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Nickey Hoyt Lance
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Nickey Hoyt Lance, 50, of Cumming, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008.


Mr. Lance lived all of his life in Dawson and Forsyth counties.


For many years, he worked as a trim carpenter and also as an arts and crafts promoter in the southeastern United States.


An accomplished landscape artist, his work had won him numerous awards.


He was a U.S. Army veteran, was of the Mormon faith and was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Elda Lance; brother, Jeff Lance; sister, Gail Lance.


Survivors include his wife, Ivana Lance of Cumming; children, Brooke and Trent Cook of Dawsonville, Nicholas Lance of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Ellen Lance of Dahlonega, Torina Walls of Dawsonville, Wanda Britt of Winder; brothers, Roy "Jeep" Lance of Dahlonega, Tim Lance of Cumming; grandson, Cody Cook; various other relatives also survive.


Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Ray Martin officiating.


Interment followed in the Bethel Baptist Church cemetery.


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