July 29, 2015
Obituaries

Duane Edward Rice
Funeral services for Duane Edward Rice, 46, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris York and the Rev. Mike Irvin officiating. Burial follow...
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Donald Shirley
Funeral services for Donald Shirley, 74, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Rev. Alvin Burns and the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiatin...
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Tracy Mathews
Funeral services for Tracy Mathews, 48, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Toccoa, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Toccoa First United Methodist Church with Dr. John Brown officiating. Burial followe...
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Frances Segars Hemphill
Funeral services for Frances Segars Hemphill, 86, of Toccoa, formerly of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Butler, the...
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Mary Jo Sawyer Hall
Funeral services for Mary Jo Sawyer Hall, 69, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Hall Sr. and the Rev. Wayne Fowler offi...
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Douglas Erwin Skelton
Funeral services for Douglas Erwin Skelton, 60, of Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Don Samples and Melvin Stephens officiating. Burial follo...
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Dorothy Woodall Webb
Graveside services for Dorothy Woodall Webb, 90, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, July 29, at Level Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Mrs. Webb died Monday, July 27,...
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Robert ‘Bob’ Matthews Alden Sr.
A remembrance celebration for Robert “Bob” Matthews Alden Sr., 90, of Helen, at Unicoi State Park is being planned. Mr. Alden died peacefully on July 23, 2015.   A graduate of Cornelia High School ...
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Abbie Inez English Williams
Memorial services for Abbie Inez English Williams, 87, of Washington, and formerly of Cornelia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Whitfield North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Jay H...
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Kathy Diane Kelly Huey
Kathy Diane Kelly Huey, 59, of Alto, died July 18, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. July 26, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Mark Isaac Cathey
Funeral services for Mark Isaac Cathey, 53, of Martin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 22, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. Burial will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemeter...
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Wanda Mearl Sisum
Graveside services for Wanda Mearl Sisum, 49, of Cleveland, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Taylor officiating. Ms. Sisum died ...
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Kathy Diane Kelly Huey
Kathy Diane Kelly Huey, 59, of Alto, died Saturday, July 18, 2015. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday, July 20. Born Nov. 2, 1955, in Pensacola, Florida, she was a daughter of G...
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Charles Cane
Funeral services for Charles Cane, 54, of Mt. Airy, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Butch Franklin and the Rev. Tony Goss offic...
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John Lanier Darnell
Funeral services for John Lanier Darnell, 91, of Clarkesville, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Whitfield North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. Kennedy Smartt officiating. Burial will be held...
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Desma Dyer Fry
Desma Dyer Fry, 102, of Demorest, died June 28, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1912, in Choestoe, Mrs. Fry was a graduate of Piedmont College and the University of Georgia, with a master’s degree in education...
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Tony James Vandiver
Tony James Vandiver, 63, of Clarkesville, died July 16, 2015. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. July 19, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Margaret Dawkins
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 17, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. Furman Lewis of...
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Edwin Thom Mayes
Edwin Thom Mayes, 83, of Clarkesville, died July 10, 2015. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. July 14 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville. Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Cla...
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Bonnie Mae Littleton Dodgins
Bonnie Mae Littleton Dodgins, 87, of Demorest, died July 11, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. July 13 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Lois Ferguson
A memorial service for Lois Kaulbach Ferguson of Charlotte, North Carolina, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Cove in Brookdale East Retirement Center. Mrs. Ferguson passed away peacefu...
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Lewis McDonald
Funeral services for Lewis McDonald, 76, of Alto, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Carpenter and the Rev. Doug Saxton officiating. Bu...
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Carlton W. Blackburn
Funeral services for Carlton W. Blackburn, 89, of Cornelia, were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at First Baptist Church, Cornelia, with Dr. Eric Spivey and the Rev. David Turner officiating. Buri...
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Ira Clair Williams Crouch
Funeral services for Ira Clair Williams Crouch, 83, of Turnerville, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel with the Rev. Mike Franklin and the Rev. James Fra...
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Thelma Ree Corn Shook
Thelma Ree Corn Shook, 68, of Demorest, died July 7, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, July 10, at Good News Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Dorene Barrett
Funeral services for Dorene Barrett, 79, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, July 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North chapel, with the Rev. Terry Benfield and the Rev. Clarence Reynolds o...
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Edwin ‘Spur’ Wiley
Funeral services for Edwin “Spur” Wiley, 66, of Alto, were held at noon Tuesday, July 7, at Yonah Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Fred Enlow officiating. Burial followed in Clemons Cha...
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James Hughes
Funeral services for James Hughes, 82, of Dalton, are scheduled for today, July 8, at First United Methodist Church of Dalton. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. and the service will be at 3 p.m. with Dr...
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Edwin ‘Boze’ Kraft
Funeral services for Edwin “Boze” Kraft, 41, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, with Pastor Duane Harper officiating. Mr. Kraft ...
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Thelma Rea Corn Shook
Thelma Rea Corn Shook, 68, of Demorest, died July 7, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.
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John H. Myers Sr.
John H. Myers Sr., 93, of Alto, died July 7, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. July 9, at Alto Congregational Holiness Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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David Jonathon Whitaker
David Jonathon Whitaker, 43, of Mt. Airy, died July 3, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 8, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Evelyn Ryals Barron
Funeral services for Evelyn Ryals Barron, 97, of Demorest, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Dr. Tom Mewborn officiating. Burial will follow in ...
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Doris Baird Clark
Funeral services for Doris Baird Clark, 84 of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 3, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with Dr. Jay Hughes and the Rev. Steve Doran officiating. Burial ...
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Raymond Holbrooks
Funeral services for Raymond Holbrooks, 81, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Franklin and the Rev. Tim Hous...
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Myrtle Massey Crenshaw
Funeral services for Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, 93, of Cornelia, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Larry Free officiating. Burial fo...
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Carole Anderson Caldwell
Funeral services for Carole Anderson Caldwell, 72, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville with Pastor Mike Franklin and Dr. Craig Ward off...
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Heidi McGrew
Heidi McGrew, 69, of Helen, died June 27, 2015. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Barry ‘Buffalo’ Whitfield
Barry “Buffalo” Whitfield, 50, of Alto, died June 25, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 28 at Rock Springs Baptist Church, Lula. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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