August 22, 2014
Obituaries

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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Mildred Free Gunn
Mildred Free Gunn, 92, of Demorest, died June 19, 2014. Graveside services were conducted at 11 a.m., June 21, at Demorest City Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Ruth Josephine Matheson Cook
Funeral services for Ruth Josephine Matheson Cook, 94, of Alto, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Devereaux and ...
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Mitchell Maney
Graveside services for Mitchell Maney, 39, of Demorest, were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, at Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Terry Rice officiating. Mr. Maney died Saturday, June 21, 2...
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Larry Blackwell
Funeral services for Larry Marion Blackwell, 68, of Clarkesville, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Old Nacoochee Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Gragg, the Rev. Bill Trotter and the...
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Mildred Free Gunn
Mildred Free Gunn, 92, of Demorest, died June 19, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Addie Lene Brock Segers
Funeral services for Addie Lene Brock Segers, 83, of Baldwin, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 20, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth McEntire officia...
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Mary Felton Allen Roberts
Funeral services for Mary Felton Allen Roberts, 89, of Clarkesville, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at Yonah Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Roberts died...
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Boyd M. Ramey
Funeral services for Boyd M. Ramey, 92, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11 a.m. today, June 20, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Trotter officiating. Burial will follow in Harvest Ch...
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Evelyn Franklin Thomason
Funeral services for Evelyn Franklin Thomason, 80, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Franklin and the Rev. Chris York officiatin...
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Rossie Janelle Helton
No formal services are planned at this time for Rossie Janelle Helton, 59, of Cleveland. Mrs. Helton died Thursday, May 29, 2014, following a sudden illness. Born April 18, 1955, in Franklin County...
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Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, 83, of Mt. Airy, died June 12, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., June 15, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Mary Ellen Taylor Smith
Mary Ellen Taylor Smith, 57, of Toccoa, died June 15, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at The River Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memo...
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Gary James Pollard
Funeral services for Gary James Pollard, 45, of Alto, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Wallace, the Rev. Milton Harris, Jack Moody, Jim Wood ...
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Brenda Joyce Cook King
Funeral services for Brenda Joyce Cook King, 62, of Baldwin, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Sanford Kimbrell and the R...
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Francine ‘Fran’ and Hugh Garrison
A joint celebration of life service for Francine “Fran” Allen Garrison, 70, and her husband, Hugh Garrison, 69, both of Cornelia, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the chapel of McGahee-Griff...
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Janie Pleasants Warren Taylor
A Celebration of Life service for Janie Pleasants Warren Taylor, 83, of Tiger, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Tiger United Methodist Church. A private burial will be held at a later date....
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Ronald Edwin Strait
Funeral services for Ronald Edwin Strait, 78, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at Unity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in...
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Bernice Osborne ‘Big Mama’ Westbrook
Funeral services for Bernice Osborne “Big Mama” Westbrook of Cornelia, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Cornelia Christian Church with David Terrell and Larry Westbrook officiating. Burial...
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Bruce Clark Strange
Bruce Clark Strange, 52, of Kennesaw, died June 6, 2014. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., June 12, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Nannie Lou ‘Nan’ Marrett Gunn
Memorial graveside services for Nannie Lou “Nan” Marrett Gunn, 98, of Clarkesville, will be held at 3 p.m. today, June 13, at Yonah Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Brannon officiating. All fami...
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Ruby Mathis Yarber
Funeral services for Ruby Mathis Yarber, 84, of Baldwin, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today, June 13, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Campbell and Pastor T...
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Gary James Pollard
Funeral services for Gary James Pollard, 45, of Alto, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Andy Wallace, the Rev. Milton Harris, Jack Moody, Jim ...
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Inpeng Thammavongsa
Inpeng Thammavongsa, 82, of Mt. Airy, died June 8, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., June 14, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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