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Mick Hollaway
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Mick Hollaway, 78, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 27, 2016.

Born Feb. 28, 1938 and raised in Lenoir, N.C., Mick had been a resident of Dawsonville since 1988.

A 1956 graduate of Lenoir High School, he was very active in the band where he played trumpet and also went on to play in the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band.

Mick was a U.S. Navy veteran who had a great love for music.

A member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, he served as a trustee, sang in the choir and headed the music program with his wife for a number of years.

Mick was also an active member of the Dawson Community Chorale.

His wife, Carole Hollaway, and father, Dallas Hollaway, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother, Maggie Tuttle of Lenoir, N.C.; children, Mike Hollaway of Snellville, Todd and Susy Hollaway of Dawsonville, Becky Hollaway of Atlanta; stepchildren, Bryan Duncan of Denver, Colo., Kelley Crane of Dawsonville; brother, Thomas Roger Hollaway of Lenoir, N.C.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Ward officiating. Interment followed in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Dawson Community Chorale, P.O. Box 849, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

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