Lucille Evans: Obituary

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Lucille Evans, 95, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health.
Born August 19, 1924 in Pickens County, she had lived in Dawson County most of her life. Lucille was a very loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She raised three wonderful sons who have continued her legacy. Mrs. Evans was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and her church family was very important to her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Ed Evans; son, Everett Evans; her parents and a number of siblings.
Surviving are her sons and daughters in law, Eugene and Donna Evans, Fairhope, AL, David Evans and Rebecca Reed, Dawsonville, Lucille Evans, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Denise Allen, Cindy Johnson, Stephanie Cruse, Jacquelyn Evans, Brandon Evans, Jennifer Thompson, Nicole Jackson; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; sister, Erline Burden, Elberton; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 17, 2019 at 3 o’clock at Sweetwater Baptist Church. Rev. Rodney Pilcher, Rev. Harold Evans, and Rev. Mark Flowers will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 189 Sweetwater Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Melaine T. Gillis: Obituary

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Melaine T. Gillis, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 13, 2019, at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health.
Born May 1, 1923, in Estonia to the late Jury and Anna Paalberg, she has lived in Dawsonville for the past 3 years having moved from Des Moines, Iowa. A homemaker at her death, she formerly worked as a secretary for the Des Moines School System. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines. During WW II she married her first husband, 1st Lt. Cleo “Mike” Misel. She made great sacrifices to leave Estonia and join her husband in West Liberty, Iowa. After his death she married Richard Gillis who also precedes her in death. Melaine enjoyed painting, quilting, singing and loved writing letters.
Surviving are her daughters and sons in law, Laury and Jim Braby, Troy, Ohio, Cindy and Steve Stowers, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Chad and Shelley Braby, Lisa and Robert Bennett, Mark and Jennifer Braby, Lorann Rowan and Chris Moore, Katrina and Phillip Bailey; great grandchildren, Isabelle Braby, Eliza Braby, Sarah Harper Bennett, McKay Bennett, Claire Bennett, Carolyn Braby, Sawyer Braby, Taylor and Jessi Rowan, Tiffanie Rowan and Kyle Shaffer, Lexie Bailey, Lakyn Bailey, Logan Bailey; great great grandchildren, Braelyn Rowan, Everett Rowan, and Kora Shaffer.
A celebration of her life will be held Sunday October 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Eddie Martin and Rev. Corey Gilleland will officiate.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Dawsonville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 935, Dawsonville, GA 30534, for the purchase of a Greg Olsen painting called “The Comforter”.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Billie Doris Chambers: Obituary

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Billie Doris Chambers, 93, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born May 5, 1926 in Lumpkin County to the late Claude and Willie Tolbert, she lived in Lilburn for 33 years before moving to Lawrenceville in 2000. Mrs. Chambers was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lilburn. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William R. “Bill” Chambers; daughter, Donna Sue Chambers; son, John P. Chambers; brothers, Eugene Tolbert, Hooks Tolbert, Thomas Tolbert; and sisters, Betty Wilkins and Bernice Trammell.
Surviving are her children, Kathy Edwards, Lawrenceville, William R. “Dickie” Chambers, Jr., Commerce; brother in law, Horace Trammell, Ellijay; 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday October 19, 2019 at 1 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home. Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 10/6 – 10/13

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Arrest report provided by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Dawson County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

 

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Walter Joseph France: Obituary

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Walter Joseph France, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 8, 2019.
Mr. France was born in Bronx, NY to the late Walter Eugene France and Josephine Mobilio France. Also preceding him in death are his sister, Diana Dyche; and his brothers, Frank France and James France.
Walter served proudly in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Upon returning he attended Northeast Missouri State University earning an Associate Degree in Physical Education. He loved basketball and baseball and was very good at both. He married Lisa Rhoades and started managing hotels before returning to New York. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service with over 30 years of service. He loved his family dearly and helped them even through their adult lives. His contagious smile and playful antics will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa France, Dawsonville; brother, Nicholas France and his wife Patricia, Chestnut Ridge, NY; sisters, Joyce Keegan and her husband John, Suffern, NY, Florence DeStefano and her husband James, Suffern, NY; his sister in law, Myrene France, Suffern, NY; daughters, Kristina Horton and Janet France, both of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Joseph France, Kelsie Horton, Jennifer Horton, Isaac Henderson, all of Dawsonville; a great grandson, Zy’mir Horton-Sims; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday October 14, 2019 at 11 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Daren Wise will officiate. Interment will follow in the Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Monday beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Michael J. “Mike” Saner: Obituary

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Michael J. “Mike” Saner, 77, of Dawsonville passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019 at his residence.
Make was born December 30, 1941 in Red Oak, Iowa to the late John and Marian Saner. He lived in Roswell for 20 years and moved to Dawson County since 2008 having moved from Greensboro, GA. Mr. Saner was truly and entrepreneur beginning his career in sales with Motorola and going on to start and run several successful companies. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was an avid Cornhuskers fan. Mike loved golf, spending time on the lake, and spending time with his 5 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Saner.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Janice Saner, Dawsonville; daughters and son in law, Lisa and Eric Eichler, Cumming, Kim Cheek, Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Evan Eichler, Ada Eichler, Lila Cheek, Bo Cheek, Mikey Cheek; sisters and brothers in law, Cheryl and Bruce Burkland, Prairie City, Iowa, Linda and Frank Mason, Omaha, Nebraska, Denise Saner, Omaha, Nebraska; brother and sister in law, Tom and Peggy Saner, Overland Park, Kansas; and a number of other relatives.
A celebration of life will be held Monday October 14, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Fr. Brian Higgins will officiate.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1 o’clock Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Lois W. Bailey Ridley: Obituary

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Lois W. Bailey Ridley was born in Dawson County on October 22, 1931. She passed away on Tuesday October 8, 2019.
Lois was a very active member of the Liberty Baptist Church and a faithful and loyal friend to many in our community. She provided and maintained the Liberty Baptist Church sign for 18 years. She was a very devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed gospel music, sang in the church choir for 20 years, fed and attracted man species of birds to her yard, and loved to grow plants and flowers. Lois helped many neighbors during their illnesses and carried entire meals for their family as she truly loved her neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Nora Clark Whelchel, five brothers and two sisters.
Lois is survived by her husband of 36 years, Harlen Ridley, Dawsonville; daughter, Vicky B. Milum, Dawsonville; son, Ricky Bailey, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Andy and Melissa Bailey, Cumming, Eric and Staci Bailey, Buford, Chad Milum, Dawsonville; great grandchildren, Jaelyn Celeste Milum, Destin Shaw Milum, Eli Bailey, Cora Bailey, Leah Bailey, Lola Bailey; brothers, Howard Whelchel, Gainesville, Charles Whelchel, Gainesville; sister, Nora Mae Dodd, Gainesvillle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 10, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Liberty Baptist Church. Rev. Stephen Davis, Rev. Ruel Martin, Rev. Tim Biddy, and Rev. Dennis Bottoms will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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Cliff Cofield: Obituary

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Cliff Cofield, 65, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Cofield was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert “Sonny” and Peggy Cofield; and a brother, Scott Cofield.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Nancy Cofield, Dawsonville; sons and daughter in law, Chad and Deedra Cofield, Dawsonville, Harley Cofield and his fiancé, Heidi Baird, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Chris, Chase, Hunter, Jacob, Trey, Madelyn; sister and brother in law, Debe and Steve Summers, Monroe, GA; favorite niece, Chrisy Mramor, and her husband, Brooks, and their children, Hayla and Colton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Randall Popham, Rev. Jason Hamby, and Rev. Andy Wallace will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Clayton Vaughters, 3165 Highway 136 West, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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