December 20, 2014
Obituaries

Phimpha Ratanaxay
Funeral services for Phimpha Ratanaxay, 68, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. Craig Ward from Bethlehem Baptist Ch...
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Bobby Gene Black
Memorial services for Bobby Gene Black, 73, of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Furman Lewis, the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. Craig...
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Rev. Alvin L. Oakes Sr.
A homegoing celebration for the Rev. Alvin L. Oakes Sr., 86, of Demorest, was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Porter and ...
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Ann Jones Cathey
Funeral services for Ann Jones Cathey, 58, of Alto, were held at at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Tim Beasley, the Rev. J.R. Elrod and t...
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Melvin Kimbrell
Melvin Kimbrell, 60, of Lula, died Nov. 24, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 26, at Welcome Home Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, Corne...
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Bobby Gene Black
Memorial services for Bobby Gene Black, 73, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Furman Lewis, the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. Craig ...
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William Macklin ‘Mack’ Waters
William Macklin “Mack” Waters, 68, of Carnesville, died Nov. 21, 2014. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Murray-Jackson-Roberts Family Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel...
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Mark Bentley Lewallen
Funeral services for Mark Bentley Lewallen, 48, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. James Morgan officiating. Burial fol...
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Lynn Gragg Deyton
Lynn Gragg Deyton, 57, of Clarkesville, died Nov. 22, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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William ‘Howard’ Pickens
Funeral services for William “Howard” Pickens, 92, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Phil Demore, the Rev. Jan ...
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Edna ‘Nell’ Wade Mutchler
Edna “Nell” Wade Mutchler, 76, died Nov. 18, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 22, at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, Des Moines, Iowa. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, ...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ida Ruth Smith Sosebee
Funeral services for Ida Ruth Smith Sosebee, 98, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Melinda Merkley King officiating. Committal will follow in the Habe...
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Opal Doris Burke
Funeral services for Opal Doris Burke, 77, of Helen, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Wilkes, the Rev. Hoyt Winkler and Tommy Martin officiating. ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marie Hunter Purcell
Funeral services for Marie Hunter Purcell, 75, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Camp Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Barrs, the Rev. James Lyons and Chaplain Tommy Childress ...
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John Carty
John Carty, 83, of Cornelia, died Nov. 16, 2014. Memorial graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Nov. 20, at Yonah Memorial Gardens. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Wilda Juanita Atkins
Wilda Juanita Atkins, 50, of Tiger, died Nov. 17, 2014. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 22, at Wolf Creek Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Vickie Lynn Brewster Black
Vickie Lynn Brewster Black, 60, of Cornelia, died Nov. 14, 2014. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 in Baldwin City Cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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August Gustave ‘Gus’ Hauser Jr.
August Gustave “Gus” Hauser Jr., 73, of Demorest, died Nov. 12, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 21, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Hom...
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Stella Mae Wall Holbrook
Funeral services for Stella Mae Wall Holbrook, 80, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed the service in Hills Crossing Baptist Church ...
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Florence ‘Tete’ Vandergriff
Funeral services for Florence “Tete” Vandergriff, 92, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McIntyre...
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Lavinnie Lee Simmons Frady
Funeral services for Lavinnie Lee Simmons Frady, 69, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed the service in Chopped Oak Baptist Church Ce...
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Ralph Oliver
Funeral services for Ralph Oliver, 78, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at Calvary Cross Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Orr and the Rev. Jason Tanksley officiating. Burial followed...
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Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Carl Johnson, 71, of Clarkesville, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of the late Cl...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Carolyn Sue Eller Daniel
Funeral services for Carolyn Sue Eller Daniel, 59, of Demorest, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 12, at Stonepile Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie Berry officiating. Burial will follow the se...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ardell Carter Fowler
Funeral services for Ardell Carter Fowler, 88, of Demorest, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Darvin Slaton and the Rev. Billy B...
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Margarette Ivester Smith
Funeral services for Margarette Ivester Smith, 74, of Alto, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin with the Rev. Ray Davis and the Rev. Perry Smi...
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Timothy Chadd Porter
Timothy Chadd Porter, 45, of Cleveland, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. Born May 13, 1969, in Gainesville, he was the son of Hoyt and Linda Dean Porter. Mr. Porter was in the poultry equipment business....
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Nancy Fleming Adams
A Celebration of Life service for Nancy Fleming Adams, 79, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 12, at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church. All are invited to a reception at Grace-Calvar...
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Ralph James York
Funeral services for Ralph James York, 85, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Parker officiating. Buri...
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Vickie Lois Painter Foster
No formal services are planned at this time for Vickie Lois Painter Foster, 75, of Baldwin. She died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. Born in Dawson County, she was a daughter of the late William Roosevelt P...
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Jerry Gordon Nix
Jerry Gordon Nix, 70, of Alto, died Nov. 11, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Nov. 13, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Carl Brown
Carl Brown, 77, of Clayton, died Nov. 4, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Saly Phongsavanh
Saly Phongsavanh, 91, of Cornelia, died Nov. 5, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 9, Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Steven Shawn Dean
Funeral service for Steven Shawn Dean, 52, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery....
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Nancy Gayle Ariail Humphries
A private family service for Nancy Gayle Ariail Humphries, 67, of Cornelia, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Humphries departed this good earth to her heavenly home on Nov. 5, 2014. Gayle was bor...
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Wayne Smith
Funeral services for Wayne Smith, 91, a lifelong resident of Clarkesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery....
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Sophia Lyn Bowles
Sophia Lyn Bowles, 51, of Ila, died Oct. 28, 2014. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 1, at Faith Primitive Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Dan B. Griffin
Dan B. Griffin, 77, of Lula, died Nov. 1, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at Antioch Holiness Church, Lula. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Garnett ‘Aaron’ Wilbanks
Funeral services for Garnett “Aaron” Wilbanks, 61, of Lula, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Jamie Harvey, the Rev. Chad Parker a...
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Clifford Forrest Bennett
Clifford Forrest Bennett, 73, of Stuart, Florida, died Nov. 3, 2014. Mr. Bennett’s wishes were to be cremated and no services are planned at this time. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Ha...
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