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Obituary for Thomas "Daulton" McLendon

Thomas “Daulton” McLendon, age 24, of Demorest, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

Born on October 6, 1999, in Atlanta, he was a son of Jim and Carrie Bateman McLendon of Demorest. Daulton graduated from Habersham Central High School in 2018, then went on to attend the University of North Georgia before working in the family business. He enjoyed nature, including hiking and canoeing. His love of nature led Daulton to document his experiences through photography. Daulton was a soccer fan who played on school and travel teams. Daulton shared his love of the sport by assisting coaching younger players in the community. Daulton was an avid sports fan and could often be found cheering on the Baltimore Ravens, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Leverkusen Soccer Club. Those who knew him felt Daulton’s beautiful, giving, loyal, honest, and compassionate soul. He was loved and treasured by his friends and large family. Daulton had a quick wit and great humor that would put a smile on your face. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cornelia.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frederick Leo Bateman; uncle, Frederick Leo “Rick” Bateman, Jr.; and aunt, Tonya René Carroll.

In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by his brother, James “Garrett” McLendon of Dahlonega; maternal grandmother, Peggy Boutwell Carroll of Hampton, Florida; maternal grandfather, Francis Levon Carroll of Hampton; paternal grandmother, Barbara Gwen McLendon of Fairburn; paternal grandfather, Thomas O. McLendon of Summer Haven, Florida; maternal step-grandmother, Mary Lynn Bateman; uncles: Lynwood Stephens Bateman (Corrie) of Whitehall, Montana, Nathan Todd Bateman (Sonya) of St. Mark, Florida, and Bert Crosson (Haley) of Tifton; aunts, Tracey McLendon (Selena) of Palmetto and Holly McLendon of Fairburn; cousins: Callie, Madison, Woody, Jonathan, Nathan, Connor, Erik, Erica, Ivy, Logan, and Cubbie; godmother, Glenda Thornton; and a host of other relatives and close friends.

A private ceremony will be held. A celebration of life will be held in November.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Habersham County Animal Shelter, 4231 B Toccoa Highway, Clarkesville, Georgia 30523, or a charity close to your heart.

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