James Benny Chester: Obituary

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Mr. James Benny Chester, age 66, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

Mr. Chester was born in Lumpkin County on September 29, 1953 to the late Walter and Virgie Mayfield Chester.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Chester and sister Alice Berchel.  Benny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, community leader and friend.  He was born and raised in north Georgia and few had more knowledge or understanding of the history of the state than he.  Benny spent many hours volunteering around the community educating children and adults on the history of gold mining in north Georgia, checking on the properties of the Weekend Gold Miners Club (WEGM), being interviewed on the local radio station or newspaper, or enjoying dinner with Joyce Conner, his sweetheart of 23 years.  Benny was an avid fisherman, gold miner, outdoorsman, and history buff.  If you needed help or an education on gold prospecting or fishing, Benny was always willing to give you his time.  Benny held the office of Vice President of the WEGM and was the former GPAA State Director for Georgia.  No one was a better friend and mentor than Benny Chester.  He will live on in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and the community.

Survivors include his life companion Joyce Conner; children and their spouses Donald Wayne and Melissa Chester, April and Jeff Michael, Andrea and Justin Wilson, and Amber Chester; sister and brother-in-law Ann and Perry Lance; brother William Chester; brother and sister-in-law Danny and Lois Gibson; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nephew and fishing buddy Jeremy Sisk; nephew and spouse Dee and Betty Chester; and other relatives.

A celebration of Benny’s life is scheduled from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday January 20, 2020 at Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.

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

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John (“Gus”) Lennon Evans: Obituary

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Mr. John (“Gus”) Lennon Evans was born February 17, 1946 in Mobile, AL and died in Dahlonega, GA on January 17, 2020 where he had lived since 1980. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick and Dorothy Evans, his previous wife of 19 years, Kate Evans, and brother Walter Evans.

He is survived by his wife Wendy Evans; his siblings Drew (Marilyn) Evans, Will (Dona) Evans, and Tara (Ray) Evans; his wife’s siblings Kathy (Doug) Martin, John M. Hunt, Pete Johnson, and Kelly Johnson; his children John Lennon (Heather) Evans, Jr., Becky (Zach) Singleton, and Joshua (Brooke) Evans; and his grandchildren Joseph Evans, Jamie Evans, Gracie Singleton, Vivian Singleton, Sophia Singleton, Charlotte Singleton, Georgiana Singleton, Louisa Singleton, and Emelia Evans.

John was raised in Daytona Beach, FL and graduated from Mainland High School.  John was trained and worked for Eastern Airlines as a FAA certified aircraft mechanic for 23 years, moving him from Florida to Georgia until Eastern closed their operations.  After that Northwest Airlines employed John where he worked until 2002 when Northwest closed their aircraft maintenance base in Atlanta, GA.  John finished up his aircraft maintenance career at Lockheed in Marrietta, GA.

John was a skilled woodworker and known for his meticulous handiwork.  He could build or fix anything.  John loved fishing, hunting, hiking the Appalachian Trail, dogs (actually all creatures), trees, plants, camp fires, helping others, but most of all he loved his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

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

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Amy B. Waters: Obituary

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Mrs. Amy B. Waters, age 85, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

Mrs. Waters was born in Alabama on June 11, 1934 to the late George and Wanda Mae Golden Mason.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Waters.  Mrs. Waters was a faithful servant of the Lord and spent her time reading and studying the Bible.  She loved to garden, cook and can fresh vegetables.  Mrs. Waters was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her grandchildren affectionately called her “Granny”.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-laws Sheila and Mike Adams, Marietta, and Myra and Joel Tapp, Gainesville; sons Michael Jackson, Carlton, and Wiley Sims, Athens; brother Marion Mason; grandchildren Susan Adams, Kathy and Daniel Ippolito, and Philip Tapp; great-grandchildren Emylia Ippolito, Noah Ippolito, Sophia Ippolito, Katherine Ippolito and Caroline Ippolito; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12:00 PM Monday, January 20, 2020 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.  The Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.  Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until service hour Monday at the funeral home.

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

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Edward Brown: Obituary

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Mr. Edward Brown, age 69, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Mr. Brown was born in Lumpkin County on October 31, 1950 to the late H.M. and Annie Bell Milsap Brown.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Martha Brown, brother Hoyt Brown, and sisters Nellie Hope and Geneva Milsap.  Mr. Brown loved old cars and attending car shows.  He loved riding back roads, hiking, and walking in the park.  An old western and a fishing trip or camping trip was a favorite pastime of his.  Mr. Brown loved his grandkids who affectionately called him “Poppa”.

Survivors include his sons James Brown, Gainesville, and Michael Brown, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Mackenzie Brown; grandchildren Emily Brown, Alex Brown, and Austin Brown.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Yahoola Baptist Church.  The Rev. Kris Butler will officiate.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

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Daniel Kenneth Haas: Obituary

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Dahlonega Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Daniel Kenneth Haas, age 61 of Dahlonega, Georgia. March 7, 1958 – January 20, 2020

 

He is the son of Sheldon and Anne Haas. He is preceded in death by his loving grandparents Kenneth and Madelyn Iloff; Aunts Janet Jennings and Joy Iloff; Cousins Donna, Debra, and Michael Jennings; Loving ex wife Teressa Haas and baby daughter Krystl Haas; Brother Wayne Haas; Father Sheldon Haas.

 

He is survived by mother and step father Anne and David Sears; Sister, Lu-Anne (Michael) Rehmer; Brother, Eric (Cynthia) Haas; Sons, Kenneth (Daphne) Haas and Christopher (Anita) Haas; Granddaughter, Nevaeh Haas; Step grandchildren, Cody, Cambree, Stephan, and Josh. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

After highschool, Daniel joined the Marine Corp, completing his basic training at Parris Island and then being stationed in Quantico, VA. Daniel was his mother’s right hand man. He fulfilled everyone’s wishes and there was nothing that he could not do or fix. While in highschool, he worked in the nursing home as an Orderly. Everyone there loved seeing him come in everyday. As a child, he had a best friend that was a deafmute. He was always able to communicate with him and they had such a good time playing. After being honorably discharged from the military, Daniel received an education in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and worked as a salesman for many years.

 

Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00 in the Chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home with Rev. Geherdt Michael officiating. A visitation will be held at Dahlonega Funeral Home from 2:00 – 4:00 prior to the service. In Lieu of Flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Kindred Hospice. Donations can be sent to 1100 NE Sherwood Park Drive #120, Gainseville, GA 30501

 

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Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/12 – 1/18

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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 Benny Chester: Obituary

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Mr. James Benny Chester, age 66, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

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John L. Evans: Obituary

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Mr. John L. Evans, age 73, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.

Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

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