September 04, 2015
Obituaries

Delmer Rogers Sr.
Funeral services for Delmer Rogers Sr., 83, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Level Grove Baptist Church with David Nicholson, the Rev. Terry Rice and the Rev. Brian Jame...
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Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes
Funeral services for Phyllis Beatrice Brook Backes, 97, of Clarkesville were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Burrell and Hector Orsini officiating....
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Cameron Jonah Jackson
Cameron Jonah Jackson, 10, of Apex, N.C., died Nov. 9, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Nov 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nezzie Free Strange
Funeral services for Nezzie Free Strange, 81, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Austin Kelley and the Rev. J.R...
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Delmer Rogers Sr.
Delmer Rogers Sr., 83, of Cornelia, died Nov. 10, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Dr. Berton Schaeffer Sr.
Funeral services for Dr. Berton Timothy Schaeffer Sr., 75, of Baldwin, were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindqui...
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Lillian Smith Bradshaw
A memorial service for Lillian Smith Bradshaw, 93, of Demorest, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Tommy Stowe officiating. Mrs. Brad...
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Willie Cecil Collins
Willie Cecil Collins, 84, of Alto, died Nov. 3, 2011. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 5, Alley’s Chapel Cemetery, Clarkesville. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Nov 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Karle Fredrick Maxwell
Funeral services for Karle Fredrick Maxwell, 51, of Mt. Airy, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Buria...
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Rev. Frank F. Ledford
Funeral services for the Rev. Frank F. Ledford, 87, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Murphy, N.C., were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, N.C., with Dr. Robert Dri...
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Ruth Gerrin Jones 
Funeral services for Ruth Gerrin Jones, 94, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Johnny Stone, the Rev. J.R. Elrod and the ...
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Bessie Lou Pilgrim Gerrells
Funeral services for Bessie Lou Pilgrim Gerrells, 88, of Cleveland, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Macedonia United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lester Haynes and the Rev. Garvis...
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Ellen Garrison Alexander
Funeral services for Ellen Garrison Alexander, 82, of Baldwin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Nov. 9, at Homer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alex Stephens, the Rev. Billy Ford, the Rev. Rebeka...
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David Leon Maye
David Leon Maye, 47, of Martin, died Nov. 2, 2011. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 5, at Christ Fellowship Church, Toccoa. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Robert Ricketson
Funeral services for Charles Robert Ricketson, 95, World War II veteran, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Nov. 4, at Level Grove Baptist Church in Cornelia. Mr. Ricketson died Oct. 31, 2011, in Rome...
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Hazel Wood Hooper
Funeral services for Hazel Wood Hooper, 93, of the Batesville Community, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Nov. 4, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire and Dr. Don Drawdy offic...
Nov 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bobby Ray 
Bobby Ray, 63, of Commerce, died Oct. 29, 2011. Memorial services are scheduled for 7 p.m., Nov. 3, at Harmony Christian Church, Commerce. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Nov 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ann Gibson Wofford
Graveside services for Ann Gibson Wofford, 75, of Hiawassee, formerly of Demorest and Gainesville, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest, with the Rev. David Te...
Nov 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joyce Manley Sosebee
Joyce Manley Sosebee, 62, of Clarkesville, died Oct. 30, 2011. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Nov. 1, at Habersham Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Watt Brady
Funeral services for Watt Brady, 86, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Roy Rogers officiating. Burial followed in Yonah...
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Coleman Allen 
Funeral services for Coleman Allen, 77, of Clarkesville are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Nov. 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Donnie Balenger, the Rev. Johnny Bra...
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Ada Mae Glaze Watkins 
Funeral services for Ada Mae Glaze Watkins, 79, of Cornelia, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Zion Interdenominational Church with Rev. Gary Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in...
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Loy Franklin Johnson
Loy Franklin Johnson, a Habersham county native who served in World War II and saw the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, has died at the age of 89 from a stroke, according to his son, Th...
Nov 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alvin Francis Simons
Memorial services for Alvin Francis Simons, 93, of Murphy, N.C., formerly of Turnerville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville, with the Rev. Lis...
Oct 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Sue Merck Allison
A private funeral service will be held for Mary Sue Merck Allison, 85, of Cornelia. Mrs. Allison died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Born Jan. 16, 1926, in Hall County, she was the daughter of the late ...
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Alvin Simons
Alvin Simons, 93, of Murphy, N.C., died Oct. 24, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monk Ngonh ‘Venthong Hongsavady’ 
Monk Ngonh “Venthong Hongsavady,” 61, of Alto, died Oct. 19, 2011. Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m., Nov. 19, Wat Lao Buddha Sattha Temple, Baldwin. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Bal...
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lillie Glover Land 
Lillie Glover Land, 85, of Cornelia, and formerly of Columbus, Miss., died Oct. 20, 2011. Memorial services will be at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katherine H. Cooper
Funeral services for Katherine Hawthorne Cooper, 82, of Gainesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Oct. 26 at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest with the Rev. Michael Kirby officiating...
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Hansel Ezzard II
Funeral services for Henry Hansel Ezzard II of Tiger were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Beck Funeral Home with the Rev. James Cantrell officiating. Burial followed the services in Tiger Cemete...
Oct 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jimmy Risdon Daughtry
Jimmy Risdon Daughtry, 68, of Clarkesville, died Oct. 7, 2011. A private family service was to be scheduled. Dahlonega Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pearl Gibson Farmer 
Funeral services for Pearl Gibson Farmer, 78, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Oct. 21, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, with the Rev. Danny Jarrard and the Rev. Michael...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dorothy Stedham Gresham
Memorial services for Dorothy Stedham Gresham, 81, of Buford, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, at Duluth First United Methodist Church with the Rev. C. Kay Fuino officiating. Mrs. Gresh...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernard ‘B.J.’ Trimiar Jr.
Funeral services for Bernard “B.J.” Trimiar Jr., 30, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Level G...
Oct 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rev. Charles Blane Helton
The Rev. Charles Blane Helton, 55, of Cleveland, died Oct. 7, 2011. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Oct. 20, at Union Grove Tabernacle. Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Oct 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Wayne Parker
John Wayne Parker, 65, of Alto, died peacefully at home Oct. 15, 2011. At his request, there will be no service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Leona Parker, and his brother, R...
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Mayor Margaret Parr Ballard
A memorial reception for Cornelia Mayor Margaret Parr Ballard, 64, of Cornelia, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Cornelia Community House, 601 Wyly St. A graveside service will foll...
Oct 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles E. “Chad” Moser Jr.
Charles E. “Chad” Moser Jr., 76, of Jasper, died Oct. 5, 2011. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary ‘Jurelle’ Meeks Smelley
Mary “Jurelle” Meeks Smelley, 94, of Lula, died Oct. 7, 2011. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Oct. 9, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Lula. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Long Vongsydanone
Funeral services for Long Vongsydanone, 54, of Cornelia, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with monks from the Wat Lao Buddhist Temple and t...
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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