July 23, 2014
Obituaries

Virginia W. Turpin
Virginia W. Turpin, 80, of Lula, died Friday, July 11, 2014. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m., July 15, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Jesse Sieck
Jesse Sieck, 72, of Clarkesville, died July 12, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Lucilla Brown Bell
Lucilla Brown Bell, 95, of Homer, died July 13, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., July 18, at Tates Creek Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Judy Dotson Moore
Funeral services for Judy Dotson Moore, 61, of Alto, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Lakemont Baptist Church with Chaplain Cynseria Jenkins officiating. Burial followed in Wiley Cemete...
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Betty Jean McConnell Underwood
Funeral services for Betty Jean McConnell Underwood, 80, of Mt. Airy, were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris York, the Rev. Johnny Loudermilk and t...
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Rodney Rodrigues Howard
Funeral services for Rodney Rodrigues Howard, 38, of Cornelia, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Bishop Ernest Burns officiating. Burial followed in Level...
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Solon Douglas ‘Doug’ Scruggs Jr.
Graveside memorial services for Solon Douglas “Doug” Scruggs Jr., 62, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, July 16, at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Hiawassee. Mr. Scruggs died Satu...
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Douglas E. Dennis
Funeral services for Douglas E. Dennis, 67, of Plant City, Fla., were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, May 19, at Wells Memorial. Burial took place in Shiloh Cemetery. Mr. Dennis died from lung cancer ...
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Margaret Virginia Poole Pruitt
Funeral services for Margaret Virginia Poole Pruitt, 94, of Homer, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 16, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Elder Paul Bryson, the Rev. ...
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Rodney Howard
Rodney Howard, 38, of Cornelia, died July 9, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Johnny Lester Wheeler
A private graveside service for Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, of Demorest, was conducted at the Wheeler Family Cemetery Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mr. Wheeler died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his reside...
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David Edward ‘Ed’ Giddens
Funeral services for David Edward “Ed” Giddens, 74, of Demorest, are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today, July 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Charles Peugh and Jeff ...
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Kimberly Sue Coty
Funeral services for Kimberly Sue Coty, 45, of Alto, were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Burial follo...
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Mary Magdelene Lewallen Brown
Funeral services for Mary Magdelene Lewallen Brown, 87, of Homer, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, July 11, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with Arthur Howard, minister, and the R...
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Harvey Jackson Adams
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 11, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Burrell and Whit Ward officiating. Burial wi...
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Dayton Wiley
Dayton Wiley, 82, of Cornelia, died July 7, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., July 9, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Mattie Jean Jamerson Armour
Mattie Jean Jamerson Armour, 67, of Alto, died July 3, 2014. Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m., July 6, at Antioch Holiness Church, Lula. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Mary Bradford Drost
Funeral services for Mary Bradford Drost, 81, of Clarkesville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. Burial followed the service in Harvest Christian ...
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Winnie Glennon McCrackin
Funeral services for Winnie Glennon McCrackin, 88, of Mt. Airy, were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Michael Justus and the Rev...
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Wake Leon Davidson
Funeral services for Wake Leon Davidson, 74, of Alto, were conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Stacey Miller and the Rev. Terry Benfi...
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Marion Ansley Brown
Funeral services for Marion Ansley Brown, 72, of Demorest, were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Terry Rice and the Rev. Queon S...
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Rev. Jewell Dean Thomas Sr.
Funeral services for the Rev. Jewell Dean Thomas Sr., 78, of Lula, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Drewery Loggins an...
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Troy Burrell Ward
Funeral services for Troy Burrell Ward, 76, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 9, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Keith Allison and Jason Blackburn o...
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Homer Eugene Cook
Funeral services for Homer Eugene Cook, 92, of Alto, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Chad Parker and the Rev. Johnn...
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Peter Stephen Loonam
Private memorial services for Peter Stephen Loonam, 81, of Demorest, will be held at a later date. Mr. Loonam died July 7, 2014, at his home with family by his side. He was born Jan. 29, 1933. Orig...
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George Melville Weems Jr.
A private family memorial service for George Melville Weems Jr., 53, of East Point, will be held at a later date. Mr. Weems died July 5, 2014, in the North Georgia Mountains that he dearly loved. B...
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Laura ‘Lee’ Martin
Laura “Lee” Martin, 77, of Toccoa, died July 2, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date in California. Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
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James “Jamie” Carlton Jarrell III
James “Jamie” Carlton Jarrell III, 51, of Homer, died July 1, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m., July 5, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Robert Paul Parsons
Funeral services for Robert Paul Parsons, 80, of Simpsonville, S.C., formerly of Cleveland, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Wilkes officiati...
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Lorean J. Smalley
No formal services are planned at this time for Lorean J. Smalley, 93, of Demorest. Mrs. Smalley’s wishes were to be cremated. Mrs. Smalley died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Habersham Home West follo...
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Beulah Mae Shook Shaw
Funeral services for Beulah Mae Shook Shaw, 72, of Lula, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Alto Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Payne and Pastor Mike Franklin officiating. Burial w...
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Ronnie Arvil Gosnell
Ronnie Arvil Gosnell, 76, of Dahlonega, formerly of Habersham County, died June 28, 2014. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Lottie Louise Hallmark Worthy
A service to celebrate the life of Lottie Louise Hallmark Worthy, 96, was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, at First Baptist Church of Belmont, N.C., with the Rev. Robert Baker officiating. Bur...
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Theodore Edmund ‘Ted’ Bear
Theodore Edmund “Ted” Bear, 77, of Cornelia, died June 30, 2014. At Mr. Bear’s request, no formal services will be held. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Sallie Margaret Gastley Douglas
No formal services are planned at this time for Sallie Margaret Gastley Douglas, 96, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lawrenceville. A private inurnment will be held at a later date. Mrs. Douglas died ...
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Joan McEntire
Funeral services for Joan McEntire, 82, of Demorest, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, July 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, with the Rev. Paul Flynn officiating. Burial will fol...
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Gertrude Peagler Barrett
Graveside services for Gertrude Peagler Barrett, 97, of Clarkesville, were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in College Park. Mrs. Barrett died Saturday, June 21, 201...
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Betty Ann Brady Duckett
A celebration of life service for Betty Ann Brady Duckett, 69, of the Hollingsworth Community in Banks County, will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 27, at Hazel Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Bi...
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John D. Ward
John D. Ward, 87, of Alto, died June 19, 2014. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., June 21, Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Benjamin Sanchez
Benjamin Sanchez, 35, of Cornelia, died June 22, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., June 28, at the residence of Hector Sanchez and Oralia Chavez, 211 Ivie St., Cornelia. Whitfield Fu...
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