Apr 30, 1953 - Nov 18, 2023
James Walter Brooksher
Nov 19, 1955 - Feb 24, 2024
James Walter Brooksher, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on February 24, 2024, at the age of 68. Born on November 19, 1955, in Dahlonega, James was the son of the late Johnnie Brooksher and Eva Mae Thompson Brooksher.In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward Brooksher and Tim Brooksher.He is survived by his siblings Linda (Terry) Bryan of Anchorage, Alaska, Dennis (Sheila) Brooksher of Dawsonville, Brenda (Lamar) Gaddis of Dawsonville, Kenneth (Carolyn) Brooksher of Cornelia, Patricia (Lawrence) Rund of Murrayville, Ray Brooksher of Dahlonega, and Mary (Danny) Grizzle of Dahlonega; sisters-in-law's Kathy Brooksher and Teresa Brooksher; and special friend, Phil Smith. James leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives who will deeply miss him.James was known for his affable nature, always wearing a warm smile and effortlessly making connections with others. He never met a stranger, and his kindness touched the lives of everyone he encountered. His infectious spirit and genuine personality endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.In accordance with his wishes, James will be cremated. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lyman Caldwell and the Rev. Dalton DeLozier officiating. Private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until the service hour.To share a memory or condolences with the family visit James’ online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Highway 19 North, Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of James Walter Brooksher, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
James R. Burnett, Jr.
Died : Apr 16, 2023
It is with great sadness that the family of James R. Burnett, Jr. announces his passing on April 16, 2023.Jim (“Richard” to his Georgia family; “Dad” to his three children) led a life of possibilities.In California, he started his family with his wife Donna (raising Kristin and Eric) and then later with his wife Kathy (raising Kylie). His boundless energy carried him from the Bay Area to Newport Beach to Zambia and then finally to the Seattle area, where he continued to stay in close contact with Kathy, his best friend and business partner.He was so often an optimistic dreamer, always considering the possibilities of the world around him. He had a relentless work ethic that guided him from AT&T to the banking industry to clothing manufacturing to home-building to real estate. He worked almost every day of his life, finishing his final home appraisal just days before his passing.He had a calming voice that would have been welcome on any 1920s radio show, and he found some of his greatest joys following sports (first the 49ers and then the Seahawks), being on the water, and recalling the simpler times of life. He considered himself a “good ol’ boy” till the end, recalling fondly his childhood stories of Moon Pies, the Georgia Bulldogs, and time spent with cousins and his Uncle Robert. Jim was a voracious reader - finished books lined his walls in his early years; a Kindle and a library card brought him hours of contentment as he spent the final years of his life off the shores of the Hood Canal. He loved spy novels, military history and Japanese culture, and he loved to show pride for his children and grandchildren.His family is coming together on March 3, at the Suches Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 to bury Jim next to his father. He will be so missed. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of James R. Burnett, Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
John Benjamin Fields
Dec 01, 1947 - Feb 25, 2024
Mr. John Benjamin Fields, age 76, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024, surrounded by his beloved family.John is a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was born on December 1, 1947, to the late Rev. Barney and Donnie Belle Fields. John was raised in a wonderful Christian home with his sister Sarah Fields Pittman. Now the Rev. Barney Fields family is together once again as John walked into Heaven. Those who also greeted John in Heaven were his father-in-law and mother-in-law Elisha and Selena Corn, nephews Korey and Joshua Godfrey, his brothers-in-law Hugh Smith, and Bobby Pittman, and good friend Larry Banister. From being a huge cut-up to extending a helping hand, John Fields was a man you loved to see coming. In the heart and eyes of his girls, John was the best dad and “Papa” you could ever imagine. His favorite hobbies were whatever his beloved grandchildren were doing at the time. John devoted his life to serving Lumpkin County through his company Fields Monument and Grave and Vault Service. He has been there to help lay many of his precious friend’s loved ones to rest in cemeteries all over the area. John did it with love and care. He was deeply loved by his community and was a friend to the entire Lumpkin County, who will be greatly missed.Missing him most will be his wife, of 51 years, Joyce Fields, Dahlonega; children Nicole and Rob Reh, Cumming; Candi and Ashley Wilkins, Dahlonega; Jodi and Jim Ligon, Dahlonega; grandchildren Kylie Reh (Robert Fain), Nicholas Reh, John-Robert Reh, Abram Wilkins, Elin Wilkins, Scooter Ligon, sister-in-law Joan Smith; niece Sheri Hooper; several other relatives and numerous friends. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Cavenders Creek Baptist Church. The Rev. Stephen Adams and the Rev. Danny Jarrard will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Robinson officiating. The family prayer will be prayed by the Rev. Lyman Caldwell. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, and 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Cavenders Creek Baptist Church c/o Clark Anderson, P.O. Box 549, Dahlonega, GA 30533 to restore and upkeep monuments and cemetery maintenance.The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Penny Crews, who proved more than a hospice nurse during John’s sickness and passing.To share a memory or condolences with the family visit John’s online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Highway 19 North, Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of John Fields, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Archie Clyde Gaddis
Oct 15, 1944 - Feb 22, 2024
Archie Clyde Gaddis was born on October 15, 1944, to John Alexander “Zanders” Gaddis and Maybell Black Gaddis. He passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his nieces, Hannah Marie Gailey and Dana Catherine Gaddis. He worked for the local telephone company for 39 years and enjoyed playing music with his co-workers and friends in his spare time. He was a member of the Remember When Band and played many local concerts over the years. In his younger days, he was also employed by L. J. Justus at Clover Dale Milk as a truck driver delivering milk. This job provided the perfect cover for marrying his wife, Ann Edwards Gaddis, who left her home early one morning to accompany Clyde on his milk route in 1964.His warm smile was a joy to his family and friends. He was dependable. He always showed up when his family and friends needed a helping hand.He is survived by his wife, Ann Edwards Gaddis, his daughter Gerri Gaddis Smith and son-in-law Chris Smith, his son Roman Gaddis and daughter-in-law Andrea Conarro Gaddis, and his grandchildren Owen Woody, Patrick Woody, Cecilia Woody and Tessa June Gaddis. He is also survived by brothers Dennis Gaddis, Johnny (Deb) Gaddis, Wayne (Angie) Gaddis, sister Tessa (Mark) Gailey and several nieces and nephews, who love him dearly. Visitation will be Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home in Dahlonega, Georgia. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Dahlonega, Georgia. The Rev. Kris Butler and the Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 625, Dahlonega, GA 30533.To share a memory or condolences with the family, visit Mr. Gaddis' online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Clyde Gaddis, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Dorothy Joyce Harkins Satterfield
May 23, 1942 - Feb 19, 2024
Dorothy “Joyce” Harkins Satterfield, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 19, 2024 after a brief illness.Joyce was born in White County, GA on May 23, 1942 to the late Charlie and Berbie Robinson Harkins and lived all of her life in Dahlonega. She married Robert Satterfield on November 30, 1962. She was a loving wife, sister and “Mama Joyce” to many. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and loved Jesus. She loved going fishing, hunting and camping. She enjoyed traveling all over the United States with friends and family. She retired from Torrington and the Lumpkin County Finance Department and then worked part time for Floyd Wimpy.Joyce was preceded in death by her sister Betty Garrett.Joyce is survived by her husband of 61 years Robert Satterfield, sisters and brothers-in-law Joan & Johnny Justus and Geraldine & CF Collins, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4:00-8:00 PM and Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12:00 PM-1:45 PM at Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home chapel with interment to follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Kris Butler, Lyman Caldwell, Mickey Wheeler and Ernest Fortner will officiate. The family requests no food.To share a memory or condolences with the family visit Joyce's online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, 2068 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dorothy "Joyce" Satterfield, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Peggy Rebecca Kemp
Mar 16, 1956 - Feb 15, 2024
Peggy Rebecca Kemp, age 67, known as “Peb” to those who loved her most, passed away peacefully at her home on February 15, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Sonny and Gloria Kemp, her brother Sammy Kemp, and brother-in-law Jerry Burruss.She is survived by her daughter, Beth Swenson, and son-in-law, Dane, along with her six cherished grandchildren: Bryce Barrett, Lisa, Brian, Boone, Lyla, and Cody Swenson, his wife Olevia, and great-granddaughter, Harper. She is also survived by her sisters, Stacey Kemp, Sandra Dorsey and her husband, David, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Special acknowledgement with love and immense appreciation to Diane Keith Andreasen, her cousin, dear friend and devoted caregiver.Peggy grew up in Murrayville, Georgia working in her family’s businesses, the Murray Burger and the Village Pantry before dedicating forty-two years of her life to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. After a brief two-week retirement, she began working part-time at the Murrayville Pharmacy. Peggy was a dedicated member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church, where she held many roles ranging from cleaning the church to preparing meals for the children’s program.Peggy played an integral role in the lives of her daughter's foster children, extending her love not only to them but also to their birth families.
Geneva Glades Reece
Aug 05, 1942 - Feb 15, 2024
Geneva Glades Reece, age 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on February 15, 2024. She was born on August 5, 1942, to the late Robert Fields and Ruby Pruitt Fields.
Mary Catherine Clark Macbeth
Apr 19, 1931 - Dec 31, 2023
It is with great sadness we announce the death of our dear mother, Mary Catherine Clark Macbeth. Catherine passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2023. She was 92 years old. It is our honor and privilege to share just a few key notes of her life.Her journey began on April 19, 1931, born to Coker J. and Mary Atkinson Clark in Pensacola Florida at their family home. The third of five children, she was affectionately nicknamed "Cat" by her siblings. Her grandparents, Levi and Artimisa Atkinson, owned a dairy farm in Myrtle Grove, Pensacola. Her father also built up and ran a successful mining company (Clark Sand Co.). The family dairy provided milk, butter, and cheese for the local community in a time of great scarcity. By then the Great Depression (1929-1939) was already underway, to be followed by World War II. Her family made it through those tough years with an ethos of hard work, determination, and self-reliance. They were fortunate enough to have a large, bountiful victory garden at the dairy. Her mother, a kind and generous lady, gave out any extra food to the desperate, homeless, and dispossessed. She recalled, “One day, we were wondering why so many strangers were showing up looking for a meal. We searched around and found a mark on the back gate used by the 'hobos' to let others passing through know that here lived a good family who would share their food."Catherine took naturally to the responsibilities of living on a farm and loved raising and taking care of many types of animals. She especially loved horses and had a great talent with them. In her early teens, she began racing them herself. Despite being petite, and a girl, she would regularly shock the crowd and win a few races with her favorite horse who stood 'seventeen hands high'. Catherine showed high intelligence at school with a keen interest and ability in higher mathematics. She attended the University of Alabama where she met our father, Robert Macbeth, (PhD Education Administration, H.E.W.). After they married, the Korean War (1950) began, and he joined the Air Force. They were stationed in England. As a young mother with her first child, she spent much of the time living alone in a foreign country with her husband away on flight missions throughout Europe and Korea. This is when she cultivated her skill with watercolor painting, her favorite subject being the highlands of Scotland which she visited and found beautiful and inspiring.After some years of living in Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia (c 1970s), it was time to move on, and our mother dreamed of owning some land near the mountains. We eventually found a good place to call home, here, in Lumpkin County. We homesteaded the raw land building roads, a bridge, homes, bored wells, gardens, and a poultry farm. It was hard work, but we enjoyed the challenge. Catherine lived a long and eventful life of which the last 45 years were well lived here in Dahlonega /Lumpkin Co. Steadfast in her convictions, she carried with her a strong sense of responsibility and moral obligation to her family, career, and community. Her favorite charities included the Society for the Prevention of Breast Cancer, local humane societies, and animal rescue services. She was an avid reader and collector of science, health, and classic literature. As a substitute teacher, she taught art and other subjects. Always a self-starter and a people person, she eventually gravitated to a career in real estate. Catherine worked with Sue Jones at Century 21, and Linda Walden at Walden & Co. in Dahlonega, as a sales associate. She worked in real estate well into her eighties. After finally deciding to retire she joined The Lumpkin Co. Board of Assessors and served for several years.Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, Coker J. and Mary Clark, and by her brothers, James and Richard Clark (Connie), and by her sister Dorothy Williams.She is survived by her sisters Linda Clark (Dan), and Janet Mitchell (Eddie),Her children: Robert Blair Macbeth (Cathy), Glenn Stuart Macbeth (Gerry), John Brian Macbeth, and Wanda Gail Macbeth. Her grandchildren: John Macbeth (Lauren), (Ami), Erin Rubin (Spencer), Alison Macbeth (Dan Cook), and Reese Macbeth. And by her great-grandchildren: Aiden, Ayla Gavin, Hadley, Parker, Landon, Luna, and another great-granddaughter on the way.Following her wishes, she was cremated and her ashes will be scattered on her land in a private family ceremony. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM at the Georgia Mountain Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 3155 Morrison Moore Pkwy E. Dahlonega, Georgia 30533Instead of flowers, sympathy cards may be addressed to 1932 Longbranch Road, Dahlonega Georgia, 30533, in care of Wanda Macbeth.We would like to give a special thanks to all the good people and staff at Northeast Georgia Hospital and Hospice Care, and The Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home.To share a memory or a condolence with the family, please visit Mrs. Macbeth's online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home 2068 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Mary Catherine Macbeth, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
Cammie A. Cantrell
Oct 13, 1934 - Jan 31, 2024
Mr. Cammie A. Cantrell, age 89, of Dahlonega, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. He was born on Lynch Mountain in Sautee-Nacoochee on October 13, 1934, to Will A. and Leila Cantrell. A dedicated and hardworking man, Mr. Cantrell's journey through life was marked by his unwavering commitment to family, his strong work ethic, and his passion for the simple joys that brought him happiness.In the early years of his life, hard work for Mr. Cantrell began in the sawmill, where he tirelessly sawed and offloaded lumber. In 1962, he embarked on a career with Dahlonega Equipment and Sales, working alongside his brother-in-law. Subsequently, he spent several years at Pinetree (Burlington Industries), but the allure of the sawmill and the smell of fresh-cut timber called him back. He eventually retired at his beloved Dahlonega Pallet Mill.Beyond his professional pursuits, Mr. Cantrell was an avid NASCAR and Georgia Bulldog fan. However, his greatest passion lay in supporting his grandchildren in whatever sport they played, always standing close by as their biggest fan.Mr. Cantrell is now reunited with his beloved wife, Patricia, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded by his parents, Will A. and Leila Cantrell, grandson Cullen Branch, sister Gertrude Avery, brother Charles Cantrell, and sister Ann Rainwater.Left to cherish his memory are his children: Nicki Chester (Gary) of Dahlonega, Dee Cantrell of Dothan, AL, and Camille Cantrell of Dahlonega. His grandchildren, Wren Cook (Jason), Ryan Garmon (Jenna), and Brittani Abercrombie (Jeremy), will fondly remember their grandfather, as will his great-grandchildren Noah Cook, Eliza Cook, and Carson Abercrombie. Mr. Cantrell is also survived by his brother, James Cantrell, sister Billie Cantrell, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.Funeral services to celebrate Mr. Cantrell's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Lyman Caldwell will officiate, and interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery with the Rev. Stacy Avery officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home.To share a memory or offer condolences to the family, please visit Mr. Cantrell's online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home 2068 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, GA 30533
Graeme John Bartils
Dec 20, 1943 - Feb 02, 2024
Mr. Graeme "Rabbit" John Bartils, age 80, passed away on February 2, 2024. He was born on December 20, 1943, in Melbourne, Australia, to the late Jack and Millie Revelle Bartils, Rabbit's journey through life was marked by a passion for family and a love for the thrill of racing.Rabbit's racing career took him across the globe, working with renowned teams and leaving an indelible mark on the world of motorsports. From his time with Lotus racing in England and McLaren Racing in Formula One, to Indy Car racing with legends like AJ Foyt, Tom Klausler, and Loyd Ruby, Rabbit's expertise and dedication were unmatched. His venture into NASCAR saw collaborations with icons such as Bill Elliot, Davey Allison, Lucky Compton, Robert Yates, and PJ Jones.Not one to be confined to the conventional, Rabbit also made his mark in land speed racing, setting several records at Bonneville in the Modified Gas Blown Roadster class, reaching an impressive 219.924MPH. In 1992, he planted roots in Dahlonega and founded "North Georgia Fabrication," a hub for street rods, race cars, custom suspension, and general fabrication. The shop not only thrived as a business but became a cherished gathering place for friends and racers, where tales of speed and memories were relived.Rabbit is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Marilyn Bartils; son Jeff (Maree) Bartils of Queensland, Australia; brother Gordon Bartils of Queensland, Australia; grandchildren Ali Bartils and Josh Bartils, along with numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives, also survive.In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his son, Matthew Bartils.A celebration of Rabbit's life will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 4:30 PM at Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home in Dahlonega. The Rev. Robin Parr will officiate, and friends are invited to pay their respects from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, Marilyn has requested that friends and family write her a card, allowing them to share cherished memories and offer solace during this difficult time. Rabbit's legacy of speed, skill, and camaraderie will continue to resonate in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him.To share a memory or a condolence with the family, visit Rabbit's online guestbook at andersonunderwood.com.Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, located at 2068 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, GA 30533 To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Graeme "Rabbit" John Bartils, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.