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In Memory of

Dock Daniel Carithers

December 21, 1938 - January 28, 2018

Obituary


Dock Daniel "Dan" Carithers, Jr., well known and admired design consultant, died
January 28, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 79. The son of Mildred Gibson Carithers and Dock D. Carithers, Dan was born and raised in Jefferson,
GA. After attending UGA, he began his career at Rich's Department Store rising to the position of Director of Fashion Merchandising. After 18 years, he opened his own
design firm while remaining as a consultant for Rich's in addition to Baker Furniture Co. He consulted on the Althrop Collection, inspired by the ancestral home...

Dock Daniel "Dan" Carithers, Jr., well known and admired design consultant, died
January 28, 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. He was 79. The son of Mildred Gibson Carithers and Dock D. Carithers, Dan was born and raised in Jefferson,
GA. After attending UGA, he began his career at Rich's Department Store rising to the position of Director of Fashion Merchandising. After 18 years, he opened his own
design firm while remaining as a consultant for Rich's in addition to Baker Furniture Co. He consulted on the Althrop Collection, inspired by the ancestral home of Earl Spencer, and designed a successful furniture collection, DC Designs, for Sherrill Furniture. He has been published in numerous magazines including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Southern Accents, Veranda, Metropolitan Home, House and Garden,Town and Country, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, and Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. Greatly acknowledged by both his clientele and his profession as "the southern statesman of style", Dan was recognized as a "Giant of Design" by House Beautiful as one of the top 125 decorators in America, and inducted into the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center's Hall of Fame. He was named an Icon of Design by Traditional Home and honored with the Philip Shutze Award presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He was awarded the Horizon Award for Innovation and Design by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and the Alzheimer's Society of Atlanta.

In addition to his parents, Dan was predeceased by his cherished daughter, Ellie Carithers, and his brother, William Sailors. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Beers
Carithers, son William Peden Carithers and wife Samantha of Knoxville, and his two step-children whom he loved as his own: Haven Hartley Long and husband Randy of Atlanta and Dr. Winfield Hartley and wife Joy of Boulder, CO. Dan adored his
role as "Granddaddy" to his eight grandchildren, and making Christmas magical for his family and friends. He and Nancy would have celebrated their wonderful 25 years together in June.

Memorial service will be held Wednesday January 31, 2018 at 2 o'clock at Patterson's Spring Hill, followed by a celebration of life at the Piedmont Driving Club. A private family interment in Jefferson will follow at a later date.

Dan's family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Allan Levey and Janet Cellars of Emory's Brain Health Center not only for their extraordinary care and caring but their wise council and enduring friendship. Our very special thanks to our dear friend, Joyce Huff, and the wonderful staff at The Mann House and Bridgeway Hospice. Tributes in Dan's memory may be directed to the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (c/o Courtney Harris, Office of Gift Records, Emory University, 1762 Clifton Road , NE Atlanta, GA 30322). Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhill.com.