November 21, 2014
Obituaries

Troy Eugene ‘Gene’ Head
Troy Eugene “Gene” Head, 72, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., went to be with the Lord Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Gene was born in Scaly Mountain to John Dellen Head and Annie Dryman Head. He graduated from ...
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Robbin Kay Carnes
On Jan. 9, 2014, Robbin Kay Carnes peacefully left this world of suffering for her heavenly home. Born April 20, 1956, to the late Robert Dickerson and Barbara Foote Carnes, Robbin lived all but he...
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Karl W. Struck
On Jan. 8, 2014, God called Karl W. Struck, 85, of Clayton to his Heavenly home. Born May 29, 1928, in Springfield, Ill., he married his high school sweetheart Shirley Struck, and they celebrated t...
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James Marshall Law
James Marshall Law, 82, known by many as Jimmy, of Mountain City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was born in Rabun County to Clyde Law and Lassie Taylor Law. In addition to his parents, he...
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Laura ‘Haley’ Loudermilk Wayne
Laura “Haley” Loudermilk Wayne, 41, of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Habersham County to the late Lylvia Thompson Mauney. She is survived by: her h...
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Homer W. Parker
Homer W. Parker, 91, of Clayton, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Rabun County to Connis Parker and Josie Hopper Parker. He was the husband of Janie Phill...
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Vora Elaine Hudson
Vora Elaine Hudson, 57, of Kingston, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Hudson was born April 5, 1956, in Kingston to the late Howard Keeney and Vera Head Keeney. She was a m...
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Laura Law Baker
Laura Law Baker, 78, of Mountain City, passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Fort Pierce, Fla., to William Charles and Elizabeth Greene Law. Mrs. B...
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Arlean Parker Hopper
Arlean Parker Hopper, 88, of Clayton, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the home of her grandson, Roger Carnes, in Gray. She was the widow of Keith L. Hopper. She was born in Rabun County to the late ...
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Eugene Talmadge Chamblee
Eugene Talmadge Chamblee, 77, of Clayton, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was born in Rabun County to the late Lester Verdo and Belle Welborn Chamblee. Gene worked for Burlington Industries a...
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Lloyd C. Westbrook Jr.
Lloyd C. Westbrook Jr. went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at CannonWood in Tiger. He was born Oct. 28, 1923, in LaFollette, Tenn., to Exa DeAlva Roper Westbrook and Lloy...
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Michael ‘Mike’ Andrew Allison
Michael “Mike” Andrew Allison, of Dillard, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Angel Medical Center. Mike, better known as “Biggun,” was born in Myrtle Creek, Ore., to the late Glenn Jack Allison...
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Richard Arlen Kilby
Richard Arlen “Dick” Kilby was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Clayton. His family moved from Georgia to Pontiac, Mich., where Dick attended Pontiac High School. In 1960, he graduated from Michigan State Uni...
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R.A. Hamilton
R.A. Hamilton, 85, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. He was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was the son of the late Milford and Deffie Runion Hamilton. In addition to his paren...
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Joe Robert Holt
Joe Robert Holt, 82, of Demorest, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Holt was born April 1, 1931, in Macon County, N.C., to the late Eu...
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Lenora Welborn Robinson
Lenora Welborn Robinson, 73, of Tiger, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Rabun County to the late Lex and Bertha Holco...
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Douglas Theodore Reimer
Douglas Theodore Reimer, 69. of Clayton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville, N.C. He was born Feb. 3, 1944, in Provo, Utah, to the late Joseph and Sherlee A...
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Curtis Rayburn Shirley
Curtis Rayburn Shirley, 66, of Clayton went home peacefully to be with his Lord with his family by his bedside Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, 2013. Hew as born March 24, 1947, in Rabun County to the lat...
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Terry Freeman
Robert Terry Freeman, 61, of Danielsville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was born in Athens to the late George Thomas and Susie Brooks Freeman and was preceded in death by grandchildren, Harley an...
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Robert O. ‘Bobby’ Dodd Jr.
Robert O. “Bobby” Dodd Jr., 92, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Bobby was born in Hinton, W.Va., to the late Robert O. Dodd Sr. and Dorothy Anderson Dodd. In addition to his parents,...
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Clyde W. ‘Moody’ Smith
Clyde W. “Moody” Smith, 84, of Rabun Gap, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 17, 1929, in Swain County, N.C., to the late Grover and Marjorie Gass Smith. He was the w...
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Reaby Monteen Workman
Reaby Monteen Workman, 84, of Clinton, S.C., passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. She was born in Clayton to the late Clevie and Maybelle Ramey English. Mrs. Workman was a homemaker and ...
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Oscar Lloyd Jollay
O. L. “Lloyd” Jollay, founder of O. L. Jollay Masonry, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta, only six days after his 90th birthday. Lloyd was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Dillard, the eldest son...
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Jane Queen Justus
Jane Queen Justus, 72, of Clayton, died Thursday morning, Dec. 12, 2013, at her residence. She was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Rabun County to the late Emory N. and Pearl Bottoms Queen. She was a membe...
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Roy Edwin Plott
Roy Edwin Plott went to be with our Lord and his wife, Carol, on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Mr. Plott was born July 15, 1918, in Whitfield County. He was raised in Tiger until school age at which time ...
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Joseph Horace ‘Papa Joe’ Cannon
Joseph Horace “Papa Joe” Cannon, 69, of Rabun Gap died of cancer Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the Vietnam War. He is surv...
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Sara Nell Moore King
Sara Nell Moore King, 86, of Clayton, formerly of Carlton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Mrs. King was born in Elbert County to the late Frank Simmons Moore Jr. and Alrice Cheek Moore. Sara Ne...
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James G. Davis Jr.
James G. Davis Jr., 59, of Hiawassee, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, following an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 26, 1954. A native of Atlanta, he attended North Fulton High School an...
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Jeanette Aileen ‘Sam’ Brooks Barnette
Jeanette Aileen “Sam” Brooks Barnette, 82, of St. Marys, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Schenectady, N.Y., to the late Fred R. and Ruth A. Swartz Brooks. “Sam,” ...
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Julie Marie Teague
Julie Marie Teague, 55, of Clayton, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. She was born in Leesville, La., to Donald Lackey and Gail Brooks Ramey. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister, ...
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Harrison O’Shields
Harrison O’Shields Jr., 63, of Tiger, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. He was born March 27, 1950, in Rabun County to Mary Beasley and Harrison O’Shields Sr. ...
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Jesse James Penland
Jesse James Penland was born Sept. 10, 1949, to the late Sidney B. and Harley Lewis Penland Sr. He graciously went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa...
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Dorothy McClain Duncan
Dorothy McClain Duncan, 89, of Tiger, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at her home. She was born in Tiger to the late Ray McClain and Rosa Bleckley McClain. In addition to her parents, she was p...
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Louis Raymond Trowbridge
Louis Raymond Trowbridge, 57, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, after a tree felling accident. Mr. Trowbridge was born May 23, 1956 in Miami. He was a longtime forklift driver as well as a train...
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Lucky Joe Dills
Lucky Joe Dills, 67, of Lakemont, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Macon County, N.C., to Hazel Dills, who preceded him in death. He is survived by: his loving...
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Anabel Bleckley Donaldson
Anabel Bleckley Donaldson died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Newton Medical Center. She was born in 1924 in Clayton. Anabel was the daughter of the late Leon and Irene Bleckley of Clayton. Anabel is s...
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Catherine Virginia Crawford Wall
Catherine Virginia Crawford Wall, 76, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Mrs. Wall was born May 19, 1937, in Rabun County to the late Prince and Roselee Holcomb Crawford. In addi...
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Fred ‘Wallace’ Watkins
Fred “Wallace” Watkins, a lifelong resident of Rabun County, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Fred Watkins and Predda Gertrude Martin Watkins. Wallac...
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Octavia Moore ‘Tavia’ Holcomb
Octavia Moore “Tavia” Holcomb, 78, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Lake City. She was born Dec. 8, 1934, in Rabun County to John and Julia Watts Moore. She was the widow of George M. ...
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Kenneth Lamar James
Kenneth Lamar James, 57, of Scaly Mountain, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was born Sept. 26, 1956, in Franklin, N.C., to Karl Kenneth James and the late Rena Paul...
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