July 26, 2014
Obituaries

Walter William ‘Bill’ Bean
Walter William “Bill” Bean, 92, of Clayton, and Newbury, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Newbury. He was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Akron, Ohio, to the late Thoma...
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Lillie Jane Watts Benfield
Lillie Jane Watts Benfield, 69, of Clayton, affectionately known as “Janie,” died Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Clayton to the late John and Ethel Watts. Sh...
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Nancy Meluskey
Nancy Meluskey, 72, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at her home in Sarasota, Fla. Nancy had a deep understanding of the goodness in the universe, and she had the gift of sharing that knowledge w...
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Kathy Darnell Welch
Kathy Darnell Welch, 45, of Clayton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2012, after a courageous fight against cancer. Kathy was born April 3, 1967, to the late George M. and Elaine Brantley Darnell. I...
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John Edward Weathers
John Edward Weathers, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at his residence in Rabun Gap. Mr. Weathers was born on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1925, in Columbus, Miss., to the late John Murphy and Dewey Mae Lol...
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Derrell H. Southerland
2, of Rabun Gap, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Angel Medical Center in Franklin, NC. He was born July 5, 1920, in Stephens County, Okla., to Audrey L. Unger Southerland and Ransom R. Southerl...
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Donald Russell Bourne
Donald Russell Bourne, 87, of Lakemont, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at his residence. He was the son of William Ather Bourne and Addie Maxwell Polk Bourne. In addition to his parents, he was...
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Michael Lamar Crist
Michael Lamar Crist died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his home on Lake Burton. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia Anderson Crist; a daughter, Rachel Crist Powers and husband T.J...
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Margaret Elizabeth Humphrey
Margaret Elizabeth Humphrey, 87, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Humphrey was born June 26, 1925, in Atlant...
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Patricia Janice Smith Bussiere
Patricia Janice Smith Bussiere, 63, of Clayton died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Eureka, Kan., to the late Walter Joseph Smith and Theresa Myra Magee Smith. She...
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Geneva Eller Anderson
Eller Anderson, 92, of Hiawassee, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Chatuge Regional Nursing Home. Mrs. Anderson was born Feb. 17, 1920, in Hiawassee to the late Sam Garrett and the late Elafa...
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Corbett Jarrett ‘Stubb’ Church
Corbett Jarrett “Stub” Church, 90, of Tiger and formerly of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born March 2, 1922, in Clar...
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Alvin Wayne Holt
Alvin Wayne Holt passed from this life to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was born Feb. 24, 1966, in Rabun County. Wayne was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved nature, but most o...
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Angel Lisanne Blalock
Angel Lisanne Blalock, born Feb. 16, 1961, in Tampa, Fla., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, in Tiger. Angel was born with a zest for life. She lived every day to its fullest, and her middle name should h...
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Theda Nichols Carpenter
Theda Nichols Carpenter, 55, of Clayton, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1956, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Henry C. Nichols and Merrill Crone Nichols. She wa...
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Samuel Lewis Coover Jr.
Samuel Lewis Coover Jr., 69, of Rabun Gap, died Sunday night, Oct. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born May 28,1943, in Loraine, Ohio, to the late Samuel Lewis Coover Sr. and Jean Coover. He was a car...
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Sarah Jane Stancil Turpen
Sarah Jane Stancil Turpen, 68, of Atlanta, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. She was born April 8, 1944 in Rabun County to the late Carl and Louise Stancil. She was the widow of the late Victor...
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Colter Reece Owens
Colter Reece Owens, infant son of Amber “Nikki” Owens, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. In addition to his mother, he is survived by: a sister, Delainey Nichole Owens; a brother, Daggar Vincent ...
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Curtis Matthew Turner
Curtis Matthew Turner, 82, of Lavonia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Lakemont. He was born in Fulton County to Richard Davis Turner and Sutie Nova Mable Turner. In a...
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Everette Willard Miller
Everette Willard Miller, 74, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jesse L. Miller and Minnie Ethel Carpenter. In addition to...
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Devin Dewayne Marcus
Devin Dewayne Marcus, 37, of Tiger, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Mountain View Health Care. He was born Feb. 7, 1975, in Stephens County to Hastel Dave Marcus of Tiger and Minnie Lou Green Marcu...
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Lois Cathey Dotson
Lois Cathey Dotson, 96, of Mountain City, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Rabun County to Frank and Montie Rogers Cathey. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Timothy Cecil Browning
Timothy Cecil Browning, 57, of Clayton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Atlanta to Cecil and Lucille Bond Browning. In addit...
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Ruby Jiles Bradley
Ruby Jiles Bradley, 70, of Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, after an extended illness. She was born in Rabun County to the late Silas and Matilda Taylor Jiles. Ruby worked...
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Glenda Youngblood Baker
Glenda Youngblood Baker, 64, of Canton, N.C., and formerly of Rabun County died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her home in Canton. She was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Rabun County to the late Vaughn and ...
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Maynard William Thompson
Maynard William Thompson, 92, of Lakemont, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Black Rock, Ark., to Robert Moses Thompson and Lenora Bro...
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Everette Willard Miller
Everette Willard Miller, 74, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jesse L. Miller and Minnie Ethel Carpenter. In addition to...
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Ann Justus
Ann Justus, 52, of Wiley, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born Oct. 1, 1959, in Rabun County to the late Carl and Elsie Ledford Justus. She ...
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Elbert Bradford Greemon
Elbert Bradford Greemon, 98, Clarkesville, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, after a period of declining health. He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Habersham County to the late Bill and Sarah Hall Greemon. ...
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Elsie A. Hall
Elsie A. Hall, 76, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. She was born Jan. 30, 1936, in East Cleveland, Ohio, and is survived by: two brothers, Robert Brown of Northfield, Ohio, and Delb...
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Corbitt Vance Dixon
Corbitt Vance Dixon, 96, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Rabun County to the late Virgil George and Hester Crone Dixon. In addition to his parents, ...
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Kenneth E. Byrd Jr.
Kenneth E. Byrd Jr., 62, was called home Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Ken was a teacher, administrator and coach. His career began at his alma mater, Friendsville High...
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John Samuel Beck Sr.
John Samuel Beck Sr., 61, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Macon County, N.C., to Jefferson Davis Beck Jr. and Alice Maria Speed...
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Gail Watkins Taylor Bishop
Gail Watkins Taylor Bishop, 64, of Perry, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Mrs. Bishop was born in Clayton to the late Conway and Frankie Fountain Watkins. She grew up in Clayton, where she g...
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Marion Phylis (Neel) Baxter
Marion Phylis (Neel) Baxter, of CannonWood Village in Tiger, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at home with her husband and daughter by her side. She was preceded in death by: her mother and fa...
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Charles MacDowell ‘Mac’ Swanson
Charles MacDowell “Mac” Swanson, 81, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Mac was born April 22, 1931 in Rabun Gap, Georgia to George and Hattie Brooks Swanson. He was mar...
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Adilene McCall Penland
Adilene McCall Penland, 89, of Clayton, affectionately known as “Addie,” died Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2012, at her residence. She was born April 15, 1923, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Thoma...
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Joseph F.M. Gatins
Joseph F.M. Gatins, a resident of the Satolah community of Rabun County, died of a heart attack last week while on vacation in Dublin with his wife, Fran. He was 65 years old. After moving to Rabun...
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Anna Mae Baber
Anna Mae Baber, 86, of Dillard, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Westmoreland County, Pa., to the late Anthony and Mary Tomecko Gustas. She had lived mos...
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Louise Owens Vandiver
Louise Owens Vandiver, 86, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Macon County, N.C., to the late Evan Owens and Dora Brown Owens. In addition to her par...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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