The Celebration of Life for “Colonel” Oscar Poole

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On this day of June 3rd 2020, family and friends of “Colonel” Oscar Poole gathered around to celebrate his life and legacy, at Pooles BBQ. He was loved by many and was always friends with any person he came across. He may be gone, but never forgotten.

Billy R. Roland: Obituary

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Billy R. Roland, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday February 29, 2020 following a period of declining health.
Born February 22, 1946 to the late Earl and Ida Mae Roland, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Billy retired after many years of service with the Georgia Department of Transportation. An extremely devoted husband, he was a friend to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and having breakfast with his friends at Bojangles. Billy was also preceded in death by his sisters, Nora Neal, Bobbie Duncan, Betty Waters, Lorene Ayers and brothers, Dewey Roland and Jimmy Roland.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Roland of Dawsonville; sister, Jean Bryant of Cumming; sons, Anthony (Debra) Roland, Emmanuel Roland; grandsons, Shawn Roland, Austin Roland; other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Juno Baptist Church. Rev. Tommy Weldy and Rev. Tim Biddy will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday March 2 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Edna Willis: Obituary

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Edna Willis, 92, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Thursday February 26, 2020 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born June 11, 1927 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late Thomas and Ethel Swanson, she had been living in Georgia for the past 10 years having moved from Crystal River, Florida. Edna was one-of-a-kind, a very talented seamstress, true character, and lived a long life. She will be missed by many! She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Willis and several sisters and brothers.
Surviving are her son, Gary D. Allen, Dawsonville, GA; granddaughter, Lindsey M. Sentz, Gainesville, GA; sister, Louise Brown, Ringold, GA; brothers, Kenneth Swanson, Louisiana, George Swanson, Tennessee; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Mrs. Willis will be taken to Crystal River, Florida for services and burial in the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Loretta Cantrell Slaton: Obituary

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Loretta Cantrell Slaton, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 28, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Mrs. Slaton was born December 29, 1941 to the late Fred and Claudine Cantrell and had been a resident of Dawson County for most of her life. Loretta was raised in Sautee, Georgia and a graduate of Nacoochee High School where she played basketball. Devoted, loving and hard-working, she was one of the best cooks in North Georgia. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church and a mama to many, not just her family, who made everyone feel loved. Loretta was also preceded in death by her brothers, David Cantrell, Earl Cantrell; brother in law, Wallace Slaton; niece, Lori Slaton.
Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Roger D. Slaton, Dawsonville; children, Barry and Lora Slaton, Dawsonville, Chuck and Frankie Slaton, Gainesville, Julie and Jason Stanfield, Dawsonville; sisters and brothers in law, Jeanie and Buford Kinsey, Cleveland, Carol and Jack Westmoreland, Clarkesville, Eva Nix, Rome, Wilma Dorsey, Cleveland; brother and sisters in law, Ronald and Helen Cantrell, Hiawassee, Barbara Cantrell, Clayton, Eloise Slaton, Austell; grandchildren, Tyler and Maddie Slaton, Riley and Devin Gearhart, Brittan Slaton, Charles “Chaz” Slaton, Mollie Stanfield, Elijah Stanfield, Abby Samples-Slaton; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Monday March 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Silver City Baptist Church. Rev. Brody Hughes, Rev. Russell Burt, Rev. Tim Biddy, Rev. Chris Gilbert, Rev. Stephen Davis and Rev. Scott Sorrells will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday February 29 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday March 1 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Ralph Clayton Holland: Obituary

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Ralph Clayton Holland, 63, of Gainesville passed away Friday February 21, 2020 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Born December 25, 1956 in Lumpkin County to the late Arthur “Ott” and Gladys Holland, he had lived in Forsyth County over 30 years. Mr. Holland formerly owned and operated Amen Septic. He was a jack of all trades and had worked in several other professions. Ralph loved all forms of racing and had raced automobiles, motorcycles and go carts. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and was an avid collector. A member of Antioch Baptist Church, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley Hughes, Patricia Odell, and Juanita Pierce.
Surviving are his daughter and son in law, Mindy and Matt Jeffords, Cumming; grandchildren, Nolan Jeffords, Riley Jeffords; brothers and sisters in law, Donald and Liz Holland, Dawsonville, Keith and Anitra Holland, Gainesville; the mother of his daughter, Melinda Holland, Cleveland; and a number of other relatives.
The family will receive friends Sunday February 23, 2020 from 2 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Johnnie “Lucy” Maude Combs: Obituary

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Johnnie “Lucy” Maude Combs, 57, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday, February 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born to the late William and Elvie Sue Lancaster. She was an avid bird watcher and loved to watch the Atlanta Falcons play football. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her best friend, Jimbo Seals of Dawsonville, GA; children, William Lee Combs of Wisconsin, Destiny and Adam Clark of Suwanee, GA, Desaray Combs of Braselton, GA, Zack Seals of Dawsonville, GA; brothers and sisters, Brenda, Burt, David, Allen, Ted, Lisa, Robert, Scott; grandchildren, Dianna, Billy, Maxwell, Rowen; great grandson, Daniel; many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends survive.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February, 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Online condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Duane Brannon Fant: Obituary

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Duane Brannon Fant, 57, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away from cancer, February 24, 2020. He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle. He is survived by his mother, Hazel Kilgore (Bill); sisters, Dominique Fant and Penny Cornett (Rick); stepson, Isaac (Joel) de la Cruz; five nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Ralph Fant, and by his companion and friend, Lisa Anderson. He had also recently lost his best childhood friend, Rick South.

Duane was a property appraiser for the state of Georgia. In his spare time, he enjoyed hiking in the woods and by lakes and streams with his beloved dogs, Bodhi, Mardi, and Koko. He was an avid reader and student of philosophy, and he loved Atlanta Braves baseball.

There will be no public service, but if you would like to remember Duane in a way that would be meaningful to him, please contribute to your local animal shelter or to the state park system.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Bobby Wayne Carter: Obituary

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Bobby Wayne Carter, 81, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 after an extended illness. He was born to the late James and Belvia Carter. He was a member of Harvest Assembly of God, Cleveland, GA. Bobby loved favorite pastime was working on cars. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Margil Louise Carter; son, Steve Carter; daughter, Donna Fawcett; and 13 brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his children, Eleandor Gant of Cumming, GA, John and Marlena Fawcett of Wimauma, FL, Al Fawcett of Cumming, GA, Jake Jacobs of Thompson, GA, Cecil Ramey of Bradenton, FL; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow the funeral at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens, Cumming, GA.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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

Online condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Charles Robin Ryles: Obituary

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Charles Robin Ryles, 37, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Savannah, passed away at his residence on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Known to his family as “Little Robin”, he was a loving son, fiancé and friend who cheered on the Georgia Bulldogs with gusto, spoiled his pups, Bella and Dawson, cooked gourmet meals for those he loved and relished every opportunity to spend quality time with his family.

Robin is survived by his loving fiancée, Debbie Faith McEwen, of Dawsonville; his adoptive mother, LaRose Ryles of Brunswick (formerly of Savannah); his biological father, Charles Robin Rhodes and wife, Pennie, of Stafford, Virginia; his step-siblings Sheila R. Ford, Susan D. Lingenfelser, and George Thomas Ryles III all of Savannah ; his uncle, James Ross Rhodes, of Brunswick, many cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death 6 days prior by his adoptive father, George Thomas Ryles, Jr., who together with LaRose, raised him from the age of 3. He was also very fond of his maternal grandmother, Janie C. Stokes, of Oliver, GA, who passed when he was 14 years old.

Robin was employed with Parmenter, LLC in Atlanta as an engineer at the time of his passing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1400 Norwich Street, Brunswick, GA, with The Reverend Doctor Wright Culpepper officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of the church where light appetizers and beverages will be served. Interment will be private.

Condolences may be left online at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home – Dawson, GA

Anita Mae Gauss: Obituary

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Anita Mae Gauss, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 20, 2020 at her residence.
Born November 9, 1929 in Marshall, Michigan to the late Starla and Berdine Clute, she had lived in Dawson County for over 40 years having moved from Hialeah, Florida. Mrs. Gauss retired as a Registered Nurse with the Hall County Health Department. A loving wife, mother, and best friend, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert “Bob” Gauss.
Surviving are her children, Carol Gauss, Dawsonville, Robert, Jr. and Ameli Gauss, Flagler Beach, FL, Tina and Tobin McAfee, Dawsonville; multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Alice Townsend, Marshall, Michigan; brother in law, Richard Gauss, Sanford, Florida.
Services for Mrs. Gauss will be held in Marshall, Michigan at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

George M. “Jim” Bennett: Obituary

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George M. “Jim” Bennett, 92, of Cumming passed away Tuesday February 11, 2020 at his residence.
Born December 19, 1927, Mr. Bennett was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. A devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, he was a good man with a kind and gentle spirit. He owned and operated Bennett’s Service Station for over 40 years until his retirement in 2004. Mr. Bennett is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Vinnie Bennett and 11 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Willise Bennett; daughter, Joyce Odum; son and daughter in law, Randy and Dale Bennett, all of Cumming; grandson, Byron and Kristin Bennett of Dawsonville; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Stella and Knox; a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday February 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Garry English and Rev. Danny Ray Martin will officiate. Interment will follow in Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Jane Sweatman Padgett: Obituary

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Jane Sweatman Padgett, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.
Born May 5, 1953 in Forsyth County to the late Robert and Lillie Dockery, she had lived in Dawson County since 1993. Along with her husband, she owned and operated J&R Cleaning. Jane was very devoted to her family and enjoyed fishing and camping. She was of the Baptist faith and was also preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Dockery and Cicero Dockery.
Surviving are her husband, Rodney Padgett, Dawsonville; children, Jamie Sweatman, Dawsonville, Kristi Wilkinson, Jasper, Matt Padgett, Ellijay, Mary Hogan, Canton, Blake York, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Malory, John, Dale, Daniel, Dustin, Casey, Makayla, Gracie; great granddaughters, Kali, Ember; sisters, Lorene Lord, Dahlonega, Mary Lou Brannon, Cumming; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 11, 2020 at 1 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael James Pirkle and Rev. Chris Boling will officiate. Interment will follow in the Tinsley Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday from 4 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Steven Howard McCreary: Obituary

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Steven Howard McCreary, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 9, 2020 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born October 23, 1961 in Reed City, Michigan, he had lived in White County and Murrayville before moving to Dawsonville in 2013. Mr. McCreary spent his entire working career in wastewater management and retired as a supervisor with Gwinnett County. When he moved to Dawsonville, he was welcomed with open arms by Cornerstone Christian Church where he still served as an Elder. He walked with God every step here on Earth and we know that he is walking with God today. A loving and devoted husband and dad, he welcomed each member of his growing family with his loving heart. Steven was preceded in death by his mother, Vicky McCreary, and a sister, June McCreary.
Surviving are his wife, Tammy McCreary, Dawsonville; children, Anne and Tyler Holt, Virginia, Rafe and Kara Huth, Gainesville, Donnie and Kaity Latlippe, Kentucky, Nickie and Chris Walker, Gainesville, Christopher and Danielle Latlippe, Gainesville; father, Stan and Polly McCreary, Missouri; siblings, Lare and Amy McCreary, Woodstock, Laura Geary, Paul Heldermon; eleven beloved grandchildren, Alexis, Aiden, Brysen, Steven, Kanyen, Jasmine, Kaylean, Brent, Payton, Parker, Paxton; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday February 14, 2020 at 2 o’clock at Cornerstone Christian Church. Pastor Mike Frazier will officiate. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church, 236 Etowah River Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Rosalie “Rose” Chumbler: Obituary

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Rosalie “Rose” Chumbler, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020. She was a loving mother and grandmother whom loved to make jewelry and listen to music.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ina Belle Chumbler; brother, David Young; and grandparents, Robert and Kina Chumbler; cousin, Shannon Chumbler.

She is survived by her children, Christy and Micheal, Sr. Castleberry of Dawsonville, GA, Loyd Allen of Dawsonville, GA; grandchildren, Micheal Jr, Madelyn, Vincent, Pierce and Ivy; uncle and aunt, Larry and Debbie Chumbler of Cumming, GA; and numerous other relatives survive.

A Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Christian Church, Dawsonville, GA. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Mental Health America, www.mhanational.org .

Condolences may be left online at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Marshall Reagan: Obituary

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Marshall Reagan, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 6, 2020 at his residence following a sudden illness.
Born January 9, 1953 to the late Edward and Fannie Reagan, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. For many years he was employed by Reagan Fence Company and he enjoyed woodworking, gardening and camping. Marshall was also preceded in death by his sister, Garnetta Fields; and brothers, Dale Reagan, Garland Reagan and Howard Reagan.
Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Elaine Reagan, Dawsonville; son, Jarrod Reagan, Dawsonville; sisters and brothers in law, Kathryn Smith, Dawsonville, Barbara and Steve Kuhn, Greer, SC, Carolyn and Dorsey Sweatman, Dawsonville; brothers and sisters in law, Steve and Ann Reagan, Ball Ground, Butch and Sheila Reagan, Dawsonville; and a number of other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and Concord Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Jimmy Roland: Obituary

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Jimmy Roland, 81, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday February 5, 2020 at Gold City Nursing Home following a period of declining health.
Born September 25, 1938 to the late Earl and Ida Mae Roland, he was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County a number of years. Jimmy enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time with his pets. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Nora Neal, Bobbie Duncan, Betty Waters, Lorene Ayers; and a brother, Dewey Roland.
Surviving are his brother and sister in law, Billy and Annie Roland, Dawsonville; sister, Jean Bryant, Cumming; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

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