Gail Anderson Longwell: Obituary

Gail Anderson Longwell

July 14, 1936 – November 04, 2018

Missy Gail Longwell, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Mrs. Longwell spent 35 years associated with SunTrust Bank, as a manager in the check processing center, working 1.5 to 2.5 million checks a day and received many commendations for her works. Following SunTrust, her basic nature to accomplish more in life, she rose from Sales Clerk to co-manager of Babyland General Hospital Profit Center gift shop located in White County across from Ace Hardware. In 2008, she helped Babyland move to its new location. On Cinco de Mayo 2003, via mutual friends Debbie and Robert Bowers (now retired in Oklahoma), Missy Gail met Bart Longwell. A romance slowly developed and on Valentine’s Day 2004, Bart and Gail were married. Both Bart and Gail publicly exclaimed that the past 15 years are the most serene and joyful chapters of their combined lives. Upon her death at 6:00 am November 4th 2018, the internet response was overwhelming. One highlight, Bart was surprised to see was a lone sympathy blessing from Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. That was just one example of Missy’s nationwide reach.

Surviving Missy Gail is her loving husband Bart Longwell, who instead of grieving, is celebrating with his close friends of the Northeast Georgia Wounded Warriors. Also surviving are her children, Kelly Suzanne Terebo, Laurie Gail Duncan, Barry Richard Duncan, Wayne Norman Duncan, and Mark Bruce Duncan; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. God Bless all the many acquaintances and friends Missy knows in White County (God’s Green Acres). Amen.

The family will receive friends from 2-6 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

An official beneficiary fund entitled “Missy Gail Four Paws” has been established at United Community Bank in Cleveland, Georgia 30528, in care of Ruth Chambers for the Smithgall Humane Society on the Helen Highway.

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Fletcher Seabolt: Obituary

Fletcher Seabolt

March 02, 1937 – October 23, 2018

Mr. Fletcher Seabolt, 81, of Rice Mill Road, Hartwell, passed away Tuesday, October, 23, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 2, 1937 in Dahlonega GA, he was the son of the late Arch Caleb Seabolt and Julia Ann Wilkins Seabolt. Mr. Seabolt attended North Georgia Tech. He was owner and operator of the Dairy Queen of Hartwell for 48 years and founded Fletcher’s restaurant in 1996. He grew up as a saw miller, was an avid hunter, fisherman and Ham Radio operator. He also supported many community activities. Fletcher was a US Army veteran having served in Germany.

Survivors include his wife: Frances Stover Seabolt; children: Mark Seabolt (Laura) of Hartwell, Ricky Lawson (Charlotte) of Brunswick , Gail Hubbard (Bill) of Hartwell, Beverly Lawson of Hartwell and Ray Dorsey of Hartwell who Fletcher loved as a son; four sisters: Linda Connery (Ron) of Lakewood, FL, Thelma Lance (Jerry) of Cleveland, Callie Copeland of Cornelia, Hilda Fain of Helen; five grandchildren: Wyatt Somers, Evelyn Somers, Ivy Fletcher Seabolt, Wes Lawson, Carly Lawson; one great grandchild Elliot Colsby and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Seabolt was preceded in death by one son: Joey Lawson; one brother: J.D. Seabolt and one sister: Gladys Wehunt.

A memorial service celebrating Fletcher’s life will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Abundant Life Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Brewer, Rev. Mike Hardy and Dr. Hugh Kirby officiating.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell.   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abundant Life Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 237, Hartwell Ga 30643.

The Strickland Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at

Announcement courtesy of Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland, Georgia.

Katie Lou Parson: Obituary


Katie Lou Parson

OCTOBER 25, 1937 ~ OCTOBER 22, 2018 (AGE 80)

Cleveland Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Katie Lou Parson, age 81 of Cleveland, Georgia. Mrs. Parson passed away on October 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical center.

Katie was born on March 25, 1937 in Hall County, Georgia to the late Hammond Jones and the late Ida Armour. She moved to Cleveland from Gainesville around 30 years ago. Most people would remember her for her amazing biscuits she made every morning when she was employed by Mamas Kitchen in Helen. Although she will be remembered for her delicious cooking, those who knew her best will always remember her as the best Mother, Grandmother, and Aunt that anyone could ever imagine.

She was preceded in death by both parents as well as her husband, Harold Parson. She is survived by her Sons; Henry Allen of Cleveland and Johnny Parson of Cleveland. Grandchildren; Amanda (Darren) Farmer of Dawsonville, Josh Allen of Habersham, Melinda Allen of Habersham, and Pervie Parson of Cleveland. Niece and Nephew Robert and Michelle Hamilton of Dahlonega. Great Nieces and Nephews; Cody (Brittany) Hamilton of Gainesville and Cynthia (AL) Raez, also of Gainesville. In addition, she leaves behind two brothers, two sisters, and 3 Great Grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Cleveland Funeral Home on Thursday, October 25 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Wayne Turk officiating. The family will also receive friends and family from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM on Thursday. Interment will follow in the cemetery of Calvary Cross Baptist Church.

Cleveland Funeral Home of Cleveland, Georgia is in charge of these arrangements.    706.865.1500     2721 Highway 129 South. Cleveland, GA 30528

Michael Steven Reeves: Obituary

Michael Steven Reeves

November 05, 1951 – October 27, 2018

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Michael Steven Reeves of Hall County. Mr. Reeves passed away at the age of 66 on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Mr. Reeves was born in Gainesville, Georgia to the late Jessie Bartholomew Reeves and Ruby Cater. He was a Senior Calibration Technician for 40+ years, beginning his career with Scientific Atlanta which would later become Simco Systems.

He is survived by his wife Donna Reeves; sons Albert Reeves (Amanda), Brian Reeves and Michael Reeves II, as well as his three grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date. To share a memory for Mr. Reeves or send a condolence, please visit

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Dustin Mark Dyer: Obituary

Dustin Mark Dyer

January 02, 1989 – October 29, 2018

Dustin Mark Dyer, age 29 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Mr. Dyer was born on January 2, 1989, in Gainesville, Georgia, to Bobby Ray Dyer, Jr. and Leah Vandiver Barrett. Dustin worked in maintenance at Mountain Lakes and was member of Old Nacoochee Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Dyer; grandfathers, Jerry Vandiver and Bobby Dyer, Sr.; great grandmother, Lela Hopper.

Survivors include his fiancé, Branka Metz, Cleveland; daughter, Evelyn Lela Dyer, Cleveland; mother, Leah Vandiver Barrett, Cleveland; father, Bobby Ray Dyer, Jr.; grandmothers, Wanda Vandiver, Cleveland, and Paulette Dyer, Carnesville; sisters, Kaley Barrett and Ashley Dyer, both of Cleveland; brother, Matthew Dyer, Cleveland; nephew, Aidyn Barrett, Cleveland; aunt, Shalisha Dyer, Carnesville; other aunts and uncles also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Old Nacoochee Baptist Church. The Rev. Doug Merck and the Rev. Joel Shadburn will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Egelston Children’s Hospital – 1405 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.

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Doris Wesley Dockery: Obituary


Doris Wesley Dockery, age 78 of Dahlonega, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Mr. Dockery was born on January 24, 1940, in Dahlonega, Georgia, to the late Wesley and Martha Lou Etris Dockery. He was a farmer and a member of Town Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and Sunday school treasurer for many years. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. Mr. Dockery was preceded in death by his brother, Donald and Sara and Norma Jean Dockery; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie and J.T. Garrison; sister-in-law, Mae Dockery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Jean Helton Dockery, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Wanda Dockery, Dahlonega; daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Charles Dixon, Dahlonega; grandchildren, Kevin and Jenny Dockery, Dahlonega, and Chanda and Sumner Harris, Birmingham, AL; great-grandchildren, Kylee Dockery, Keegan Dockery, and Coleman Dockery; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eunice and Johnny Ledford, Dahlonega, and Loudeen and Tommy England, Lula; brothers and sisters-in-law, Doyal and Linda Dockery, Dahlonega and Billy and Betty Dockery, Dahlonega; brother, Dorsey Dockery, Blairsville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Town Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Phillip Robinson, the Rev. Darin Cain, and the Rev. Roger Dunagan will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Rev. Casey Robinson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Mary Gerrells Lewis: Obituary


Mary Gerrells Lewis, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Mrs. Lewis was born on January 20, 1929, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells. She was a homemaker and a member of First Congregational Holiness Church of Gainesville. Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Mize, Donnie Whitfield, and Lee Lewis; 5 brothers; 2 sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Joann Mize Skelton, Cleveland; son, Johnny Mize (Fellis), Cornelia; granddaughter, Donna Jean Parks; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Bobby Griffin will officiate. Inurnment will be at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 10:30 A.M. prior to the service on Tuesday.

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Fern London Ward: Obituary


Fern London Ward, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Mrs. Ward was born on August 5, 1937, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late John Graves and Flary Etta Cantrell London. She lived most of her life in White County and worked for Talon. Fern was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and was preceded in death by brothers, Phillip London, Arthur London, Richard London, Clarence London, Benny London, Albert London, Edgar London; sisters, Virginia Hogan and Irene London.

Survivors include her husband, Milton O’Neal Ward, Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Mickey and Shirley Ward, Cleveland, and Milton and Roberta Ward, Cornelia; twin sister, Laverne Berrong, Cleveland; brother, Grant London, Cleveland; granddaughter, Anna Ledford (Jeremy); special friend, Katie Penland.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 25, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Kastner will officiate. Interment will follow at Blue Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rondal Garmon officiating.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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