November 27, 2014
Obituaries

Frank Gordon Johnson
Frank Gordon Johnson, 78, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Gadsden, Ala., to Grady and Verna Sikes Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was prec...
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Guy Oliver Fisher
Guy Oliver Fisher, 88, of Clayton, and Oceanside, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He is survived by: his daughter, Jennifer Fisher Chinn of Atlanta; son, Robin Guy Fisher and wife Ann...
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Joan Wolvin LaFond
Joan Wolvin LaFond, born April 4, 1936, in Lyons, N.Y., moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1955. She lived there until moving to Clayton in 2007. She passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Northeast Geo...
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Jacqueline ‘Gay’ Smith Griffith
Jacqueline “Gay” Smith Griffith, of Sanibel, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in her home. She was 76 years old. Gay was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., and lived much of her ch...
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Joan G. Steele
Joan G. Steele was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Canada, and she passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant child. She had 40 living relativ...
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Ken Lusk
Ken Lusk, 70, of Clayton and formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Ken was survived by: his only brother, Lyle Lusk and wife Jane of Hawaii; a daughter,...
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Bobby Edwin Conner
Bobby Edwin Conner, 54, of Dillard, affectionately known as “Bird,” died Sunday Dec. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Liberty County to Clifford E. Conner and Carolyn Darne...
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Rose Shirley Barnes
Rose Shirley Barnes, 90, of Clayton, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1922, in Rabun County to the late Jeff and Maggie Hollifield Holcomb. Rose was twice married:...
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Patsy Ayers Stroupe
Patsy Ayers Stroupe, 80, of Lakemont, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home. She was born in Royston to Roy Baker and Louise Wilcox Ayers. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother a...
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Janice Butler Pooley
Janice Butler Pooley, 60, of Clayton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Atlanta. She was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Detroit to the late Robert C. Butler and Jeanete Webster Butler. She was a homemaker and ...
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Dan L. Pumphrey
Dan L. Pumphrey, 83, of Rabun Gap, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home under hospice care. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Leedey, Okla., to Angela and Dennis Pumphrey. The family, including a yo...
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Jason Dee Speed
Jason Dee Speed, 29, of Clayton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. He was born Nov. 13, 1982, in Stephens County to John D. Speed Jr., and Billie Ann Harmon. Jason was a shipping clerk at A.I.D. Company ...
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Barbara Lee McKay Ramey
Barbara Lee McKay Ramey, 83, of Wiley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Rabun County to the late John Percy McKay and Ruby Keener McKay...
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Geraldine Papanti Knepp
Geraldine Papanti Knepp, 68, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1944, to Arnold Dewey Papanti Jr. and Madeline Ruth Cague Papanti ...
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Stanley C. Blind
Stanley C. Blind, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Born in Stockport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifton and Thrya Jones Blind. In addition to his parents, he was pr...
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Yvonne Chappell Geer
Yvonne Chappell Geer, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a beautiful lady, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Memorial Hermann Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Jack...
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Vickie Coalley Moss
Vickie Coalley Moss, 48, of Mountain City, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1964, to Gene Coalley of Tiger and the late Mary Ida Welborn Coalley. She was a profe...
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Rance ‘R.E.’ Elgan Phillips
Rance “R.E.” Elgan Phillips, 77, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1935, in Rabun County to Luther Francis and Eva Turpin Phillips. In addition ...
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James Eugene Close Jr.
James Eugene Close Jr., 21, of Lakemont, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, to James Eugene Close Sr. and Dawn Carla Gordon Close. In addition to his p...
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James Robert Parrish
James Robert Parrish, 82, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Emanuel County to the late George Albert and Quinee Lamb Parrish. In addition to hi...
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Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper
Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper, 81, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Clayton to Rockaway Mitchell and Elzia McCall Mitchell. In addition to her parents...
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Frances Bethea Ollen
Frances Bethea Ollen, affectionately known as Momo and Sance, of Rabun Gap, passed on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was born June 20, 1928, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to John Roland Bethea and Frances Ant...
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Corey Joseph Hansen
Corey Joseph Hansen passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was reunited with his father, Michael Hansen, who had gone to be with the Lord when...
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Prudence Dotson Smith
Prudence Dotson Smith, 80, of Tiger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. She was the widow of William David “Dick” Smith. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Rabun County to the lat...
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Frank Sutton
Frank Sutton, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 1934, the youngest of nine children of...
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Charles Thomas McDowell
Charles Thomas McDowell, 49, of Otto, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born in Macon County, N.C., to Lucy “Merle” Bradley Adameit and the late Thomas M. McDowell Jr. He was a trainer...
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Forest H. Leathers
Forest H. Leathers, 89, of Sky Valley, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Smyrna to the late John L. and Ilant Lawler Leathers. In addition to his...
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Dorothy Fay Traffansted Gragg
Dorothy Fay Traffansted Gragg, 64, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Dalton to Louie Traffansted and Mamie Owenby Traffansted. She was a Realtor in Ra...
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Dr. Jean Bellingrath Mobley
Dr. Jean Bellingrath Mobley, 85, a longtime resident of The Pines at Davidson, N.C., who always had compliments and smiles for all she met, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at The Pines at David...
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Debbie Mayo Watts
Debbie Mayo Watts, 51, of Evans died Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2012, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. She was born in Cordele to Voncile Crenshaw Mayo and the late Brice Bartow Mayo. She was a...
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Michael Lee Duncan
Michael Lee Duncan, 68, of Royston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Duncan was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Sanford, Fla., to the late Grady Lee Duncan and Myrt...
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Ernest Taylor
Ernest Taylor, 60, of Rabun Gap, affectionately known as E.T., died Friday Nov. 23, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Bessie Dowdle Taylor. He was born Dec. 26, 1951, in Rabun County to...
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Rachel Arlene Thompson
Rachel Arlene Thompson, 88, of Clayton, entered into eternal rest Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Rabun County to the late Sanford Lafayette and Dora Frances King Thompson....
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Henry ‘Hubert’ Wilbanks
Henry “Hubert” Wilbanks, 77, of Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Lakemont to the late Marlon and Wilda Nations Wilbanks. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilbanks w...
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Dr. William J. ‘Bill’ Hammond
Dr. William J. “Bill” Hammond, 64, of Fitzgerald, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton. Dr. Hammond was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Fitzgerald to Carolyn Fenn Shackelfor...
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Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook
Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook, 88, of Demorest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Murphy, N.C., to the late Nathan...
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Melva Jean Brown
Melva Jean Brown was born Jan. 19, 1954, to Carroll Mack Brown and Josephine Rickman Brown. She graduated from Rabun County High School in 1972 and continued her education at Brenau College, where ...
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Lt. Col. Stanley T. Masters
Lt. Col. Stanley T. Masters, 51, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Stanley was born April 24, 1961, in Lawrenceville. He was a 12-year resident of He...
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Hugh A. Orr
Hugh A. Orr, Jr., 91, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home in Acworth with Barry Lancaster officiating. In...
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Pierce Lovett Cline
Pierce Lovett Cline, 85, of Social Circle, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. He died just one day after celebrating his 54th wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Margi...
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