Charles T. "Charlie" Salter, 69, of Dawsonville, died Aug. 2, 2011.
Born Feb. 5, 1942 in Shreveport, La. to the late Charles T. Sr. and Lucille Salter, he had lived in Dawson County since 2003, having moved from Roswell.
Mr. Salter was employed a number of years with Ralston Purena, after which he became a purchasing agent with McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, Arby’s and Delight’s. He retired from the food industry in 2000.
He possessed a love of history, especially the Civil War period and was a collector of Civil War memorabilia, antique pottery and furniture and he restored two award winning antique automobiles.
Charlie was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era, a member of the Church of the Apostles and was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Charles Mahar.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Judy Salter of Dawsonville; children, Sandra and Matt Mahar of Asheville, N.C., Charles T. III and Chris Salter of Charlotte, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Flick Pecoul of Long Beach, Miss.; grandchildren, Emma Grace Mahar, Matthew Michael Mahar, Mary Kathryn Mahar, Anna Elizabeth Mahar, Ansley Grace Salter and Kaitlyn Faith Salter; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Church of the Apostles with the Pastor J.P. Morris and Paul Morris officiating. The remains were then taken to Senatobia, Miss. for interment in Bethesda Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to Church of the Apostles, 34 Grant Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534 or the American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 49416, Atlanta, GA 30359.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.