Pat Anderson: Obituary

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Pat Anderson

Pat Anderson, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 24, 2019 at her residence following a period of declining health.

Born September 20, 1938 to the late Ralph and Dorothy Voigt, Pat was raised in Merrill, Wisconsin. She had been a resident of Dawsonville for over ten years coming from Forsyth County. Pat’s philosophy in life was always to give back to the community. She accomplished many things throughout her life including being part of a group that started a Montessori school in Berea, Ohio and serving as a teacher and director of Eastminster Presbyterian Preschool in Stone Mountain for 25 years. Alongside her husband she helped grow the US Freestyle Wrestling Federation from 300 kids to over 4,000 and also helped establish and operate the Dawson County Humane Society where she spent every Saturday for ten years doing off-site adoptions. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed quilting and had donated over 100 quilts to Eagle Ranch.

Surviving are her husband of almost 60 years, Russ Anderson; daughter and son in law, Marcey and Butch Dyer of Florida; sons and daughter in law, Jeff Anderson of Decatur, Rick and Angela Anderson of LaGrange; six grandchildren, Jessica, Christina, Mitzi, Zach, James, Austin; brother, Richard Voygt of Wisconsin; and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held Saturday March 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Owens will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the hour of service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Humane Society. www.dawsoncountyhumanesociety.org
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Pamela Lynn “Pam” Ritter (Kent): Obituary

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Pamela Lynn “Pam” Ritter (Kent)

Pamela Lynn “Pam” Ritter, 53, of Dawsonville passed away Friday February 22, 2019 at her residence following a sudden illness.

Pam was born June 18, 1965 in Atlanta and had lived in Dawson County for the past 26 years having moved from Cumming. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Kent.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Ritter, Dawsonville; daughter, Caitlyn Gallichotte, Australia; father and stepmother, Larry and Nancy Kent, Good Hope, GA; sister, Karen Spradling, Cumming; brother and sister in law, Greg and Melanie Kent, Ball Ground; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 1 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.
The family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 12 noon at the funeral home.

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

Ethel Mae Odum: Obituary

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Ethel Mae Odum

Ethel Mae Odum, 100, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 21, 2019 at Grandview Nursing Home following a period of declining health.

Born October 18, 1918 to the late Ed and Bertie Mae Odum, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Ethel retired from Jesse Jewell following many years of service. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening and spent her life in service to others.

Surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday February 24, 2019 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Thomas William “Bill” Cofield Sr.: Obituary

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Thomas William “Bill” Cofield Sr.

Thomas William “Bill” Cofield, Sr. 85 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at his residence after a period of declining health. He was born to the late Robert and Gertrude Cofield in Fulton County Georgia. He was a life long resident of Dahlonega, GA and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Dahlonega, GA, and Etowah Masonic Lodge F&AM #222 for over 50 years. Bill was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved bluegrass music, gold panning, metal detecting and traveling in his RV. He was very proud of the work he accomplished doing sheet metal and copper metal working. Bill was a US Navy veteran who served during the Korean War.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Jean Cofield; son, Gerald Lee Springfield; and sister, Bobbie Chieppa.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jerri Cofield of Dahlonega, GA; children, Thomas “Tommy” and Kay Cofield of Dahlonega, GA, Valorie and Jerry Jarrard of Dahlonega, GA, Elizabeth and Greg Bell of Dahlonega, GA, Blaine and Paula Springfield of Canton, GA, Karen and Mike Hamann of Suwanee, GA; grandchildren, Stephen, Daniel and Ariel, Chris and Jordan, Sarah, Chase, Andrew and Megan, Matthew, Stacy, Jerry; great grandchildren, Colton, Case, Asher, McKenzie, Luke and Brianna; and numerous other relatives survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends, Kris Butler and Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow the funeral at Bethel Baptist Church, Dawsonville, GA.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA

Carolyn Ann Paulsen: Obituary

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Carolyn Ann Paulsen

Carolyn Ann Paulsen, 78, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at NEGA Medical Center after a period of declining health. She was born to the late Louis and Helen Palumbo, in Boston MA. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that loved movies and ice skating back in Boston.

She is preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, Louis and Elizabeth Palumbo.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Peter Paulsen of Dawsonville, GA; son and daughter in law, Christopher and Candice Paulsen of Johns Creek, GA; grandchildren, Joshua Paulsen and Natalie Paulsen; brother, John and Tina Palumbo; nephew, Thomas and Megan Palumbo; niece, Catherine and Ron Schumer; and numerous other relatives.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692, or to the Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

Online condolences may be left at www.beardenfuneralhome.com

Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

Violet “Dude” Harper: Obituary

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Violet “Dude” Harper

Violet “Dude” Harper, 90, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 11, 2019 following a period of declining health.

Born July 20, 1928 to the late Alan and Lois Pickelsimer, she was raised in Copperhill, TN and had been a resident of Dawsonville for over 60 years. She was a nurturing mother, wonderful cook and loving grandmother and great-grandmother who thrived on spoiling all of her grandchildren. Dude was preceded in death by her husband of almost 63 years, Leroy Harper and four brothers, H.A. Jr., Dell, Bob and Toby Pickelsimer.

Surviving are her children, Ann Sheffield, Sherry Allen and Eddie Moyer, Rudy Harper, Greg Harper, all of Dawsonville; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

A funeral service for both Dude and Leroy Harper will be held Thursday February 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday February 13 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.

A private interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dawson County Park and Rec Youth Scholarship Fund, PO Box 808, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade: Obituary

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Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade

Our special rainbow, Ida Loutrelle “Trelle” Baird Wade, 86, passed away February 1, 2019 following an extended illness. Trelle was born July 8, 1932 in Commerce, Georgia. The brightness of her colors will remain alive in our memories. She was a joy, as a general rule, but she could be quite obstinate at times, especially if all the chores were not being done. Never a procrastinator, she urged all to do whatever had to be done immediately—no ifs, no ands, and no buts. “Do not put off until tomorrow what can and will be done today” was her mantra.

Trelle maintained a deep interest in the Civil War and spent much time reading about the war and travelling to the places where some of the major battles were fought. She had a vast collection of books regarding the war and biographies of many of the officers. Many of her books were first editions. She was especially interested in General Robert E. Lee from the Civil War and George Washington from the Revolutionary War. Trelle lived in Panama City Beach, Florida for twenty years and was a member of the Civil War Roundtable Discussion Group. To broaden her knowledge of the war, she took several classes at Gulf Coast College in Panama City.

Living in Chamblee prior to the husband’s, Russell P. Wade, death, they were members of the Berkley Hills Golf Club. She served as president of the Berkley Hills Women’s Group, and it was at the golf course there where she got her first “hole-in-one”. Needless to say, she was quite proud of her achievement and went on to become an avid golfer.

As a descendant of the Scottish Clan Baird, she received her membership in the Clan her Tartan Plaid.
Growing up she would never go near a horse, never learned to ride a bicycle and never learned to swim. However; Trelle had a Pilot’s license and would fly their private airplane solo and drive the Oldsmobile convertible 90 miles an hour.

Trelle was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Dawsonville which she loved attending and associating with the other members which she also truly loved. She attended church until the time her health declined.
Her dog “Dooley” came into Trelle’s life in August 2012. He was 6 weeks old and won her heart from the moment she first saw him. A tiny little bundle of fur from a rescue shelter, he has grown into a 60 plus pound of loveable black Labrador. With Trelle, Dooley could do no wrong and they thrived together, loving each other. Dooley knew Trelle was his, totally and completely. For the first time in her life, she allowed her dog to share her bed!! She did this even after she became ill.

Trelle is survived by a daughter, Shelby Lee, and her sons Arthur, Rusty, and Joey; a son, Tim Wade and his son Ryan; and a sister, Peggy Rambo. Seven great grandchildren and a great great grandson also survive.
At her request, Trelle was cremated and her urn will be placed beside her husband in a crypt in Arlington Memorial Park.

A memorial service is planned for Friday February 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church. Rev. David Jordan will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.

John Andrew Makosky: Obituary

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John Andrew Makosky

John Andrew Makosky, 84, of Cumming passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Oaks at Hampton following a period of declining health.

Born July 24, 1934 in Montville, NJ to the late John and Mary Makosky, Mr. Makosky lived in Alpharetta for over 30 years before moving to the Oaks at Hampton in 2017. After a long career in the automotive industry, John retired from Webb Wheel Products in 1999. A U.S. Army veteran, John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Joan Colette Makosky and son, John David Makosky.

Surviving are his children, Sharon and Terry Martin, Dawsonville, Diane and Dan Rennell, Rogers, AR; six grandchildren, Laura and Joe Grossman, Kevin Martin, Justin Rennell, Courtney Rennell, Evan and Alexis Rennell, Hannah Rennell; and sister, Dorothy Makosky, Montville, NJ.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.

Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.

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