May 26, 2015
Obituaries

Martin Wilbanks
Funeral services for Martin Estees Wilbanks, 97, of Toccoa, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Talmadge Chandler and the...
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Lorraine Frye Shirley
Graveside services for Lorraine Frye Shirley, 86, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Frye Family Cemetery in Turnerville with the Rev. Austin Ivester officiating. The...
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Donald Lee Southerland
Memorial services for Donald Lee Southerland, 78, of Kennesaw, will be held at a later date. Mr. Southerland died Feb. 8, 2015. He was born in Habersham County. Mr. Southerland served four years in...
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Egg whites key to making meringue delights
I know I’ve already given y’all a Valentine’s Day recipe; however, this one is just too good to pass up and wait for another time. It’s really an anytime recipe, but it just seemed to fit so perfec...
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Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Clarence Blackwelder Irwin Jr.
Graveside services for Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Clarence Blackwelder Irwin Jr., 95, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 11, at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Tucker, with Dr. Phil DeMore of...
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Carol Edward Justice
Carol Edward Justice, 68, of Toccoa, died Feb. 4, 2015. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Henry H. Clark
Henry H. Clark, 74, of Mt. Airy, died Feb. 8, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funer...
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Susie Thompson Poole
Funeral services for Susie Thompson Poole, 82, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Brian James officiating. Burial follo...
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William Carlous Junior Chastain
A graveside service for William Carlous Junior Chastain, 61, of Clarkesville, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Boyd’s Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Bryson officiating. Mr. Chastain die...
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Irene Lovell Blalock
Funeral services for Irene Lovell Blalock, 92, of Tiger, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Tiger Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Hunnicutt and the Rev. Johnny Wright officiating. Burial follo...
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Nettie Sellers
Funeral services for Nettie Sellers Higdon, 94, of Davenport, Florida, are scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Feb. 6, at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale, Florida. She died Feb. 3, 2015, due to natur...
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Col. Cecil E. Moore
Memorial services for Col. Cecil E. Moore, 94, will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. Visitation is scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m., with services beginning shortly thereafter at Hillside Memorial Chapel in...
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William Lewis Oliver Jr.
William Lewis Oliver Jr., 84, of Clarkesville, died Feb. 4, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 6, at Cairo United Methodist Church Social Hall, Cairo. A second memorial se...
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Vicki A. Gunter
Funeral services for Vicki A. Gunter, 61, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lawrenceville, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Prospect United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville. She died Tuesday, Feb...
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Hoyt Neely
Funeral services for Hoyt Neely, 90, of Cornelia, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens. Mr. Neely died S...
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Curtis Odell Savage
Funeral services for Curtis Odell Savage, 81, of Westminster, South Carolina, formerly of Cornelia, were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home, Cleveland, wit...
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Jimmy Sebastian Tackett
Funeral services for Jimmy Sebastian Tackett, 19, of Alto, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 4, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Parker, the Rev. Michael ...
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Martha Lynn Brinson
Graveside services for Martha Lynn Brinson, 84, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro. Mrs. Brinson went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness, Thursday...
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Kathleen Mathis Bellamy
Funeral services for Kathleen Mathis Bellamy, 88, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Baldwin Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Thomas, the Rev. Mike Campbell and David Sanders off...
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E. Terry Holloway
A memorial service for E. Terry Holloway, 72, of Clarkesville, will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Clarkesville, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. A reception will be held immediately following t...
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Haikham Sisavath
Haikham Sisavath, 51, of Cornelia, died Jan. 29, 2015. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Davis Burrell
Graveside services for Davis Burrell, 73, of Atlanta, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Greenwood Cemetery, Barnesville. Mr. Burrell died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at his home. He was born ...
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Sandra G. Jarrett
Funeral services for Sandra G. Jarrett, 64, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home, Edina Chapel. Burial will follow in Lakewood Cemete...
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Dorothy Helen Blair-Jeffers
Dorothy Helen Blair-Jeffers, 59, of Baldwin, died Jan. 25, 2015. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, at the fellowship hall of Central Heights Baptist Church.
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John ‘Smiley’ Marvin Evans
OTTO, N.C. – John “Smiley” Marvin Evans, 88, of Otto, North Carolina, died Jan. 23, 2015. Memorial services are scheduled for noon Jan. 31, at Coweeta Baptist Church. Bryant Grant Funeral Home, Fra...
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Officers, deputies making difference in children’s lives
Our community has gotten better and more unified in just a few months, thanks to the unselfish efforts of local law enforcement personnel. While focusing on Habersham County’s young people, several...
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Rev. Amos Jasper ‘A.J.’ Skelton
Rev. Amos Jasper “A.J.” Skelton, 97, of Clarkesville, died Jan. 23, 2015. Funeral services were held, 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Laura Gober
Laura Gober, 90, of Gainesville, died Jan. 20, 2015. Funeral services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mt. Airy. Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville.
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Robin Iona Alexander Porterfield
Graveside services for Robin Iona Alexander Porterfield, 51, of Martin, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Clarkesville, with Ricky Alexander conducting the ...
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Peggy L. Watson
Funeral services for Peggy L. Watson, 80, of Demorest, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. Tom Mewborn, the Rev. Barry Barron, and Dr...
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Thomas Alan Denny
Funeral services for Thomas Alan Denny, 47, of Clermont, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel with the Rev. John Garrett officiating. Burial will foll...
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Sheryl Ledford
Sheryl Ledford, 86, of Lula, died Jan. 25, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 29, Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Willie Mae Ward McCommon
Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, of Gillsville, died Jan. 27, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Helen Ellamae Ledford Lewis
Funeral services for Helen Ellamae Ledford Lewis, 83, of Turnerville, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Austin Ivester and the Rev. Tommy Childress o...
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Serve burger bites for Super Bowl party
Big Super Bowl parties seem to be the going thing now. If K.C. is feeling up to it, we’ll go to Sunday night church services. There have been so many times he’s not able to go, we sure don’t want t...
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Lois Helsel Cox
Memorial services for Lois Helsel Cox, 77, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The service will include a time for those who would like to sha...
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Letters to the editor
Get facts on Social Security funds To the editor: Once again the Republicans want to destroy Social Security and want to scare Americans by saying Social Security is going to be bankrupt soon. Pres...
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AP Honor Roll source of pride
Habersham Countians have something to be proud of. The Habersham County School System recently was named to the AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Roll – and it was one of only 18 school systems in Geor...
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Gloria Jo Garrison Brabson
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Gloria Jo Brabson, 90, of Hollywood. Mrs. Brabson died Dec. 21, 2014. Born Aug. 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dr. W.H. Garri...
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William Franklin Fitzpatrick
No formal services are planned at this time for William Franklin Fitzpatrick, 70, of Cornelia. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 14, 1944, in I...
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