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D.L. ‘Slim’ Whitmire
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend | print
D.L. “Slim” Whitmire, 92, of Clayton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at his residence.

He was born July 27, 1921, in Rabun County to the late Andy and Ethel Speed Whitmire. He was a rancher, worked at seed and feed stores and was a farmer. Slim could do most anything. He was a member of Taylor’s Chapel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mamie Lee Whitmire; a son, Larry Whitmire; two grandsons, David Lee Whitmire and Anthony Burrell; and three sisters, Lavina Dixon, Lucy Thompson and Frances Dixon.

Survivors include: four sons, Buddy Whitmire (Delila) of Rabun Gap, David Whitmire (Judith) of Clayton, the Rev. Bobby Whitmire (Sharon) of Dahlonega and Ronald Whitmire of Tiger; two daughters, Catherine Burrell and Susan Burrell (the Rev. Thomas), both of Clayton; a very special granddaughter and caregiver, Melissa “Lizard’’ Burrell White of Clayton; a sister, Mildred Southards of Mountain City; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Jerry Whitmire; and a sister-in-law, Athelene Waters.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with the Revs. Marty Kilby, Chris York and Thomas Burrell (a very special son-in-law) officiating. Burial followed at Timpson Cove Cemetery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 653, Clayton, GA 30525 to aid in funeral expenses.

Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at

Muriel Anne McDonough
Mar 20, 2014 | 2091 views | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Muriel Anne McDonough, 83, of Dillard, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Muriel was born Oct. 18, 1930, in Newark, N.J., to Gordon Wilson and Olive Ursula Rogers. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1952 as valedictorian and with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

In 1952 she married Andrew Francis McDonough Jr. He promptly decided to call her by her middle name and from then on was known as Anne. Together they moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and started a family.

Anne and Andy were among the founding members of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale and were involved in the beginning foundation of the Evangelism Explosion movement. They moved to and lived in Highlands, N.C., from 1972-2004. After her beloved husband passed away, Anne moved to her final home in Dillard. Her life was dedicated to spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Anne was preceded in death by: her husband, Andy McDonough; her parents, Gordon and Olive Wilson; a brother, Gordon Wilson; and a son, Thomas McDonough.

Survivors include: son Pete and Becky McDonough of Fort Lauderdale; daughter Laura and Johnnie Jones of Burnsville, N.C.; son Mark and Leith McDonough of Rabun Gap; nine grandchildren, Jonathon, Jamus and Jennifer Jones Murray, Justin and Jodi Jones and Megan, Will and Kate McDonough; and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held Sunday at Highlands Memorial Park with officiating by the Rev. Hobie Wood.

The family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Inc., 2150 Limestone Parkway, suite 222, Gainesville, GA 30501.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at
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