April 19, 2014
Obituaries

Marion Phylis (Neel) Baxter
Marion Phylis (Neel) Baxter, of CannonWood Village in Tiger, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at home with her husband and daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by: her mother and fa...
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Charles MacDowell ‘Mac’ Swanson
Charles MacDowell “Mac” Swanson, 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Mac was born April 22, 1931 in Rabun Gap, Georgia to George and Hattie Brooks Swanson. He was mar...
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Adilene McCall Penland
Adilene McCall Penland, 89, of Clayton, affectionately known as “Addie,” died Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was born April 15, 1923, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Thoma...
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Joseph F.M. Gatins
Joseph F.M. Gatins, a resident of the Satolah community of Rabun County, died of a heart attack last week while on vacation in Dublin with his wife, Fran. He was 65 years old. After moving to Rabun...
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Anna Mae Baber
Anna Mae Baber, 86, of Dillard, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Westmoreland County, Pa., to the late Anthony and Mary Tomecko Gustas. She had lived mos...
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Louise Owens Vandiver
Louise Owens Vandiver, 86, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Macon County, N.C., to the late Evan Owens and Dora Brown Owens. In addition to her par...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ray Alvin ‘Randy’ Owens
Ray Alvin “Randy” Owens, 55, of Clayton, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1957, in Rabun County to Jane Patterson of Clayton and the late Calvin Owens. He was a ...
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James A. Miller
James A. Miller, 68, of Clayton, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. He was born May 31, 1944, in Vian, Okla., to the late Steins and Ruby Patterson Miller. Mr. Miller worked at Scovill Fasteners, Inc. in ...
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Phillip David Lovell
Phillip David Lovell passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, surrounded by the mountains he called home in Clayton. Phillip was a photographer, dedicated naturalist and lifelong explorer of the outdoo...
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Willie Melissa McCall Dixon
Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, 88, of Clarkesville, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Rabun County to the late Harley and Amy Martin McCall. Mrs. Dixon owned and operated her ...
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Jessa Hope Tomlin
Jessa Hope Tomlin, 17, of Demorest, died Aug. 29, 2012. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Sept. 1, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Shayne Mote
Shayne Mote, 43, of Cornelia, died Sept. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sept. 4, at Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Leona Kimbrell Munch
Leona Kimbrell Munch, 75, of Mableton, originally of Cornelia, died Sept. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sept. 4, at Mount Harmony Baptist Church, Mableton. White Columns Funeral Ch...
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Jean Murray
Jean Murray, 92, of Lula, died Sept. 4, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Andrew Jackson Brandon Jr.
Andrew Jackson Brandon Jr., 44, of Demorest, died Aug. 29, 2012. The family received friends Sept. 2. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Nora L. Burke Anderson
Funeral services for Nora L. Burke Anderson, 95, of Demorest, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Larry Free and the Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Buria...
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Gwendolyn Belle Chamblee McClain
Funeral services for Gwendolyn Belle Chamblee McClain, 63, of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Connie Berry officiating. Burial followe...
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Jessie D. Wade
Funeral services for Jessie D. Wade, 81, of Homer, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Lamar Purcell and the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Burial fol...
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Willie Melissa McCall Dixon
Funeral services for Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, 88, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robin Martin and the Rev. John Gipson officiati...
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Louise Ellison Callam
Funeral services for Louise Ellison Callam, 102, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Lisa Graves officiating. Bu...
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Charles Don Black Sr.
Funeral services for Charles Don Black Sr., 74, of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at The Torch, with Pastor Mike Franklin officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Garden...
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Barbara Crow Huff
Funeral services for Barbara Crow Huff, 84, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Sept. 5, at First Baptist Church of Cornelia with Dr. Eric Spivey and the Rev. Ben Huff officiating. Burial...
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Opal Holder
Funeral services for Opal Goodman Holder, 100, of Clarkesville and formerly of Cochran, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at Cochran United Methodist Church. Mrs. Holder died Saturday, Sept. 1...
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Sandra Gail Wade Strickland
Memorial services for Sandra Gail Wade Strickland, 67, of Demorest, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiatin...
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Dorothy J. Cox Huggins
Funeral services for Dorothy J. Cox Huggins, 67, of the Batesville Community, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Don Drawdy officiating. Burial will follow...
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Viedith Gailey Simmons
Graveside services for Viedith Gailey Simmons, 85, of Alto, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Sept. 5, at Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, with the Rev. Roy Lee Mitchell officiating. Mrs. Simmons ...
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Thomas ‘T.B.’ Goss
Funeral services for Thomas “T.B.” Goss, 86, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, from the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Goss and the ...
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Ryan Alden Baker
Homegoing services for Ryan Alden Baker, 29, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Mt. Airy, with Dr. Naomi Dorsey officiating. Burial will follo...
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James A. Miller
James A. Miller, 68, of Clayton, who was a kind, loving, gentle and devoted husband, father and papa, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife, Judy, after a si...
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Edward Donnelly Treanor III
Edward Donnelly Treanor III passed away Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born June 10, 1922, in Pittsfield, Mass., to Edward D. Treanor Jr. ...
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Reed Starling
John Reed Starling, 64, of Dillard, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Baton Rouge, La., to the late Johnny Reid Starling and Helen Gregorski Starling. John is su...
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Dorothy Lunsford Carnes
Dorothy Lunsford Carnes, 79, of Tiger, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the widow of Boyce Carnes. She was born May 3, 1933, in Rabun County to the late Geo...
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Joseph James Bauer
Joseph James Bauer, 60, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. Born March 11, 1952, in Chester, Pa., he was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Bauer and Catherine Stringer Bauer Hootman, and his wif...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coyt M. English
Coyt M. English, 77, of Clayton, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born April 20, 1935, in Rabun County to the late Marvin and Della Nichols ...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raymond Craig
Raymond Craig, 57, of Clayton, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 7, 1955, in Rabun County to the late L.E. and Vera Hunter Craig. He was employed in the textile indus...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Priscilla Lane Stiles Sargent
Priscilla Lane Stiles Sargent, 71, of Otto, N.C., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, at Angel Medical Center following a brief illness. She was the daughter of Lake Hudson and Ethel Roberts Stiles and a ...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keith Dodgins
Keith Dodgins, 41, of Demorest, passed away Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. He was born Aug. 2, 1971, in Stephens County to Anita Wilson and Gervace Dodgins. He was the owner and operator of Soque Tree Serv...
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William Nelson Cabe
William Nelson Cabe, 94, of the Mulberry community, Otto, N.C., passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the ...
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Franklin Walter Beacham
Franklin Walter Beacham Franklin Walter Beacham, 75, of Tiger, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. He was born on Nov. 22, 1936, in Gaston, Tenn. to the late Walter ...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Henry ‘Bug’ Ivester
William Henry “Bug” Ivester, 82, of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012. He was born on May 27, 1930, in Habersham County to the late Alfred and Flora Littleton Ivester. He was a member...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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