September 16, 2014
Obituaries

Betty Lynn McCollum
Betty Lynn McCollum, 66, of Gainesville, died Jan. 12, 2014. No formal services are planned at this time. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Chico Rudy Ledford
Chico Rudy Ledford, 58, of Cleveland, died Jan. 9, 2014. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 13, in the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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Elizabeth Funk
Funeral services for Elizabeth Funk, 94, were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at New Liberty Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, S.C. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Miss Funk died Tuesday,...
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Godfrey M. Funk
Funeral services for Godfrey M. Funk, 87, of Clermont, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Concord Baptist Church, with burial following at Concord Church cemetery. Mr. Funk died Wednesday, Jan...
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Homer W. Holcomb
Funeral services for Homer W. Holcomb, 80, of Mt. Airy, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Burrell officiating. Burial followed in the church ...
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Ethel Grant Payne
Funeral services for Ethel Grant Payne, 87, of Winder, and formerly of Lilburn, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Don Grant offi...
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Alma Harrison Browning
Funeral services for Alma Harrison Browning, also known as “Mrs. Woody,” 90, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. Tom Mewbo...
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Ruth Snyder Bramlett
Graveside services for Ruth Snyder Bramlett, 88, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest, with James T. Bramlett Jr. officiating. Mrs. Bramlett die...
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John M. Huggins
Funeral services for John M. Huggins, 71, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 15, at Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Dotson and Steve Huggins...
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Kerwin ‘Lawson’ Herrin
Funeral services for Kerwin “Lawson” Herrin, 32, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Jan. 15, at Stonepile Baptist Church, Clarkesville, with the Rev. Connie Berry officiating. All fa...
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Milda K. Kranats
A memorial service for Milda K. Kranats, 94, of Polson, Mont., formerly of Demorest, will be held at a later date for her Georgia family and friends. An announcement will be made when arrangements ...
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Patty Olivia Bennett
No formal services are planned at this time for Patty Olivia Bennett, 57, of Demorest. Ms. Bennett died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born May 7, 1956, she was the daughter of...
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Beatrice Lena Roberts Mangum Brookshire
Funeral services for Beatrice Lena Roberts Mangum Brookshire, 88, of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Grady Walden officiating. Burial ...
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Ethel Davis Meaders
Funeral services for Ethel Davis Meaders, 76, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 10, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Purcell and the Rev. Gerald Adamson officiatin...
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James ‘Jim’ Giesler
A memorial service for James “Jim” Giesler, 57, of LaGrange, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Baptist Church on the Square, with Dr. Jody Alderman, Dr. Paul Baxter, the Rev. Wiley...
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Kayrn Kay Wilson Bates
A memorial service for Kayrn Kay Wilson Bates, 57, of Demorest, will be held at a later date. Mrs. Bates died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born Aug. 20, 1956, in Alma, Mich., ...
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Gary Howe
Gary Howe, 58, of Demorest, died Jan. 3, 2014. A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. today, Jan. 8, at Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland. Visitation begins at 4 p.m.
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Steven Ray Fattig Sr.
Steven Ray Fattig Sr., 60, of Gillsville, died Jan. 4, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Jan. 9, at Silver Shoals Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Ruth Elizabeth Blacker Thompson
Memorial services for Ruth Elizabeth Blacker Thompson, 87, of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at St. Mark Catholic Church, with Father Jose Luis Hernandez-Ayala officiating. A p...
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Earl Gilstrap
Funeral services for Earl Gilstrap, 89, of Cumming, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 8, at the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Travis Bridgeman, the Rev. Dennis Bottoms and...
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Albert Wesley Gary
Funeral services for Albert Wesley Gary, 82, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Jan. 8, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire and the Rev. Russ Barker officiating. B...
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Deborah ‘Debbie’ O’Quinn
Funeral services for Deborah “Debbie” Faith O’Quinn, 62, of Cleveland, are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Lovell officiating. ...
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Henry Luther Stonecypher
A Celebration of Life service for Henry Luther Stonecypher, 85, of Clarkesville, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Hills Crossing Baptist Church Activities Center with the Rev. Walter S...
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Ven Somphone Symongkhonh
Ven Somphone Symongkhonh, 55, of Baldwin, died Dec. 27, 2013. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Feb. 1, at Wat Lao Temple with The Monks officiating. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, ...
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Vera B. Steele
Vera B. Steele, 90, of Baldwin, died Dec. 29, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 31, 2013, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Thomas Gordon Nester
Thomas Gordon Nester, 82, of Cornelia, formerly of Hampton, Va., died Dec. 30, 2013. No formal services will be held. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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George Campbell
George Herman Campbell, 70, of Baldwin, died Dec. 28, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 1, at the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.
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Cora Puckett Thompson Whiteside
Funeral services for Cora Puckett Thompson Whiteside, 88, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter and P...
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William L. ‘Wick’ Dillashaw Jr.
Funeral services for William L. “Wick” Dillashaw Jr., 85, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Tom Mewborn and M...
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Diane Fair
Funeral services for Diane Fair, 58, of Cornelia, were held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlonega, with the Rev. Ronald Hooper and the Rev. Rick Casper officiating...
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Vernon ‘Zeke’ Masters
Funeral services for Vernon “Zeke” Masters, 85, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Bobby Griffin officiating. Burial fol...
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J.D. Durham
Funeral services for J.D. Durham, 77, of Mt. Airy, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Jan. 3, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Michael Justus, Kent Durham, the Rev. Ti...
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Charles ‘Gene’ Jenkins
Funeral services for Charles “Gene” Jenkins, 85, of Buford, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McCullough officiating. The family...
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Gary Edward Gunter
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, of Lula, died Dec. 24, 2013. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Dec. 28, at Westview Cemetery, Lula. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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John Wesley ‘Johnny’ Lockman
John Wesley “Johnny” Lockman, 58, of Mt. Airy, died Dec. 28, 2013. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Dec. 30, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Gladys Ward Holland
Gladys Ward Holland, 79, of Cornelia, died Dec. 25, 2013. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Dec. 28, at Stephens Memorial Gardens.
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Charles ‘Chuck’ W. Ramsaur
A memorial service for Charles “Chuck” W. Ramsaur will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville. A reception will follow the service.
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Kathleen Williams Smith
Kathleen Williams Smith Funeral services for Kathleen Williams Smith, 78, of Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she was a lifetime member. T...
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Shirley Ann Pugh Maney
Shirley Ann Pugh Maney, 65, of Lithia Springs, died Dec. 23, 2013. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Dec. 28, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Gary Edward Gunter
Gary Edward Gunter, 57, of Lula, died Dec. 24, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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