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CJ Sage
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CJ Sage, 49, of Dawsonville, died July 13, 2017.

Born Feb. 26, 1968, CJ had been a resident of Dawsonville for 24 years.

CJ loved his family and was profoundly proud of his children.

He loved to hunt, fish, piddle in his man cave and drive his car, but his biggest love (besides his family) was his gun collection. There was always room for one more. He supported our Constitution and its amendments.

He was a pet lover and always had multiple animals. The family home is nicknamed "The Sage Zoo."

His home was the magazine capital of the country. He loved seafood, BBQ and a good old burger from Jonathon's restaurant.

There are so many stories to share, and the family would like everyone to share theirs by emailing them to

Survivors include his beloved wife of 28 years, Sally Sage; daughter, Shelby Sage, 23, a biology major at the University of North Georgia; son, Josh Sage, 20, a criminal justice major at the University of North Georgia; three Shih Tzus, one Great Pyrenees puppy; two cats, two chinchillas and a Tegu; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. July 18 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chad Rogers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Camp Sunshine to aid Georgia's children with cancer at

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.