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Harold L. Harkness
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Harold L. Harkness, 81, of Dawsonville, died Feb. 21, 2015.

Born Sept. 14, 1933 in Warrior, Ala. to the late George and Florence Harkness, he lived in the Dawson and Lumpkin County area since 1976, having moved from Marietta.

Mr. Harkness was a retired dry wall contractor and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Four sisters and a brother also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Billie Harkness of Dawsonville; children, Robin and Donnie Parker, Randy Harkness, all of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Hannah Parker, Brandon Harkness, Steven Harkness; sister, Mickie Martin of Warrior, Ala.; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Park officiating. Interment followed in Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, 922 East Morris St., Dalton, GA 30721.

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