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La­mar Dean

La­mar Dean, age 80, of Cal­houn, a faith­ful Chris­tian and a life­long Repub­li­can, passed away Wed­nes­day morn­ing, July 18, in Gor­don Hos­pi­tal sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily and friends.

La­mar was born April 26, 1938 in Gor­don County, son of the late Henry Esco Dean and Martha Pearl Wil­liams Dean. After grad­u­at­ing from Red Bud High School, he served his coun­try in the United States Army. La­mar re­turned to Cal­houn where he be­gin working at the Echota Cot­ton Mill, after leav­ing there he found his true call­ing that would last al­most 60 years in the fur­ni­ture busi­ness. First with Scog­gin­sMcBrayer Fur­ni­ture, Im­pact Fur­ni­ture and as owner and op­er­a­tor of Clas­sic Fur­ni­ture and even after his re­tire­ment with The Fur­ni­ture Store. La­mar loved his church and was a char­ter mem­ber of Her­itage Bap­tist Church. The only thing he loved more than Detroit Tigers Base­ball was pol­i­tics, he along with Truett Moss founded the Gor­don County Repub­li­can Party in 1968. As a civic leader, he was a mem­ber of the Cal­houn Lions Club for over 45 years hav­ing held ev­ery of­fice in the club sev­eral times in­clud­ing that of pres­i­dent. La­mar was also a mem­ber of the Oothcaloga Ma­sonic Lodge #154 F&AM. Be­sides his par­ents he was pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter, Karen Dean and his brother in law, Leroy Seritt.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 59 years, Mar­garet Long Dean; one daugh­ter, LaRae Dean Pen­nel and her hus­band Dr. Ted Pen­nel; one grand­daugh­ter, Is­abella Mar­garet Pen­nel; and one sis­ter, Vi­vian Seritt, all of Cal­houn. Sev­eral nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be con­ducted Fri­day, July 20 at 2 p.m. from the Her­itage Bap­tist Church with Dr. Brent Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing. En­tomb­ment will be in Gor­don Me­mo­rial Gar­dens with full mil­i­tary rites be­ing af­forded by the Dal­ton Amer­i­can Le­gion.

Pall­bear­ers serv­ing in­clude; Buddy Moss, Bill Hutchin­son, Dale Bent­ley, Flip­per McDaniel, Tommy Brum­low, and Howard Brock. Honorary pall­bear­ers will in­clude; Johnny Long, Joe Pow­ell, Dr. Ted Pen­nel, Mar­shall Smithey, the Cal­houn Lions Club and the Joy Sun­day School Class.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends Thurs­day even­ing from 6 un­til 8 p.m. at the church and on Fri­day from 1 p.m. un­til the fu­neral hour at the church.

The fam­ily re­quest that in ad­di­tion to flow­ers dona­tions may be made to the Her­itage Bap­tist Church (Play­ground Fund) @ 345 Curtis Park­way SE, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia, 30701 or to the Cal­houn Lions Club @ P.O. Box 385, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia, 30703.

You may send con­do­lences to the fam­ily at www. thomas­fu­ner­al­home­cal­houn.com

Thomas Fu­neral Home is in charge of the fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mr. La­mar Dean. Randy Towe

Mr. Randy Towe, 58, of Cal­houn, died Tues­day, July 17, 2018 fol­low­ing a heart at­tack at his res­i­dence.

Randy was born in Gor­don County on May 5, 1960, son of Wy­lene Sim­mons Towe and the late Daniel Towe. In ad­di­tion to his father, he was pre­ceded in death by his sis­ter, Sherry Chad­wick; grand­daugh­ter, Sa­vanna Towe; and his father-in-law, James Fain. He was self-em­ployed as an auto me­chanic.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife, Phyl­lis Fain Towe, to whom he was mar­ried for 40 years; son, Bran­don Towe; daugh­ter, Heather Mad­dox and her hus­band Josh; three sis­ters, Pam (Joey) New­ton, Brenda (Rev. Wil­liam) Daniel, and She­lia (Don­ald) Pad­gett; grand­chil­dren, Dakota and Ma­son Mad­dox and Bran­son and Brook­lyn Towe.

A ser­vice to honor the life of Randy Towe will be held Fri­day, July 20 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Max Bran­non & Sons Fu­neral Home. Rev. Her­shell Pierce and Rev. Wil­liam Daniel will of­fi­ci­ate. In­ter­ment will fol­low at Haven of Rest Me­mo­rial Park with Rev. Ricky Sil­vers con­duct­ing the com­mit­tal ser­vice. Pall­bear­ers serv­ing in­clude Andy Wor­ley, Josh Oliver, Bobby White, Terry Lee Vandyke, Kevin Davis, and Le­land Ull­man. James Cochran will serve as honorary pall­bearer.

The Towe fam­ily re­ceived friends on Thurs­day, July 19 be­tween the hours of 6 and 8:30 p.m. at Max Bran­non & Sons Fu­neral Home.

Con­do­lences may be left at www. maxbran­nonand­sons.com. Ar­range­ments are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn. Jef­frey Leather­wood

Jef­frey Lynn Leather­wood, 54, of Cal­houn, died Mon­day, July 16, 2018 at his res­i­dence. He was born in Gor­don County on March 5, 1964, son of Max­ine Steele Har­crow, and the late James Arthur Leather­wood. In ad­di­tion to his father, he was pre­ceded in death by his brother, Terry Leather­wood.

Jef­frey was em­ployed with Lynch Elec­tri­cal as a Pipe Fit­ter/Elec­tri­cian.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sons, Chase Leather­wood, Tyler Leather­wood and Dusty Leather­wood; his step­daugh­ter, Jen­nifer Stan­ley; his sis­ter and brother-in­law, Karin and Craig Jones; and his mother, Max­ine Har­crow.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice to honor the life of Jef­frey Lynn Leather­wood was held Thurs­day, July 19 at 8 p.m. from the chapel of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home, with Rev. Dakota Gro­gan of­fi­ci­at­ing.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at the fu­neral home on Thurs­day from 6 p.m. un­til the ser­vice hour of 8 p.m.

Con­do­lences may be left at www. maxbran­nonand­sons.com. Ar­range­ments are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn. Ernest Rankin

Ernest Howard Rankin, 79, of Cal­houn, for­merly of Dal­ton, passed away Mon­day, July 16 at his home sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Ernest was born May 8, 1939 in Dal­ton to James and Vi­ola Rankin. On Dec. 12, 1966 he mar­ried Elaine Par­sons in Ringgold. He was a mem­ber of Her­itage Bap­tist Church in Cal­houn. He re­tired from Rosedale after many years. Ernest loved spend­ing time with his fam­ily, at­tend­ing church, lis­ten­ing to Elvis, learn­ing about his­tory, and watch­ing old West­erns.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 52 years, Elaine; chil­dren and their spouses, Lisa and Chris Welch of Dal­ton, Ch­eryl and David Kloser of Ac­worth, and Ken and Ken­dra Rankin of Chat­tanooga; grand­chil­dren, Sara and Dustin Shaw, Katie Welch, Mol­lie Welch, Chase and Hannah Welch, and Zachary Kloser; great­grand­chil­dren, Jeremiah Shaw and Jude Shaw; sis­terin-law, Joan Rankin, and other cousins, friends, nieces and neph­ews as well as his two beloved pets.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, James and Vi­ola; his brother, Paul Rankin; and sis­ter Sy­ble Rankin; spe­cial grand­mother, Ju­lia Rankin; grand­son Matthew Welch.

Friends and loved ones vis­ited from 3:00 un­til 4 p.m. on Thurs­day, July 19 at Her­itag,e Bap­tist Church with the ser­vice to im­me­di­ately fol­low at Her­itage Bap­tist Church lo­cated 345 Curtis Park­way SE Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia, 30701. Pas­tor Brent Davis of­fi­ci­ated. In lieu of flow­ers, please make dona­tions to Her­itage Bap­tist Church. Con­do­lences can be left for the fam­ily at www. Ge­or­giaFuner­alCare.com Ann Goza

Ann Bryson Goza, age 80, of Cal­houn, for­merly of Lil­burn, passed away on Wed­nes­day, July 18, 2018.

A grave­side ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, July 20, 2018 at White Chapel Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, Du­luth.

A na­tive of Atlanta, Ann was a mem­ber of Har­mony Grove United Methodist Church and a re­tired school bus driver for Gwin­nett County after 33 years of ser­vice. She was a lov­ing wife, mother and grand­mother to her grand­chil­dren.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 59 years, Ray­mond Goza of Cal­houn; daugh­ter and son-in-law, Angie and Robert Rouzee of Cal­houn; son and daugh­ter-in-law, John and Monique Goza of Kauf­man, Texas; and her lov­ing grand­chil­dren, El­iz­a­beth Rouzee and Blake Rouzee.

On­line con­do­lences may be left at www. bill­head­fu­ner­al­home.com. The fam­ily re­ceived friends Thurs­day from 5 un­til 7 p.m. at the Bill Head Fu­neral Homes and Cre­ma­tory, Lil­burn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726. Pat Chas­tain

Mrs. Patsy Ruth Hay­good Chas­tain, bet­ter known as Pat, died Wed­nes­day, July 18, 2018, at her res­i­dence sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily.

Pat was born in Gor­don County on May 10, 1943, daugh­ter of the late Ernest and Bertha Hay­good. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, she was pre­ceded in death by a daugh­ter, Tina Michelle Chas­tain; a daugh­ter-in­law, Mor­gana Chas­tain; sis­ter, Lois John­son and her hus­band Ce­cil; and brother, Bobby Hay­good and his wife Katherin.

She was a lov­ing wife and mother, and had fought a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer for 16 years. She was a mem­ber of Plain­view Bap­tist Church.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band, Bill Chas­tain, to whom she was mar­ried for 58 years; her daugh­ter, Mar­tie Chas­tain Brack­ett and her hus­band David; her son, Timmy Chas­tain and Stacy Whit­field; grand­chil­dren, An­drew Chas­tain, Brody Boswell, Ma­hala Brack­ett, Tay­lor Brack­ett, Chas­tain Brack­ett, Kee­gan Brack­ett, and Kooper Brack­ett; and a great-grand­child, Davi­nee Daniel.

A ser­vice to cel­e­brate the life of Pat Chas­tain will be con­ducted Fri­day, July 20 at 2 p.m. from Plain­view Bap­tist Church, with Rev. Ron­ald Goss and Rev. David Brack­ett of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low in the church ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers serv­ing will in­clude An­drew Chas­tain, Brody Boswell, Bran­don Goss, Jerry Teague, Justin Hen­der­son, and Mitchell Chas­tain. Honorary pall­bear­ers are Ke­gan, Kooper, and Chastin Brack­ett.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends at Plain­view Bap­tist Church, Fri­day, July 20 from 11 a.m. un­til the fu­neral hour of 2 p.m.

The fam­ily would like to give spe­cial thanks to Dr. Eric Turner and staff for their lov­ing care of Pat.

Con­do­lences may be ex­pressed to the fam­ily at www.maxbran­nonand­sons.com. Fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mrs. Pat Chas­tain are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non & Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn.

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