Joshua Adam Dale (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Joshua Adam Dale, age 22, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. Relatives and friends are welcome to pay their respects at a Memorial Service, Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Born in Jacksonville, Florida on May 30, 1986, Joshua grew up with family all around him. He was one of three brothers whom he loved with all his heart. At age 17, nearing his high school graduation, Joshua and his family moved to Germany and lived there for nearly 3 years. When he returned to the United States Joshua resided in Augusta, Georgia and also spent some extended time in Jacksonville, Florida with other family members and friends. Joshua had plans to become a computer technician and was planning to enlist in the United States Army. He was intelligent and creative, loved music, and was a budding young writer and guitarist. His beautiful smile and sparkling eyes warmed the hearts of those around him. He will be sorely missed. Joshua is survived by his parents, Sheila Dale Bratton and Scott Bratton; grandmother Dorothea J. Kent; DeDa Troy Anderson; grandmother Pat Johns; brother, Zachariah Dale & fiancŽ, Olivia Boyd; uncle, Steven Dale; aunt, Sherry (Greg) Swisher; cousins, Amanda, John and Timothy Fraley; nieces, Liana & Evie Boyd; girlfriend, Sara Woodard; as well as a multitude of family members and friends. Joshua was preceded in death by his beloved older brother, Andrew; great grandmother, Margaret P. (Granny) Hodges; great grandfather, Lester Lee Hodges; and great uncles, John Hodges and Siegel Atkins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-February 7, 2009