October 02, 2014
Obituaries

Vickie Coalley Moss
Vickie Coalley Moss, 48, of Mountain City, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1964, to Gene Coalley of Tiger and the late Mary Ida Welborn Coalley. She was a profe...
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Rance ‘R.E.’ Elgan Phillips
Rance “R.E.” Elgan Phillips, 77, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1935, in Rabun County to Luther Francis and Eva Turpin Phillips. In addition ...
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James Eugene Close Jr.
James Eugene Close Jr., 21, of Lakemont, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, to James Eugene Close Sr. and Dawn Carla Gordon Close. In addition to his p...
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James Robert Parrish
James Robert Parrish, 82, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Emanuel County to the late George Albert and Quinee Lamb Parrish. In addition to hi...
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Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper
Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper, 81, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Clayton to Rockaway Mitchell and Elzia McCall Mitchell. In addition to her parents...
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Frances Bethea Ollen
Frances Bethea Ollen, affectionately known as Momo and Sance, of Rabun Gap, passed on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was born June 20, 1928, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to John Roland Bethea and Frances Ant...
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Corey Joseph Hansen
Corey Joseph Hansen passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was reunited with his father, Michael Hansen, who had gone to be with the Lord when...
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Prudence Dotson Smith
Prudence Dotson Smith, 80, of Tiger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. She was the widow of William David “Dick” Smith. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Rabun County to the lat...
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Frank Sutton
Frank Sutton, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 1934, the youngest of nine children of...
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Charles Thomas McDowell
Charles Thomas McDowell, 49, of Otto, N.C., passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was born in Macon County, N.C., to Lucy “Merle” Bradley Adameit and the late Thomas M. McDowell Jr. He was a trainer...
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Forest H. Leathers
Forest H. Leathers, 89, of Sky Valley, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Smyrna to the late John L. and Ilant Lawler Leathers. In addition to his...
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Dorothy Fay Traffansted Gragg
Dorothy Fay Traffansted Gragg, 64, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Dalton to Louie Traffansted and Mamie Owenby Traffansted. She was a Realtor in Ra...
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Dr. Jean Bellingrath Mobley
Dr. Jean Bellingrath Mobley, 85, a longtime resident of The Pines at Davidson, N.C., who always had compliments and smiles for all she met, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at The Pines at David...
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Debbie Mayo Watts
Debbie Mayo Watts, 51, of Evans died Friday evening, Nov. 23, 2012, at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele. She was born in Cordele to Voncile Crenshaw Mayo and the late Brice Bartow Mayo. She was a...
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Michael Lee Duncan
Michael Lee Duncan, 68, of Royston, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Duncan was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Sanford, Fla., to the late Grady Lee Duncan and Myrt...
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Ernest Taylor
Ernest Taylor, 60, of Rabun Gap, affectionately known as E.T., died Friday Nov. 23, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Bessie Dowdle Taylor. He was born Dec. 26, 1951, in Rabun County to...
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Rachel Arlene Thompson
Rachel Arlene Thompson, 88, of Clayton, entered into eternal rest Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Rabun County to the late Sanford Lafayette and Dora Frances King Thompson....
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Henry ‘Hubert’ Wilbanks
Henry “Hubert” Wilbanks, 77, of Decatur, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Lakemont to the late Marlon and Wilda Nations Wilbanks. In addition to his parents, Mr. Wilbanks w...
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Dr. William J. ‘Bill’ Hammond
Dr. William J. “Bill” Hammond, 64, of Fitzgerald, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton. Dr. Hammond was born Nov. 24, 1947, in Fitzgerald to Carolyn Fenn Shackelfor...
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Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook
Carzell McDonald Thompson VanHook, 88, of Demorest, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Murphy, N.C., to the late Nathan...
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Melva Jean Brown
Melva Jean Brown was born Jan. 19, 1954, to Carroll Mack Brown and Josephine Rickman Brown. She graduated from Rabun County High School in 1972 and continued her education at Brenau College, where ...
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Lt. Col. Stanley T. Masters
Lt. Col. Stanley T. Masters, 51, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving family on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Stanley was born April 24, 1961, in Lawrenceville. He was a 12-year resident of He...
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Hugh A. Orr
Hugh A. Orr, Jr., 91, of Marietta, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home in Acworth with Barry Lancaster officiating. In...
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Pierce Lovett Cline
Pierce Lovett Cline, 85, of Social Circle, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. He died just one day after celebrating his 54th wedding anniversary with his loving wife, Margi...
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Johnnie Hunt
layton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Clayton to the late Charley and Lona Addis Hunt. He was the widower of Bernice Hooper Hunt. Johnnie was retired fr...
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Walter William ‘Bill’ Bean
Walter William “Bill” Bean, 92, of Clayton, and Newbury, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury. He was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Thoma...
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Lillie Jane Watts Benfield
Lillie Jane Watts Benfield, 69, of Clayton, affectionately known as “Janie,” died Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Clayton to the late John and Ethel Watts. Sh...
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Nancy Meluskey
Nancy Meluskey, 72, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at her home in Sarasota, Fla. Nancy had a deep understanding of the goodness in the universe, and she had the gift of sharing that knowledge w...
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Kathy Darnell Welch
Kathy Darnell Welch, 45, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2012, after a courageous fight against cancer. Kathy was born April 3, 1967, to the late George M. and Elaine Brantley Darnell. I...
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John Edward Weathers
John Edward Weathers, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his residence in Rabun Gap. Mr. Weathers was born on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1925, in Columbus, Miss., to the late John Murphy and Dewey Mae Lol...
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Derrell H. Southerland
2, of Rabun Gap, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC. He was born July 5, 1920, in Stephens County, Okla., to Audrey L. Unger Southerland and Ransom R. Southerl...
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Donald Russell Bourne
Donald Russell Bourne, 87, of Lakemont, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was the son of William Ather Bourne and Addie Maxwell Polk Bourne. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Michael Lamar Crist
Michael Lamar Crist died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his home on Lake Burton. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia Anderson Crist; a daughter, Rachel Crist Powers and husband T.J...
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Margaret Elizabeth Humphrey
Margaret Elizabeth Humphrey, 87, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Humphrey was born June 26, 1925, in Atlant...
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Patricia Janice Smith Bussiere
Patricia Janice Smith Bussiere, 63, of Clayton died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Eureka, Kan., to the late Walter Joseph Smith and Theresa Myra Magee Smith. She...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Geneva Eller Anderson
Eller Anderson, 92, of Hiawassee, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Anderson was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Hiawassee to the late Sam Garrett and the late Elafa...
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Corbett Jarrett ‘Stubb’ Church
Corbett Jarrett “Stub” Church, 90, of Tiger and formerly of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1922, in Clar...
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Alvin Wayne Holt
Alvin Wayne Holt passed from this life to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was born Feb. 24, 1966, in Rabun County. Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved nature, but most o...
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Angel Lisanne Blalock
Angel Lisanne Blalock, born Feb. 16, 1961, in Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Tiger. Angel was born with a zest for life. She lived every day to its fullest, and her middle name should h...
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Theda Nichols Carpenter
Theda Nichols Carpenter, 55, of Clayton, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1956, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Henry C. Nichols and Merrill Crone Nichols. She wa...
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