August 10, 1949 – October 13, 2018
Pauline Jones Bagley, age 69, of Dawsonville (Lumpkin County) passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at her
residence following a period of declining health.
Born August 10, 1949 to parents Harley and Dollie Garland Jones, Pauline was a native of Cherokee County and
had lived in this area since 1996. She was a graduate of Pickens Tech where she received her Licensed Practical
Nursing degree. She was formerly employed by Tugaloo Home Health. She enjoyed supporting local food banks
and was of the Holiness faith.
Pauline is survived by her children; Shelli (Jimmy) Allison of Dawsonville, Charles E. (Lynnzie) Cates, Jr. of
Dahlonega and Tony Lamar Cates, also of Dahlonega, sisters; Geraldine Flowers and Louise Mashburn both of
Waleska, GA. Four Grandchildren and two Great-Grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home
with Rev. Bobby Whitmire and Laland Anderson officiating. It was Pauline’s wishes to be cremated following
the service. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. the same day of the service. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to any local food bank in Pauline’s name.
Arrangements by Dahlonega Funeral Home, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533, (706) 864-3683.
North Georgia – Ready to quit? You can do it for at least one day this Thursday, November 16th during the Great American Smokeout®! Every year on the third Thursday of November, many Georgians join tobacco users across the nation in giving up using tobacco and electronic cigarettes for the entire day during this Great American Smokeout® event, initiated by the American Cancer Society. Quitting for just one day is an important step toward a healthier you, especially if that one day can lead to many more.
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and in Georgia. Over 11,500 Georgians die each year from tobacco-related diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Quitting tobacco and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke are two proven ways to decrease the risk of tobacco related death and disability.
The Georgia Smokefree Air Act, passed in 2005, has reduced exposure to secondhand smoke by prohibiting smoking in all enclosed facilities, including buildings owned, leased, or operated by the State or local governing authorities.
Now, it’s your turn to reduce tobacco-related health hazards by quitting the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes during the Great American Smokeout®.
Here in Georgia, we can help. The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line is a free resource that can help tobacco users reach their goal of quitting. The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (1-877-270-STOP; Spanish speakers call 1-877-2NO-FUME; TTY: 1-877-777-6534 for the hearing impaired) provides counseling for Georgia tobacco users ages 13 and older. Callers speak with tobacco cessation counselors who help to develop a unique quitting plan for each person.
North Georgia Health District 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counites, Drug Free Cherokee, Cherokee Focus, and the Cherokee Youth Council encourage Georgians to go tobacco-free during the Great American Smokeout®, and beyond!
North Georgia – The North Georgia Health District office in Dalton and our health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will close early to clients and visitors on Monday, August 21st in the interest of public safety during the solar eclipse. The health departments will close at 12:00 p.m. and the district office will close at 1:00 p.m. This closing applies to all public health services in the district, including Environmental Health, WIC and Children’s Health services.
If viewing the solar eclipse, residents are urged to follow these safety precautions:
- Do not look directly at the sun
- Sunglasses do not provide sufficient protection
- Only look at the sun through an approved solar filter
- For even safer viewing, observe indirectly by projecting the sun’s image onto a blank sheet of white paper with a pinhole camera or with binoculars
For more safety information, log onto NASA’s website.