gsdaa obituarires

2016- 2010
Dean Gooch
May 20, 1944 - December 26, 2016
Harold Dean Gooch age 72 of Dahlonega passed away on December 26, 2016 following an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Gooch was a member of Yahoola Baptist Church and a member of the B.A.S.S. club. “Papa Dean” never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him. He was passionate about woodworking and loved making custom pieces to give away for people to enjoy. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His smile always lit up a room.

Mr. Gooch is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Patton Gooch and Winnie Evelyn Caldwell Gooch, and his brothers Robert Gooch and Lloyd Poole Gooch.

Mr. Gooch is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joyce; his children Donna (Ricky) Edmondson, Evelyn (Randy) Powell, and Larry Gooch. Sister, Dorothy (William) Woodward and sister in law Sylvia Fitts Gooch; grandchildren, Ric (Jessie) Edmondson, Jessica (David) Burton, Ty Gooch, Kenzi Gooch Petty, and Madison Powell; great grandchildren Dockery Edmondson, Taylor Burton, Tatum Burton, and Townes Edmondson.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday December 31, 2016 at 2pm at Dahlonega Funeral Home. Pastors Lyman Caldwell, Allen Taylor, and Guy Lee will officiate. Family will receive friends on Friday December 30th from 12pm until 8pm and again on Saturday from 10am until service time. Interment will follow at Yahoola Baptist Church Cemetery.
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)

Evelyn Jean Mock
Aug 21, 1931 Sep 19, 2016
Evelyn Jean Robinson Brand Mock, age 85 of Roanoke, AL passed away Monday September 19, 2016. She was born August 21,1931 in Waco, daughter of the late Henry Vincent Robinson, Sr. and Mae Barrow Robinson. Mrs. Mock was a former employee of the U. S. Post Office in Atlanta where she worked as a clerk and also the Arrow Shirt Company in East Point. She was a graduate of Cave Springs School for the Deaf and a member of the Cruselle Freeman Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Emris E. ‘Buck’ Brand, second husband, Corrie Leo Mock; two sisters, Jeanette Harper and Katherine Benefield and a brother, H. V. Robinson, Jr. Survivors include her children, Jean and Jimmy Russell of Roanoke, Al, Michael Richard ‘Ricky’and Mary Brand of St. Simon; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren; sisters, Bea Ellis of Waco, Linda, June and Sharon and a brother, Stanley Robinson of Sand Mountain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 12:00 until 2:00 PM. Services will be Wednesday, September 21 at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with Elder Dave Chandler and Elder Tommy Patterson officiating. The congregation will sing Amazing Grace under the direction of Elder Dave Chandler. Mark Benefield, Joey Truitt, Chris Smith, Randy Patterson, Dennis Ellis and B. L. Bentley will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Mr. Terry Harper officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

MR. WILLIE HARMON WOOTEN – Age 59, of Rossville, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Park Ridge Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mrs. Mary Katherine Trimble Wooten.

He is survived by his two sons, Brutis Finney of Chickamauga, Georgia and Patrick Montgomery of Summerville, Georgia; father, Harmon J. P. Wooten; sister, Peggie (Sherman) Turner of Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Derrick Van (Genita) Wooten of Douglasville, Georgia; two grandchildren, Aiden Keith of Chickamauga and Ace Finney of Dalton, Georgia; very dear friend, Nikki Wooden of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Mt. Peria Baptist Church, 341 Sparks Street, Ringgold, Georgia, with Rev. Jimmy Ingram and other ministers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church two hours before the service. Interment, LaFayette Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Willie Harmon Wooten at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.

Mr. Roland Harris Swanson, age 75, of Barnesville Ga. went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at his residence. He was the son of the late Mr. Joseph Everett Swanson, Jr. and the late Mrs. Marie Henton Swanson. Mr. Swanson was retired from the Quality Parks Envelope Co., after working 30 years as a printer.

Survivors include: Wife – Peggy Faye Grissendanner Swanson; Daughters – Susie Gray, Carol Hallbrook, Debbie Barstow, and Beth Marsano; Son – Jeff Evans; Sisters – Connie Ethridge, Marcia Jordan, and Phyllis Jordan; Brother – David Swanson, and numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

Funeral Services for Mr. Roland Harris Swanson will be conducted Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with Lisa Landrum officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.

Those who wish may view the Memorial page and sign the guestbook online at www.williamsfh.net

Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 358-1678
Debbie Shelton
Born 12/26/1951... Passed away August 12,2016....
Graduated from Georgia School for the Deaf in 1970....
She was 64 yrs old.
Miss Elaine Beckley, 51, transitioned on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services Miss Elaine Beckley will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in the Adams Chapel.Visitation:  Monday, August 8, 2016 from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in the Chapel. Interment: Woodville Cemetery.
Order Flowers, Cards and Sign the Guestbook using the links on our website: www.AdamsFuneralServicesInc.com

Mr. Elwood Donald (Don) Smith, age 80, of Cave Spring, died Sunday morning, April 17, 2016 in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack suffered earlier at his residence. Mr. Smith was born in Jackson, Georgia, January 26, 1936, a son of the late Sam Smith and the late Lucille James Smith.
Mr. Smith was a graduate of the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring where he participated in football and track. Mr. Smith made his home in Jackson for a number of years with Mr. and Mrs. Doc McMichael, who helped look after him. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service in Macon.

Survivors include his wife, the former Suzanne Caple, to whom he was married January 27, 2006; by his children, Mrs. Ginger (Brian) Popham, Mrs. Candice (Randy) Pledger, Ms. Debbie Smith, and Ms. Shelia Smith; and by his grandchildren Emily Michelle Popham and Jerrold Wyatt Pledger and 14 other grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Jean Smith Fountain of Greenville, Georgia, four nephews and a niece also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2016, at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church at 3:00 P.M. with Dr. John Page officiating.

Interment followed in the family lot of the Cave Spring Cemetery. Pallbearers included Randy Pledger, Brian Popham, Wyatt Pledger, Daniel Houston, Sonny Holman, and Eric Whitworth. Mr. Jim Whitworth and Mr. Brook Blankenship served as an honorary escort. The family received friends at the Cave Spring United Methodist Church before the service on Thursday from 1:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Mr. Kerry Thomas had gone home to be with his Lord this morning (4/12/16) at 6:30 a.m.

There will be body viewing and service on the same day.

Friday, April 15th, 2016

10:00 am - Body Viewing
12:00 pm - Service

Services and Interment is at

Pineview Baptist Church
411 Dewitt Tatum Rd
Reidsville, GA 30453

Pray for Mary and the family in the loss of Kerry!
Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Kerry Thomas to Crusselle Freeman Church of the Deaf at PO Box 11286, Atlanta, GA 30310

Doris Snellgrove Ferguson
January 2, 1949 - January 14, 2016
Doris S. Ferguson, 67 of Phenix City, Alabama died Thursday, January 14, 2016. Funeral Service to be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7-9 PM. Interment to follow to Lakeview Memory Gardens with Pastor Mike Brown officiating.
She survived by her husband, Charlie Ferguson of Phenix City, Alabama, Daughter Cathy Williamson, Charleston, SC, step-son, Mac Ferguson, step-daughter, Shawn Maamao, two sisters, Marjorie Murphy and Lucille Burton, brother, Herchell Snellgrove, Grandchildern Kayla and John Graves, Charlie and McKenzie Ferguson, Justin and Christian Maamao. And two special boys
Brandon Williams and Gabriel Sanders.

Mrs. Kathryn Inez Ergle Hollingsworth, 63,
of Rome passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Oaknoll Chapel with the Reverend Rodger Whorton officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
A full obituary will follow in Friday’s paper.
Miller and Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Hollingsworth, please visit www.oaknollchapel.com to share your memories or to leave a condolence message.

Maurice Samples passed away on November 6, 2015. He was 91 years old.


Mr. Douglas McArthur Adams, age 73, of Rome, GA passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015
Ray Williams passed away- Sept 2015
Greg A. Petroski - Class of 1976
(July 27, 1955 - July 30, 2015)
Robert Garmon
1930 - Feb 10, 2015
Robert "Bobby" Gattis
October 11, 1959 - May 28, 2015

Margarette Maddox Reid
January 12, 2014
Vinton Troup
GSD Class of 1951
March 23, 1931-April 24, 2014
Larry Taylor
GSD Class of 1963
June 3, 2014
Cale Lee Kitchens
June 30, 1970 - December 6, 2014
Arthur Auburn Glisson
March 1, 1951 - December 26, 2014

Calvin Philip Hailey, 71, of Morganton died on Friday, January 4, 2013
Click for more info at: RED Epeachy News
Lorraine Duvall Miller, former student of GSD, passed away on Monday, Feb 4, 2013. PDF
Katherine McDaniel Jordan, 60, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her son’s home in Metter under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.. (PDF)
Nona Sheppard, 58, of Resaca, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident. PDF
Bonnie L. Craig, age 88 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Funeral Services for Mr. Milton Wayne Saunders, Sr. age 75 of Dallas, Ga. will be held on Saturday August 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Benson Funeral Home Chapel.

Randy C. Dewbery
(November 15, 1946 - October 17, 2013)

Barbara Anderson Johnson pdf icon passed away on June 24, 2012.
09/08/41- 06/24/12 She graduated from GSD in 1961.
Fred C Gordon pdf icon 69, of Fort Oglethorpe passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012. He graduated from GSD in 1966.
Ricky River passed away September 11th, 2012 at the age of 39.
Ricky Rivers, was a member of the class of 1993. His sister was a member of class of 1995, Nicki Rivers.

Brinkley Smith passed away on January 30, 2011
Ray Baker's Obituary Logo of pdf 08/28/1929 - 02/05/11
Onnie Yvette Bacon Logo of pdf March 27, 2011
Terry Wayne Turner passed away on April 29, 2011

Mary Moon Hinson passed away on May 2, 2011

Henry Antoine passed away on August 17, 2011.
Sarah Louise Wade pdf icon GSD's Girl Coach & Teacher for 34 years (1955-1989)
Oct 22, 1930 - Aug 31, 2011

Paul Taylor Williams, age 65, died Saturday, June 5, 2010
Doris Senn 's Obituary pdf icon
- August 4, 2010
Billy Evers' Obituary pdf icon
August 16th, 2010
Billy Crider
Dec 13,1959 - Feb 17, 2010

Fall 2011
NANCY L. BENTON Track Dedication adobe logo
Nancy Benton graduated from GSD in 1965. She passed away in 2003.
Read more about her at Obituary adobe logo (on page 28)

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