Mr. Joe Sullens, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.
Mr. Sullens was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was of the Baptist faith and served on the deacon board of Friendship Baptist Church for over 40 years. Joe was retired from the construction industry and was a licensed electrician and master carpenter. He was also a master brick mason and bricked several of the churches in Lumpkin County as well as other commercial buildings and residences.
Joe was the son of the late Vernon and Lula Peck Sullens and was also preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Hughes.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sammie Lane Sullens; daughters and sons-in-law, June and Reid Kendall, Brenda and James Branson, all of Dahlonega; brothers, William F. Sullens, Ray Sullens, and Odum Sullens, all of Dawsonville, Bobby Sullens, Florida, Billy Sullens, Gainesville, GA, and Stanley Sullens, Macon, GA; sisters, Margaret Trammell, Dawsonville, Dorothy Lingerfelt, Dahlonega, Veronia Castleberry, Dawsonville, Geraldine McKinney, Pattie Hester, and Betty Mason, all of Dahlonega. A number of other relatives also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Sullens are scheduled for 3 PM Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega.
Rev. Lyman Caldwell, Rev. Steve Baker, and Rev. Joey Gilbert will officiate.
Interment will follow in Dahlonega Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega on Tuesday from 6 PM until 8 PM, Wednesday 1 PM until 9 PM, and again on Thursday until the service time.
Online condolences may be made at www.banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of the arrangements.