September 02, 2015
Obituaries

Charles ‘Bear’ Mayfield
Funeral services for Charles ‘Bear’ Mayfield, 65, of Demorest, will be held at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 29, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Brion K. Williams officia...
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Rev. Charles W. Webb
Funeral services for the Rev. Charles W. Webb, 82, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Stonepile Baptist Church with the Rev. Connie Berry and the Rev. Donald Grizzle offi...
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Joe E. White
Funeral services for Joe E. White, 82, of Baldwin, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with David Terrell and the Rev. Tim House officiati...
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William “Bill” Garrison Murphy
A memorial service for William “Bill” Garrison Murphy, 70, of Columbia, S.C., will be held at a later date. Mr. Murphy died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Born March 25, 1941, in Honea Path, S.C., he was...
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Marie L. Welborn
Marie L. Welborn, 76, of Cornelia died Jan. 20, 2012. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at the Food Factory in Cornelia. Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
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Rita White
Rita White, 81, of Cornelia, died Feb. 21, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Emery John Henry Tyler
Funeral services for Emery John Henry Tyler, 78, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Denver Kimbrell, th...
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Ronald Roy Harding
Memorial Services for Ronald Roy Harding, 83, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Tommy Stowe and Dr. Bill Cashion off...
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Jacob Goode
Graveside services for Jacob Goode, infant son of Dakota M. and Orlando Goode of Mt. Airy, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 24, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Stacy Penland ...
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Lucile Green McCrackin
Funeral services for Lucile Green McCrackin, 79, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel Temple Congreg...
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Burice Bowden Waters
Funeral services for Burice Bowden Waters, 92, of Clarkesville were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Hillside Chapel, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Furman Lewis and the Rev. Tommy Stowe officiating...
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Huel Arthur Sanders
Funeral services for Huel Arthur Sanders, 86, of Clarkesville were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Tony Kemp officiating. Burial followed t...
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Raymond Edgar McAllister
Funeral services for Raymond Edgar McAllister, 75, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 22, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire off...
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Maria Gonzalez
A memorial mass for Maria Gonzalez, 77, of Cleveland, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Clarksville. Mrs. Gonzalez died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at her residence. B...
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Mollie Wilbanks Butcher
Memorial services for Mollie Wilbanks Butcher, 43, of Clarkesville, were held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Bethesda Fellowship Church with the Rev. John Graham and the Rev. Mickey Umbehant officia...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Ryan Haynes
Memorial services for William Ryan Haynes, 34, of Atlanta, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the ...
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John Thomas Ainsworth
Funeral services for John Thomas Ainsworth, 71, of Clarkesville, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Riva Trace Baptist Church, Davidsonville, Md., with burial in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davi...
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Edward Maznicki
Edward Maznicki, a veteran of World War II who served with the 380th Bomb Group in the Pacific Theatre, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his brother’s home in Mt. Airy, after a brief, but severe ill...
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Terry Lee Ballew
Terry Lee Ballew, 52, of Alto, died Feb. 10, 2012. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rosie Gosnell Hubbard
Rosie Gosnell Hubbard, 80, of Demorest, died Feb. 11, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 14, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Charles Edward Moore
Funeral services for Charles Edward Moore, 69, of Mt. Airy, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Roy Bainey and the Rev. Stanley Robe...
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Michael James Martin
Funeral services for Michael James Martin, 59, of Cornelia, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Devereaux officiating. Burial will be at Pen...
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Mark Gregory Benfield
Funeral services for Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, of Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Joy Baptist Church with Chris Webb, Tony Goss, Johnathan Fitzpatrick and Johnny Jett officia...
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Willene Mote Nix
Willene Mote Nix, 87, of Cornelia, died Feb. 7, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barbara Lee Martin 
Barbara Lee Martin, 78, of Gainesville, died Feb. 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Whitefield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Melissa Hubbard Gosnell Rodriguez
Melissa Hubbard Gosnell Rodriguez, 35, of Alto, died Feb. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 10, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Brenda Kay Ballew 
Funeral services for Brenda Kay Ballew, 62, of Cornelia, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Wayne Fowler and the Rev. Tony Goss o...
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Ralph E. Kesler 
Funeral services for Ralph E. Kesler, 73, of Homer, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Roy G. Rogers and the Rev. Chad Payne o...
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Lester L. Miller Sr. 
Funeral services for Lester L. Miller Sr., 65, of Alto, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Doyal Conley officiating. Mr. Mil...
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Michael S. ‘Rodeo’ Canup
Memorial services for Michael S. “Rodeo” Canup, 59, of Lula, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with full firefighter honors. Jerry Palmer and Billy Joe Jenkins offic...
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Charles Wayne Hughes
Funeral services for Charles Wayne Hughes, 74, of Demorest, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Connie Berry and the Re...
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Eunell McDougald Tench
Eunell McDougald Tench, 77, of Cornelia, died Feb. 4, 2012. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Feb. 6, at New Bridge Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Vivian Virginia Matthews Tatum
Graveside services for Vivian Virginia Matthews Tatum, 94, of Walhalla, S.C., formerly of Rabun Gap and Cornelia, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Wesley Presbyterian Cemetery at Rabun Gap-Na...
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William Douglas ‘Doug’ Barnett
Funeral services for William Douglas “Doug” Barnett, 88, of Demorest, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Whitfield Funeral Home North Chapel – Demorest, with Dr. Tom Mewborn officiating. Buria...
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Linda Kay Chaffin
Funeral services for Linda Kay Chaffin, 54, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Hattaway, the Rev. Terry Benf...
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John ‘Johnny’ Ralph Barrett
Funeral services for John “Johnny” Ralph Barrett, 70, of Lula, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at the chapel of Little-Ward Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Cole and the Rev. Larry Dyer officia...
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Carol W. Elrod
Funeral services for Carol W. Elrod, 64, of Mt. Airy, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Dr. Bill Barrs and Dr. Kenneth Franklin officiating...
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Paul C. Ivie
Graveside services for Paul C. Ivie, 77, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Leon Miller officiating. Mr. Ivie died Friday, Feb....
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Martha Frances Elkins Cobb
Graveside services for Martha Frances Elkins Cobb, 88, of Cornelia, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 8, at Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Billy Burrell and the Rev. Larry Free officiatin...
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Carl Leslie Sawyer
A memorial service for Carl Leslie Sawyer, 93, of Clarkesville, will be held at Hollywood Baptist Church near the end of April. Mr. Sawyer died Feb. 1, 2012. He was a body donor to the Emory Univer...
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