thompson Jr., John D. Thompson, and two grandsons, Andrew Bailey Moore and Jonathan Edward Moore.

Surviving are his wife Gailya Smith Thompson, children Caroline T. Moore (Timothy Moore) Tehachapi, CA, Jennifer T. Dillon (Michael Dillon) Gainesville, Ga., and Bailey Thompson (Lindsay Thompson) Huntsville, Al. “Papa” was adored by his seven grandchildren, Drake Dillon of Gainesville GA, Kelsey Ellison of Houston, TX, Calilee Watson of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Abigail Murphy of Houston, TX, Savannah Price of Ann Arbor, MI and Daniel and Levi Thompson of Huntsville, AL, and four great grandchildren.
The family is planning private memorial services.
In lieu of flowers you may donate to Heritage Hills Baptist Church, Faith Commitment Missions, 2987 Hwy. 212, Conyers, GA 30094.
Services in care of Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Thelma Jean Jerls: Obituary

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Thelma Jean Jerls, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 9, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born January 1, 1946 to the late R. B. and Ruby Whitmire, Thelma was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was absolutely the most important part of her life. She lived a lifetime of service to her family, friends and community. Early in life she was employed at Ivan Allen in Gainesville. A talented cook, she also worked in the lunchroom at Dawson County School, held numerous positions at McDonalds in Dawsonville and was beloved by her husband’s coworkers for her desserts and treats. Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Jerls; son, Rusty Berry Jerls; brother, Herbert Whitmire; sisters, Judy Coker, Joyce Spain; and brother in law, Kenneth Long.
Surviving are her sons and daughter in law, Robb and Trudy Jerls, Acworth, Rick Jerls, Tennessee; grandsons, Cory Jerls, Jesse Jerls; sister, Laura Dean Long, Dawsonville; brother and sister in law, Guy Rufus and Sarah Whitmire, Tennessee; sister in law, Janice Whitmire, Dawsonville; brothers in law, Bob Coker, Dawsonville, Charlie Spain, Dawsonville; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday September 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leonard W. Ridings will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday September 13 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Teeny Tears, www.teenytears.org, a service providing blankets and supplies to families who have lost an infant child.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Gus Baker: Obituary

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Gus Baker, 64, of Dawsonville passed away suddenly at his residence on Friday September 6, 2019.
Born January 28, 1955 in Hall County to the late Robbie and Elizabeth Baker, he had lived in Dawson County for over 50 years having moved here from Forsyth County. Gus owned and operated ABC Boat Repair and was also employed at Atlanta Attachment. He was an avid sports fan and formerly coached Little League baseball, basketball, and football. Gus enjoyed go-cart racing, boating, all activities on the water and was very devoted to his grandchildren. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Baker, and a brother, Raymond “Moe” Baker.
Surviving are his children, Dusty Baker, Dawsonville; Sheree and Michael Moore, Gainesville, Shawn Baker and his fiancé, Ashley Brown, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Hailey Moore, Lucas Baker, Kaia Belton, Grayson Baker; sister and brother in law, Ann and Eddie Jones, Cumming; brother, Wayne Baker, Gainesville, and his fiancé, Cheryl Knapp.
Funeral services will be held Thursday September 12, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Chris Ellis will officiate. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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JoAnn Poole: Obituary

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JoAnn Poole, 85, of Dawsonville, GA passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday August 28, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born January 16, 1934 in San Francisco, California to the late John and Mary Gray, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 3 years having moved from Blairsville, GA. She began her career as an administrative assistant at Ft. Benning and retired from aircraft maintenance and repair following 20 years of service. She worked at N.A.R.F. at Cherry Point and the Pensacola Naval Air Station. JoAnn was an accomplished artist and had a passion for gardening. She was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Dawsonville and was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Blairsville. She was very devoted to her family and her faith.
Surviving are her children, Randy Poole, Newnan, GA, Vicki Adkison, Blairsville, GA, John Poole, Normal, IL, Joe and Jacqueline Poole, Ellijay, GA, Cindy and Bill Elliott, Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Marlee Perry, Cristen Agent, Trey Poole, Stevie Adkison Whicker, Josh Adkison, Ashlynn Poole, Addy Jo Poole, Chase Elliott, Brittany Elliott, Starr Elliott; great grandchildren, Andrew Perry, Grayson Perry, Noah Agent, Easton Whicker, Payton Whicker, Kennedy Norton, Champ Bryant; sisters, Rosemary Karam, New Bern, NC, Doris Willis, Beaufort, NC; and a number of other relatives.
The family is planning a private memorial mass and JoAnn will be interred in the family plot at St. Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in New Bern, NC.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 991 Kilough Church Rd, Dawsonville, GA. 30534
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Robert Pruett: Obituary

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Robert Pruett, 76, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born to the late Riley and Irene Pruett. He was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church, Dawsonville, GA. Robert loved to garden and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy Pruett, sisters, Joyce Pruett Howard and Mary Frances Pruett.

He is survived by his wife, Jennell Pruett of Dawsonville, GA; daughters and sons in law, Cynthia Nichols of Donalsonville, GA, Nancy and Kevin Jones of Rydal, GA, Frances Pruett and Jerry Cunningham of Donalsonville, GA, Rita Pruett of Dawsonville, GA, Julie Hutton of Dawsonville, GA, Candie and Wendell Parkey of Dahlonega, GA; sons and daughter in law, Robert Joseph Pruett of Dublin, GA, Lanier and Angela Voyles of Dahlonega, GA; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives survive.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel, Dawsonville, GA with the Reverends, James Pruett and Tim Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow the service at Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery, Dawsonville, GA.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to off set the funeral expenses.

Condolence may be left online at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

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Ronnie G. Abercrombie: Obituary

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Ronnie G. Abercrombie, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 23, 2019 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Born March 29, 1955 in Waltham, Massachusetts to the late Bill and Dot Abercrombie, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 17 years having moved from Cumming. Ronnie retired as a welder for Supreme Metal. He was a U. S. Marine Corps Sergeant of the Vietnam era. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid hunter and also enjoyed fishing, camping, and everything outdoors. Ronnie was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy G. Abercrombie, Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Jennifer Abercrombie, Dawsonville; children, Heather Griffin, Kennesaw, Brandice and Tommy Edwards, Gadsden, AL; Shubael Abercrombie, Paulding Co., Jessie Abercrombie, Dawsonville; Sydney and Kyle Ulmer, Rydal, GA; nine grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Susie and Carlton Patterson, Copperhill, TN; brother and sister in law, Gary and Rena Abercrombie, Ducktown, TN; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday August 30, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia National Cemetery. Rev. Charlie Rhodes will officiate.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. stjude.org
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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J. C. Whitmire: Obituary

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J. C. Whitmire, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 27, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.
Born October 4, 1936 in Forsyth County to the late Hoyt and Grace Whitmire, he lived in Dawson County most of his life. J. C. retired from General Motors following 30 years of service. Mr. Whitmire was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Emma Dean Whitmire; son, Donald Whitmire; and sisters, Sue Whitmire and Lois Whitmire.
Surviving are his sons and daughters in law, David Whitmire and Heather Lyle, Dawsonville, Dale Whitmire and Teresa Headrick, Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Courtney Headrick, Jennifer Adams, Taylor Cash, Daniel Walker; great grandchildren, Leon Heng, Benjamin Adams; brothers and sisters in law, Ricky and Jeanette Whitmire, Dawsonville, Bobby and Amy Whitmire, Dawsonville; and a nephew, Luke Whitmire.
Funeral services will be held Thursday August 29, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby Whitmire, Rev. Stephen Davis and Rev. Dennis Bottoms will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3 until 8 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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