September 02, 2015
Obituaries

Frances McMillian Ivie Blackburn
Funeral services for Frances McMillian Ivie Blackburn, 91, of Mt. Airy, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Jay Hughes officiati...
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Marjorie Lee Boseman Newsom
Funeral services for Marjorie Lee Boseman Newsom, 82, of Demorest, are scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 14, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Allison officiating. Burial will follow ...
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Connie Lee Crowe Reed
Funeral services for Connie Lee Crowe Reed, 82, of Lavonia, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Providence United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Doug Brown and the Rev. Joshua Carr officiati...
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Marjorie Lee Boseman Newsom
Marjorie Lee Boseman Newsom, 82, of Demorest, died Aug. 10, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangeme...
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Frances Elaine McMillan Ivie Blackburn
Frances Elaine McMillan Ivie Blackburn, 91, of Mt. Airy, died Aug. 11, 2015. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge o...
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Claudius ‘Hugh’ Smelley
Funeral services for Claudius “Hugh” Smelley, 99, of Lula, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Lula, with the Rev. James Duncan officiating. Burial followed in the c...
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Mary Ann Hutson Brown
Funeral services for Mary Ann Hutson Brown, 92, of Clarkesville, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Free and the Rev. Connie Berry officiating. Bu...
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Robert ‘Bob’ Laverne Kirby
Graveside services for Robert “Bob” Laverne Kirby, 70, of Lake City, Florida, will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Lonnie Johns of Chris...
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Betty Grindle Smith
Betty Grindle Smith, 82, of Clarkesville, died Aug. 9, 2015. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Aug. 11, at Yonah Memorial Gardens. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Joseph Preston Tribble
Funeral services for Joseph Preston Tribble, 86, of Lula, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Aug. 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with the Rev. Jacob Armour and the Rev. Larry Forrester of...
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Jody Burton
Funeral services for Jody Burton, 77, of Demorest, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Old Nacoochee Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Trotter, the Rev. Kenneth Taylor and the Rev. Austin Kel...
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Roxie Adeline Knight Gravett
Funeral services for Roxie Adeline Knight Gravett, 77, of Clarkesville, were held at 4 p.m. Aug. 11, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Grav...
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Donald J. Horne
Donald J. Horne, 66, of Cornelia, died Aug. 7, 2015. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Aug. 10, at B.C. Grant Baptist Church. Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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John Howard Merritt Jr.
Private graveside services are scheduled for John Howard Merritt Jr., 90, of Demorest. Mr. Merritt died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at a private care facility in Stone Mountain, following an extended i...
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Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia
Funeral services for Rose Ann Spada Tartaglia, 97, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Mark Catholic Church with Father José Luis Hernández-Ayala. Entombment will fol...
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Jerry Eugene Webb
A graveside service for Jerry Eugene Webb, 70, of Alto, is scheduled for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 7, at Level Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Mr. Webb died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, fol...
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George Calvin Bell
Memorial services for George Calvin Bell, 66, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Clarkesville, with Pastor Ben Hawks and Evangelist Bobbie Ann J...
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Maj. Steven Warren Shonts
Graveside funeral services with full military honors for Maj. Steven Warren Shonts, 64, of Gainesville, are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, Aug. 7, at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma. M...
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James Anthony Blair
James Anthony Blair, 57, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, died July 25, 2015. At his request, Mr. Blair was cremated and there will be a family burial service at a later date. He was the son of Dale a...
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Philip ‘Al’ Mason
Philip “Al” Mason, 79, of Clarkesville died July 27, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 8, at Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarkesville.
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Bobby Lee Brown
Funeral services for Bobby Lee Brown, 35, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Banister Funeral Home Chapel, Dahlonega, with Jay Mull and Randy Garrett officiating. Burial follo...
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Old cookbooks connect to past
I love collecting old church cookbooks. Now, come on and be honest, how many of you would have guessed that? As I read those recipes, I think about the person who wrote it and find myself connectin...
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Tracy Mathews
Funeral services for Tracy Mathews, 48, of Mt. Airy, formerly of Toccoa, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Toccoa First United Methodist Church with Dr. John Brown officiating. Burial followe...
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Mary Jo Sawyer Hall
Funeral services for Mary Jo Sawyer Hall, 69, of Baldwin, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Hall Sr. and the Rev. Wayne Fowler offi...
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Dorothy Woodall Webb
Graveside services for Dorothy Woodall Webb, 90, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. today, July 29, at Level Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Mrs. Webb died Monday, July 27,...
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Frances Segars Hemphill
Funeral services for Frances Segars Hemphill, 86, of Toccoa, formerly of Clarkesville, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Butler, the...
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Donald Shirley
Funeral services for Donald Shirley, 74, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with the Rev. Alvin Burns and the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officiatin...
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Douglas Erwin Skelton
Funeral services for Douglas Erwin Skelton, 60, of Clarkesville, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Don Samples and Melvin Stephens officiating. Burial follo...
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Duane Edward Rice
Funeral services for Duane Edward Rice, 46, of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris York and the Rev. Mike Irvin officiating. Burial follow...
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Abbie Inez English Williams
Memorial services for Abbie Inez English Williams, 87, of Washington, and formerly of Cornelia, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Whitfield North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Jay H...
Jul 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kathy Diane Kelly Huey
Kathy Diane Kelly Huey, 59, of Alto, died July 18, 2015. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. July 26, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Robert ‘Bob’ Matthews Alden Sr.
A remembrance celebration for Robert “Bob” Matthews Alden Sr., 90, of Helen, at Unicoi State Park is being planned. Mr. Alden died peacefully on July 23, 2015.   A graduate of Cornelia High School ...
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Wanda Mearl Sisum
Graveside services for Wanda Mearl Sisum, 49, of Cleveland, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Taylor officiating. Ms. Sisum died ...
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Mark Isaac Cathey
Funeral services for Mark Isaac Cathey, 53, of Martin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 22, at Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville. Burial will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemeter...
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Kathy Diane Kelly Huey
Kathy Diane Kelly Huey, 59, of Alto, died Saturday, July 18, 2015. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday, July 20. Born Nov. 2, 1955, in Pensacola, Florida, she was a daughter of G...
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Desma Dyer Fry
Desma Dyer Fry, 102, of Demorest, died June 28, 2015. Born Sept. 7, 1912, in Choestoe, Mrs. Fry was a graduate of Piedmont College and the University of Georgia, with a master’s degree in education...
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John Lanier Darnell
Funeral services for John Lanier Darnell, 91, of Clarkesville, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, at Whitfield North Chapel, Demorest, with Dr. Kennedy Smartt officiating. Burial will be held...
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Tony James Vandiver
Tony James Vandiver, 63, of Clarkesville, died July 16, 2015. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. July 19, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Charles Cane
Funeral services for Charles Cane, 54, of Mt. Airy, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with Dr. Butch Franklin and the Rev. Tony Goss offic...
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Margaret Dawkins
Funeral services for Margaret Louise Kimsey Dawkins, 95, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, July 17, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Stowe and the Rev. Furman Lewis of...
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