April 23, 2014
Obituaries

Virginia Penland Watts
Virginia Penland Watts, 90, of the Hickory Knoll community, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the family homestead where she was born. A native of Macon County, she resided in Birmingham, Ala....
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James Lawson Mobley
James Lawson Mobley III, 69, of Lakemont, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Fulton County to the late James Lawson Jr. and Salli...
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Dr. Mary Kathryn Easterling
Mary Kathryn Easterling, M.D., 65, of Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday morning, May 23, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1946, in Atlanta to the late H. Arthur and El...
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Perry Lee Boss
Perry Lee Boss, 62 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an accident. Perry served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a reconnaissance ...
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Doris Isley
Doris Isley, 91, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Cooperstown, N.Y. She served as a Wave in the U.S. Navy Intelligence during World War II. She got a bachelor’s degree ...
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Sarah Frances Bleckley Fisk
Sarah Frances Bleckley Fisk, 85, of Monroe, N.C., and Rabun Gap, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at her mother’s home in the Betty’s Creek community following a brief illness. Born Sept. 22, 1926, in We...
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Michael David Southerland
Michael David Southerland died Friday, May 11, 2012, at home surrounded by loving family and friends after a brave battle against Lou Gehrig ’s disease (ALS). Michael was born Dec. 5, 1951, in Knox...
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Robert L. Widgery Jr.
Robert L. Widgery Jr., 70, of Miami, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Miami. He was the son of Mildred Widgery of Clayton and the late Robert L. Widgery Sr. Other survivors include: his wife, LizAnn...
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Clee Hooper Scruggs
Clee Hooper Scruggs, 93, of Rabun Gap, widow of Wallace Scruggs, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center in Demorest. She was born April 8, 1919, in Hiawassee to the late James...
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Glenna Ardrene Wilson Jones
Glenna Ardrene Wilson Jones, 62, of Mountain City, widow of Glen Jones, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Cleveland. She was born March 5, 1950, in Missouri to the late Will...
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Jesse Roscoe Keener
Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, was born July 8, 1926, at Tiger to William Marcus Keener and Martha Hopkins Keener. He lived most of his life in Rabun County. He died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Heritage Hea...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Lloyd ‘Tom’ Broaddrick
Thomas Lloyd “Tom” Broaddrick, 84, of Tiger, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Tom grew up in Dalton, the ninth child of Dr. George L. and Maud Hayes Broaddrick. He attended the University of Georgia, ear...
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Patricia Ann Stever
Patricia Ann Stever, 76, of Tiger, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1936, in Volusia County, Fla., to the late Broward Franklin Goodrich and Lucile Lillian Vann ...
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freda Wooten Beaty
Freda Wooten Beaty, 54, of Clayton, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Oconee Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca, S.C. Mrs. Beaty was born Aug. 17, 1957, in Macon County, N.C., to Fred and Ila Scott Wo...
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Joel Jordan Arrendale
Dr. Joel Jordan Arrendale, 95 ½, died May 3, 2012. He was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Rabun County to the late John V. Sr. and Tallulah Edwards Arrendale. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 69 yea...
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Calvin W. Jenkins
Calvin W. Jenkins, 63, of Lakemont, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Rabun County to the late Elcaney and Viola Burre...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Christopher Mance
Brian Christopher Mance, 50, of Gainesville, died Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was born Oct. 2, 1961, in Clayton to Walter Eugene and Mary Evelyn Owens Mance. He grew up in Clayton and graduated from...
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James O. Henry
James O. Henry, 69, of Mountain City, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Scaly Mountain, N.C., and he lived most of his life in Rabun County. He was a son ...
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James ‘Jim’ Lee Burley
James “Jim” Lee Burley was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Ames, Iowa, He passed away in Gainesville after having lived 68 years, one month and 16 days. James spent most of his growing up years in Stillwater...
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John ‘Jack’ Neal White
John “Jack” Neal White, 90, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his residence. He was born in White County to the late John Hiram and Lina Elizabeth Ballard White. In addition to h...
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Helen Gregory Ledbetter
Helen Gregory Ledbetter, 79, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012, at her home on Germany Road. She was born Oct. 18, 1932, in Knoxville to H.E. and Carolyn Julia Harrell Gregory. She was...
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Henrietta Whidden ‘Penny’ Melton
Henrietta Whidden “Penny” Melton, 80, of Tiger, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at her home. Penny was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Bartow, Fla., to the late Monte Julian and Jessie Braswell Whidden. ...
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John C. Dover
John C. Dover, 75, of Pacolet, S.C., died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. He was born April 22, 1937, in Hiawassee to the late Robert Alonzo and Lula Mae Eller Dover. ...
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Shirley Jean Hedge Shirley
Shirley Jean Hedge Shirley, 76, of Clayton, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at her residence. She was born May 5, 1935, in Bache, Okla., to the late Irwin Jerry and Mary Barrett Hedge. She spent mos...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grace Lenora Gragg Thompson
Grace Lenora Gragg Thompson, 87, of Lakemont, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County to James Harley and Omie F...
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Madeline Sims Clamp
Madeline Sims Clamp, 92, of Rabun Gap, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, peacefully completed her earthly journey to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, April ...
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Frances ‘Fran’ Jean Simmons Ross
Frances “Fran” Jean Simmons Ross, 87, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, in Monticello, Fla. She was born June 15, 1924, in Lakeland, Fla., to Ola Maye St. John Simmons and Durrell Orville Simmons, both o...
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John David Purvis
John David Purvis, 29, of Alpharetta, and most recently of Tallulah Falls, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his home, concluding a five-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer...
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James Carr Grizzard
James Carr Grizzard died Thursday, March 22, 2012, in Gainesville after a lengthy illness. Mr. Grizzard was a 1969 graduate of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. He was an active member in both the ...
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John Thomas Grist
John Thomas Grist, 51, of Clayton, passed away at his home. He was born in Forsyth to Joel “Max” Grist of Canton and Wandrea Cox Lauchner of Fort Meyers, Fla. Mr. Grist was preceded in death by a s...
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The Rev. William Reese Garrard Sr.
After a long and fruitful life, the Rev. William Reese Garrard Sr. went peacefully to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 27th. He was born in 1919 on a farm in Wilke...
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Juanita Cross Kinsey Ennis
Juanita Cross Kinsey Ennis, 84, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, N.C. She was born in LaFayette to Ralph Victor and Roberta Stephenson Cross. In...
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Mary Mildred Taylor Gragg
Mary Mildred Taylor Gragg, 80, of Tiger, widow of Burlis H. Gragg, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at her residence. She was born March 13, 1932, in Rabun County to the late Balus Duncan and Lillie B...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Fletcher Chapman Jr.
John Fletcher Chapman Jr., 83, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012. He was born Oct. 1, 1928, to John Fletcher Sr. and Georgia Brook Chapman in Union Point. He graduated from Union Po...
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William ‘Bill’ Carpenter
William “Bill” Carpenter, 81, of Suches, died Friday, March 23, 2012. Carpenter was born in Hayesville, N.C. He grew up in Clayton before moving to Suches, where he lived for 49 years. He was the s...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anthony Ray Wheeler
Anthony Ray Wheeler, 57, of Clayton, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born Feb. 27, 1956, in Atlanta to the late Bobby and Charlotte L. Harm...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hazel Roth Stone
Hazel Roth Stone, 92, formerly of Clayton, passed away March 15, 2012, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Hazel was born April 6, 1919, in Des Moines, Iowa, to William Charles Roth and Vern Fessler Roth. O...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Michael Anthony Speeg
Michael Anthony Speeg, 53, of Liberty, S.C., husband of Sheryl D. Speeg, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012. He was the son of U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Roger Speeg (retired) and Mildred Torres-Speeg...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Dean Hooper
John Dean Hooper, 49, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born in Rabun County to the late Boyd C. and Martha Ledbetter Hooper...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert Henry Vickers Jr.
Robert Henry Vickers Jr., 78, of Ellijay, died Sunday, March 18, 2012. Mr. Vickers was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Clayton. He is the son of the late Robert H. Vickers Sr. and Maggie Page Vickers. He wo...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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