deaths and funerals
MR. DENNIS BRADLEY BELL
Mr. Dennis Bradley Bell, 44, of Leesburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at his residence.
Brad began his love of law enforcement as a Corrections Officer at Cherokee County Detention Center.
He was an active member of the Community Emergency Response Team.
He went on to become a Cherokee County Deputy and most recently was a member of the Hays Prison Family in Trion, GA as a corrections officer. He shared his love of law enforcement with all those he knew and loved.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Shepard Cemetery with the Rev. Daniel McGatha and Bishop Daryl Gooden officiating. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net.
Mr. Bell leaves behind his loving wife of 17 years, Katherine Anne Shad Bell;, sons Dennis B. Bell Jr. of Centre, Zachary Bell, Anthony Hulsey, Austin Hulsey all of Leesburg; daughters, Sarah (Matthew) Hunkapiller of Calhoun, Brianna Bell, Madison Bell all of Leesburg; and one granddaughter. He is also survived by his parents, David and Cindy Taylor of Centre, Dennis and Sharon Bell of Tallapoosa, GA; brothers Brent (Kristen) Taylor of Cedar Bluff, and Matthew Bell of Tallapoosa, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Harrison and Helen Key.
He was also preceded by his paternal grandparents, Ruby and Harvey Bell, and beloved cousin Caleb Key.
MR. JOSEPH “LUTHER L.” DAWSON
Mr. Joseph Luther “Joe L” Dawson, 66, of Ft. Payne, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at his residence.
Mr. Dawson was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Trion, GA, the son of the late Willie and Grace Rutledge Dawson.
He was retired as a Sergeant First Class with the United States Army having served in Vietnam.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darriel Thompson officiating. Interment was held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia, with full military honors.
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Survivors include his wife, Deborah Dawson; children, Joe and Kristy Dawson, Jr., Bobby and Kimmy Dawson, Kelly Dawson, Anthony Dearing; sisters, Wilma and James Burrage, Nilma Burrage, Martha Dawson; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Dawson was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Grace Rutledge, brothers, Franklin Dawson, Wesley Dawson, and Gene Dawson.