November 23, 2014
Obituaries

James H. Wallace Jr.
Col. James Hird Wallace Jr. (Ret.), formerly of Clayton from 1971-2000, passed away Sept. 18, 2014, in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 90 after extended illness. Early in life, James was West Phil...
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Fannie Lucile Smith
Fannie Lucile Smith, 93, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Mountain View Nursing Center. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Julius Edmonds and Nettie Dodgins Edmo...
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Christine Gragg
Christine Forester Gragg, 88, of Tame Turkey Road Lakemont, Georgia. died Tuesday September 2, 2014 at her residence. Born in Rabun County Aug. 31, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Tate and E...
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Reba Sue H. Worley
Reba Sue Hastings Worley, 64, of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Mason Hastings. She is survive...
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JoAnn G. Shope
JoAnn Gibson Shope,  73, of the Rabun Gap community, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the widow of Kent Shope. She was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Franklin...
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Gerald D. G. Keener
Gerald Dean Gerry Keener, 70, of North Valley Street, Clayton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on March 4, 1944, he was the son of the late Ed M. Keener and Kate ...
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Esther M. Hill
Esther Miller Hill, 77, of Clayton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at her home. Born in Scaly Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Frank and Cora Moore Miller. She was twice married; first ...
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Lillian G. Hunter
Lillian Garland Hunter, 92, of Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Cannonwood Village, Tiger. Born in Rabun County on Oct. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late R. L. Garland and Nora Taylo...
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Vaughan B. Watts
Vaughan Berryman Watts, beloved throughout Georgia for his beautiful baritone voice, joined the choir Triumphant and met his savior Jesus face-to-face on Aug. 28, 2014, after a strong and valiant s...
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Patricia Jane Thompson Warren
Patricia Jane Thompson Warren, 79, of Greensboro and Clayton, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. Born in Columbus on July 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Douberly and...
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Harold W. Gore
Harold W. Gore (Hal) of Vero Beach, Florida, and Sky Valley left us on Aug. 8, 2014, after an excruciating but swift battle with two simultaneous cancers.  He was born May 16, 1931, in Watertown, N...
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John Dillard
John Dillard, president and CEO of Dillard House Inc., passed away Aug. 17, 2014. He was born in Fulton County on Sept. 27, 1944. John was preceded in death by his parents, Earl John Dillard and Le...
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Charles L. "Dub-Chico" Holt
Charles L. "Dub-Chico" Holt, 66, of Mountain City, died at his home Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. 
 Born in Rabun County on Nov. 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert and Oshie Taylor Holt. He was re...
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Jowen Hayes Hipps
Jowen Hayes Hipps, 77, of Sylva, North Carolina, formerly of Rabun County, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva. 
 Born in Macon County, North Carolina, on Oct. 6, 1936,...
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Barbara “Jeanne” Binnie
Barbara “Jeanne” Binnie, 84, of Clayton, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 1930, a...
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Phillip Lee Davidson
Phillip Lee Davidson 63, Lakemont, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home.
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Elwood O’Shields
Elwood O’Shields, 39, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Born in Clayton, he was the son of Rheba Owens Henslee and the late Harrison O’Shields. Elwood was a member of ...
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Daniel Edward Sandidge Sr.
Daniel Edward Sandidge Sr., 70, of Clayton, passed away at Mountain View Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Sandidge was born June 25, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late William Jo...
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Dorothy Marie Hopkins Kilby
Dorothy Marie Hopkins Kilby, 78 of the Persimmon Community passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County, and was the daughter of Jesse Hopkins ...
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Jackie Dar Justus
Jackie Dar Justus, 74, of Clayton, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born in Tiger and was the son of Alfred Neal Justus and Mary Durrell Dickerson Jus...
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Joyce English Grist
Joyce English Grist, 83, of Tiger, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Freeman Jasper English and Ina Thomp...
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Stark Flaver Ginn Jr
Stark Flaver Ginn Jr. completed his life journey on Earth and joined his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 27, 2014.  He died peacefully at Wood Assisted Living, Givens Estates in Asheville, North ...
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Ernest Michael Merkelis
Ernest Michael Merkelis, 62, of Clayton, passed away July 26, 2014, at Heavens Landing Airpark. Born November 6, 1951, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Ernest and Helen Merkelis, he grew up in Calumet ...
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Ralph Jenkins Dickerson
Ralph Jenkins Dickerson, 97, of Clayton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hartwell, May 6, 1917, he was the son of the late V.C. Dickerson Sr. and M...
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Earl R. Lovell
Earl R. Lovell, 81, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on April 20, 1933, he was a son of the late John Lovell Jr. and Belle Martin Lovell. M...
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Johnny Ray Withrow
Johnny Ray Withrow, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System. He was born to the late John W. and Ruth Boyd Withrow in Brunswick on April 26, 1942. A ...
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Mae Hardman
Mae Hardman, of Rabun Gap, formerly of Porterdale, passed away July 15, 2014. Mae was born Nov. 26, 1925, to Carrie Mae (Lunsford) and William Grady Hardman. She had lived in Rabun County since 197...
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Thomas Fountain, Jr.
Thomas Fountain, Jr., 78, of Clayton, died Sunday July 20, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun Gap, Oct. 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Thomas Fountain, Sr., and Vassie Garland Fountain. He ...
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Stephen Albert Thompson
Stephen Albert Thompson, age 85, of Rabun Gap, passed away July 17, 2014. He was born May 23, 1929. He was the son of the late Carley and Gladys Thompson and is also preceded in death by a loving b...
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Robert Dewitt “Bob” Massee
Robert Dewitt “Bob” Massee, 83, of Tiger, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. He was born in Atlanta, Oct. 2, 1930, the son of the late Richard Drew Massee, Sr....
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James W. “Jimmy” Osborne
James W. “Jimmy” Osborne, Sr. 96, of Persimmon Road, Clayton, died Sunday July 20, 2014, at his home in the Persimmon community. He was born July 1, 1918 in Fitzgerald, to Olen Effie Osborne and Be...
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Judy Dotson Moore
Judy Dotson Moore, 61, of Alto, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1953 in Clayton and was the daughter of the late Earl W. Dotson and Melb...
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Nancy Jo Lewis
Nancy Jo Lewis, of Dillard, (formerly of Orlando, Florida) went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2014. Local services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Head of Tennessee Church, Dillard. Nancy was born on...
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Louise Queen Farmer
Louise Queen Farmer, 82, of Mountain City, Georgia, died Saturday night, July 5, 2014 in Habersham Medical Center, Demorest. Born in Mountain City, May 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Ar...
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Sally Irene Trapp
Sally Irene Trapp of Clayton, Georgia, and Jensen Beach, Florida, was called to the Lord on June 27, 2014. Sally was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, to George and Irene Thompson. Sally leaves behind he...
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Robert E. Ritchie
Robert E. Ritchie, 87, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. He was born in Rabun County, and was the son of the late Ed and Varina Burrell Ritchie. In addition to his paren...
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Elizabeth “Lib” Frierson Kennedy
Elizabeth “Lib” Frierson Kennedy passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was born November 22, 1914, in Florence, South Carolina to Alice Wilburn Frierson and William DeLancey Frierson.
 Upon t...
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernice Mollan Banschbach
Bernice Mollan Banschbach, 97, of Clayton, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Mountain View Health Care Center. She was born September 21, 1916, in Chicago, Illinois to Mark Mollan and Anna Wolfe Molla...
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Camilla “Milla” Ryann Watts
Camilla “Milla” Ryann Watts, newborn daughter of Kenneth Watts and Cass McDonald Watts of Clayton, entered into Heaven and into the arms of the Lord shortly after birth at Northside Hospital in Atl...
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Martin F. Scobee
Marvin F. Scobee, 80, of Clarkesville, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Mr. Scobee, born in Louisville, Kentucky, was a son of the late Marvin F. and Rachel Scobee. He was a 1956 graduate of Miami Univ...
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