Frankie G. Brackett: Obituary


Mr. Frankie G. Brackett, age 72, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, April 6, 2018.

Mr. Brackett was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on November 6, 1945 to the late Barney and Isabelle Whelchel Brackett.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Peggy Brackett and brothers Marvin Brackett and Ronnie Brackett.  Mr. Brackett was a hard working husband and father who did what it took to provide for his family.  He worked at The All Night Station, The Standard Station, and The Gulf Station.  July 7, 2001 was declared Frankie G. Brackett Day by Lumpkin County officials.  This honor was given because of Frankie’s faithful love and dedication as a volunteer at Gold City Nursing Home.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church No. 1.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Robin Ray for her excellent care for Mr. Brackett.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years Kathy Louise Riddle Brackett, Dahlonega; daughter and son in law Frances and Ronald Whitehead, Dahlonega; sister Sue B. Hames, Tucker; grandchildren Ashleigh Nicole Burrow; Joseph Burrow Brittney Whitehead; Michael Whitehead; and great granddaughter Katelyn Whitehead.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Monday, April 9, 2018 in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home. The Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.  Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 9:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Mr. Brackett or to send a condolence visit

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega

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