Donald Keith Rose

Mr. Donald Keith Rose, age 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Young Harris, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Morningside Assisted Living.

Born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of the late Kenneth T. and Thelma Estelle Beacher Rose. Mr. Rose served in World War II in the Navy/Coast Guard, serving on the U.S.S. Savage. He was a retired police officer in Buffalo, N.Y.'s town of Tonawanda. Mr. Rose was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Florence Marion Rose; son, Douglas D. Rose; brother, Kaye Rose; and sister, Jeanette Elizabeth Rose.

Mr. Rose is survived by his caregivers and special family friends, Lori, Greg and Dylan Armour of Gillsville; special family friends, Bob and Jeanette Page of San Dumas, Calif.; nephew and niece, Billy and Carol Shields of Braselton; special family friends, Bob and Dot Vaughn of Young Harris; and extended family and friends in Buffalo, N.Y., and Florida.

A special thank-you is extended for the care and love given to Mr. Rose while at Morningside and to the staff of Homestead Hospice of Athens.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Love Light Tree, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville

Funeral Home

Little-Davenport Funeral Home
355 Dawsonville Highway Southwest Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 534-5201

Published in on Dec. 5, 2012