Mary Idelle Davis: Obituary

Mary Idelle Davis

May 07, 1926 – November 06, 2018

Mary Idelle Davis, 98, of Murrayville, Lumpkin County, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville following a brief illness.

Born in Dawson County on May 7, 1920 to parents Joseph Newton and Nancy Wallace Davis, Idelle had lived most of her life in Lumpkin County. She maintained her church membership at Harmony Baptist Church in Dawson County but attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church #2 and most recently, Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was a member of the ladie’s goodwill circle at each and helped prepare and serve many good meals. She was a retired seamstress from Babyland General.

In addition to her parents, Idelle was preceded in death by siblings, Charlie Davis and Imogene Bryan. She is survived by nieces and nephews; Judy and Chuck Gilreath, Cleveland, Alvin and Patsy Bryan, Dahlonega, Lee “Cub” and Charlotte Bryan, Dahlonega, Jerry and Barbara Bryan, Lula, Elaine Anthony, Lula. Great nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services for Idelle will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Buice and Rev. Freddy Bryan officiating. She will lie in state at the church beginning at 1:30. Interment will follow in the Zion Baptist Church #2 Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 8th from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Dahlonega Funeral Home.


Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533, (706) 864-3683.

Jan Burt: Obituary

Jan Burt

December 18, 1959 – November 01, 2018

Jan Burt, age 58, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. Jan was a native of Dahlonega, member of Friendship Baptist Church, loved traveling, gardening, a devoted friend, great love and passion for directing the educational growth of new students at UNG. She was the Drill Sergeant, Navigator, and Boss of her sisters. Ms. Burt is preceded in death by her mother Lillie C. (Jarrard) Burt. Jan is survived by her father JB Burt, sisters Lynn (Larry) Armstrong; Brenda Knapp; Jeannine Burt; and aunt Virginia Jarrard. Nieces and nephews; Trent Armstrong, Troy Armstrong, Shelly Riddle, Stefanie Yoon, Sebastian Knapp, Jesse Rockmore, and Jordan Rockmore; numerous other relatives also. Also surviving are lifelong devoted friends Deb McLeod, Laura Allen, Dr. Carmen Mas and many other lifelong friends. The funeral service will be 11AM, Sunday, November 4 in the Chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home with interment following at Dahlonega Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 2pm to 8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A Division of McDonald Family Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers donations may be made at Partnership for Gynecological Cancer Support PO Box 499 Murrayville, GA 30564

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Dennis Craig Yeager: Obituary

Dennis Craig Yeager

February 03, 1954 – November 05, 2018

Dennis Craig Yeager, age 64, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, November 5, 2018.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Rosena Gogle Yeager; brothers Howard “Skip” Yeager and Thaddeus Theodore Yeager; and sister Roseanne Ralston.

He was a loving husband, father and “Pepaw”.  Dennis was unconditionally loved by his family and friends.  He loved to operate his heavy equipment.  One of his many joys was getting his hair cut with his grand boys.   Dennis’s favorite hobby was go-kart racing and his kart number was 2K.  He saw the checkerd flag on Monday and won his race of life.

Survivors include his wife Kimberly Trimmer Yeager; son Andy Yeager, Key West, FL;  son and daughter-in-law Cory and Amy Yeager, Virginia;  daughters and sons-in-law Ty and Flint Glassier, and Chelsea and Micah Walker, Dahlonega;  grandchildren Madison Doles, Brody Walker, Kreston Walker and Annabelle Glassier;  brothers and sisters-in-law David and Connie Yeager, Tom and Mona Yeager, Gary and Sara Yeager, all of Ohio;  brother Chris Yeager, Dahlonega;  brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Ellsean Yeager, Florida;  sister and brother-in-law Donna and Chuck Bales, Florida;  sister Karen Speary, New York; sister and brother-in-law Anna and Terry Rieber, Maryland;  sister Ruth Wilson, New York; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 PM Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  Mr. Marvin Martin, Mr. Jerome Kitchens Jr., and Mr. Cody Chembars will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Dennis or a condolence with the family visit

Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega, formerly Banister Funeral Home

Michael Jarrard: Obituary

Michael Jarrard

March 05, 1954 – November 01, 2018

Michael Jarrard, age 64, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Michael was preceded in death by his granddaughter Chandra Reece Jarrard and his father LJ Jarrard.

He was married for 41 years to Terri Jarrard, whom he completely loved and utterly adored. They spent those years devoted to the happiness of the other, and their love remains a testament to the truest of partnerships—a manifestation of two souls who found their mates. Out of that love came two beautiful children, who took the love from which they came and grew families of their own.

Michael retired from Amicalola EMC after bringing literal light to our lives for 34 years. But the light Michael brought this world was something far greater than mere electricity.

He was a deacon at Oak Grove Baptist Church where he spent his time serving the church family he loved so much. And that love extended outside those walls. He loved people, loved being surrounded by them. Regardless of the occasion, Michael was, more often than not, the first one there and very likely the last to leave. Sometimes, he did the coming and going in his beloved ’67 Chevy Chevelle—the man and his car making quite a picture. Though perhaps Michael was happiest when spending time with his grandchildren. He cherished each one of them, and they gave his heart the purest of joys.

Now that Michael has gone, it feels as though the world has gone dark. But just as Michael spent much of his life restoring light to our homes, his memory and the love he left behind will once more bring his light back into our hearts. And with that, the very best of him isn’t gone at all. He’s still here with us, shining as bright as the stars.

In addition to his wife Michael is survived by his daughter and son in law Jessica and Shane Smith; son and daughter in law Jonathan and Amber Jarrard; grandchildren Jessie Smith, Luke Smith, Jet Jarrard, and Laken Jarrard, all of Dahlonega; mother Betty Jean Jarrard, Dahlonega; twin brother and sister in law Mickel and Cindy Jarrard, Dahlonega; brother Marty Jarrard, Dahlonega; sister and brother in law Sherry and George Murphy, Pendergrass; and sister Carol Meeks, Dahlonega.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Shane Wehunt, the Rev. Lyman Caldwell, and the Rev. Paul Shadburn will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kris Butler officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00PM at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Michael or a condolence with the family visit

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Judith Miller Lee: Obituary

Judith Miller Lee

July 12, 1943 – October 31, 2018

Mrs. Judith Miller Lee, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Mrs. Lee was born in Bainbridge, GA on July 12, 1943 to the late Ralph Norton and Catherine Hudson Miller. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John Phillip Lee; daughter Jodie Turner; and the father of her children Jim Turner.  Mrs. Lee loved to garden. Her favorite flower to watch grow was the iris.  Reading and watching birds was a favorite past time of Mrs. Lee.  She was affectionately called “Grandma” by her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Jaye Turner and Timmy Booth, Chattanooga, TN; and Joanie and Guy Chembars, Dahlonega; Step-son and daughter-in-law Phillip and Amanda Lee, Troy, AL; grandchildren Kara Howard, Cody Chembars, Jesse Chembars, Zachary Chembars, and Jody Chembars; great grandchildren Lane Howard, Grace Chembars, Reagan Chembars, Oliver Chembars, and Payton Chembars; brother and sister-in-law Billy and Cheryl Miller, Meigs, GA; sister Ann Collins, Troy, AL; sisters and brothers-in-law Doris and Willard Mills, Oakwood; and Jane and Bobby Burt, Lynn Haven, FL;  several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mrs. Lee’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the family for use in benefit of the new Lumpkin County Library when constructed.  Mrs. Lee’s lifelong love of reading and sharing love with others will be honored in an appropriate fashion.

Contributions can be sent to:
Judith Lee Memorial
c/o Joanie Chembars
1620 Duffy Grizzle Rd.
Dahlonega, GA 30533

To share a memory of Mrs. Lee or a condolence with the family visit

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Margie JoAnn Milum: Obituary

Margie JoAnn Milum

March 10, 1967 – October 29, 2018

Mrs. Margie JoAnn Milum, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

JoAnn was born in Hall County on March 10, 1967 to the late Joe and Margie Reece Grindle.  She was also preceded in death by her husband Ricky “Jabo” Adams, son Daniel Milum and brothers Tony Grindle and Robert Reece.  JoAnn was called “Mamaw” by her precious granddaughter whom she adored. She loved to ride four-wheelers, swim and take trips to the beach.  JoAnn loved to take over-the-road trips and see the country with her husband “Jabo”.  She was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law Hayley and Dillion Gentry, Cleveland; granddaughter Sydni Gentry; sister and brother in law Lora and Bobby Grant, Dawsonville; sisters Brenda Sue Lester and Becky Hardin, both of Ellijay; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Mill Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Simmons will officiate.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of JoAnn or a condolence with the family visit

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Brian Joseph Morin: Obituary

Brian Joseph Morin

August 15, 1979 – October 31, 2018

Mr. Brian Joseph Morin, age 39, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Brian was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on August 15, 1979.  He was preceded in death by his mother Bernice Skropka Morin, paternal grandparents Paul and Helen Morin, and maternal grandparents Felix and Rosie Skropka.  Brian was a member of Christ Fellowship in Dawsonville.  He was a loving father with the biggest heart and always had a smile to brighten your day. Brian loved to fish.

Survivors include his wife Robin Brown; son Wesley Forrester of Dahlonega; daughter Breanna Housman of Dawsonville; father and step mother Larry and Marilyn Morin of Shawnee, Oklahoma; brothers Si Barker and Shannon Barker of Oklahoma; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim Coty and Jamie Brown of Clarkesville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Tammy and Virgil Sisk of Dahlonega; brother in law Timothy Collins, Dahlonega; a very good friend Craig Woodman of Dawsonville; aunt Suzan Vira; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service is scheduled for 6:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Jamie Wade and Mr. Craig Woodman will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Saturday at Anderson-Underwood funeral home.

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The family has a Go Fund Me page set up to help with the funeral and medical expenses. If you would like to donate, the account is\brian-morin.

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Annie Sue Wiley: Obituary

Annie Sue Wiley

July 07, 1938 – October 29, 2018

I would like to announce the death of Annie Sue Wiley age 80 of Dahlonega. Annie Sue Jones Wiley went into the arms of Jesus on October 29, 2018. Annie Sue Wiley was a Christian and loved everyone. She attended different churches but went to Community Chapel for years. She was a member of Damascus Baptist Church in Dahlonega.

Annie Sue was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Rada Armour Jones, husband Damon owe Wiley, brothers Paul, Mitchell, CN, Bartley, Bill, Carl, Carlton, and sister Betty Jo. She is survived by her only brother J.B. Jones.

Annie Sue did not have any children of her own but she loved each and every one of her nephews and nieces with all her heart. Annie Sue was a second mama to Ann Hester Truelove and Blake, Sarah, and Ryley were like grandchildren to her and she claimed Lee as her own. Jody Jarrard Anderson was a special niece that she got to be a part of her life since 2010 and she adored her and her three sons.

Annie Sue retired from Burlington Industries of Dahlonega where she worked for 48 years. Aunt Sue took care of everybody in her family. She loved all her babies and enjoyed watching them grow.

Visitation will be held Thursday November 1, 2018 from 2pm until 8pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 2, 2018 at 3pm in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home, burial will follow at Damascus Baptist Church in Dahlonega with officiating done by her nephews Neal Jones and Dalton Delozier.

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