Joseph G. “Joe” Bearden, age 79, of Dawsonville, Georgia died on Friday, July 5, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m.. Monday, July 8, at First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, with Dr. Jim Gaines officiating. Mr. Bearden was a longtime resident of Cobb County and lived the last 4 years in Dawsonville. He graduated from West Fulton High in 1953 and retired from RR Donnelley with over 30 years of service. Mr. Bearden was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, a charter member and past President of the West Fulton Owl Club, member and past President of the Nickajack Football Association, and a member of the West Fulton Jaycees. Mr. Bearden is preceded in death by his parents, James and Gladys Bearden, and brother, Wilbur Bearden. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Anne Bearden of Nashville; grandchildren, Chayse and Channing; and longtime companion, Linda Freeman. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to WellStar Community Hospice, 475 Dickson Avenue NW, Marietta, GA 30064; First Baptist Church of Dawsonville, 900 Highway 9 North, Dawsonville, GA 30534; or West Fulton Owl Club, 1554 Cochran Ridge Road, Hiram, GA 30141. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Carmichael Funeral Home, 2950 King Street, Smyrna, Georgia.