August 29, 2015
Obituaries

Mary E. Beasley O’Shields
Mary Emily Beasley O’Shields, 90, of Tiger, died Thursday night, Aug. 20, 2015, in Hill Haven nursing home in Commerce. Born in Macon County, North Carolina, on March 12, 1925, she was the daughter...
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Della Bennett Dillard
Della Bennett Dillard, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died Aug. 22, 2015, at her home in Cary, North Carolina. Many of her family were there to share her final hou...
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Clara Turpin Bearden
Clara Turpin Bearden, 88, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. Born in Clayton, she was the daughter of the late Zeb Allen and Belle Bowers Turpin. Mrs. Bearden was a loving mother, devoted friend, a ded...
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Tod Meyer
Tod Meyer, 46, of Clayton, passed away Aug. 13, 2015, at his residence. He was born July 26, 1969, and was the son of Terry Frank Meyer and Irene Elizabeth McCollum Meyer. He was preceded in death ...
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Lucy McBride Southerland
Lucy McBride Southerland, 92, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at her home in Rabun Gap. She was born in Volusia County, Florida, to Bessie and Duncan McBride. In addition to her parents, she was ...
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Donna L. Turpin Dills
Donna Lisa Turpin Dills, 52, of Eastanollee, passed away Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, with her family at her side. Donna was born in Rabun County, the daughter of the late Dewey Turpin and Carolyn Lovel...
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Joan Sanders Whitney
On Aug. 5, 2015, Joan Sanders Whitney, 78, went home to be with her Lord. From her birth in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Aug. 14, 1936, to her death at her home on Lake Rabun, she was emblematic of l...
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Carole Ann Stockton
Carole Ann Stockton, 66, of Dillard, passed away Aug. 5, 2015. Carole Ann was born in Athens, the daughter of the late Crosby and Alma Elliott Stockton. Carole Ann had obtained a master’s degree in...
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Harold C. Bryant
Harold Conner Bryant, born Aug. 22,1928, departed this world into our heavenly world Aug. 4,2015.
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Linda G. Wall Rowe
Linda Gail Wall Rowe, 56, of Mountain City, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Wayne County, Michigan, on Dec. 27, 1958, she was the daughter of Ruby Ingram Wal...
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Robert G. Eller
Robert Gordon Eller, 68, left his earthly body and was in the presence of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Born in Rabun County, Georgia, he was the son of the late Benny Eller and Ros...
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Nancy Jean Ramey Carter
Nancy Jean Ramey Carter, 65, of Clayton, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Rabun County on March 7, 1950, to Louise Holt Ramey of Clayton and the l...
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Roland R. Wilborn
Roland R. Wilborn, 85, of Dillard, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He was born Nov. 11, 1929, in Section, Alabama, to the late Carl ...
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Mary E. Hollifield Speed
Mary Elaine Hollifield Speed, 72, of Clayton, passed away suddenly Aug. 1, 2015. She was the daughter of Edgar Talmadge (deceased) and Alene Brown Hollifield. She was a sister to Gail Hollifield Be...
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Lillie M. Henslee Hunt
A going away celebration of Lillie Mae Henslee Hunt was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Blue Heights Baptist Church. Visitation was held at Beck Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, July 2...
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Stephen R. ‘Digger’ Mize
Stephen Roy “Digger” Mize, 63, of Johnson City, Tennessee, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center of sudden cardiac arrest. He was a native of Clayton, son of the late Robert...
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William Barcley Young
William Barcley Young, 30, of Clarkesville, died Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Greenwood, South Carolina. Born in Franklin, North Carolina, he was the son of David W. Young of Clarkesville and Danna He...
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Nancy E. Webb
Nancy E. Webb, 93, of Mountain Rest, South Carolina, and Clayton, died Monday, July 20, 2015, at her home in Mountain Rest. Born in Oconee County, South Carolina, on Jan. 17, 1922, she was the daug...
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Sara Marquez Lankford Martin
Marquez Martin, 85, of Payne Hill Drive, Clayton, died peacefully Thursday, June 11, 2015. Marquez was born in Hart County and was the daughter of the late M. T. and Mary Reynolds Lankford. She was...
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John R. Findley
John Robert Findley, 85, of Tiger, passed away July 17, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Findley graduated from Norcross High School in 1947, then attended Berry College and graduated from Emory in 1951...
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Ethel I. Coleman Hopper
Ethel Irene Coleman Hopper, 86, of Clayton, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2015. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Frank Pinion Coleman and Mary Montana York ...
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Mike Higgins
Mike Higgins was born in Rome on Jan. 27, 1940, and died in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on April 4, 2015. When he was little, he and his mother lived with her parents in Rome while his father was ...
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Bethel T. Duck
Mr. Bethel Thomas Duck, 91, of Will Zoellner Street, Mountain City, formerly of Arthur Street, Hartwell, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at his home. Born on March 17, 1924, in Lavonia, he was...
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Betty S. Bettis Martin
Betty Sue Bettis Martin, 78, of Clayton, passed away in the comfort of her home and surrounded by family on Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and was the youngest of three...
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Michael H. Watts
Michael Hugh Watts, 56, of Tiger, affectionately known as “Alfie,” died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. Born in Rabun County on May 25,1959, he was the son of Ma...
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Archie C. Burnham Jr.
Archie C. Burnham Jr., 80, of McDonough and Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015. Archie was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on May 10, 1935. He attended the Virginia Military I...
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Teresa L. Davis
Teresa Lynne Davis, 52, of East Boggs Mountain Road, Tiger, died Monday night July 6, 2015, at her home in the Boggs Mountain community. Born in Clayton on March 30,1963, she was the daughter of th...
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William L. Howell
William L. Howell, 61, of Dunlap Street, Clayton, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at his home. Born Dec. 27, 1953, in Miami, Florida, he was the son of the late Clarence C. Howell and Billie Frances ...
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Mike Hopkins
Mike Hopkins was born in Rome on Jan. 27, 1940, and died in Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on April 4, 2015.
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jesse V. Shirley Jr.
Jesse Vandiver Shirley Jr., 77, of Otto, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015.
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Carolyn R. Pitts Sanders
Carolyn Rebecca Pitts Sanders, 65, went home to be with her heavenly family after a long battle with cancer, Saturday, July 4, 2015.
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Braxton D. Bragg
Braxton Davis Bragg passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents on June 26, 2015 at 5:39am.
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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John L. Davis Jr.
John Larmon Davis Jr., 84, of Clayton, passed away June 28, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center in Clayton. He was born Dec.15, 1930, the son of the late Elizabeth and John Davis Sr. John and hi...
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Zoa Darnell
Zoa Darnell, 99, of Columbus, passed away at her home surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, June 25, 2015. A celebration of her life was held at her home Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. Mr...
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Billy M. Benfield
Billy Marion Benfield, 79, of E. Wolf Creek Road, Clayton, and affectionately known as Bill, died Wednesday June 24, 2015, at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. Bill was the widower of Janey Watts Benf...
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George W. Underwood
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, and Highlands, North Carolina, died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015. Wendell was born in Atlanta on Jan. 25, 1936, and was the son of the late Geor...
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Roger Merriman Henry
A lifelong Georgia native, outdoor enthusiast, athlete, simple yet complicated man who enriched the world around him, died on June 24, 2015, at the age of 87. He was born Oct. 28, 1927, at Emory Ho...
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Lamar Holcomb
Lamar Gordon Holcomb, 83, of Mountain City, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his home. Born in Tiger on Oct. 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Gordon J. Holcomb and Effie A. Marcus Holcomb. He wa...
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William E. Hamlett
William Eugene Hamlett, 92, a resident of Rabun Gap, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Halcyon Hospice, Atlanta. He was born July 1, 1922, in Rochester, Indiana, a son of the late Phil...
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Norma J. Unger
Norma Jane Unger was embraced by the arms of Jesus on June 18, 2015. She was born in Hillsboro, Kansas, on Sept. 28, 1928. She is survived by her three beloved children, Teresa Ann Derr, Sharon Kay...
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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