March 04, 2015
Obituaries

Willie Mae Ward McCommon
Willie Mae Ward McCommon, 90, of Gillsville, died Jan. 27, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Helen Ellamae Ledford Lewis
Funeral services for Helen Ellamae Ledford Lewis, 83, of Turnerville, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Hillside Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Austin Ivester and the Rev. Tommy Childress o...
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Serve burger bites for Super Bowl party
Big Super Bowl parties seem to be the going thing now. If K.C. is feeling up to it, we’ll go to Sunday night church services. There have been so many times he’s not able to go, we sure don’t want t...
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Lois Helsel Cox
Memorial services for Lois Helsel Cox, 77, of Clarkesville, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The service will include a time for those who would like to sha...
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Letters to the editor
Get facts on Social Security funds To the editor: Once again the Republicans want to destroy Social Security and want to scare Americans by saying Social Security is going to be bankrupt soon. Pres...
Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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AP Honor Roll source of pride
Habersham Countians have something to be proud of. The Habersham County School System recently was named to the AP (Advanced Placement) Honor Roll – and it was one of only 18 school systems in Geor...
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Gloria Jo Garrison Brabson
A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Gloria Jo Brabson, 90, of Hollywood. Mrs. Brabson died Dec. 21, 2014. Born Aug. 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dr. W.H. Garri...
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William Franklin Fitzpatrick
No formal services are planned at this time for William Franklin Fitzpatrick, 70, of Cornelia. Mr. Fitzpatrick died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, following an extended illness. Born Nov. 14, 1944, in I...
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Guy Joseph Payne
Guy Joseph Payne, 99, of Homer, died Jan. 15, 2015. Graveside services were held, 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church cemetery. Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ellene Fain Sisk
Ellene Fain Sisk, 91, of Clarkesville, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 21, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.
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Ruth Marchbanks
Ruth Marchbanks, 89, of Clarkesville, formerly of Lula, died Jan. 15, 2015. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Jan. 17, Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin.
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Margaret Patton Caudelle
Funeral services for Margaret Patton Caudelle, 84, of Lula, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at Enon Baptist Church with the Rev. Loyd Martin and the Rev. Josh Harrington officiating. Burial fo...
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Michael J. ‘Mike’ Barden
A Celebration of Life for Michael J. “Mike” Barden, 60, of Cornelia, was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, at Cornelia United Methodist Church with Dr. Jay Hughes officiating. Mr. Barden died Friday,...
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Patricia Ann Ausborn Murray
Patricia Ann Ausborn Murray, 71, of Carnesville, died Jan. 19, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Vernon Edward ‘Buddy’ Martin
Vernon Edward “Buddy” Martin, 82, of Atlanta, died Jan. 15, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held at 3 p.m. Jan. 18, Hollywood Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Lois Helsel Cox
Memorial services for Lois Helsel Cox, 77, of Clarkesville are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The service will include a time for those who would like to shar...
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Annie Lois Swafford Mote
Funeral services for Annie Lois Swafford Mote, 99, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at First Baptist Church of Cornelia with the Rev. David Turner, Dr. Eric Spivey and the Rev. Wal...
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Arthur Eugene ‘Gene’ Hill
A memorial service for Arthur Eugene “Gene” Hill, 84, of Demorest, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest. Mr. Hill died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. ...
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Lois Helsel Cox
Lois Helsel Cox, 77, of Clarkesville, died Jan. 11, 2015. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
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Mary Helen James Burrell
Funeral services for Mary Helen James Burrell, 88, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 16, at Level Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Brian James and the Rev. Terry Rice officiating....
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J.C. ‘Bull’ Ramey Jr.
J.C. “Bull” Ramey Jr., 80, of Helen, died Jan. 13, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Habersham Crematory of Cornelia.
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Christine Turner Eller
Funeral services for Christine Turner Eller, 81, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Whitfield North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Donald Grizzle and the Rev. David Nix officiati...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rennie McEntire Tomlin
Funeral services for Rennie McEntire Tomlin, 97, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 3 p.m. today, Jan. 14, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Ledbetter and the ...
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Ethel Virginia London Loggins
Funeral services for Ethel Virginia London Loggins, 84, of Demorest, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, at Fairfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Fortner, the Rev. Austin Kelley and Dr. Keit...
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New Year’s meal had to wait on cold
Well, I hope you all had a great Christmas. We did! However, a week before Christmas I got what I thought was the sniffles and then a sore throat. This went on and off for several days – one day be...
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Donna Joyce Davidson Wylie
Donna Joyce Davidson Wylie, 63, of Alto, died Jan. 10, 2015. A memorial service will be held at noon, Jan. 17, at Habersham Church of Christ. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
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Sidney L. Townsend
Sidney L. Townsend, 78, of Demorest, died Jan. 12, 2014. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Jan. 15, at Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Fu...
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Donald Lee Rogers
Donald Lee Rogers, 77, of Homer, died Jan. 12, 2015. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Jan. 17, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel in Baldwin.
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Rena West
Funeral services for Rena B. West, a long-time loyal resident, beloved teacher, community organizer and stalwart of Cornelia, will be as follows: a wake will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, ...
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Frank Culpepper Wood
Memorial services for Frank Culpepper Wood, 76, of Atlanta, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the chapel of Ingram Funeral Home with Dr. Bob Jolly officiating. The family will receive...
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Walker Jerome McFalls
Walker Jerome McFalls, infant son of Thomas Jerome and Lorrie Lynn Brock McFalls of Toccoa, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at his residence surrounded ...
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Lawrence Sheppard
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, 91, of the Batesville community, were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Providence Baptist Church. Burial followed the service in the church cemetery. Mr....
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Alice Stamey Moore Ward
Funeral services for Alice Stamey Moore Ward, 83, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. Burial followed the service in Victory Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Ward...
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Paul Vollmer Sr.
Funeral services for Paul Vollmer Sr., 93, of Monroe, formerly of Demorest, were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the chapel of Meadows Funeral Home. Burial was in Georgia National Cemetery. Mr. ...
Jan 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Shiohira
Funeral services for John Shiohira, 59, of Baldwin, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel with the Rev. Mark Thomas and Bill Lockwood officiating. Bur...
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Lawrence Sheppard
Funeral services for Lawrence Sheppard, 91, of the Batesville community, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Providence Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in the church cemeter...
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Claire Roberts DeLand
Claire Roberts DeLand, 68, of Cornelia, died Jan. 6, 2015. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, Cornelia.
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Lloyd Cecil Smith
Lloyd Cecil Smith, 52, of Alto, died Jan. 7, 2015. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home and Habersham Crematory, Cornelia.
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Alice Stamey Moore Ward
Alice Stamey Moore Ward, 83, of Alto, died Jan. 7, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, Jan. 9, at Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home pr...
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Pashie Payne Towery
Pashie Payne Towery, 84, of Clarkesville, died Jan. 1, 2015. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Jan. 4, at New Hope Baptist Church. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia.
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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