June 29, 2015
Obituaries

Vera C. English Turpin
Vera Christine English Turpin, 87, of Lakemont, passed away at her residence Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Virgil Melvin English and Edith Rosa Bell Pa...
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Eugenia L. Dildy Hoovestol
Eugenia Lois Dildy Hoovestol, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Eugenia was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of the late Eugenia and Eunice Dildy. Sh...
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Eugenia L. Dildy Hoovestol
Eugenia Lois Dildy Hoovestol, 90, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 2, 2015. Eugenia was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Chillicothe, Missouri, the daughter of the late Eugenia and Eunice Dildy. Sh...
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Frankie Williamson
Frankie P. Williamson, 90, of Clayton, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at her home. She was the widow of Albert Frank (Buff) Williamson, who died in 2010. Born in Rabun County on Sept. 10, 1924, she w...
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Dorothy D. ‘Deedee’ Anderson
Dorothy “Deedee” Anderson died Jan. 23, 2015, in Asheville, North Carolina. She was 67. A native of Seaford, Delaware, she was a top athlete at Seaford High School, and then continued her sports su...
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Carobel C. Prince
Carobel Cannon Prince, 94, died Feb. 20, 2015, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hawkinsville and her burial will ...
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Brian L. Smith
Our hero, Brian Lee Smith, died peacefully in his home Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Brian loved life, family and friends from the moment he came into the world on Jan. 20, 1974. He ran towards life and ...
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Hester M. Callenback
Hester Marie Callenback, 79, formerly of Rabun County, passed away at Pruitt Health Care in Toccoa on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. She was the youngest child born to Alfred and Caroline Arnold Callenback ...
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Jean S. Keener
Jean S. Keener, 70, of Tiger, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 20, 2015. Jean was born in Rabun County, the daughter of the late Ralph Curtis Shirley and Myrtle Craig Shirley Caudell. She was a mem...
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Genus K. Nixon
Genus Kilby Nixon, 101, of the Persimmon community, passed away at her residence Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of George Washington Kilby a...
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Larry G. Cox
Larry Glen Cox, 71, of Clayton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at his home in the Chechero community. He was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Mt. Washington, Kentucky, to Marion E. Cox and Ruby Buffin...
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Ernest D. Cox
Ernest Dewy Cox, 73, of Sherwood Lane, Clayton, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at his home in the Chechero Community. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 15, 1941, he was the son of the late...
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Marian E. Hollifield Gregory
Marian Edith Hollifield Gregory, 94, of Maple Valley Drive, in the Tiger Community, died in Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville on Wednesday evening Feb. 11, 2015. Born in Rabun County ...
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Opal B. Nichols
Opal Burrell Nichols, 91, of the Persimmon Community, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Born in Towns County on Aug. 18, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Garnett...
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Frankie Jo Medley Vinson
Frankie Jo Medley Vinson, 76, of Dillard, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Gwinnett Medical Center. She was born in Towns County and was the daughter of the late Edgar Med...
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Elizabeth H. Kelly
Elizabeth Harriet Kelly, 93, of Islamorada, Florida, died at home Feb. 9, 2015, after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Staten Island, New York, to Katherine La...
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Clifford V. Nichols
Clifford Vaughn Nichols, 70, of Clayton, went to Heaven on Feb. 2, 2015, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn and Marie Eller Nichols, one daughter, Angela K. Nicho...
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Clifford V. Nichols
Clifford Vaughn Nichols, 70, of Clayton, went to Heaven on Feb. 2, 2015, after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaughn and Marie Eller Nichols, one daughter, Angela K. Nicho...
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Irene L. Blalock
Mrs. Irene Lovell Blalock, 92 of Tiger, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center In Gainesville. She was born May 7, 1922, in Habersham County, to the...
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Gilbert A. Kelly
Gilbert Allen Kelly, 85, of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, passed away at his home Jan. 30, 2015. He was born to parents Earl and Margie Carver Kelly on Dec. 7, 1929, in Rabun County. Gilbert served in the ...
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Elizabeth C. 'Mama Carol' Smith Cobb
Elizabeth Carol Smith Cobb, “Mama Carol,” 73, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Ellijay and was the daughter o...
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Ruby 'Betty' Coleman McEachern
Ruby "Betty" Coleman McEachern, 83, of Hickory, North Carolina, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at Trinity Village. Born Dec. 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Coleman and Ruby Ho...
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Thomas L. Davis Sr.
Thomas Leo Davis Sr., 83, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1931, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and was the son of the late ...
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George E. Curtis
On Jan. 30, 2015, a story that began on Dec. 11, 1932, in Otto, North Carolina, came to an end. George Edward Curtis was a wonderful man. His was the story of the best father, husband, brother, son...
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Barbara S. Passmore
Barbara Sue Passmore, 72, of Dillard, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Hazel Justice Cope. Barbara was an active member of Betty’s ...
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Lillian L. Welborn Queen
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Leona Welborn Queen, 87, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at the Richard N. Stanley Memorial Chapel, with interment following at Westview Cemetery. The ...
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Chlo G. Hubbard
Chlo Gratigny Hubbard, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died Jan. 9, 2015, at the age of 80 in Rabun Gap. A graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now known as Auburn University, Class of ...
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Lillie L. Baker
Lillie Lois Baker, 82, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 23. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of the late Lonas “Bill” Baker and Dovie Nichols Baker. She is su...
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Keith C. Watts
Keith Columbus Watts, 43, of Clayton, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Keith Watts was born in Rabun County. He was the son of Linda Owens Ramey and William ‘Bill’ Watts...
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Mary R. Wilson Lunsford
Mary Roanne Wilson Lunsford, 65, formerly of Clayton, passed away Jan. 15, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Lunsford was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of the late Greenlee...
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Thomas E. Roach
Thomas Eugene Roach of Clayton, born Jan. 31, 1945, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Clem Thomas Roach, mother, Ethel Lee Ramey-Roach, sisters, Kay Campbe...
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Guy Thomas McKenzie
Guy Thomas McKenzie of Sky Valley peacefully passed away Jan. 6, 2015, at his home after enduring a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born Feb. 4, 1948, in Asheville, North Carolina, Guy T....
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Joe M. Burrell
Joe Maurice Burrell Sr., 64, of Tiger, passed away Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at his residence. He was born March 20, 1950, in Rabun County and was the son of the late Joe A. Burrell and Thelma Chastai...
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Billy J. Watts
Billy Jarrell “Bill” Watts, 76, of Bridge Creek Road, Tiger, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home. Born in Rabun County on Sept. 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Milton Watts and Arietta ...
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Marjorie H. Vines NeSmith
Marjorie Hildra Vines NeSmith, a member of First Baptist Church in Jesup for 67 years and champion of her community, died peacefully and surrounded by family on Dec. 29, 2014, in Jesup. She was 90....
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Billy J. Watts
Billy Jarrell “Bill” Watts, 76, of Bridge Creek Road, Tiger, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at his home. Born in Rabun County on Sept. 21, 1938, he was the son of the late Roy Milton Watts and Arietta ...
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Horace G. Dickerson
Horace Grant Dickerson, 77, of Big Flat, Arkansas, passed away Dec. 27, 2014, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Horace was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Rabun County to the late Joseph Edward and Alma Mirerva (...
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Emanuel C. Hunt
Emanuel C. Hunt, 89, affectionately known as “E.C.” or “Manny,” died Dec. 20, 2014, in Clayton at his residence of natural causes.
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Gary C. Durrence
Gary Chadwick Durrence, beloved son of Gary and Linda Durrence, was born on June 27, 1970, in Gainesville. Chad entered into eternal rest on Dec. 24, 2014. He attended elementary school and early h...
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Shirley M. Galloway
Shirley M. Galloway, 78, of the Warwoman Community, wife of Lawton Galloway, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Mountain View Health Care, Clayton. She has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...
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