May 26, 2015
Obituaries

Sarah Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Hendrix Crisp
Sarah Jacquelyn “Jackie” Hendrix Crisp, 68, of Clayton, passed away March 11, 2015. She was born in Metter and was the daughter of the late Edenfield Garland Hendrix and Clifferd Collins Hendrix. M...
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Mary N. Edwards Beasley
Mary Nell Edwards Beasley, 83, of Stephens, passed away Friday, April 3,  2015. She was born in Moultrie on Nov. 7, 1931, and was the daughter of James William and Jewell Edwards. In addition to he...
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David A. Speed
David Allen Speed, 55, died Wednesday April 8, 2015, at Georgia Regents University Medical Center, Augusta, after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was born June 4, 1959, in Rabun County to the lat...
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Bronzie R. Carlisle Orr
Bronzie Rachel Carlisle Orr, 91, of Marietta, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015.  Interment will be private at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Acworth. Rachel was born Feb. 9, 1924, in Acworth to the lat...
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David L. Decker
David Lowell Decker, 61, passed away Monday, April 6, 2015. Born in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Crof and Louise Kesler Decker. Mr. Decker attended Franklin County Schools, North Geo...
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Theodore ‘Theo’ H. Brescia Jr.
Theodore “Theo” Huff Brescia Jr., 75, of Otto, North Carolina, and Stone Mountain, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Born in Columbus, he was the son of the late Theodore Huff Brescia Sr. and Ona...
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Donald P. Gragg
The Rev. Donald Phillip Gragg, 85, of West Wolf Creek Road, Lakemont, died March 23, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was the husband of Dovie Gragg. He was born in Rabu...
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Frances L. Hodgson Herndon McPeak
Frances Lucille Hodgson Herndon McPeak, 87, of Clayton, passed away at her residence Sunday, April 5, 2015. She was born in Hartwell and was the daughter of the late Roy Downie Hodgson and Opal Aza...
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Arvil A. Cabe
Arvil Arwood Cabe, 84, of Rabun Gap, passed away at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, March 30, 2015. He was born in Otto, North Carolina, and was the son of Lenzy Lester Ca...
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Richard ‘Dick’ E. Brewer
Richard “Dick” Edward Brewer, 92, of Clayton, passed away at his home, April 29, 2015. He was born Feb. 13, 1923, and was the son of Jarrell Hogg Brewer and Grace Hamby Brewer. In addition to his p...
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Tim Dickerson
Tim Dickerson went home to be with Jesus on March 18, 2015, at the Willson Hospice House in Albany. He was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Rabun County. A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 1, 2015,...
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Donald P. Gragg
The Rev. Donald Phillip Gragg, 85, of West Wolf Creek Road, Lakemont, died March 23, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was the husband of Dovie Gragg. He was born in Rabu...
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Robert S. “Stan” Hummel
Robert Stanley “Stan” Hummel, 56, of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Robert Lewis Hummel and Barbara Kell Hummel. Stan...
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Frank G. Zinsler
Capt. Frank George Zinsler, U.S. Navy retired, 90, of Clayton, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Englewood, New Jersey, and was...
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Brenda L. Bryson
Brenda Louise Bryson, 64, of Tiger, died Friday, March, 20, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Highlands, North Carolina, on Nov. 11, 1950, she was the daug...
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Thomas Derhm Major
Thomas Derhm Major, born Jan. 14, 1915, died March 17, 2015. Tom was born in Paris, Missouri, as the oldest son of Tom and Francis Major. The family moved to Wichita, Kansas, where he attended high...
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Douglas Wayne Jackson
Douglas Wayne Jackson, an Atlanta native, died at his home in Clayton on March 9, 2015. He was born Feb. 13, 1962. He is predeceased by his parents, Zada and Charlie Jackson and his daughter Marina...
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Dr. Everard J. ‘Rod’ Siller
Rod Siller, M.D., 82, of Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, died March 12, 2015, at his home surrounded by friends, following a long illness. Born on Aug. 29, 1932, to Everado Siller and Elizabeth Cra...
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Sarah Jacquelyn ‘Jackie’ Hendrix Crisp
Sarah Jacquelyn “Jackie” Hendrix Crisp, 68, of Clayton, passed away March 11, 2015. She was born in Metter and was the daughter of the late Edenfield Garland Hendrix and Clifferd Collins Hendrix. M...
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Betty Kendrix Smith Justus
Betty Kendrix Smith Justus, 79, of East Wolf Creek Road in Tiger, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at her daughter’s residence with her loved ones by her side. Born in Rabun County on Oct. 16, 1935, she...
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Randall Hudgins
Randall Goode Hudgins, 60, of Garrett Lane in Clayton, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Dekalb on Sept. 5, 1954, he was the son of the late H...
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Mary E. 'Betty' Baker
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Baker, 68, of Lakemont, Georgia, died March 4, 2015. She was born in Opelika, Alabama, on Feb. 12, 1947. She was a graduate of Dadeville High School and Samford University. S...
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Alvin J. Turpin
Alvin Jesse Turpin, 70, of Warwoman Road, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville surrounded by his loving family. Born in Clayton on Sept. 29, 1944, he was ...
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Marlor C. Speed Jr.
Marlor Calvin Speed Jr., 89, of Clayton, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. He was the husband of Margaret Kinney Speed. Born in Clayton on Aug. 21, 192...
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Vera C. English Turpin
Vera Christine English Turpin, 87, of Lakemont, passed away at her residence Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Virgil Melvin English and Edith Rosa Bell Pa...
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Eugenia L. Dildy Hoovestol
Eugenia Lois Dildy Hoovestol, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Eugenia was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of the late Eugenia and Eunice Dildy. Sh...
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Eugenia L. Dildy Hoovestol
Eugenia Lois Dildy Hoovestol, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Eugenia was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of the late Eugenia and Eunice Dildy. Sh...
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Frankie Williamson
Frankie P. Williamson, 90, of Clayton, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at her home. She was the widow of Albert Frank (Buff) Williamson, who died in 2010. Born in Rabun County on Sept. 10, 1924, she w...
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Dorothy D. ‘Deedee’ Anderson
Dorothy “Deedee” Anderson died Jan. 23, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina. She was 67. A native of Seaford, Delaware, she was a top athlete at Seaford High School, and then continued her sports su...
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Carobel C. Prince
Carobel Cannon Prince, 94, died Feb. 20, 2015, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hawkinsville and her burial will ...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian L. Smith
Our hero, Brian Lee Smith, died peacefully in his home Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Brian loved life, family and friends from the moment he came into the world on Jan. 20, 1974. He ran towards life and ...
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Hester M. Callenback
Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. She was the youngest child born to Alfred and Caroline Arnold Callenback ...
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Jean S. Keener
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2015. Jean was born in Rabun County, the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirley Caudell. She was a mem...
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Genus K. Nixon
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon community, passed away at her residence Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of George Washington Kilby a...
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Larry G. Cox
Larry Glen Cox, 71, of Clayton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at his home in the Chechero community. He was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, to Marion E. Cox and Ruby Buffin...
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Ernest D. Cox
Ernest Dewy Cox, 73, of Sherwood Lane, Clayton, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at his home in the Chechero Community. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 15, 1941, he was the son of the late...
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Marian E. Hollifield Gregory
Marian Edith Hollifield Gregory, 94, of Maple Valley Drive, in the Tiger Community, died in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville on Wednesday evening Feb. 11, 2015. Born in Rabun County ...
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Opal B. Nichols
Opal Burrell Nichols, 91, of the Persimmon Community, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Born in Towns County on Aug. 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Garnett...
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Frankie Jo Medley Vinson
Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County and was the daughter of the late Edgar Med...
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Elizabeth H. Kelly
Elizabeth Harriet Kelly, 93, of Islamorada, Florida, died at home Feb. 9, 2015, after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Staten Island, New York, to Katherine La...
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