November 23, 2014
Obituaries

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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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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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Judith Babcock Hurley
Judith Babcock Hurley, 66, of Clarkesville, died Thursday evening, Dec. 22, 2011 at her home. She was born July 31, 1945, in Richmond, Va., to the late Leroy and Melba Rigdon Babcock. She was retir...
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Frank Pledger Thurmond
Frank Pledger Thurmond, 94, of Rabun Gap, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at Traces of Tiger. He was born July 6, 1917, in White County to the late John William and Bertha Smith Thurmond. He a...
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James Claude ‘Jim’ Queen
James Claude “Jim” Queen, 69, of Clayton, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Rabun County to the late Claude and Gladys Holcomb Queen. He was a timber cutter in ...
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William ‘Doyle’ Stancil
William “Doyle” Stancil, 73, of Clayton, journeyed to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. He was born on Sept. 13, 1938, to the late Jable and Rosa Watts Stancil. He was a member of Battle Bra...
Dec 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frank Patrick Bowden
Frank Patrick Bowden, 79, of Stone Mountain, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. He was born in Athens to Lee and Thelma Bowden. He graduated from Athens High School and the University of...
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Schley H. Burrell Sr.
Schley H. Burrell, Sr., 87, of Clayton, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at his home. Schley was born May 11, 1924, in Cornelia to Carl and Jura Foster Burrell. He was the widower of Eloise Chapman Bu...
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Leamon Dean ‘Bino’ Dryman Jr.
Leamon Dean “Bino” Dryman Jr., 54, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. He was born in Macon County to Leamon Dean Dryman Sr. and Melba Wilburn Dryman. Dean worked as a car...
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John Gervice Dodgins
John Gervice Dodgins, 70, of Rabun Gap, passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Clayton to J.L. and Mary Watts Dodgins, who preceded him in death. Joh...
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Denver Clarence Taylor
Denver Clarence Taylor, 74, of Lakemont, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, in Athens. He was born Oct. 14, 1937, in Rabun County to the late Jesse and Jessie Garland Taylor. He was a forklift operator in...
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J.C. Maney
J.C. Maney, 68, of Tiger, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence. He was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Hayesville, N.C., to the late Don and Fannie Mae Bingham Maney. He was the husband of Peggy Pat...
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Stanley Arrendale
Stanley Arrendale, 81, of Athens, formerly of Rabun County, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at his residence. Stan was born Sept. 11,1930, in Batesville to the late Edwin and Allie Bradshaw Arrendale....
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vivian Christine Ledford Watts
Vivian Christine Ledford Watts, 63, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her residence.
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Virginia Etheridge Wood
Virginia Etheridge Wood, 90, of Decatur, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.
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Frances Harriet Fry Deal
Frances Harriet Fry Deal, 88, of Dillard, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 2, 2011, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
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Death Notices: 12.8.11
• Muriel Hess Turner, 86, of Clarkesville, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 6:15 p.m. today at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. • Harold “Harry...
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Death Notices: 12.1.11
• Phillip Bruce Marcus, 66, of Anderson, S.C., and formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Funeral services were held Saturday at Sandifer Funeral Home. • Mervin Ann Jordan Chapman, 7...
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Ora Hulsey Craig Shelton
Ora Hulsey Craig Shelton, 63, of Tiger, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1948, in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late John D. and Edith Rickman Hulsey. She ...
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Burma Lou Dickerson Patterson
Burma Lou Dickerson Patterson, 93, of Clayton, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. She was the widow of John Lee Patterson. She was born March 11, 1918, to the late...
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Otha Mae ‘Sue’ Dean Turner
Otha Mae “Sue” Dean Turner, 70, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born in Mosheim, Tenn., to Hickman T. and Mildred McPherson Dean. She was pr...
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