December 18, 2014
Obituaries

Terry E. “Buddy” Crone
Terry Eugene ( Buddy) Crone, 55, of Twin Lake Circle, Eastonollee, in Stephens County, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his residence. Born in Rabun County on Jan. 9, 1959, he was the son of the late ...
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Lewis Monroe Frady
Lewis Monroe Frady, 80, of Lakemont, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. He was born in Habersham County and was the son of Hezekiah Frady and Della Benfield Frady.   In addition to his parents, h...
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Dian Tyson Davis
Dian Tyson Davis, 61, of Clayton, formerly of Ocilla, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services wer...
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David Kiser Whatley
David Kiser Whatley, 65, a Sky Valley City Councilman and member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors for the Rabun County Tourism Development Authority, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2014,...
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Helmut Paul Wales
Helmut Paul Wales, 86, of Cat Gap Road, Clayton, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Habersham Home West, Demorest. Born in Germany on April 3, 1928, he was the son of the late Alexander and Elfrieda ...
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Darnce James Shook
Darnce James Shook, 90, of Clayton died Sunday night, Nov. 23, 2014, in Mountain View Nursing Home. He was the widower of Lillie Beck Shook. Born in Hiawassee, on Aug. 24, 1924, he was the son of t...
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Stella Mason Lakey
Stella Mason Lakey, 90, of Mountain City, widow of Nelson Lakey, died Thursday evening, Nov. 20, 2014, in Highlands, North Carolina. Born in Macon County, North Carolina, on April 27, 1924, in the ...
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Ronnie Keener
Ronnie Keener, 66, of Elberton, formerly of Rabun County, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at his home in Elberton. Born in Rabun County on Jan. 19, 1948, he was the son of the late Ed Keener and Kate...
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Bee W. Broadrick
Mrs. Bee Weatherly Broadrick, 95, widow of Ed B. Broadrick, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at Mountain View Health Care, Clayton, Georgia. Born in Mountain City on Jan. 27, 1919, she was the daughter ...
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Ray Rumsey
Gen. Ray Rumsey, affectionately known by his students and friends as “Coach” or “Papa Ray,” 83, of Clayton, passed away at Cannonwood on Saturday, Nov. 15,  2014, with his family at his side. He wa...
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Wilda J. Atkins
Wilda Juanita Atkins, 50, Tiger, passed away at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Mrs. Atkins was born March 16, 1964, in Tiger to the late Willard Taylor and Peggy McC...
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Carl E. Brown
Carl Eugene Brown, 77, of Clayton, passed away on Nov. 4, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Brown is the son of the late Eugene Brown and Margaret Talley. He is survived by: his wife, Reba Brown; daughte...
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Nancy F. Adams
Nancy Fleming Adams, of Clarkesville, died on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
 She was born in Richmond, Virginia, on May 3, 1935, to George Beverly Fleming and Dorothy Mahone Fleming. She graduated from G...
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Thelma H. Justus
Thelma Helena Justus, 97, of Clayton, passed away Nov. 7, 2014, at the Habersham Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Lela Dickerson Justus. She was preceded in death by one s...
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Denver R. Shirley
Denver R. Shirley, 70, of Cat Gap Road in the Persimmon Community, Route 2 Clayton, died suddenly and unexpectedly Monday afternoon Oct. 27, 2014, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1944, in Wiley, t...
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Charles “Chuck” M. Paulsen
Master Sgt. Charles “Chuck” Mallory Paulsen, USA retired, 80, of Tiger, passed away at his residence on Oct. 22, 2014. He was born Jan. 30, 1934, in West Sand Lake, New York, and was preceded in de...
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Sara R. S. Gipson
Sara Ruth Shirley Gipson, 88, of Lakemont, died at her residence Friday night Oct. 31, 2014. She was the widow of Jesse Carlton Gipson. Born in Rabun County on June 10, 1926, she was the daughter o...
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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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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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