Obituaries

Teachers deserve to be 1-A personnel

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We talked in the midweek edition about sharing the COVID-19 vaccine with other mass producers so we can speed up this process, build our herd immunity and get past this pandemic.

David Michael Allen

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David Michael Allen, 71, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home.

Alae Risse (Waldrep) Thomas

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Mrs. Alae Risse (Waldrep) Thomas, 84, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

Thomas Robert Hutchison

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Thomas Robert Hutchison, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

JoAnn Elizabeth Nichols Smith

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Private family services for JoAnn Elizabeth Nichols Smith, 76, of Alto, will be held at a later date. 

Mrs. Smith passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. 

James Heidle

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Funeral services for James Heidle, 91, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. David Stancil officiating.

Larry L. Copeland

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A celebration of life for Larry L. Copeland, 77, of Clarkesville, was held Saturday, Jan. 23, at Copey Creek Barn Venue.

Mr. Copeland passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Wanslie LaTrelle Ivey Poole

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Visitation services for Wanslie LaTrelle Ivey Poole, 93, of Clarkesville, were held Thursday, Feb. 11, at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville.

Thomas Robert Hutchison

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Thomas Robert Hutchison, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. A memorial service will be announced.

Michael Ray Welborn

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Memorial services for Michael Ray Welborn, 76, of Clarkesville, will be held at a later date.

  Mr. Welborn passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021.