October 30, 2014
Obituaries

Max W. Henson
Max Wayne Henson, 63, of Mountain City, passed away Oct. 23, 2014, at his residence. He is the son of the late William Benjamin and Mary Louise Giles Henson. He is survived by his wife Rhonda of th...
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Daisy Martin Justice
Daisy Martin Justice, better known to her family and many others as "Mama Daisy" went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Mama Daisy was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Habersham County to Oscar ...
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Barbara “Peggy” Pressley Williams
Surrounded by her loving family, Barbara “Peggy” Pressley Williams, 90, passed away on Oct. 9, 2014, at her home in Lakemont. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Fair...
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Milo C. Cabaniss
Milo Clason Cabaniss, of Clayton and Stockbridge, died peacefully at her home in Clayton, on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Mrs. Cabaniss was born and raised in Columbus, and was the daughter of the late T...
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Riley Shay Keener
Riley Shay Keener, infant daughter of Kayleigh Brye Keener of Rabun Gap, was born at Northside Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 5:18 p.m. At birth, Riley weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz and w...
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Charles R. "Chuck" Rice
Longtime homeowner at Lake Burton and resident of Atlanta, Charles R. "Chuck" Rice died peacefully at his home Sept. 22, 2014. He and Gary Buffington, his life partner, enjoyed spending time at the...
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John Grady Nichols
Born in Rabun County on Sept. 11, 1948, John Grady Nichols was the son of the late John Henry Nichols and Grace Keener Nichols. He had two sisters, Lavalda Smith and the late Naomi Whitmire, both o...
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William 'Scotty' Chugg
William “Scotty” Chugg, 82, passed away Sept. 29, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Scotty was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 27, 1932, and was the son of the late William Chugg and Mar...
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Susie H. Dockins
Susie Hembree Dockins, 64, of Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, after a short stay at Athens Regional Hospital. Susie was born Dec. 21, 1949, in Macon County, North Ca...
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Richard R. Weber
Richard ReHill “Dick” Weber was born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1944 to Marion and Lind Weber. The family moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the late ‘40s where he graduated from Sts. Peter and ...
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Jack Edward Swann Jr.
Jack Edward Swann Jr., 75, of Clayton, passed away at Mountain Lakes Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. He was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Newbury, Ohio, and was the son of Jack Swann Sr. and La...
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Ida Smith
Ida Smith, 91, of Clayton, passed away Sept. 20, 2014, at her home with her loving children by her side. She was the daughter of the late Velma and Henry Thomas. She is also preceded in death by he...
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James H. Wallace Jr.
Col. James Hird Wallace Jr. (Ret.), formerly of Clayton from 1971-2000, passed away Sept. 18, 2014, in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 90 after extended illness. Early in life, James was West Phil...
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Fannie Lucile Smith
Fannie Lucile Smith, 93, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Mountain View Nursing Center. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Julius Edmonds and Nettie Dodgins Edmo...
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Gerald D. G. Keener
Gerald Dean Gerry Keener, 70, of North Valley Street, Clayton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on March 4, 1944, he was the son of the late Ed M. Keener and Kate ...
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Christine Gragg
Christine Forester Gragg, 88, of Tame Turkey Road Lakemont, Georgia. died Tuesday September 2, 2014 at her residence. Born in Rabun County Aug. 31, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Tate and E...
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Reba Sue H. Worley
Reba Sue Hastings Worley, 64, of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Mason Hastings. She is survive...
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JoAnn G. Shope
JoAnn Gibson Shope,  73, of the Rabun Gap community, passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was the widow of Kent Shope. She was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Franklin...
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Esther M. Hill
Esther Miller Hill, 77, of Clayton, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at her home. Born in Scaly Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Frank and Cora Moore Miller. She was twice married; first ...
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Lillian G. Hunter
Lillian Garland Hunter, 92, of Clayton, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Cannonwood Village, Tiger. Born in Rabun County on Oct. 12, 1921, she was the daughter of the late R. L. Garland and Nora Taylo...
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Vaughan B. Watts
Vaughan Berryman Watts, beloved throughout Georgia for his beautiful baritone voice, joined the choir Triumphant and met his savior Jesus face-to-face on Aug. 28, 2014, after a strong and valiant s...
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Patricia Jane Thompson Warren
Patricia Jane Thompson Warren, 79, of Greensboro and Clayton, died on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her residence. Born in Columbus on July 11, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Douberly and...
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Harold W. Gore
Harold W. Gore (Hal) of Vero Beach, Florida, and Sky Valley left us on Aug. 8, 2014, after an excruciating but swift battle with two simultaneous cancers.  He was born May 16, 1931, in Watertown, N...
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John Dillard
John Dillard, president and CEO of Dillard House Inc., passed away Aug. 17, 2014. He was born in Fulton County on Sept. 27, 1944. John was preceded in death by his parents, Earl John Dillard and Le...
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Charles L. "Dub-Chico" Holt
Charles L. "Dub-Chico" Holt, 66, of Mountain City, died at his home Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. 
 Born in Rabun County on Nov. 6, 1947, he was the son of the late Albert and Oshie Taylor Holt. He was re...
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Jowen Hayes Hipps
Jowen Hayes Hipps, 77, of Sylva, North Carolina, formerly of Rabun County, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva. 
 Born in Macon County, North Carolina, on Oct. 6, 1936,...
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Elwood O’Shields
Elwood O’Shields, 39, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Born in Clayton, he was the son of Rheba Owens Henslee and the late Harrison O’Shields. Elwood was a member of ...
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Daniel Edward Sandidge Sr.
Daniel Edward Sandidge Sr., 70, of Clayton, passed away at Mountain View Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Sandidge was born June 25, 1944, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late William Jo...
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Dorothy Marie Hopkins Kilby
Dorothy Marie Hopkins Kilby, 78 of the Persimmon Community passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County, and was the daughter of Jesse Hopkins ...
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Jackie Dar Justus
Jackie Dar Justus, 74, of Clayton, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was born in Tiger and was the son of Alfred Neal Justus and Mary Durrell Dickerson Jus...
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Joyce English Grist
Joyce English Grist, 83, of Tiger, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Freeman Jasper English and Ina Thomp...
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Stark Flaver Ginn Jr
Stark Flaver Ginn Jr. completed his life journey on Earth and joined his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 27, 2014.  He died peacefully at Wood Assisted Living, Givens Estates in Asheville, North ...
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Barbara “Jeanne” Binnie
Barbara “Jeanne” Binnie, 84, of Clayton, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her home after an 11-month battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 1930, a...
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Phillip Lee Davidson
Phillip Lee Davidson 63, Lakemont, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home.
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Johnny Ray Withrow
Johnny Ray Withrow, 72, of Brunswick, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System. He was born to the late John W. and Ruth Boyd Withrow in Brunswick on April 26, 1942. A ...
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Ernest Michael Merkelis
Ernest Michael Merkelis, 62, of Clayton, passed away July 26, 2014, at Heavens Landing Airpark. Born November 6, 1951, in East Chicago, Indiana, to Ernest and Helen Merkelis, he grew up in Calumet ...
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Ralph Jenkins Dickerson
Ralph Jenkins Dickerson, 97, of Clayton, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Hartwell, May 6, 1917, he was the son of the late V.C. Dickerson Sr. and M...
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Earl R. Lovell
Earl R. Lovell, 81, of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on April 20, 1933, he was a son of the late John Lovell Jr. and Belle Martin Lovell. M...
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Thomas Fountain, Jr.
Thomas Fountain, Jr., 78, of Clayton, died Sunday July 20, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun Gap, Oct. 1, 1935, he was the son of the late Thomas Fountain, Sr., and Vassie Garland Fountain. He ...
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Mae Hardman
Mae Hardman, of Rabun Gap, formerly of Porterdale, passed away July 15, 2014. Mae was born Nov. 26, 1925, to Carrie Mae (Lunsford) and William Grady Hardman. She had lived in Rabun County since 197...
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