Danny Ray Edwards: Obituary

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Mr. Danny Ray Edwards, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Mr. Edwards was born in Cumming, GA on August 11, 1954.  He was preceded in death by his father Homer Ray Edwards, uncles and aunts Nellie Fay Edwards, Clellan and Hershel Crow, Ethel Lou and Johnny P. Jones, Annie Kate and Allen Wigley, George Edwards, John L. Edwards; brother-in-law F.M. Beck .  Danny was a truck driver and loved his job.  Many of his friends will forever remember his CB handle “Getty Up Go”.  His favorite pastime was watching a good NASCAR race on TV.  Danny was affectionately called “Papa Danny” by his grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughters Cindy and Daniel Ayers, Dahlonega, and Kristi and Louis Smith, Madison; mother Aldona “Chris” Edwards, Murrayville; sister Barbara Black, Murrayville; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; uncles and aunts Corene and James Jones, Robert and Gladys Edwards, Jean Beck, Alma Edwards; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Phil Gilstrap and the Rev. Jerry Abercrombie will officiate.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Danny or a condolence with the family visit andersonunderwood.com.

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Harold Dorsey Martin: Obituary

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Mr. Harold Dorsey Martin, age 85, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019.

Mr. Martin was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He was born on June 16, 1934 to the late Lonnie and Hattie Lee Martin.  In addition to his parents Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Tolbert Martin, son William Martin, infant daughter Vickie Martin, sisters Edith Collins, Edna Higgins, and Eva Kuykendoll.  Mr. Martin was a poultry and cattle farmer most of his life and eventually took up the art of a gunsmith.  His favorite pastime was a good NASCAR race or a good western on TV and he loved to hunt and fish.  Mr. Martin was deeply loved and cherished by his family and his grandchildren affectionately called him “Grandpa Martin”.  His best friend was “Brutus” his Miniature Pinscher.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law Ricky and Cindy Martin, Winder; son Michael Martin, Dahlonega; sister Estelle Patterson, Dahlonega; grandchildren Amy and Chris Garrett, Ali Martin, Nathan and Angela Martin, and April Martin; great-grandchildren Alexis Martin, Addison Blackstone, and Liam Martin; and special family member Stella Head.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Danny Jarrard will officiate.  Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Mr. Martin or a condolence with the family visit andersonunderwood.com.

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Laura Lee Cleo Adams: Obituary

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Mrs. Laura Lee Cleo Adams, age 54, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, October 7, 2019.

Mrs. Adams was born in California on October 29, 1964.  She was preceded in death by her father Earl Adams and brother Lewis Adams.

Survivors include her mother Nancy Emery Adams, Dahlonega; sons and daughters-in-laws Joshua and Ashley Adams, Dahlonega, James and Ashley Johnson, Ellijay; daughter and son-in-law Johnna and Cody Payne, Suches, daughters Jade Carlisle, Dahlonega, and Jessica Stith; brothers and sisters-in-laws Leo and Pam Adams, and Leland and Renee Adams; brother Carl Adams; sister Carrie Adams; and thirteen grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Set Free Church in Dawsonville, GA.

To share a memory of Laura or a condolence with the family visit andersonunderwood.com.

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 9/29 – 10/5

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

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James Conn: Obituary

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Dr. James Conn Parker: Obituary

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Dr. James Conn Parker, age 76, Dawsonville, GA, passed away October 5, 2019 at 6:10 AM after an extended illness. He was a twenty six year resident of Dahlonega, GA from 1975-2001. The family will receive friends Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12 to 2 PM with a 2PM funeral service in the Chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 3PM, Friday, October 11, 2019 at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Rome, GA. James “Jim” “Jimmy” Conn Parker was born in Rome, Floyd County, GA on March 25, 1943, the youngest son of Rembert Otis Parker and Hazel Emma Currence Parker. He was preceded in death by parents and brother, Charles Currence Parker. Dr. Parker is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-three years, Mary Carol Hairston Parker, and daughters, Amy Carol Parker and Carrie Elizabeth Podgurski (Kenneth); brother, Edward “Ed” Otis Parker (Ginger) of Rome, GA. and a number of nieces and nephews. Jim attended the Rome City Schools and graduated in 1961 from West Rome High School. As a youth, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, receiving the Eagle Scout Award in 1957, followed by four Eagle Palms, and earned a total of 51 Merit Badges. Continuing his education, he attended Shorter College in Rome, GA. He graduated in 1965 with a B.A. Degree in Biology. After graduation, he was awarded a National Defense Education Act Fellowship to attend the graduate School at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA, 1965-1968. From 1968-1971, he was employed with the Department of Biology at VPISU as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. He received the Ph.D. degree in Zoology in 1971. From 1971-1973, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Then from 1973-1975 he was employed as Assistant Professor of Biology at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. From 1975-2005, he was employed with the Department of Biology, North Georgia College & State University (now UNG.) He retired as a full Professor of Biology in 2005 after 30 years of service becoming Professor Emeritus of Biology. He had taught a number of courses in biology over the years, including General Biology, General Zoology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Human Physiology, Human Histology, Medical Parasitology, and Wildlife Biology. Many of his students were Nursing students, Biology majors, Physical Therapy students and Graduate students, as well as those preparing for other medical and health-related fields. Upon his retirement in 2005, Dr. Parker was honored by the University of North Georgia for the design and development of the Hurricane Creek Wildlife Conservation area, a 62-acre tract of isolated University property bordering on the Etowah River in Lumpkin County, GA. The project, completed over a period of five years, included designing, securing funding, and construction of a restroom facility, an education shelter, and clearing and marking several miles of trails. Jim Parker loved life and loved people. He worked hard and lived life to the fullest. He kept in touch with all his childhood friends in the Boy Scouts, close family and distant cousins, work colleagues, friends in the community and West Rome High School Alumni. With a lifetime of many interests and hobbies, he also found the time to be a member of numerous professional organizations, honor societies, lineage societies, community organizations and activities. In Dahlonega in the 1970’s-80’s,  he instructed CPR classes with the Red Cross, worked as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (GA certified EMT-A), member of the Civil Defense, Instructor in Basic Rescue Techniques, Chief of Radiological Defense for Lumpkin County, and a member of the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Volunteer Fire Departments. James Parker was a Charter member of the Lumpkin County Historical Society serving as president from 1991-1992 and on the Board of Directors for five years. He was also a member of the Dahlonega Baptist Church and sang in the church and community choir. In recent decades, he was again involved with his beloved Boy Scouts and The Camp Sidney Dew Alumni Association in Floyd County, GA serving in various years as president, historian and editor of the newsletter  “On My Honor…” and had been awarded associations highest award, The C.H. Westin Award in 2000 and Silver Beaver Award in 2016. In Gainesville, GA, Dr. Parker was active for over 30 years with the Lyman Hall Chapter of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (and a 43 year member of the SAR)  serving in various chapter positions as Secretary, Editor of the “The Picket Line”, President, Registrar, and lastly serving as Historian from 2007 to the present. A labor of much research and excitement was getting 24 of his ancestors certified by the Sons of the American Revolution as patriots of the American Revolution. For fifty years, Jim Parker had been working on family genealogical research. In 1985 and 2016, he published two family genealogy books on The Strain Family, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Andrew Strain, Sr. of North Carolina. The last years of his life, he loved attending the Cooper-Green Men’s Prayer Group in Dahlonega, GA. Care and trust placed in Dahlonega Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533 706-864-DOVE (3683) www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 9/21 – 9/28

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Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for FetchYourNews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on FetchYourNews.com for viewing pleasure. Please remember that all individuals listed have been arrested and charged, however, they are presumed innocent until guilt has been proven in a court of law.

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John Anthony Dowdy: Obituary

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Mr. John Anthony Dowdy, age 60 of Villa Rica, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019.

Mr. Dowdy was born in Lithonia, GA on May 30, 1959.  He was preceded in death by his father John Wesley Dowdy.  Mr. Dowdy loved fishing, enjoyed working and was proud of the projects and structures he worked on.  He was a member of Hunters Creek Baptist Church, Carnesville, GA.

Survivors include his mother Joyce Railey, Newnan; daughter and son-in-law Emily and Adam White, Villa Rica; sister Lynn Harned, Lavonia; brother Noel Dowdy, Newnan; brother and sister-in-law Vincent and Sheila Dowdy, Maysville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 6, 2019 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Tommy Childers, and the Rev. Kevin Couch will officiate.  Interment will follow in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to service hour at the funeral home.

To share a memory of Mr. Dowdy or a condolence with the family visit andersonunderwood.com.

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