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Dorian Elise David
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Dorian Elise David, 53, died Jan. 25, 2015.

She was born Aug. 8, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Dorian was the youngest of five daughters born to her mother, Marie Elinor Alston David and her father the Lt. Col. Edgar George David.

She loved the outdoors and art.

Dorian's artistic abilities on paper and canvas laid the groundwork for her to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts at North Georgia College. Dorian also studies abroad in Italy and later earned a Master's Degree in art education from North Georgia College. Her graphic art is now forever memorialized as the town logo for historic Dahlonega.

She also had an immense love for animals, poetry and was dedicated to the preservation of deserving properties, both God and man made. Tot these efforts she contributed her time, as well as her amazing energy. Her lifetime collection of poetry has also been honored and cherished by her friends and family and will be for many years to come.

She lived her life doing small things with great love. She gave without expectation of return and showered her loved ones with kind words and thoughtful gifts.

Her father and mother, Lt. Col. Edgar George and Marie Alston David; nephew, William Keith Pounds; and her companion of the last 20 years, Barry Winfred Bailey, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, John Brian Macbeth; his fiancé, Ami Bumgardner; grandchildren, Samuel Aiden Bumgardner, Ayla Grace Bumgardner, Joshua Gavin Bumgardner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dana and Ben LaChance, Claire and Garry Sharp, Melanie David Nelson and Jennifer David; uncle and aunt-in-law, Doug and Susan David of Wadmalow Island, S.C.; nieces and nephews, Chapin and Naomi LaChance, Helen and George Cartledge, Taylor and Mayson Hulsey; great-nieces and nephews, Klayton Cartledge, Jaxon LaChance; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church in Dahlonega.

Close friends are invited to visit with family for an afternoon tea. In lieu of flowers, donations were asked to be made to the Bob Owens Art Scholarship Fund at the University of North Georgia ( or the Dahlonega Arts Council (

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