October 21, 2014
Obituaries

Melissa Crain
Melissa Bernice Vinson Crain, 60, of Westminster, S.C., wife of Gary Allan Crain, passed away, Monday, July 16, 2012, at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rabun Gap to Lazelle Ch...
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Joanne Ezzard Barksdale
Joanne Ezzard Barksdale, 78, of Portland, Maine, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012. She was born July 22, 1933, in Tiger. Joanne lived in Green Ridge Village in Newville, Pa., and in Spruce Head,...
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Chase Hampton Andrews
Chase Hampton Andrews, 21, of Lakemont, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, as the result of a tragic automobile accident. He was born in Stephens County and was the loving son of Christine Denise Thomas...
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John Thomas Webb
John Thomas Webb, 64, of Tiger and formerly of Franklin, N.C., passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Macon County to the late Lewis Joe and Maude Stanfield Webb. He ...
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Martha Welsh Hopkins
ins, 91, of Tate City, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012. Marty was born Aug. 8, 1921, in York, Pa., to the late Elmer and Clarabelle Welsh. She graduated from William Penn Seni...
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Harold L. ‘Red’ Donaldson
Harold L. “Red” Donaldson, 88, of Waterford, Mich., and formerly of Mountain City, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012. He was the loving husband of the late Louise Short  and Elizabeth “Betty”; dear fath...
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Morris Cana Frady
Morris Cana Frady, 68, of Mount Airy, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Habersham County to the late Cana and Girlie Dodd Frady. He was a self-employed gr...
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James Robert Nash
James Robert Nash, 85, of Tucker, died peacefully at Sunrise of Decatur after a long battle with Parkinsons’s, Alzheimer’s and diabetes on Friday, June 29, 2012. For 23 years, Robert Nash brought j...
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Margaret ‘Beth’ Elizabeth Justus Wilbanks
Margaret “Beth” Elizabeth Justus Wilbanks, 68, of Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, June 26, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa. She was born in Glynn County to the lat...
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Steve Welch
Steve Welch, 54, of Toccoa and formerly of Mountain City, died Tuesday June 19, 2012, at his home in Toccoa. He was born Feb. 14, 1958, in Mountain City to the late Lon J. Welch and Thelma Holbrook...
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Jim Brown
Jim Brown, 76, of Clayton, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Mountain View Health Center. He was born May 17, 1936, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Lee and Dawn Chastain Brown. He lived most of his...
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William Thomas ‘Bill’ Kelly
William Thomas “Bill” Kelly, 75, of Tiger, formerly of Dillard and Rabun Gap, died Thursday, June 21, 2012. He was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Anderson County, Tenn., to the late Claude J. and Beatrice ...
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Ruby Maudine Smith
Ruby Maudine Smith, 83, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was the daughter of Vergel Carol and Bertha Josephine McWhortor Smith, the ...
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Margaret Hoffman McCall
Margaret Hoffman McCall, 78, of Lakemont, died Friday, June 15, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was the widow of Rabun Martin McCall. She was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Ra...
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Dorothy Seay Speed
Dorothy Seay Speed, 83, of Dillard, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 14, 1929, in Rabun County to the late Jesse Walter and Lola Tyler Seay. She was a member of Pl...
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Oneal Burrell
Oneal Burrell, 86, of Dillard, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, in Baldwin. He was the widower of Rhoda Jenkins Burrell. He was born July 10, 1925, in Rabun County to the late Roosevelt and Clyde Shope ...
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Desiree Melissa Wood
Desiree Melissa Wood, 34, of Otto, N.C., passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Habersham County. Desiree was born Oct. 10, 1977, in Fort Worth, Texas. She ...
Jun 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flora Mae Thrift Holcomb
Flora Mae Thrift Holcomb, 83, of Tiger, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born May 1, 1929, in Oconee County, S.C., to the late Burt and Nitt...
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Arvilla Gertrude Telles Gillespie
Arvilla Gertrude Telles Gillespie, affectionately known as “Trudy,” 96, of Clayton, widow of Marvin M. Gillespie, died Friday, June 1, 2012, in Savannah. She was born Oct. 27, 1915, in Batesville, ...
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James Lawson Mobley
James Lawson Mobley III, 69, of Lakemont, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born Jan. 10, 1943, in Fulton County to the late James Lawson Jr. and Salli...
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Janie Wooten Dryman Jones
Janie Wooten Dryman Jones, 61, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the daughter of the late Marvin and Olean Wel...
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Virginia Penland Watts
Virginia Penland Watts, 90, of the Hickory Knoll community, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the family homestead where she was born. A native of Macon County, she resided in Birmingham, Ala....
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Joyce Patrick Hackett
Joyce Patrick Hackett, 94, of Dillard, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1918, in Conyers to John Harvey and Nellie Florene Wallis Patri...
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Perry Lee Boss
Perry Lee Boss, 62 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an accident. Perry served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a reconnaissance ...
May 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Doris Isley
Doris Isley, 91, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in Cooperstown, N.Y. She served as a Wave in the U.S. Navy Intelligence during World War II. She got a bachelor’s degree ...
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Dr. Mary Kathryn Easterling
Mary Kathryn Easterling, M.D., 65, of Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday morning, May 23, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1946, in Atlanta to the late H. Arthur and El...
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Clee Hooper Scruggs
Clee Hooper Scruggs, 93, of Rabun Gap, widow of Wallace Scruggs, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center in Demorest. She was born April 8, 1919, in Hiawassee to the late James...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sarah Frances Bleckley Fisk
Sarah Frances Bleckley Fisk, 85, of Monroe, N.C., and Rabun Gap, died Monday, May 14, 2012, at her mother’s home in the Betty’s Creek community following a brief illness. Born Sept. 22, 1926, in We...
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Michael David Southerland
Michael David Southerland died Friday, May 11, 2012, at home surrounded by loving family and friends after a brave battle against Lou Gehrig ’s disease (ALS). Michael was born Dec. 5, 1951, in Knox...
May 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robert L. Widgery Jr.
Robert L. Widgery Jr., 70, of Miami, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Miami. He was the son of Mildred Widgery of Clayton and the late Robert L. Widgery Sr. Other survivors include: his wife, LizAnn...
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Glenna Ardrene Wilson Jones
Glenna Ardrene Wilson Jones, 62, of Mountain City, widow of Glen Jones, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Cleveland. She was born March 5, 1950, in Missouri to the late Will...
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jesse Roscoe Keener
Jesse Roscoe Keener, 85, was born July 8, 1926, at Tiger to William Marcus Keener and Martha Hopkins Keener. He lived most of his life in Rabun County. He died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Heritage Hea...
May 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomas Lloyd ‘Tom’ Broaddrick
Thomas Lloyd “Tom” Broaddrick, 84, of Tiger, died Sunday, May 13, 2012. Tom grew up in Dalton, the ninth child of Dr. George L. and Maud Hayes Broaddrick. He attended the University of Georgia, ear...
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Patricia Ann Stever
Patricia Ann Stever, 76, of Tiger, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1936, in Volusia County, Fla., to the late Broward Franklin Goodrich and Lucile Lillian Vann ...
May 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Freda Wooten Beaty
Freda Wooten Beaty, 54, of Clayton, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Oconee Hospice of the Foothills in Seneca, S.C. Mrs. Beaty was born Aug. 17, 1957, in Macon County, N.C., to Fred and Ila Scott Wo...
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Joel Jordan Arrendale
Dr. Joel Jordan Arrendale, 95 ½, died May 3, 2012. He was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Rabun County to the late John V. Sr. and Tallulah Edwards Arrendale. He was preceded in death by: his wife of 69 yea...
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Calvin W. Jenkins
Calvin W. Jenkins, 63, of Lakemont, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He was born Nov. 17, 1948, in Rabun County to the late Elcaney and Viola Burre...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Christopher Mance
Brian Christopher Mance, 50, of Gainesville, died Sunday, April 29, 2012. He was born Oct. 2, 1961, in Clayton to Walter Eugene and Mary Evelyn Owens Mance. He grew up in Clayton and graduated from...
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James O. Henry
James O. Henry, 69, of Mountain City, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Scaly Mountain, N.C., and he lived most of his life in Rabun County. He was a son ...
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James ‘Jim’ Lee Burley
James “Jim” Lee Burley was born Feb. 5, 1944, in Ames, Iowa, He passed away in Gainesville after having lived 68 years, one month and 16 days. James spent most of his growing up years in Stillwater...
May 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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