September 04, 2015
Obituaries

Lillie M. Henslee Hunt
A going away celebration of Lillie Mae Henslee Hunt was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Blue Heights Baptist Church. Visitation was held at Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, July 2...
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Stephen R. ‘Digger’ Mize
Stephen Roy “Digger” Mize, 63, of Johnson City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center of sudden cardiac arrest. He was a native of Clayton, son of the late Robert...
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William Barcley Young
William Barcley Young, 30, of Clarkesville, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Born in Franklin, North Carolina, he was the son of David W. Young of Clarkesville and Danna He...
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Nancy E. Webb
Nancy E. Webb, 93, of Mountain Rest, South Carolina, and Clayton, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at her home in Mountain Rest. Born in Oconee County, South Carolina, on Jan. 17, 1922, she was the daug...
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Sara Marquez Lankford Martin
Marquez Martin, 85, of Payne Hill Drive, Clayton, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2015. Marquez was born in Hart County and was the daughter of the late M. T. and Mary Reynolds Lankford. She was...
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John R. Findley
John Robert Findley, 85, of Tiger, passed away July 17, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Findley graduated from Norcross High School in 1947, then attended Berry College and graduated from Emory in 1951...
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Ethel I. Coleman Hopper
Ethel Irene Coleman Hopper, 86, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Frank Pinion Coleman and Mary Montana York ...
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Mike Higgins
Mike Higgins was born in Rome on Jan. 27, 1940, and died in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on April 4, 2015. When he was little, he and his mother lived with her parents in Rome while his father was ...
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Bethel T. Duck
Mr. Bethel Thomas Duck, 91, of Will Zoellner Street, Mountain City, formerly of Arthur Street, Hartwell, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at his home. Born on March 17, 1924, in Lavonia, he was...
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Betty S. Bettis Martin
Betty Sue Bettis Martin, 78, of Clayton, passed away in the comfort of her home and surrounded by family on Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and was the youngest of three...
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Michael H. Watts
Michael Hugh Watts, 56, of Tiger, affectionately known as “Alfie,” died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Rabun County on May 25,1959, he was the son of Ma...
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Archie C. Burnham Jr.
Archie C. Burnham Jr., 80, of McDonough and Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. Archie was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 10, 1935. He attended the Virginia Military I...
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Teresa L. Davis
Teresa Lynne Davis, 52, of East Boggs Mountain Road, Tiger, died Monday night July 6, 2015, at her home in the Boggs Mountain community. Born in Clayton on March 30,1963, she was the daughter of th...
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William L. Howell
William L. Howell, 61, of Dunlap Street, Clayton, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1953, in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Clarence C. Howell and Billie Frances ...
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Mike Hopkins
Mike Hopkins was born in Rome on Jan. 27, 1940, and died in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on April 4, 2015.
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Jesse V. Shirley Jr.
Jesse Vandiver Shirley Jr., 77, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015.
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Carolyn R. Pitts Sanders
Carolyn Rebecca Pitts Sanders, 65, went home to be with her heavenly family after a long battle with cancer, Saturday, July 4, 2015.
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Braxton D. Bragg
Braxton Davis Bragg passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents on June 26, 2015 at 5:39am.
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Roger Merriman Henry
A lifelong Georgia native, outdoor enthusiast, athlete, simple yet complicated man who enriched the world around him, died on June 24, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born Oct. 28, 1927, at Emory Ho...
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Lamar Holcomb
Lamar Gordon Holcomb, 83, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his home. Born in Tiger on Oct. 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Gordon J. Holcomb and Effie A. Marcus Holcomb. He wa...
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William E. Hamlett
William Eugene Hamlett, 92, a resident of Rabun Gap, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Halcyon Hospice, Atlanta. He was born July 1, 1922, in Rochester, Indiana, a son of the late Phil...
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John L. Davis Jr.
John Larmon Davis Jr., 84, of Clayton, passed away June 28, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. He was born Dec.15, 1930, the son of the late Elizabeth and John Davis Sr. John and hi...
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Zoa Darnell
Zoa Darnell, 99, of Columbus, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, June 25, 2015. A celebration of her life was held at her home Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. Mr...
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Billy M. Benfield
Billy Marion Benfield, 79, of E. Wolf Creek Road, Clayton, and affectionately known as Bill, died Wednesday June 24, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Bill was the widower of Janey Watts Benf...
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George W. Underwood
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, and Highlands, North Carolina, died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015. Wendell was born in Atlanta on Jan. 25, 1936, and was the son of the late Geor...
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Helen J. VanDalsem Stokes
Graveside services for Helen Joan VanDalsem Stokes, 66, of Clarkesville, were held Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 3 p.m. from the Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus. Mrs. Stokes passed away Saturday, June ...
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Norma J. Unger
Norma Jane Unger was embraced by the arms of Jesus on June 18, 2015. She was born in Hillsboro, Kansas, on Sept. 28, 1928. She is survived by her three beloved children, Teresa Ann Derr, Sharon Kay...
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Frances E. Mason Miller
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Mason Miller, 93, of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, she was a daughter of ...
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Virginia Rouse Lippetz
Virginia "Ginny" Rouse Lippetz, surrounded by loving family members, passed away peacefully on Feb. 23 due to complications from a ruptured brain aneurysm she had suffered in 2000. She was predecea...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gwen J. Nunnally
Gwen J. Nunnally, 81, of Clayton, passed away May 29, 2015, at her residence surrounded by family and friends. Gwen actively served in the local hospital auxiliary for many years and was a faithful...
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Joseph E. Sloan
Joseph Edward Sloan passed away peacefully in Atlanta on June 10, 2015, at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Margie; his children George, Jeff and Virginia; grandchildren Rebecc...
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Virginia Rouse Lippetz
Virginia "Ginny" Rouse Lippetz, surrounded by loving family members, passed away peacefully on Feb. 23 due to complications from a ruptured brain aneurysm she had suffered in 2000. She was predecea...
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Cynthia L. Barnett
Cynthia L. Barnett, 89, a former resident of Rabun Gap most recently residing in Cocoa Beach, Florida, passed away June 6, 2015. She is survived by her children, Martha (Edward) Meadows, Geoffrey (...
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Hiram A. Emory
Hiram A. Emory, 78, of Clayton, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center, Clayton.
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Betty S. McDonald Carpenter
Memorial services for Betty Sue McDonald Carpenter, 68, of Clayton, were held Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6 p.m., from the residence of Paul McDonald at 77 Browning Road, Sylva, North Carolina.
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Ronald W. Martin
Ronald Wayne Martin, 81, of Clayton, passed away at Habersham Medical Center Friday, May 29, 2015. He was born in Rabun County, and was the son of Fred Martin and Alene Dawkins Martin. In addition ...
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Catherine ‘Cathy’ Pritchett Gihl
Catherine “Cathy” Pritchett Gihl, of Rabun Gap, lost her long fight with cancer and passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 27, 2015. She was born Nov. 2, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri, th...
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Mary S. Booth Elrod
Mrs. Mary Stewart Booth Elrod, 66, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Danielsville, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015. Mary was born in Royston on Aug. 15, 1948, and was the daughter of the la...
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Denver Bruce Keener
Denver Bruce Keener, 91, of Wolffork Road, Rabun Gap, died at his home Friday, May 22, 2015. Born in Rabun County on Feb. 28, 1924, he was the son of the late Rockaway and Cleliar Johnson Keener. B...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jean E. Houck Norrie
Jean Evelyn Houck Norrie was born in Clayton. She was a daughter of the late Lee Turpin and Bertha Elizabeth Kell Houck. Jean was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She is survived by th...
May 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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