September 19, 2014
Obituaries

Inpeng Thammavongsa
Inpeng Thammavongsa, 82, of Mt. Airy, died June 8, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., June 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Linda Louise Gravitt Butler
Linda Louise Gravitt Butler, 66, of Cornelia, died May 31, 2014. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., June 8, at First Baptist Church Cornelia. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersha...
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Joyce Miller Holcomb
Funeral services for Joyce Miller Holcomb, 73, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Brion Williams and the Rev. Dennis Dill officiating. ...
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Bernice ‘Big Mama’ Osborne Westbrook
Bernice “Big Mama” Osborne Westbrook of Cornelia, died June 9, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Willie Ree Maney Dorsey
Funeral services for Willie Ree Maney Dorsey, 84, of Cornelia, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Larry Whitfield and the Rev. Robert Dilb...
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John Marsh Knight
John Marsh Knight, 85, of Demorest, left his home here on Earth to join Jesus and his beloved wife, Betty Ruth Christian Knight, in Heaven on June 5, 2014. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Su...
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Linda Gail Holland Ritchie
CLAYTON – Funeral services for Linda Gail Holland Ritchie, 65, of Clayton, will be held in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. today, June 11, with the Rev. Gettis Allen and Pastor Brenda Hanve...
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Austin Gregory Sprayberry
Funeral services for Austin Gregory Sprayberry, 19, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 11, at Fairfield Baptist Church, Demorest, with the Rev. Keith Allison and Evangelist David Nix...
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Sarah Maxine Ayer Williams
Sarah Maxine Ayer Williams, 88, left this world to spend eternity with her loving Lord on June 7, 2014. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in the chapel of First Baptist Church, ...
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Steven A. Loeffler
Steven A. Loeffler, 44, of Cornelia, died June 3, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., June 10, at Camp Creek Baptist Church, Cornelia. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Betty Joyce Meeler
Graveside services for Betty Joyce Dickson Meeler, 61, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at Lamar Christian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Chambers and the Rev. Terrell S...
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Roy Edward Adams
Graveside services for Roy Edward Adams, 71, of Demorest, will be held at a later date. Mr. Adams died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Southern Regional Medical Center. Born May 9, 1943, he was a son of t...
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Barbara Lowe Pitts
Memorial services for Barbara Wayne Lowe Pitts, 80, of Rex, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Pitts died June 1, 2014. Born Nov. 18, 1933, in Lampasas, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Vict...
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Bryan Trent Wallace
Memorial services for Bryan Trent Wallace, 52, of Demorest will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville with the Rev. Lisa Graves officiating. Mr. Wallace ...
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James Pearson Tyler
James Pearson Tyler, 86, of Alto, died May 29, 2014. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., May 31, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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James Pearson Tyler
James Pearson Tyler, 86, of Alto, died May 29, 2014. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., May 31, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Linda Louise Gravitt Butler
Linda Louise Gravitt Butler, 66, of Cornelia, died May 31, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Frances Maria Morris Elrod Mote
Frances Maria Morris Elrod Mote, 81, of Cornelia, died May 29, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., June 1, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Jacqueline Tammy Morris Barrett
Memorial services for Jacqueline Tammy Morris Barrett, 51, of Cornelia, were held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Pastor Jeryle Roach offici...
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Dillard Wavery Barron
Funeral services for Dillard Wavery Barron, 79, of Clayton, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Beck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Madison McCrackin officiating. Burial followed in Prov...
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James William York
Funeral services for James William York, 89, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Porter, the Rev. Charles Taylor and the Rev...
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Exie Nelms Burrell Loudermilk
Funeral services for Exie Nelms Burrell Loudermilk, 77, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 4, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Billy Burrell and Laura...
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Bryan Trent Wallace
Memorial services for Bryan Trent Wallace, 52, of Demorest, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville with the Rev. Lisa Graves officiating. Mr. Wallace...
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Linda Smith Miller
Funeral services for Linda Jean Smith Miller, 51, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 4, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stowe officiating. Burial will follow the se...
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Barbara Lowe Pitts
Memorial services for Barbara Wayne Lowe Pitts, 80, of Rex, will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, from 6-8 p.m. today, June 4. Mrs...
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Harold Theodore Eide
Memorial services for Harold Theodore Eide, 79, of Demorest, will be held at a later date in Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Eide died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Born April 29, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn., he ...
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George W. McCollum Jr.
George W. McCollum Jr., 66, of Gainesville, died May 27, 2014. Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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V.J. Strickland
Funeral services for V.J. Strickland, 78, of Clarkesville, formerly of Gainesville, were held at 4 p.m. Thursday May 29, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home. Interment followed in the ...
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Harold Eide
Harold T. Eide, 79 of Demorest, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
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Clayton Andrew Martin
A celebration of life for Clayton Andrew Martin, 20, of Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. Interment will follow at Silver Shoals Cemeter...
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Jimmy Barrett
Funeral service, for Jimmy Douglas Barrett Sr., 69, of Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 30, at New Vision Worship Center with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter, the Rev. Mickey Umbehandt, and th...
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Christa Joy Joyce
Funeral services for Christa Joy Joyce, 28, of Clarkesville were held at 3 p.m. May 25 at The Torch Worship Center with Pastor Mike Franklin and Pastor Mike Garroutte officiating. Interment followe...
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Amos King
Funeral services for Amos King, 87, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m. May 27 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Pastor John Graham and Rev. Jerry Luke officiating. Interment followed in Mt....
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Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal
Funeral services for Jeannette Virginia Rudeseal, 80, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. May 27, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Interment followed in Yonah Mem...
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Deborah Marie Brelinsky
A memorial service for Deborah Marie Brelinsky, 57, of Demorest, will be held on her birthday, at 7 p.m May 27 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Deacon Nick Johnson and Rev. Edward Johnson offic...
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Betty Simpson Ledford
Funeral services for Betty Simpson Ledford, 70, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, May 29, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Burrell and Rev. Trent Smith officiating. Inte...
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Charles David Wilkie
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Charles David Wilkie, 50, of Toccoa. Mr. Wilkie died May 24, 2014, after an extended illness, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. A son of ...
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Rubye Colston Batson
Funeral services for Rubye Colston Batson, 86, of Demorest, will be held at 3 p.m. today, May 23, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris York officiating. Burial will follow in the church c...
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Frank ‘Sonny’ Cruz
Funeral services for Frank “Sonny” Cruz, 72, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, May 23, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Father José Luis Hernández-Ayala offic...
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Dr. Kenneth Michael Cleveland
A memorial service for Dr. Kenneth Michael Cleveland, 72, of Toccoa, with family and friends was held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 16, at First Baptist Church of Toccoa with the Rev. David Ritcey and the ...
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