December 20, 2014
Obituaries

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.
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Harold Edward Shedd
A private memorial service for Harold Edward Shedd, 73, of Colbert, was held Wednesday, Oct. 29, and no other services are planned at this time. Mr. Shedd died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Born June 2, ...
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Daniel Medeiros
Daniel Medeiros, 60, of Cleveland, died Oct. 29, 2014. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Nov. 2, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Cleveland. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Mignon Humphrey Bruce
Mignon Humphrey Bruce, 95, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother; faithful servant of God; patron of the arts; activist; educator and wonderful friend – finished a long journey Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2...
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Johnny Ayers
Funeral services for Johnny Ayers, 77, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Nov. 5, at Cornelia Christian Church with David Terrell officiating. Burial will follow in Lamar Christian Church...
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Eddie J. Justus
Funeral services for Eddie J. Justus, 56, of Toccoa, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Pastor Walter Justus and the Rev. Ted Ansley officia...
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Fay D. ‘Don’ Heuszel
Memorial services for Fay D. “Don” Heuszel, 88, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Mr. Heuszel died Oct. 31, 2014. Don was born in Paynesville, Minnesota,...
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William Robert Foster
Funeral services for William Robert Foster, 72, of Cleveland, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Heffner and the Rev. Dennis Taylor offic...
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doris H. Overton
A Celebration of Life for Doris H. Overton, 82, of Demorest, was held Sunday, Oct. 26, at The Seventh Day Adventist Church, Cleveland. Mrs. Overton died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2014, following a sudden ...
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Chadd Montague Dieffenbacher
Chadd Montague Dieffenbacher, 37, of Demorest, died Oct. 22, 2014. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory of Cornelia.
Oct 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Olden Cone Sr.
Funeral services for Ralph Olden Cone Sr., 73, of Cleveland, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Camp Creek Baptist Church in Cornelia with Pastors David O’Steen, Bill Barrs and Isaac McDuffi...
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Chadd M. Dieffenbacher
Chadd M. Dieffenbacher, 37, of Demorest, died Oct. 22, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory of Cornelia are i...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eric Wade “Doug” Daniel
Graveside services for Eric Wade “Doug” Daniel, 25, of Cornelia, were held Oct. 20 at Clarkesville City Cemetery with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Mr. Daniel died Oct. 16, 2014, at a local area...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hannah Nicholson Gabrels
Funeral services for Hannah Nicholson Gabrels, 22, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 22, at The Bridge Church of Cleveland with Pastors Patrick Ballington, Michael Welborn, Sharon...
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Ted E. Terry
Funeral services for Ted E. Terry, 74 of Cornelia, were held Oct. 21, 2014, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Rev. Raymond Payne officiating. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gar...
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Regan Cochran
A private service was recently held for Regan Cochran, 57, of Homer. Mr. Cochran died Oct. 17, 2014. Born June 6, 1957, in Toccoa, he was a son of Ruth Cochran of Baldwin and the late Jimmy Wayne C...
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Brittany and Lyndon Hester
Joint funeral services for Brittany Rose Bossinger Hester, 22, and Lyndon Anthony Hester, 25, both of Commerce, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart ...
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Corinne Scott Rice
Memorial services for Corinne Scott Rice, 85 of Clarkesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church with the Rev. Bob Abstein and the Rev. Sarah Fisher o...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Wright Daniel III
Funeral services for William Wright Daniel III, 41, a former Northeast Georgia native, of Aberdeen, Scotland, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Cla...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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April Machelle Westmoreland Lee
April Machelle Westmoreland Lee, 44, of Clarkesville, died Oct. 15, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paul L. Knight
Funeral services for Paul L. Knight of Clarkesville were held Oct. 16 in Clarkesville. A private burial followed at the family cemetery. Mr. Knight died peacefully Oct. 13, 2014. Born Sept. 24, 195...
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