December 23, 2014
Obituaries

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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Evelyn Beggs
A memorial service for Dora Evelyn Thomas Beggs, 88, of Clarkesville, was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at Clarkesville Baptist Church. Mrs. Beggs peacefully passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, ...
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Kathleen Williams Smith
Funeral services for Kathleen Williams Smith, 78, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Dec. 27, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where she was a lifetime member. The Rev. Russ Barker and th...
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Thomas R. Fowler
No formal funeral services will be held for Thomas R. Fowler, 69, of Lula, formerly of Cornelia. The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today, Dec. 27, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chape...
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Iris M. Holmes
Funeral services for Iris Machen Holmes, 92, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with burial to follow the service at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cem...
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Francis E. ‘Frank’ Kloppenborg
Memorial services for Francis E. “Frank” Kloppenborg, 81, of Clarkesville, will be held at a later date. Mr. Kloppenborg died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at a local area hospital, following an extended ...
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Joe Robert Holt
Memorial services for Joe Robert Holt, 82, of Demorest, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Cornelia First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Blaine Walker officiating. Mr. Holt died Thursd...
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Charles ‘Chuck’ W. Ramsaur
Charles “Chuck” W. Ramsaur, 49, of Clarkesville, died Dec. 16, 2013. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Mary Iantha Tench Wilson
Mary Iantha Tench Wilson, 93, of Alto, died Dec. 18, 2013. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Dec. 20, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Joe Robert Holt
Joe Robert Holt, 82, of Demorest, died Dec. 19, 2013. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon by Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Jan ‘Ski’ Sudowski
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – A celebration of life for Jan “Ski” Sudowski, 73, will be held from 5-7 p.m. today, Dec. 20, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, Conway, S.C. Mr. Sudowski died Wednesday,...
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Terri Clena Mason
Terri Clena Mason, 57, of Sautee Nacoochee, formerly of Wichita, Kan., died Dec. 9, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., Dec. 22, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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Tommy Webb
In the early evening of Dec. 9, the Buffalo Café in Plains was full, but no one was ordering from the menus. Friends were gathered at tables, but no one was laughing or calling out to one another. ...
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