May 12, 1933 – October 14, 2018
Willie B Cardin age 85 of Dahlonega passed away on October 14, 2018. She was of Baptist faith and loved sewing, having company over, and having a good laugh. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs Cardin is preceded by her parents Walter & Tilly (Bowls) Neely and her husband Hank Cardin.
Mrs Cardin is survived by Elizabeth Cardin, Art and Peggy Cardin, Lark Cardin, Horace Cardin, Melissa Cardin, William Cardin, Freddy Cardin (Thomas), Linda and Jason Dowdy, Amanda Mortan, Joseph Cardin, and Jeff Cardin. Grandchildren Daniel Cardin, Destany Murray, Christopher Dills, Hunter Cardin, and Micheal Cardin. Great grandchildren Adalyn & Briella Murray.
A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 10 am until 9pm.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com
Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 706-864-DOVE (3683)
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.
Mr. Ralph Lingerfelt, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018.
Mr. Lingerfelt was a native and life long resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on April 13, 1936 to the late Cicero and Madge Mincey Lingerfelt. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Terry Chafin; sisters Edna Tate, Bonnie Gardiner, and Doris Dillon; brothers Ben Lingerfelt, Hubert Lingerfelt, Gene Lingerfelt, M.C. Lingerfelt, Ronald Lingerfelt, and J.B. Lingerfelt.
Ralph was a loving husband and father. He loved his community and always extended a hand to help anybody he could. When it came time for his garden to come in he loved to give vegetables to his neighbors and friends. Ralph loved to hunt and fish. He was affectionately called ‘Papa’ by his grandchildren. Ralph was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Juhline Lingerfelt; daughter Sonja Chafin; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Jacky Moss, all of Dahlonega; grandchildren Megan Chafin and Ryan Boschert, Jessica and Tyler Carpenter, Ashlee and Billy Craig, and Jordan Moss; great-grandchildren Terry Lee Chafin Carpenter, Jackson Craig, and Grayson Craig; sister Lois Arthur, Dahlonega; sister and brother-in-law Joyce and David Mize, Dacula; sister-in-law Bonnie Lingerfelt; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Tuesday, October 16, 2018 in the chapel of Anderson – Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Jones Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.
To share a memory of Mr. Lingerfelt or a condolence with the family visit banisterfuneralhome.net.
Anderson – Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega, formerly Banister Funeral Home.
Over the past few weeks, many people have either called or come by the office with a
question about tiny, purplish-brown, hopping insects around or in their homes. These tiny
creatures are springtails.
Springtails are one of those insects that you may wonder why are they here on Earth. But
in reality, they serve a useful purpose by eating decaying plant material. They mostly live in the
soil, leaf mold, organic mulches or decaying logs. They are soft bodied so they are attracted to
moist areas to keep from drying out.
Usually springtails stay outside among the mulched areas of the yard. But on occasion
you will find them in the home around sources of moisture like sinks, bathtubs and toilets.
Keeping these areas as dry as possible is the first step in controlling springtails in the home. In a
dry environment, springtails will eventually dry out and die.
Chemical control is not necessary, but insecticides can be used. If you choose to use an
insecticide application make applications around windows and doors. Also spraying around
bathroom plumbing where the pipes come up from the basement or crawlspace will be effective.
When spraying outside of the house you have to apply insecticides with plenty of water in order
to get the chemical through the mulch and soil layers. Because it delivers a high volume of
water a hose-end spray is a good tool to do the job right. A pump-up sprayer will simply not
apply enough water with the chemical to penetrate through the mulch to the soil.
When applying an insecticide inside use an insecticide that is labeled for inside the home use.
Many of these come in a 1-gallon jug that is ready to use. For spraying outside, use an insectide,
which is labeled for scorpions, boxelder bugs or of course springtails. If you choose to use an
insecticide, remember to read and follow the labeled directions.
One other suggestion is to move any mulch away from the foundation of your home. Not
only will this help reduce the infestation of termites or scorpions by not allowing them a direct
pathway to get to the foundation, but also it will allow you to effectively spray in the soil layers.
Springtails are not going to cause major harm to your home, but they sure are annoying
and unsettling for most people. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by
phone at the office or send me an e-mail.
At the end of December 2017, a strain of the H7 avian influenza was found in a green-winged teal, a widespread North American duck, collected in McIntosh County on the Georgia coast. With a confirmed case of avian influenza found in a wild duck, Georgia’s backyard poultry farmers should be diligent in their efforts to protect their flocks and the state’s population of broilers. It’s imperative to eliminate contact with wild birds, especially migratory waterfowl, and their droppings. Wild birds have known vectors of avian influenza. Backyard and pastured poultry flocks are especially vulnerable when exposed to their wild cousins, leaving them susceptible to avian influenza.
To protect the state’s commercial and homestead flocks, the Georgia Department of Agriculture urges poultry producers, especially backyard flock owners, to remain vigilant and follow established safeguards to protect birds and their owners. While the commercial poultry industry in Georgia runs the greatest risk in terms of potential for loss, producers should have multiple safeguards in place to limit exposure to migratory birds.
Since Avian influenza can more easily be introduced into Georgia through backyard flocks, protect your backyard flock by following these tips.
Keep Your Distance. Restrict access to your property and your birds. Consider placing the birds inside a fence, and only allow those who care for the birds to come in contact with them. If visitors have backyard poultry of their own, do not let them come in contact with your birds. Game birds and migratory waterfowl should not have contact with your flock. Keep your birds inside a pen or coop. Do not let them run free.
Keep Clean. Wear clean clothes when coming in contact with your birds and wash your hands thoroughly before entering the pen. Scrub your shoes with disinfectant. Clean cages and change food daily. Clean and disinfect equipment that comes in contact with your birds or their droppings, including tools. Remove manure before disinfecting. Keep stored feed in enclosed containers and protected from wild birds and vermin. When possible use municipal or well water as a drinking source instead of giving chickens access to ponds or streams. The avian influenza virus can live for long periods of time in surface waters. Properly dispose of dead birds.
Don’t Bring Disease Home. If you’ve been near other birds or bird owners, clean and disinfect your vehicle’s tires and equipment before going home. Shower and put on clean clothing before approaching your flock. Keep any new birds or birds that have been off-site separate from your flock for at least 30 days. Do not share tools, equipment or supplies with other bird owners. If you do need to bring borrowed items home, clean and disinfect them before you bring them home.
Know the Signs of a Sick Bird. A sudden increase in deaths can be a clear sign of the virus, as well as a drop in egg production, or eggs that are soft, thin-shelled or misshapen; lack of energy or poor appetite; watery and green diarrhea; purple discoloration of the wattles, combs and legs; swelling around the eyes; and/or nasal discharge.
Early detection is critical to preventing the spread of avian influenza. If you suspect your flock is infected, call the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network in Gainesville at 770-766-6810. For more information on avian influenza, call the Georgia Department of Ag’s Animal Health Department at 404-656-3667.
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