September 21, 2014
Obituaries

Margaret Talley Chastain
Margaret Talley Chastain, 82, of Rabun Gap, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born April 13, 1931, in Highlands, N.C., to the late John and Effie Talley. She li...
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Nancy Thompson Purcel
Nancy Thompson Purcell, 62, of Lakemont and formerly of Tifton, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2013, at her home. She was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Tift County to the late Marshall L. Thompson and Bes...
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Dorothy ‘Dot’ Randall Oxford
Dorothy “Dot” Randall Oxford, formerly of Clayton and St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her home in Atlanta after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was preceded in...
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Irene Beck Smith
Irene Beck Smith, 89, of Tiger, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at her residence. She was the widow of James Sherman Smith. She was born in the Warwoman community to the late Fred and Laura Dockins B...
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Esta Mae Childers
Esta Mae Childers, 93, of Tiger, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at CannonWood Village. She was born in Franklin, N.C., to Humphrey Elijah Childers and Alice Morrison Childers. She was a purch...
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J.C. Love
J.C. Love, 71, of Mountain City, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Rabun County to Allene Justus Church and the late J.D. Love. He retired f...
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Howard Ernest Prater
Howard Ernest Prater, 96, of Clayton, died Thursday, May 30, 2013. He was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Hayesville, N.C., to William Isaac and Cora Matheson Prater. After teaching school in Rabun County, ...
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Thomas Howell “Tommy” Lovell
Thomas Howell “Tommy” Lovell, 75, of Tiger, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at his residence. He was the husband of Joyce Nichols Lovell for 56 years. He was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Rabun County to the ...
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Brenda Carroll Mott
Brenda Carroll Mott, of Tiger, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at her home. In addition to her husband of 49 years, Bob Mott, she is survived by: her daughter and son-in-law, Paige and T.R. Williams o...
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The Rev. Charles Alexander Ledford
The Rev. Charles Alexander Ledford, 85, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born July 21, 1927, in DeKalb County to the late Ch...
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George Earl Keener
George Earl Keener, 67, of Clayton, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Earl was the widower of Darlene Malcom Keener. He was born Nov. 1, 1945, in Rabun...
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Charles Edward Moore
Charles Edward Moore, 64, husband of Conda Katie Hembree Moore of Long Creek, S.C., died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, N.C. He was born in Clayton to the...
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George H. Kramer Jr.
George H. Kramer Jr. passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Halcyon Hospice House in Atlanta. Mr. Kramer was born Nov. 18, 1935, in Blackwater, Mo., to George and Geneva Kramer. He earned a bachelor...
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Thomas Ramey Sr.
Thomas Ramey Sr., 83, of Clayton, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home after several years of declining health. He was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Tiger, and he lived in Rabun County his entire ...
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William Harry Keener
William Harry Keener, 89, of Clayton died Friday, May 17, 2013, at his residence. He was born June 2, 1923, in Rabun County to the late William Marcus Keener and Martha Hopkins Keener. He was the w...
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Joyce Cheek Maples
Joyce Cheek Maples, of Clayton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Habersham County to Dewitt and Violet Eubanks Cheek. She grew up in Rabun County and ...
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George Frank ‘Jerky’ Hernlen Jr.
George Frank “Jerky” Hernlen Jr., 80, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care. She was born June 6, 1932, in Augusta to the late George Frank Hernlen Sr. and Katie Bell Reece Hernle...
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Ferdinand B. ‘Fred’ Rombout
Ferdinand B. “Fred” Rombout, 85, of Lakemont, died Friday, May 3, 2013. He was born in Indonesia and lived in the Netherlands, Brazil, Connecticut, Florida and Georgia. He was an accomplished maste...
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Clara Ruth Burrell Thompson
Clara Ruth Burrell Thompson, 88, of Clayton, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at her residence with her family at her side. She was the widow of T. Grover Thompson, her husband of 65 years who die...
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Victor Lafayette Wilborn
Victor Lafayette Wilborn, 67,of Tallulah Falls, was called home to heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a brief illness. He was a Rabun County native and longtime resident. He was born May 7, 19...
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Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler
Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Clayton. She was born on May 9, 1924, in Carpentersville, N.J., to Walter R. and Viola Sheninger Rehrig. Anne grew ...
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Michele Angela Gaglio
Michele Angela Gaglio, 41, of Wiley, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 2, 2013. She was born in Bronx, N.Y., to Paul James Gaglio, who preceded her in death, and Krystyna Dziedzic Gaglio. In a...
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Victor Lafayette Wilborn
Victor Lafayette Wilborn, 67,of Tallulah Falls, was called home to heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a brief illness. He was a Rabun County native and longtime resident. He was born May 7,194...
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Elton Drew Smith
Elton Drew Smith, 87, of Tiger, died Thursday May 2, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Rabun County to the late Jiles W. and Alda Belle Smith. He was the husband of Fairy Mae Ell...
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Shirley Ann Giles Alexander
Shirley Ann Giles Alexander, 66, of Martin, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home. She was born July 23, 1946, to the late James Edward and Gisele Gilbert Thomas Giles. She was of the Cathol...
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Lucile Wright Singleton
Lucile Wright Singleton, 95, of Dillard, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at her residence with her family at her side. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Frank Wright and Ethel Shirley Wrig...
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Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler
Anne Elizabeth Rehrig Hockman Densler, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Clayton. She was born on May 9, 1924, in Carpentersville, N.J., to Walter R. and Viola Sheninger Rehrig. Anne grew ...
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Dondra Yvonne Stephens Keheley
Dondra Yvonne Stephens Keheley, 68, of Lakemont, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1944, in Heard County to the late Neal and Sarah Williams Stephens. In addition ...
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Ferdinand B. ‘Fred’ Rombout
Ferdinand B. “Fred” Rombout, 85, of Lakemont, died Friday, May 3, 2013. He was born in Indonesia and lived in the Netherlands, Brazil, Connecticut, Florida and Georgia. He was an accomplished maste...
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Hugh Dennis Justus
Hugh Dennis Justus, 66, of Franklin, N.C., loving father, grandfather and husband, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was born in Rabun County to the late Webb D. and Mae Baker Justus. He was ...
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Margaret Jane Lutz
Margaret Jane Lutz, 86, died peacefully Sunday, April  21, 2013, at her son’s home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.. Jane was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Hurlock, Md., to Lynn and Mildred Mann. She moved to Cl...
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William Alvis ‘Dub’ Stafford
William Alvis “Dub” Stafford, 87, of Clarkesville (Lake Burton), passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was born in The Rock to the late Sam Stafford Sr. and Ruth Phillips Stafford. In addition to ...
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Charlotte Cook
Charlotte Cook, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed into heaven early Friday morning, April 26, 2013, following an extended illness at her residence in Odessa, Texas. Charlotte was...
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Alvin Turner
Alvin Turner of Batesville passed away Monday, April 27, 2013. Mr. Turner is survived by: his wife of 55 years, Sandra Latham Turner; two sons, Joel Turner and wife Rocki of Orlando, Fla., and Jerr...
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Victor Lafayette Wilborn
Victor Lafayette Wilborn, 67, of Tallulah Falls, was called home to Heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, following a brief illness. He was a Rabun County native and longtime resident. He was born May ...
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Virginia Buchanan Davis
Virginia Buchanan Davis, 57, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Angel Medical Center In Franklin. Virginia was born March 24, 1956, in Rabun County to the late Claude and Virg...
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Virginia ‘Ginger’ Bower Wunderlich
Virginia “Ginger” Bower Wunderlich, 86, of Demorest, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013.  Mrs. Wunderlich was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Salisbury, Md., to the late Ammon William and Eva Bowling Bower....
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Dan Marlow Loudermilk
Dan Marlow Loudermilk, 60, of Clayton, passed away at his home Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was born in Habersham County to Virgil and Polly Keller Loudermilk. He was preceded in death by his father ...
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Lynn Jerry Hollifield
Lynn Jerry Hollifield, 59, of Otto, N.C., passed away Friday, April 12, 2013. She was born in Clayton to Margaret English Hollifield and the late Odis Hollifield. In addition to her father, she was...
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Emily Rogers Tyler
Emily Rogers Tyler, 85, of Mountain City, died Monday night, March 18, 2013, at her residence. She was the widow of Cecil Harold Tyler. She was born March 28, 1926, in Clayton to the late Walter an...
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