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Curtis Chappell

Curtis Chappell

Wednesday, October 14th, 1925 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Curtis Chappell, 94, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday July 7, 2020 following a period of declining health.
Curtis was born October 14, 1925 in Langdale, Alabama to the late Joseph and Avie Chappell. Following high school he joined the U. S. Navy and served 8 years. After returning from the Navy he earned a B.S. degree from Livingston State College and a Masters degree from Auburn University. Mr. Chappell taught school in Richland, GA, was a coach and teacher in Norcross, GA, served as principal at Beulah Elementary School in Douglasville, GA, served as principal at New Holland Elementary School in Gainesville, GA, was the High School principal at Towns County High School in Hiwassee, GA, and served as principal at Dawson County Elementary School. After retiring from education, he served 8 years as the Dawson County Clerk of Court. He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Church Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, assistant church clerk and assistant Sunday School teacher. Curtis was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Jo Bacon, Eyvonne Taylor, Johnnie Pearl; and a brother, Murry Chappell.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Leila Jennings Chappell; daughter and son in law, Cathy and Billy Carlisle; sons and daughter in law, Len Chappell, Carey and Rita Chappell, all of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Chad Carlisle, Heather Polman, Cara Nix, Beth Barron, Joseph Carlisle, Laryssa Ubom; and 7 great grandchildren.
Due to concerns of COVID-19, the family respectfully requests to have private services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 280 Liberty Church Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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Barry Mundy

Posted at 10:12pm
I remember Mr Chappel when he umpired soft ball back in the day.He was a good man and respected by all.Sorry for your loss

Judy Weaver

Posted at 09:31am
I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Y'all are so special to me and my girls. So many good memories hanging out with the Chappell's.
EG

Elaine Gerace

Posted at 09:26am
Mr. Chappell was my principal at New Holland Elementary and I have often thought of him over the last 55+ years. He was one of those people that passes through your life that you never forget because of the respect you have for them. My heart is sad for his family for their loss but also happy to know Mr. Chappell touched countless lives over the years and left a footprint that will last a very long time.
My deepest sympathies to the Chappell family and I pray God will wrap his loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort and strength during this very hard time.
Elaine Edge Gerace
Gainesville Ga
 

Gail Garrett Posted at 02:10pm

I too was a student along with Elaine at New Holland School when Mr Chappell served as our principal for many years. He was a good man, a fair man and an honorable man. He was an absolutely wonderful role model for so many of us kids who lived in the New Holland are. Fly high Mr Chappell. Your work on earth is done. But we will always remember you smile and laughter. Gail Caudell Garrett
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david sexton

Posted at 07:34am
he was a good man
ill never forget the days he was an umpire
family is in our prayers
David Sexton
BA

Brenda Anderson

Posted at 08:17pm
My prayers are with the family of Mr. Chappell. He was one of the best person I have every know and he will be remember for his many accomplishment in a wonderful life.
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