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Tristen Kevin Donovan
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Tristen Kevin Donovan, 16, of Dawsonville, died June 18, 2016.

Born Jan. 23, 2000, he had been a resident of Dawson County for most of his life.

Tristen was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church and had been involved with the JROTC at Dawson County High School for the past two years. He loved being outside and was also an avid musician who had been a member of the marching band since sixth grade and recently joined the concert band.

His great-grandmother, Joan Donovan; and grandfather, Stoney Simmons, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his father and mother, Sean and Rebekah Donovan of Dawsonville; grandparents, Kevin and Gail Donovan, Melba Simmons, all of Dawsonville; brothers and sisters, Isaiah, Isaac and Iris Huff; aunts and uncles, Karri and Shaun Streib of Cumming, Tara Donovan, Penny and Roger Garrett, Pam Biddulph, all of Dawsonville; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. June 23 at Pleasant Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Mulkey officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. June 22 and until 1 p.m. June 23 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations have been requested made to offset final expenses.

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