October 25, 2014
Obituaries

Debra Ann Gable
Debra Ann Gable, 51, of Carnesville, died Feb. 16, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Feb. 19, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Howard Albert Beaver
Howard Albert Beaver, 90, of Clarkesville, formerly of Joplin, Mo., died Feb. 16, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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John Richard Moore
John Richard Moore, 54, of Oakwood, died Feb. 12, 2014. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 15, at Belton Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Joyce Norris Cathey
Funeral services for Joyce Norris Cathey, 77, of Bear Creek, N.C., were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Antioch Church of God, Fayetteville, N.C., with Pastor Stephen G. Johnson and the Rev. Rob...
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Robert Allen Goodson
Funeral services for Robert Allen Goodson, 89, of Alto, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, at Mt. Sinai Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Tony Royston, the Rev. Wayne Hicks and the...
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Ronnie Purdy
Funeral services for Ronnie Purdy, 57, of Demorest, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, from Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Austin Kelley officiating. Burial will follow the service in C...
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John Neal Cornell
Funeral services for John Neal Cornell, 81, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Russ Barker officiating. B...
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John Richard Moore
John Richard Moore, 54, of Oakwood, died Feb. 12, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Debra Sharon ‘Sherry’ Williams
Debra Sharon “Sherry” Williams, 57, of Byrdstown, Tenn., died Feb. 8, 2014. Services will be conducted at a later date. Speck Funeral Home Inc., Livingston, Tenn.
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Betty Weatherford Braswell
A graveside service for Betty Weatherford Braswell, 86, was held Saturday, Feb. 1, at Collins First Baptist Church Cemetery in Collins, with the Rev. Dr. Mary Leonard officiating. Mrs. Braswell die...
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Tessie ‘Faye’ Coleman Waters
Faye Coleman Waters, 81, of the Persimmon Community, Rabun County, died Feb. 7, 2014. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Clayton Church of God.
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Gloria Anderson James
Ms. Gloria Anderson James died Feb. 3, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 8, at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Cornelia. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge o...
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Jane Robinson
Graveside services for Patricia Jane Simmons Robinson, 68, of Toccoa, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest, with the Rev. Janice Sudderth officiating. The follow...
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Beverly Black Coffer
Funeral services for Beverly Black Coffer, 80, of Fleming, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Pallbearers were Pat...
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Abraham Bernard Duncan III
Due to the inclement weather, memorial services for Abraham Bernard Duncan III, 69, of Clarkesville, originally scheduled for Feb. 11, have been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at Whitfie...
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Lila Mae Chambers Duckett
Funeral services for Lila Mae Chambers Duckett, 97, of Banks County, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiating. Burial will follow ...
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John Gilstrap
No services are planned for John Lewis Gilstrap, 76, of Toccoa. Mr. Gilstrap died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Habersham Home West, Demorest. A son of the late John Wiley and Sibbie Ellenburg Gilstrap,...
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Robert (Bob) Howard
Robert (Bob) Howard, 86, of Cleveland, died Feb. 4, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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Julie Ann Patton Smith
Julie Ann Patton Smith, 76, of Cleveland, died Feb. 4, 2014. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Charlie O’Mary
Charlie O’Mary of Vernon, Ala., died Feb. 3, 2014. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Big Creek Cemetery. Sunset Funeral Home, Northport, Ala.
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Abraham Bernard Duncan III
Memorial services for Abraham Bernard Duncan III, 69, Clarkesville, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Brandon Woods officia...
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Mary Lou Myers
Mary Lou Myers, 89, of Cleveland, died Feb. 1, 2014. A private graveside service was held. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Virginia Ernestine Stephens Dorsey
Virginia Ernestine Stephens Dorsey, 87, of Alto, died Feb. 4, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Feb. 6, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Chrichelle ‘Shelly’ Holcomb
Funeral services for Chrichelle “Shelly” Holcomb, 32, of Homer, formerly of Rabun County, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the new chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Stutsman...
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Annelle Bruner
Funeral services for Mrs. Annelle Bruner, 98, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to many, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1, at Parnick Jennings Sr...
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Jack Daniel ‘Danny’ Masters Jr.
Funeral services for Jack Daniel “Danny” Masters Jr., 44, of Alto, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Cornelia Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Terry Benfield and the Rev. Clarence ...
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Rev. Garry Garrison
A celebration of life service for the Rev. Garry Garrison, 59, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Level Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Brian James and the Rev. Jody Garrison officiat...
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Douglas Joseph Benson
Funeral service for Douglas Joseph Benson, 82, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial followed in Hillside Gardens with military honors provided by the G...
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Joanne Marguerite Smith
Memorial services for Joanne Marguerite Smith, 80, of Demorest, will be held at noon Friday, Feb. 7, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Clarkesville. Inurnment will follow in VFW Memorial Park. Mrs. Smit...
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Patrick Henry Hallford
Pat Hallford was born in the rural South and lived a full and successful 94 years. He graduated from high school at 16 years of age and had his college degree by age 19 from Piedmont College, a sma...
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Julian Lee Garrett
Memorial services for Julian Lee Garrett, 72, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the ser...
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Thomas Jarrell Bowman
Funeral services for Thomas Jarrell Bowman, 81, of Clarkesville, will be held at Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens in Clarkesville, at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 31, with the Rev. Tommy Stowe officiatin...
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Joseph ‘Joe’ William Lipsitz
Graveside services for Joseph “Joe” William Lipsitz, 93, husband of Lucille Bass Lipsitz, of Beaufort, S.C., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, in Beth Israel Cemetery with Masonic rites. Mr. L...
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Betty Jean Weatherford Braswell
Funeral services for Betty Jean Weatherford Braswell, 86, of Sautee Nacoochee, will be held graveside at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Collins First Baptist Church Cemetery in Tattnall, with the Rev....
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Pat Hallford
Pat Hallford was born in the rural South and lived a full and successful 94 years. He graduated from high school at 16 years of age and had his college degree by age 19 from Piedmont College, a sma...
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Stella Smith
Stella Smith, 71, of Dillard, died Jan. 26, 2014. Private family services will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Billy Gene Bowen
Billy Gene Bowen, 58, of Gillsville, died Jan. 22, 2014. A private family service will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Barbara Albee Martin
Graveside services for Barbara Albee Martin, 72, of Cornelia, were held at noon Saturday, Jan. 18, at Woodvine Cemetery in Jefferson. Mrs. Martin died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Born Dec. 8, 1941, in ...
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Dr. Leigh Strozier
Dr. Leigh Strozier, 76, of Demorest and Arcadia, Fla., died Jan. 14, 2014, at Peace River Medical Center in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eunice Strozier...
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Betty H. Hendrix
Funeral services for Betty H. Hendrix, 85, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Blaine Walker and Josh Hendrix officiat...
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