April 17, 2014
Obituaries

Claudia Evelyn Campbell Rector
Claudia Evelyn Campbell Rector, 90, of Rabun Gap, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Brasstown Manor in Hiawassee. She was born Aug 23, 1923, in Hartsville, S.C., to the Rev. Claude and Mattie C...
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Harry ‘Dean’ Queen
Harry “Dean” Queen, 62, of Mountain City, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. He was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Rabun County to the late Claude and Gladys Holcomb ...
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Eddine Scott ‘Scottie’ Fields
Eddine Scott “Scottie” Fields, 52, of Clayton, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at her residence. She was born Oct. 23, 1960, to the late Robert Pierce Fields and Elise Donaldson Fields. She was a resp...
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Shirley I. Struck
On Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, God called Shirley I. Struck, 85, of Clayton, to her Heavenly home. She was born Jan. 15, 1928, in West Frankfort, Ill., then raised in Springfield, Ill. She married her h...
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James Blanding Haman
James Blanding Haman, 97, born in Vaiden, Miss., in 1916, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at home in Rabun Gap. James completed his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University and master’s degree a...
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Sarah Estelle Carpenter
Sarah Estelle Carpenter, 90, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Otto, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was born June 26, 1923, in Live Oak, Fla., to the late Max ...
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Calvin Sumner Talley
Calvin Sumner Talley, 71, of Dillard, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at his residence. Calvin was born in Scaly Mountain, N.C., to the late Valerie Burnette Talley and Lawrence Talley. He wor...
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Cecil Jackson ‘Jackie’ Huff
Cecil Jackson “Jackie” Huff, 63, of Auburn, and formerly of Rabun County, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Decatur. He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Americus to the late Charlie N. H...
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Susie Belle Smith
Susie Belle Smith, 96, of the Wolf Creek community, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care. She was born Feb. 26, 1917, in Rabun County to the late Marvin H. Smith and Julia West ...
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Gladys Shirley
Gladys Shirley, 98, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. She was born May 5, 1915, in Rabun County to the late Lewis Neal Shirley and Sibbie Bynum Shirley. She was the last surviving ...
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Ollie Johnson
Ollie Johnson, 75, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at a private care facility following a period of declining health. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Leeds, Ala., to t...
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Adel Upchurch Holcombe
Adel Upchurch Holcombe went home to be with her Lord and Savior, King Jesus, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. She was born April 19, 1937, in Gwinnett County, the oldest daughter of James and Grace Bailey...
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Glenn Jamison Taylor
Glenn Jamison Taylor, 95, of Wiley, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Eastview Nursing Home in Macon. He was born March 31, 1918, in Rabun County to the late Crampton and Illa Turpin Taylor. He was th...
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Jean Elizabeth Stevenson Emhart
Jean Elizabeth Stevenson Emhart, 87, of Clayton, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Heartfields Assisted Living in Cary, N.C. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Philadelphia to the late Frank Morgan Steven...
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Hattie Lee Hopper Burnette
Hattie Lee Hopper Burnette, 94, of Mountain City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care. She was born in Dillard to the late Hattie Lucille Ledbetter Hopper and Green Hopp...
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Roy Vincent Fisher
Roy Vincent Fisher, 58, of Walhalla,S.C., and formerly of Rabun County, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at his residence in Walhalla. He was born May 18, 1955, in Baltimore to the late Okie V. Fishe...
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Martha Alliene Smith Jones
Martha Alliene Smith Jones passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her home in Lakemont. Alliene was born Dec. 19, 1925, at her parents’ home in the Wolf Creek community. She was the dau...
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John Patten Webb
John Patten Webb, 96, of Nashville, Ga., died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta. He was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Berrien County to the late Lossie Webb and the late V...
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James C. ‘Jimmy’ Blair
James C. “Jimmy” Blair, 67, of Cleveland, formerly of Rabun County, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born Jan. 18, 1946, in Rabun County to the late Luther...
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Harry G. Brown Jr.
Harry G. Brown Jr., 88, of Dillard, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at his home. He was born June 24, 1925, in Rabun County to the late Harry G. Brown Sr. and Marinda Smart Brown. He was retired from ...
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Sarah Louise Gravley
Sarah Louise Gravley, 83, of Clayton, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Louise was the widow of Roy Craig Gravley and was the daughter of the late John and Maude Wilbanks Ho...
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Matilda Osburn Swanson
Matilda Osburn Swanson, 86, of Chickamauga, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Parkside Nursing Home in Fort Oglethorpe after a brave and lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born May 24, ...
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Angela Diane Skipper Sharp
Angela Diane Skipper Sharp, 57, of Clayton, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at her residence. She was born May 23, 1956, in Atlanta and lived most of her life in Cumming and Clayton. She was a cosmetolo...
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‘Shelby’ Gerald Lioce
“Shelby” Gerald Lioce, 52, of Worcester, Mass., died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at UMass Medical Center in Worcester after being stricken ill. Jerry was born in Queens, N.Y., and raised in Bradenton,...
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Anna Marie Nash Ford
Anna Marie Nash Ford, 65, of Tiger, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born April 17, 1948, in Cape May, N.J., to the late James Bradford and Catherine...
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Dorothy Watkins Chastain
Dorothy Watkins Chastain, 76, of Jefferson, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Conway and Frankie Watkins; a brother, Ellis Watkins; and a sister, Gail Bis...
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Mary Louise Moore Stancil
Mary Louise Moore Stancil, 73, of Newport, N.H., died Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Newport. She was born March 13, 1940, in Rabun County to the late V.L. and Eula Marie Watts Moore. She was a homemake...
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Richard H. Schuh
Richard H. Schuh, 72, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday, July 21, 2013, surrounded by family. Born in St. Petersburg, he graduated from Boca Ciega High School in 1958 and then later from Embry-R...
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Bernice Smith Scruggs
Bernice Smith Scruggs, 88 of Brevard, N.C., passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Tore’s Home. She was born June 2,1925, in Habersham County to the late Oscar and Bessie Maude Smith. Mrs. Scruggs ...
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Aage Jensen
Aage Jensen, 83, passed away peacefully at his beloved Sky Valley home on Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a brief illness. Mr. Jensen was born Nov. 15, 1929, in Copenhagen. In 1954, he came to the U...
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Francis K. ‘Smokey’ Williams
Francis K. “Smokey” Williams, 90, of Gainesville, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in his Willow Brooke Court residence. Smokey was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Lynchburg, Va. He received a bachelor’s degr...
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Tommy Lee Floyd
Tommy Lee Floyd, 65, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013. Born in Royston, he was a son of Mozelle Yearwood Cabe and the late Aaron Floyd Jr. He was a graduate of Toccoa High School and ...
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Leslie Paul Owens
Leslie Paul Owens, 59, of Clayton, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in Walhalla, S.C. He was born Nov, 6, 1953, in Rabun County to the late Wayne Lesley Owens and Annie Sue Chastain Owens. He was empl...
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Dean J. Ezell
Dean J. Ezell, 84, of the Warwoman community, Clayton, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in Atlanta. He was born in Hickory, N.C., to the late Joseph and Mary Bass Ezell. He was a retired insurance adm...
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Sanford Reno Fountain
Sanford Reno Fountain, 79, of Rabun Gap, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013. He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Rabun County to Thomas Fountain Sr. and Vassie Garland Fountain. He graduated from Rabun...
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Jimmie Austin Harris
Jimmie Austin Harris, 72, of Clayton, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, from an extended illness. He was the husband of Dorothy Harris. He was born May 29, 1941, in Commerce to the late Will...
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Donna Norris Hunnicutt
Donna Norris Hunnicutt, 43, of Clayton, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. She was born April 20, 1970, in Clayton to Donny Norris and Lorene Justus Norris. She was a real estate saleswoman and was of the...
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Amanda Jean Ramey Geisler
Amanda Jean Ramey Geisler, 33, of Sylva, N.C., and formerly of Clayton, unexpectedly fell asleep in death Thursday, July 11, 2013. Amanda was born in Seneca, S.C., to Ronald Gene Ramey and Carla En...
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Hoyt Allen Thomas Sr.
Hoyt Allen Thomas Sr., age 82, of Otto, NC, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at a local nursing home. He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Harley and Fannie Bradley Thomas. He i...
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William Robert “Bob” Williamson
William Robert “Bob” Williamson, 71, of Clayton, died from interstitial lung disease on May 26, 2013, at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, N.C. Bob grew up in Lee County. He served in the Army Secu...
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