August 23, 2014
Obituaries

Anita Kaye Watts Hooper
Anita Kaye Watts Hooper, 47, of Tiger, went home to be with the Lord on Friday morning, March 16, 2012, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1964, in Rabun County to Jimmy Andrew and Shirley Mae...
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Betty D. Richardson Brackenbury
Betty D. Richardson Brackenbury, 78, of Rabun Gap, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. She was born May 3, 1933, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late William and Grace...
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Alfred Tillman Waters
Alfred Tillman Waters, 90, of Clayton, died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Rabun County to the late Malachi and Ollie Nichols Waters. He was a landscaper b...
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Valdarea Sharon Kinsey
Valdarea Sharon Kinsey, 63, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012. A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of LaVerne Stiles Henry and the late Leon Sellers. She was a CNA, a...
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Louise Nix Owens
Louise Nix Owens, 88, of the Satolah community, widow of Doyle Herman Owens, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born March 16, 1923, in Rabun County to the late Frank and Leona ...
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Albermarle Bentley 'Buddy' Parker
Albermarle Bentley "Buddy" Parker, 76, of Northport, Ala., died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Rabun County. He w...
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Stephen Ray Crum
Stephen Ray Crum, 56, of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Steve was born in Atlanta to the late Doris Woodall Crum and Jack Michael Crum Sr. He graduated from Georgia State University i...
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Jean N. Jackson
Jean N. Jackson of Winder passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012. She was born July 27 in Fort Myers, Fla., to Charles M. Niblack and Ruth Lanier Niblack. Her childhood was spent in Ft. Myers and Jeff...
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Marion McSwain Fisher
Marion McSwain Fisher, 81, of Clayton and Claremont, N.H., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. After years as a Navy wife, Marion served as city clerk and manager in Clayton in the 1970s and served her chu...
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Carl Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Tyler
Carl Ronald “Ronnie” Tyler, 59, of Old Fort, N.C., and formerly of Sylva, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at his residence. Ronnie grew up in Mountain City and lived in Sylva before moving to Ol...
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Glenda Arrowood Voiles
Glenda Arrowood Voiles, 59, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at her home following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Glenda was born in Hiawassee. She worked as a flight ...
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Charles Ray Davenport
Charles Ray Davenport, 85, of Tiger, husband of Dera “Dee” Harris Davenport, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Norfolk, Va., to the late Llewellyn and Lillian M...
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Mark Gregory Benfield
Mark Gregory Benfield, 41, of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. He was born Dec. 31, 1970, in Clayton to Bill M. and Janie Watts Benfield. In addition t...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vivian Virginia Matthews Tatum
Vivian Virginia Matthews Tatum, 94, of Walhalla, S.C., and formerly of Rabun Gap and Cornelia, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Lila Doyle Nursing Facility in Seneca, S.C. She was married to the lat...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Andrew William Cope
Andrew William Cope, 87, of Andy’s Trout Farm Road, Otto, N.C., passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. He was a native of Macon County, N.C., the son of the late John Perry Cope and Etta Cordelia Higdo...
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Clarence C. “Moe” Carpenter
Clarence C. “Moe” Carpenter, 73, of Rabun Gap, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Mountain View Health Care. He was born April 22, 1938, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Henry and Florence Webb Car...
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Elbert L. Sullivan Jr.
Elbert L. Sullivan Jr., 70, of Rabun Gap, affectionately known as “Sulley,” died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1941, in Poplarville, Miss., to the late Elbert and Lo...
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Mary Ann Larrabee Walker
Mary Ann Larrabee Walker, 54, of Rabun Gap, passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1957, in Minneapolis to the late Russell John and Anna Mae Bonczskwski Larrabee. ...
Feb 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fred William Bradley
Fred William Bradley, 74, of Clayton, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 23, 2012, after an extended illness. He was born in Rabun County to Charles Bradley and Kathleen Wall Bradley. Fred worked for...
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Redmond Burkitt Jr.
Henry Redmond Burkitt Jr. passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at his home in Lakemont. Born Feb. 28, 1939, in Nashville, Tenn., he was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Elizabeth. H...
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Darlene Malcom Keener
Darlene Malcom Keener, 63, of the Chechero community, died Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Morgan County to Willie Sue Dye Malcom of Clayton and the late t...
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Gene J. King
Gene J. King, 82, of Sky Valley, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Born in Hendersonville, N.C., he was raised in South Carolina but spent most of his life in Georgia, where he was married to his wife, B...
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Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Weatherly Burrell
Deborah Ann “Debbie” Weatherly Burrell, 57, of Tiger, died Thursday night, Jan. 19, 2012, at her residence. She was born Jan. 7, 1955, in Valdosta to the late George Malcolm and Carolyn Ussery Weat...
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Joan Crawford Veal
Joan Crawford Veal, 67, of Clayton, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at her residence. She was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Rabun County to the late Mart and Eva English Crawford. She was a member of Tiger Un...
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Herbert ‘Herbie’ Cameron Best
Herbert “Herbie” Cameron Best, 72, of Rabun Gap, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Norristown, Pa., to the late Herbert and Clara Cameron Best. H...
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Kelly Talley Munger
Kelly Talley Munger, 42, of Highlands, N.C., passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at a local hospital. She was the daughter of the late Bobby Joe Talley, formerly of Highlands, and Sandra Rogers Coll...
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Ruth S. McClure
Ruth S. McClure, 92, of Suwanee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. She was born in Pittsburgh and attended Duke University, where she met her husband. She was an avid equestrian, a great lover ...
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margie Mildred Welborn Coleman
Margie Mildred Welborn Coleman, 93, of Rabun Gap, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Fidelia Eckerd Nursing Home in Highlands, N.C. She was born July 9, 1918, to John D. and Do...
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Douglas Howard Jones
The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois Watts Jones, went to meet his Lord and...
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marjorie J. Gorday
Marjorie J. Gorday passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at home. She was born in 1933 in Jackson, Miss., to Joseph E. and Natalie R. James. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 year...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donald ‘Donnie’ James Powell
Donald “Donnie” James Powell, 63, of Clayton, husband of Norma Susan Tilson Powell, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at his residence.
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mary Elizabeth DeHart Williams
Mary Elizabeth DeHart Williams, 83, of Dillard, died Friday night, Jan. 6, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born Feb. 14, 1928, in Sylva, N.C., to the late John and...
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kate L. Cathey
Kate L. Cathey, 95, of Mountain City, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center after an extended illness. Kate, as she was known by her friends and family, was the youngest da...
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dane Lewis Hasslock
Dane Lewis Hasslock, husband of Kyra Koprowski Hasslock of Charleston, S.C., passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. Dane was born May 20, 1977, in Atlanta to Kimberly and Gregory...
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Buck Beaty
Buck Beaty, 63, of Clayton, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1948, in Rabun County to Mary Carter Beaty of Clayton and the late George Beaty. He was a member of Battle ...
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Loyd ‘June’ Junior Jones
Loyd “June” Junior Jones, 79, of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Habersham Medical Center. He was born in Rabun County to the late Ed and Mary Brock Jones. In addition to his par...
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Billy Ray Wall
Billy Ray Wall, 76, of Lilburn, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. A native of Lakemont, Georgia, Mr. Wall was retired from MCI Trucking after 40 years in the trucking industry. He was a U.S. Marine...
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William ‘Stanley’ Tyler
William “Stanley” Tyler, 46, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at his residence after an lengthy illness. He was born in Rabun County to William Stephen and Peggy Joan Marsengi...
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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J.P. ‘Pick’ Speed
J.P. “Pick” Speed, 80, of the Warwoman community passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Clayton to Marlor Calvin Speed Sr. and Amanda Norton Speed. In addition to his p...
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dolores T. Wyland
Dolores T. Wyland (Jan. 15, 1938-Dec. 18, 2011) was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and advocate. She was a free spirit, beautiful inside and out, who reminds us to, “listen to the song...
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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