Jacob Aaron Dunn

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Services for Jacob Aaron Dunn, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Saturday, Sept. 3 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapel withburial in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Dunn, 16, died Aug. 27, 2005, from injuries sustained in acar accident on New Sight Road in Lincoln County. He was born inBrookhaven on Aug. 18, 1989, to David G. Dunn and Sondra McTaggartDunn.

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When dates are written of one’s life a dash is placed betweenthe years of birth and death. That dash represents all their timespent on earth. For Jacob, the dash may be short, but his time withus was lived to the fullest. His life was one filled with love,both given and received. He was a source of joy and pride to hisloving parents, sister, grandparents, great-grandmothers, unclesand aunts. To his friends he was someone whose humor and quicksmile could add fun to every situation. His heart was big and hisenthusiasm for life even greater.

Some of the happiest times of Jacob’s life was spent on abaseball diamond. His love of the game was the center of his younglife and his ability to play was a joy to watch. Jacob’s baseballcareer began with T-ball at a young age. For the next few years, hespent his summer playing the Dixie Youth program, until he had theprivilege at age 10 to start playing for the Brookhaven Blazers, aselect travel team.

Jacob and his family created many wonderful memories travelingto cities throughout the United States pursuing his love of thegame. As a ninth grader, he became a starter for the BrookhavenHigh School baseball team.

Jacob’s love for baseball was surpassed only by his love for theLord and his church, Central Baptist. There he touched the lives ofthe congregation through a variety of activities. Jacob helped withvacation Bible school, belonged to the Synergy Youth group, sangwith the youth choir and participated in local mission projects toassist the elderly. Serving and praising God was important toJacob.

For sixteen short years, God gave us another precious gift.Those of us who knew him and loved him will forever carry with usthe memory of a young man playing his heart out on a baseballfield, sharing his heart with those he loved, and most importantly,giving his heart to God. Jacob was a student at Brookhaven HighSchool. He loved to hunt and fish.

Preceding him in death were his paternal and maternal great-grandparents.

Survivors are his parents; one sister, Bridget Dunn, ofBrookhaven; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn, ofBrookhaven, and Mr. and Mrs. John McTaggert; great-grandmother,Audrey Alexander; his uncles, Les Dunn and his wife, Kathy, ofBrookhaven, Matt Dunn and his wife, Linette; two cousins, SamanthaMahloch and Alayna Dunn.

Memorials may be made to the Brookhaven Diamond Club.