April 19, 2014
Obituaries

Thomas Andrew Parker
Thomas Andrew Parker, 55, Clayton, affectionately known as “Tommy,” died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. He was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Rabun County to James Andrew Parker of Frankl...
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Gene Earl Martin
Gene Earl Martin, 56, of Rabun Gap, passed away peacefully in his sleep Dec. 22, 2012. He was born June 1, 1956, in Gainesville, where he spent several years working in the family business, G. H. M...
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Esther Pearl Heglund Olson
Esther Pearl Heglund Olson, 91, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Ivy Hall Assisted Living in Alpharetta. Pearl was born June 16, 1921, in Winnebago, Minn. She was raised as the daughter of M...
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William Samuel Dixon
William Samuel Dixon, 65, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Clarkesville to Margaret Kinney Dixon...
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Fred Lee McCoy
Fred Lee McCoy, 85, of the Liberty community, Tiger, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Rabun County to the late Ulyses and Alice Deal McCoy. He was a carpe...
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Susan Dianne Moore
Susan Dianne Moore, writer, of Clayton passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Born in Atlanta, Susan was survived by: her mother, Emily Moore; sisters, Beverly and husband Pat Garner and Lainy Nichols ...
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William Karl ‘Bud’ Duckworth
William Karl “Bud” Duckworth, 69, of Tiger, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at University Hospital in Augusta. He was born Sept. 11, 1943, in Walhalla, S.C., to William C. and Lila Hood Duckwort...
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Mildred Littleton Rogers
Mildred Littleton Rogers, 90, of Dillard, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence, with her family at her side. Mildred was the daughter of the late Fred S. Littleton Sr. and Lucy Gregor...
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Karin Elisbeth Helga Giddens
Karin Elisbeth Helga Giddens, beloved wife of Woodrow “Bobby” F. Gidddens, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. She was born April 20, 1938, in Hamm, Germany. She was educated in business but was con...
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Ruth Kilby
Ruth Kilby, widow of the late Farish Kilby and formerly Ruth Leilah-Bell Hollifield, has been rescued by the Lord. Born in 1917 to Emory and Mary Arrendale Hollifield, she was a lifelong resident o...
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Wayne Andrew Ballew
Wayne Andrew Ballew, 69, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Franklin, N.C., to Lyman Paul and Myrtle Vinson Ball...
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Paul Henry Ward
Paul Henry Ward, 84, of Rabun Gap, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Darlene Burke Ward. He was born April 11, 1928, in Linwood, Pa., to the late Ervin Norman Wa...
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Robert Quinn Plott
Robert Quinn Plott, 89, of Clayton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. He was born July 25, 1923, in Cohutto to Arthur and Evie Watts Plott. He lived the greater ...
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James Campbell Mercer
James Campbell Mercer, 71, of Mountain City, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. Born in Crisp County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Maggie Adkins Mercer. Mr. Mercer retired from Reeves...
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Charles Lindbergh Thomas
Charles Lindbergh Thomas, 84, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at CannonWood Village in Tiger. He was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Chambers County, Ala., and was a resident of Tampa, Fla., a...
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Frank Gordon Johnson
Frank Gordon Johnson, 78, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Gadsden, Ala., to Grady and Verna Sikes Johnson. In addition to his parents, he was prec...
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Guy Oliver Fisher
Guy Oliver Fisher, 88, of Clayton, and Oceanside, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. He is survived by: his daughter, Jennifer Fisher Chinn of Atlanta; son, Robin Guy Fisher and wife Ann...
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Joan Wolvin LaFond
Joan Wolvin LaFond, born April 4, 1936, in Lyons, N.Y., moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1955. She lived there until moving to Clayton in 2007. She passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Northeast Geo...
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Jacqueline ‘Gay’ Smith Griffith
Jacqueline “Gay” Smith Griffith, of Sanibel, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in her home. She was 76 years old. Gay was born Nov. 16, 1936, in Birmingham, Ala., and lived much of her ch...
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Joan G. Steele
Joan G. Steele was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Canada, and she passed from this life Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant child. She had 40 living relativ...
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Ken Lusk
Ken Lusk, 70, of Clayton and formerly of Santa Rosa, Calif., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Ken was survived by: his only brother, Lyle Lusk and wife Jane of Hawaii; a daughter,...
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Bobby Edwin Conner
Bobby Edwin Conner, 54, of Dillard, affectionately known as “Bird,” died Sunday Dec. 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1958, in Liberty County to Clifford E. Conner and Carolyn Darne...
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Rose Shirley Barnes
Rose Shirley Barnes, 90, of Clayton, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 10, 1922, in Rabun County to the late Jeff and Maggie Hollifield Holcomb. Rose was twice married:...
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Patsy Ayers Stroupe
Patsy Ayers Stroupe, 80, of Lakemont, passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home. She was born in Royston to Roy Baker and Louise Wilcox Ayers. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother a...
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Janice Butler Pooley
Janice Butler Pooley, 60, of Clayton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Atlanta. She was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Detroit to the late Robert C. Butler and Jeanete Webster Butler. She was a homemaker and ...
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Dan L. Pumphrey
Dan L. Pumphrey, 83, of Rabun Gap, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at his home under hospice care. He was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Leedey, Okla., to Angela and Dennis Pumphrey. The family, including a yo...
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Jason Dee Speed
Jason Dee Speed, 29, of Clayton, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. He was born Nov. 13, 1982, in Stephens County to John D. Speed Jr., and Billie Ann Harmon. Jason was a shipping clerk at A.I.D. Company ...
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Barbara Lee McKay Ramey
Barbara Lee McKay Ramey, 83, of Wiley, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Rabun County to the late John Percy McKay and Ruby Keener McKay...
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Geraldine Papanti Knepp
Geraldine Papanti Knepp, 68, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1944, to Arnold Dewey Papanti Jr. and Madeline Ruth Cague Papanti ...
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Stanley C. Blind
Stanley C. Blind, 81, of Franklin, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Born in Stockport, Ohio, he was the son of the late Clifton and Thrya Jones Blind. In addition to his parents, he was pr...
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Yvonne Chappell Geer
Yvonne Chappell Geer, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and a beautiful lady, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Memorial Hermann Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Jack...
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Vickie Coalley Moss
Vickie Coalley Moss, 48, of Mountain City, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1964, to Gene Coalley of Tiger and the late Mary Ida Welborn Coalley. She was a profe...
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Rance ‘R.E.’ Elgan Phillips
Rance “R.E.” Elgan Phillips, 77, of Clayton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 22, 1935, in Rabun County to Luther Francis and Eva Turpin Phillips. In addition ...
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James Eugene Close Jr.
James Eugene Close Jr., 21, of Lakemont, passed away suddenly, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, to James Eugene Close Sr. and Dawn Carla Gordon Close. In addition to his p...
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James Robert Parrish
James Robert Parrish, 82, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Emanuel County to the late George Albert and Quinee Lamb Parrish. In addition to hi...
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Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper
Hilda Myron Mitchell Hopper, 81, of Rabun Gap, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her residence. She was born in Clayton to Rockaway Mitchell and Elzia McCall Mitchell. In addition to her parents...
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Frances Bethea Ollen
Frances Bethea Ollen, affectionately known as Momo and Sance, of Rabun Gap, passed on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was born June 20, 1928, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to John Roland Bethea and Frances Ant...
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Corey Joseph Hansen
Corey Joseph Hansen passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was reunited with his father, Michael Hansen, who had gone to be with the Lord when...
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Prudence Dotson Smith
Prudence Dotson Smith, 80, of Tiger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. She was the widow of William David “Dick” Smith. She was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Rabun County to the lat...
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Frank Sutton
Frank Sutton, 78, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 1934, the youngest of nine children of...
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