Our Obituaries

Doris Bond

February 17, 1928 - April 17, 2019

Mary Doris Bond, 91, of Commerce, passed away Wednesday morning at the Hill Haven Nursing Center at the Northridge Medical Center, in Commerce. Born February 17, 1928 in Carnesville, she was the daughter of the late Jimmie Rufus "Doc" and Annie Mozelle Ayers Kennedy. She was the widow of the late John Russell Bond. She and her husband Russell were married September 1, 1946 and lived in Alabama...
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Hazel Galloway Carnes

April 4, 1932 - April 13, 2019

Hazel Louise Galloway Carnes, age, 87 of Tiger, Ga., passed away April 13, 2019 at the Oaks at Scenic View with her loving family by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Carnes and granddaughter Sarah Carnes. She was born April 4, 1932 the daughter of the late Allen A. and Ozella Ivester Galloway Vanhook. Hazel is survived by two sons Mitchell Carnes of Tiger Ga., and...
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Emily Elizabeth Goff

December 29, 2000 - April 13, 2019

Miss Emily Elizabeth Goff, age 18, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born December 29, 2000 in Royston, GA, she was the daughter of Herman Lee and Stacey Shiflet Goff. She was a student and attended Christ Fellowship Church. Family members include her parents, Herman and Stacey Shiflet Goff; sister, Breanna Goff Martinez of Clarkesville; brother, Jacob Andrew Goff of...
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Herman Marcus

April 12, 2019

Mr. Thomas "Herman" Marcus, age 78 of Resaca, GA, departed this life, Friday April 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born January 9, 1941 in Dalton, GA, a son of the late Porter Maxwell and Lena Kephart Marcus. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carl, Eugene, and Johnny Marcus, sisters, Selma Sharp, Gertrude Mantooth. He proudly served his country in the United States Military. He was...
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Charles Ray McCall

June 3, 1931 - April 6, 2019

Ray McCall Mr. Charles Ray McCall, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born June 3, 1931 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late John Garcia McCall and Velma Watson McCall. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. Ray worked with Kenneth Sewell at Sewell's Furniture for 32...
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Gregory Dean Deck

October 10, 1955 - April 5, 2019

Mr. Gregory Dean Deck, age 63, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, April 5, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born October 10, 1955 in Bollinger, MO, he was the son of the late Elbert D. and Mary F. Holt Deck. He was employed with Ficoa Communications. Family members include his wife, Virginia Burell Deck of the home; sons, Clint Deck and Cory Deck; one grandchild; and his brothers, Wayne...
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Gary Kirk Westmoreland

April 2, 2019

Mr. Gary Kirk Westmoreland, age 67, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Cottingham House Hospice in Seneca, SC. Born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Winfred Joe and Hazel Kirk Westmoreland. Family members include his daughter, Brandi Westmoreland-Simmons; his son, Nathan Westmoreland; his sister, Brenda Westmoreland Landress; grandchildren, Kelsey...
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Denver D. Dotson

March 30, 2019

Mr. Denver D. Dotson, age 76, of Toccoa, GA, formerly of Indiana, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at his home. Born June 4, 1942 in Virginia, he was the son of the late Noah Milburn and Ada Elkins Dotson. Family members include his son, Denver Dotson of Toccoa; and a sister, Virginia Hicks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Ann Cook Dotson; siblings, Curtis Dotson, Junior...
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David Eby

March 29, 2019

Mr. Kenneth David Eby, age 70, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Clary Care Center. Born July 16, 1948 in Wadsworth, OH, he was the son of the late William and Hilda Webber Eby. David was a member of Grace Baptist Church and he was a former Dean of Men and Basketball Coach at Toccoa Falls College. David and his family were survivors of the Toccoa Falls Flood in November...
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Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne

March 29, 2019

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne, age 91, of Carnesville, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Brown Health and Rehabilitation. Born August 23, 1927 in Franklin County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Abraham Bunyon "A. B." and Fannie Lou Brock Cobb. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Bonnie Sue also worked...
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Sandra Dooley Hughes

March 29, 2019

Mrs. Sandra Dooley Hughes, age 72, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born May 28, 1946 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Estee Elijah and Sula Powers Dooley. She was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and was retired from Purolator. Sandra also worked at Trogdon Furniture, Milliken, and Reliable Electric. Family members include...
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Edith Mae Ivester London

December 9, 1931 - March 26, 2019

Mrs. Edith Mae Ivester London, age 87 of Mt. Airy, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Born in Turnerville, Georgia, on December 9, 1931 to the late William Austin Ivester and Bertha Ivester. Mrs. London was a self-employed entrepreneur. She enjoyed feeding her family and the church and was well known for her biscuits and gravy. Mrs. London lived in the Atlanta area for a...
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Guy Reynolds Shore, Jr.

July 21, 1945 - March 23, 2019

Reynolds Shore Mr. Guy Reynolds Shore, Jr., age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at his home. Born July 21, 1945 in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Guy Reynolds Shore, Sr., and Eva Smith Shore. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a retired United States Air Force Major serving during the Vietnam Era. Reyonlds was also a retired United Airline...
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Sarah Purdy

March 15, 2019

Miss Sarah Purdy, age 84, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born February 21, 1935 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Loy Purdy, Sr. and Kitty Elizabeth Grist Purdy. She was a Missionary to India and Mexico and was a retired Minister serving 12 years at Kite Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kite, GA. Family members include her sister,...
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June McCall Crowe

March 14, 2019

Mrs. June McCall Crowe, age 79, of Eastanollee, GA passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. She was born September 28, 1939 in Cashiers, NC, the youngest daughter of Roy and Lela Bumgarner McCall. June is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Bobby Crowe, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, Bobby, Jr. and Priscilla of Eastanollee; daughter and son-in-law, Judy...
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Geneva Crunkleton Hunnicutt

March 26, 1930 - March 13, 2019

Geneva Ree Crunkleton Hunnicutt, age 88, of Mountain City, Georgia, passed away on March 13, 2019. Geneva was born the daughter of the late William Franklin Crunkleton and Cora Mae York on March 26, 1930. Geneva was a Christian, and was a member of the Blue Heights Baptist Church where she served as Bible School Director and Church Clerk, and a member of the Womens Missionary Union. She was a...
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James Boyd Hagood

February 6, 1965 - March 7, 2019

Mr. James Boyd Hagood, age 54, of Woodstock, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence. Born February 6, 1965 in Atlanta, he was the son of Wetona Floyd Hagood and the late Boyd Hagood. James was a real estate agent for over 30 years and was currently working with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate. Funeral services will be held at...
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Hazel Talley Ayers

February 27, 2019

Mrs. Hazel Marie Talley Ayers, age 71, of Lavonia, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Born December 20, 1947 in Rabun County, GA, she was the daughter of the late John Riley and Effie Carpenter Talley. She was retired from the automotive industry and was a member of Carnesville Church of God. Hazel was passionate about God and Family. She...
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Charles Wentworth Mann, Jr.

November 15, 1957 - February 27, 2019

Mr. Charles Wentworth Mann, Jr., age 61, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home. Born November 15, 1957 in Cleveland, GA, he was the son of the late Charles Wentworth Mann, Sr. and Betty Lee Mann. He was a machinist with Scientific Atlanta and he enjoyed the outdoors. Charles was the last member of his immediate family. He is survived by his friend,...
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Sue Banks Mullinax

February 26, 2019

Ms. Sue Banks Mullinax, age 65, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born March 16, 1953 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of Claudine Turpin Fricks and the late Jim Dooley. She was of the Baptist Faith, worked at Stephens County Hospital, and enjoyed gardening outside. Family members in addition to her mother include her husband, Reginald...
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Patsy Haygood Stancil

February 24, 1948 - February 25, 2019

Ms. Patsy Ruth Haygood Stancil, age 71, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at her home. Born February 24, 1948 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Jones Franklin and Nellie Ruth Roberson Haygood. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, The Toccoa Women's Club, and the VFW Auxiliary. She was a beautician at Headquarters Beauty Salon, and was a loving mother...
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Doris Whitlock Nichols

February 24, 2019

Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Whitlock Nichols, age 82, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born December 11, 1936 in Toccoa, GA, she was the daughter of the late Rev. James and Blanche Bell Whitlock. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was retired from GTE with 27 years of service. She was preceded in death by her parents Rev. and Mrs. James...
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Daniel Peak Coker

May 4, 1930 - February 22, 2019

Mr. Daniel Peak "Dan" Coker, age 88, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Born May 4, 1930 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Lewis Franklin and Cora Wiley Coker. Dan was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was a retired welder with LeTourneau/WABCO. Family members include his wife, Emily Whiten Coker of the home; son,...
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Marcella Ann Allen Bosley McAlister

September 1, 1922 - February 21, 2019

Marcella Ann Allen Bosley McAlister, age 96, of Tucker, GA (recently of Toccoa, GA), passed away, Thursday, February 21, 2019. Marcy was born September 1, 1922 in Walnut Township, Dallas County, Iowa to Raymond E. and Garnet Allen. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold E. Bosley and Jack Y. McAlister; son Jay A Bosley; and daughter Kay Bosley Edwards. Mom was a competitive bridge...
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Trey "Nicole" Stargel

February 19, 2019

TREY "NICOLE" STARGEL Toccoa, GA – Trey "Nicole" Stargel, loving fiancé of Nick Hornick of 354 Christine Circle, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the age of 18. Born in Seneca, SC, he was the son of Aaron Wayne Stargel of Toccoa, GA and Laura Davis Stargel of Seneca. Trey was a student at Stephens County High School and a member of the Toccoa Art Society and Drama club. ...
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Susan Gail Beggs

February 18, 2019

Ms. Susan Gail Beggs, age 58, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at her home. Born May 9, 1960 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of Shirley Ann Crawford Beggs Moore and the late Bobby Floyd Beggs. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was self-employed. Family members include her mother, Shirley Moore; sister and brother-in-law Bobbie Ann and David Thomas; brother...
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Timothy Britt Sangster

February 18, 2019

Rev. Timothy Britt Sangster, age 59, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. Rev. Sangster was born in Lakeland, Georgia to the late Harold Lamar and Evelyn Fendley Sangster. Rev. Sangster spent over thirty years in the ministry, spending time in Pleasureville, Kentucky, Royston, GA, Washington GA, Clarkesville, GA, with the Georgia Baptist Convention, and in Savannah, GA, and...
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Carl Delesep Smith

February 16, 2019

Mr. Carl Delesep Smith, age 80 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 10, 1938 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Delesep Doyle and Corrie Sheriff Smith. He was a member of Confidence United Methodist Church and was the owner of Smith's Used Cars. He was a devoted and loving father as well as an avid car collector and...
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Joy Westenfeld Boltz

December 26, 1935 - February 11, 2019

Mrs. Joy Ellen Westenfeld Boltz, age 83, of Toccoa, formerly of Griffith, IN, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Wilkinson Center. Born December 26, 1935 in Peotone, IL, she was the daughter of the late Henry John and Florence E. Matthias Westenfeld. She was a member of the First Alliance Church of Toccoa. Joy grew up in Crete, IL where she attended Christian Parochial School. ...
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Frank Burgess Grafton, Jr.

August 15, 1963 - February 9, 2019

Mr. Frank Burgess Grafton, Jr., age 55, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born August 15, 1963 in Toccoa, he was the son of Mildred Poole Grafton and the late Frank Burgess Grafton, Sr. He was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was a Untied States Navy Veteran. Frank worked with Academy Bus Line and also was a former Bus Driver for the...
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Bettie Burruss Hicks

February 6, 2019

Mrs. Bettie Burruss Hicks, age 82, of Eastanollee, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 5, 1936 in, Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late T. C. and Hattie LeCroy Burruss. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was retired from E Z Bore Construction in Toccoa. Family members included her husband, William "Bill" Hicks...
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Ossie McFarlin Adams

July 9, 1936 - February 6, 2019

Mrs. Ossie Lee McFarlin Adams, age 82, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Born July 9, 1936 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Fitzugh Lee "Fitch" and Flossie Caudell McFarlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ted Adams and her siblings, Noel McFarlin, George McFarlin, Max McFarlin, Manna Cook, Ruth...
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Jackson Richard "J. R." Garrett

February 4, 2019

Mr. Jackson Richard "J. R." Garrett, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Habersham Home West. Born April 7, 1931in Mt. Airy, GA, he was the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Della A. Patterson Garrett. He attended Bethel Holiness Church and was retired from the Stephens County Courthouse. J. R. loved going to church and he also enjoyed singing. He was a devoted...
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Claud Smith

February 3, 2019

Mr. Claud Smith, age 93, of Toccoa passed away Sunday February 3rd 2019 at his home. Born October 26th, 1925 in Canon, Ga, he was the son of the late James Robert and Maude Weaver Smith. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Phil and Gaston Smith and one sister, Lucille Smith Stovall. Family members include his wife, Ruth Cochran Smith of the home; sons and daughters-in-law,...
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Peggy Gaines Bruce

March 15, 1927 - February 1, 2019

Mrs. Peggy Gaines Bruce, age 91, of Lavonia, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at Young at Heart Personal Care Home. Born March 15, 1927, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Lurline (Beasley) Gaines. She was a graduate of the Lavonia High School and Atlanta Business School. She retired from Coats & Clark. Mrs. Bruce was a member of the Lavonia United Methodist...
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Steve Jefferson Pilgrim

January 31, 2019

Mr. Steve Jefferson Pilgrim, age 78, of Martin, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born November 17, 1940 in Royston, GA, he was the son of the late Willie Jefferson and Laura Ruth Crook Pilgrim. He was retired from Coats & Clark and was a member of Clarks Creek Baptist Church. Family members include his daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Rickey...
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Connie Evans Powell

January 31, 2019

Mrs. Connie Evans Powell, age 59, of Toccoa, gained her Angel Wings on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Born March 14, 1959 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of Grace Thompson Evans and the late James Franklin Evans. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was employed with the Stephens County School System as a Paraprofessional. Connie's passion was working with children and she touched...
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Fred Evans Clark, Jr.

January 31, 2019

Mr. Fred Evans Clark, Jr., age 73, of Toccoa, passed Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his home. Born January 15, 1946 in Royston, GA, he was the son of the late Fred Evans Clark, Sr. and Evelyn Fowler Clark. He was self-employed and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. Fred was a United States Army Veteran. Family members include his wife, Sandra Hitchcock Clark; son,...
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Mearl Cassady Allen

January 31, 2019

Mrs. Mearl Cassady Allen, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born July 3, 1932 in Robbins, NC, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Maude Hancock Cassady. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald C. and Pam Allen of Toccoa; daughters...
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Edward O'Connell

January 24, 2019

Edward O' Connell age 85, passed away January 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. Born February 6, 1933 the eldest son of Edward J. and Eleanor (Pike) O'Connell of Chicago, Illinois. Ed grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, attending St. Ignatius for 3 years and graduating from St. Edward's High School. He also attended John Carroll University before entering military service with the US Army in...
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James D. Duvall

January 24, 2019

Mr. James D. Duvall, age 76, of Eastanollee, passed Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born February 28, 1942 in Eastanollee, he was the son of the late Joe Duvall and Annie Lois Burnett Duvall. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was self-employed as a welder. James was a United States Air Force Veteran. Family members include his brother and sister...
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Boston Charles Perry

January 22, 2019

Boston Charles Perry, age 19, went to be with the Lord at 2:57 pm on Tuesday January 22, 2019 in Columbia, MO. He was born on July 5, 1999 in Phoenix, AZ and for 19 years was raised by his parents Phil and Sabrina Davis and Charles Perry IV and Lily Perry. Boston graduated from Civic Memorial High School in 2017 then went on to Mizzou to study Information Technology at the School of...
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John Wiley Beatty, Sr.

May 15, 1926 - January 20, 2019

Mr. John Wiley Beatty, Sr., age 92, formerly of Talmo, Georgia entered into rest Sunday, January 20, 2019. Mr. Beatty was born on May 15, 1926. He was a son of the late James Morgan Beatty and the late Leona Bramlette Beatty. In addition to his parents, Mr. Beatty is preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Smith. Survivors include a son, John Beatty, Jr. and his wife Edith of Talmo, three...
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Ruth Bell Meeks

January 17, 2019

Mrs. Ruth Bell Meeks, age 97, of Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Stephens County Hospital. Born July 15, 1921 in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Asbury and Elizabeth Whiten Bell. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Ruth was the last member of her immediate family. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was...
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Ricky Herman McConnell

January 14, 2019

Mr. Ricky Herman McConnell, age 53, of Westminster, SC, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home. Born August 4, 1965 in Toccoa, he was the son of Ola Dover McConnell and the late Herman Cecil McConnell. He was of the Baptist Faith and was self-employed with Fountain Falls Hatchery and had also worked with Sage for 30 years. Family members include his mother, Ola Dover McConnell...
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Ingrid Eichler Dooley

January 4, 2019

Mrs. Ingrid Doreen Eichler Dooley, age 57, of Martin, GA, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at her home. Born October 17, 1961 in Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of late Albert Fredrick and Ruth Ann Bohn Eichler. She was a member of Glad Tidings Assembly of God and was a retired CNA. Family members include her husband, James Dooley; her sons, Brian Smith, Ralph Smith, and Michael...
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Dustin Thurmond

December 31, 2018

Mr. Dustin Blake Thurmond, age 27, of Cornelia, GA, passed away December 30, 2018. Born January 14, 1991 in Royston, he was the son of Joe Edward and Brenda Sosby Thurmond and the husband of Crystal Smith Thurmond. Dustin was a member of The Pointe Church and was employed with Gem Plastics. Family members include his wife, Crystal of the home; his parents, Joe and Brenda Thurmond of...
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David E. Pritchett

December 31, 2018

Mr. David Edward Pritchett, age 67, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home. Born March 1, 1951 in Demorest, GA, he was the son of the late Jessie Edward and Mary Parker Pritchett. He was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church and was an electronic engineer having worked with Mitsubishi and Bosal. Family members include his wife, Christa Mize Pritchett;...
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Wade Allen Tart

December 28, 2018

Mr. Wade Allen Tart, age 82, of Martin, GA, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at his home. Born August 27, 1936 in Johnston County, NC, he was the son of the late Luther Allen Tart and Leola Pearl Weeks Andrews. He was retired from Locke Trucking Company and worked for many years with Winn Dixie and Big Star. Family members include his son and daughter-in-law, Braxton Allen "Al"...
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Raymond "Hawkeye" Sorrells

March 22, 1945 - December 26, 2018

Mr. Raymond "Hawkeye" Sorrells, age 73, of Albany, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Hawkeye was born March 22, 1945 in Toccoa and was the son of the late Claude Eugene Sorrells, Jr. and Marcile "Mot" Terrell Sorrells of Toccoa. He attended Georgia Military College then graduated from the University of Georgia where he was a member of the...
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Renata Arlene Presnell

December 25, 2018

Renata Arlene Presnell, age 57, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at her home. Born September 29, 1961 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of Gerald D. Presnell and the late Doris Lee Keith Harrison She was a former employee of The Pottery in Commerce. Family members include her father and step-mother, Gerald D. and Joy Presnell of Toccoa; son and daughter-in-law, Dustin...
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Bobby Ralph Jones

December 2, 1935 - December 23, 2018

Mr. Bobby Ralph Jones, age 83, of Martin, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at his home. Mr. Jones was born December 2, 1935 in Atlanta, GA. He was of the Baptist Faith and was the owner of Hilltop Tire. Bobby was a United States Army Veteran serving with Special Police Unit during the Korean Conflict. Family members include his son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Donna Holley; nephews,...
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Mattie Ayers Coker

April 18, 1930 - December 16, 2018

Mrs. Mattie Lee Moore Ayers Coker, age 88, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at her home. Born April 18, 1930 in Carnesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late John Gordon and Winne Lee Stowe Moore. Family members include her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ayers Smith and Jerry, and Gail Ayers Shirley and Edward; grandchildren, Jimmy Shirley, Stan and Renee Smith;...
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Bonnie Altman Ellard

August 6, 1944 - December 15, 2018

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Altman Ellard, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of Gainesville. Born August 6, 1944 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Flavel Knox and Daisy Warwick Highfill Altman. She was a member of Confidence United Methodist Church. Bonnie was retired from Belk with many years as an Estee Louder Beauty Consultant. ...
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James Edward Riddle

July 21, 1943 - December 14, 2018

Mr. James Edward "Ed" Riddle, age 75, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Piedmont Healthcare at Athens Regional. Born July 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Robert Newton and Venie Estelle James Riddle. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church where he was an active member in the Bruce Adams Sunday School Class, Brotherhood, and various outreach ministries. ...
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Brenda Ellard Carroll

December 11, 2018

Mrs. Brenda Ellard Carroll, age 72, of Toccoa, passed away December 11, 2018 at Habersham Home East in Demorest. Born September 12, 1946 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late James Jackson and Emma Naomi Cawthon Ellard and was the widow of Boyd Franklin Carroll. She was a member of The Pointe Church and was retired from Tugaloo Home Health. Family members include her daughter and...
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Melvin T. Thomas

December 10, 2018

Mr. Melvin T. Thomas, age 86, of Eastanollee, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born January 15, 1932 in Eastanollee, he was the son of the late Tinsley Samuel and Sallie Mae Stowe Thomas. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was retired member of the Army National Guard. Melvin retired from Eaton Aeroquip and also from WABCO. He enjoyed...
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Dolores Camp Rutenber

December 10, 2018

Mrs. Dolores Ellen Camp Rutenber, age 63, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at her home. Born May 22, 1955 in Talladega, AL, she was the daughter of the late Alfred William and Cora Ellen Bryson Camp. She was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and was manager with Burger King for many years. Family members include her daughters and a son-in-law, Leah Lawson and Shane and...
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Susan Zeigler Addison

December 9, 2018

Mrs. Susan Renee Zeigler Addison, age 50, of Toccoa, passed away December 9, 2018 at her home. Born January 15, 1968 in Thomasville, GA, she was the daughter of Joanne Phillips Zeigler and the late Jake Zeigler. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a Senior Case Manager with Goodwill of North Georgia. Family members include her mother, Joanne Phillips Zeigler of...
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Marion M. Williams

December 7, 2018

Mr. Marion M. Williams, born August 13, 1920 in Helen, GA, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at his home in Ellijay, GA. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a United States Army WWII Veteran. He owned and operated a television repair shop in Toccoa for 30 plus years. Marion was the son of the late Henry C and Clyder A. King Williams. He was preceded in death by his wife of...
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Jackie Lee Holcomb

December 1, 2018

Mr. Jackie Lee "Jack" Holcomb, age 81, of Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018 at his home. Born November 9, 1937 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Charlie Lee and Trudy Outz Holcomb. He was retired from Raylock Industry and was of the Baptist Faith. Jack was a member of the Georgia Army National Guard. Family members include his wife, Laverne Sapp Holcomb;...
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Johnny Lawrence Hornick

November 30, 2018

Mr. Johnny Lawrence Hornick, age 81, of Martin, GA, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 18, 1937 in Fair Play, SC, he was the son of the late William Paul and Mary Fousek Hornick and was the last member of his immediate family. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was retired Williams Tire Company in Martin, GA. Family...
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William Preston DeHart, Sr.

November 29, 2018

Mr. William Preston DeHart, Sr., age 83, of Seneca, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born January 7, 1935 in New Castle, Indiana, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mildred Sackett DeHart and he was of the Christian Faith. Mr. DeHart was retired from Hoffman Trucking Company. Family members include his children, Julia Wilson and Jim of Tehachapi, CA,...
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Rebecca "Becky" Phillips

December 10, 1944 - November 24, 2018

Mrs. Rebecca "Becky" Jarrard Phillips, age 73 of Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Born on December 10, 1944, in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Lloyd and Alice Harris Jarrard. Mrs. Phillips was a 1963 graduate of North Habersham High School and was later a graduate of North Georgia Technical College with a degree in Cosmetology. She was a faithful...
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Mildred Polly McMinn

November 16, 2018

Mrs. Mildred "Polly" Payne Hicks McMinn, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born March 18, 1932 in the Red Hill Community, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Maude Holcomb Payne. She attended Broad River Baptist Church and was a retired from Stephens County School System as a bus driver and an employee with 26 years of service. Polly...
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Wyatt Deaton

January 18, 1961 - November 16, 2018

Mr. Thomas Wyatt Deaton, age 57, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at his home. Born January 18, 1961 in Toccoa, he was the son of Florence Bell Deaton and the late Lee Roy Deaton. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was self-employed. Family members include his mother; numerous cousins and friends Funeral services will be held at two-thirty Sunday, November 18...
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Alline Wilson Beck

November 11, 2018

Mrs. Alline Wilson Beck, age 77, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at her home in Toccoa. Born June 24, 1941 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Silvie Wilson and Lucille Wilson Holbrooke. She was retired from the Keebler Company. Alline was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lamar Beck, Sr., and her son, Clifford L. Beck, Jr. Family members include her...
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Marilyn Gibson Spurlock

November 6, 2018

Marilyn Gibson Spurlock, age 72, of Toccoa, GA, passed away November 6, 2018 at The Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, GA. Born July 9, 1946 in Homer, GA, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Dicy Lawrence Gibson. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a loving mother and grandmother. Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and James Bohannon of Toccoa; brother and...
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Robert Franklin Phillips

January 2, 1938 - November 4, 2018

Mr. Robert Franklin Phillips, 80, of Royston, GA passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA. Mr. Phillips was born in Royston, GA on January 2, 1938, son of the late Boyd Cleveland Phillips and the late Bigia Royston Phillips. He was the former owner and operator of Pennywise Shopping Center and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his...
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Darlene Toler McCollum

February 13, 1956 - November 1, 2018

Darlene Toler McCollum, age 62, of Toccoa, GA, passed away November 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born February 13, 1956 in Wildwood, FL, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Sally Gates Toler and the widow of Robert McCollum. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Eaton Corporation. Darlene was a loving mother and grandmother. Family...
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Mary Frances Herron

September 19, 1927 - October 29, 2018

Mary Frances Herron, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. Born September 19, 1927 in Oglethorpe County, Ga, a daughter of the late E. K. and Bertha Thomas Herron, she had lived most of her life in Toccoa. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kye Herron. Miss Herron was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was the last surviving...
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Bruce Sheriff

April 28, 1953 - October 22, 2018

Bruce Sheriff, 65, of Lavonia, passed away Monday afternoon, October 22, 2018, at the Piedmont Hospital of Atlanta. Born April 28, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert Hayden and Mildred Inez Higginbotham Sheriff. He was the brother of the late Rudene Burdette, Bobby Sheriff, Johnny Sheriff, Mae Blakely, Paul Sheriff, Dewey Sheriff, Barbara Neese, and Dwight Sheriff. He was a carpenter and...
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Patricia "Patsy" Taylor

September 9, 1939 - October 21, 2018

Ms. Patricia "Patsy" Taylor, age 79, of Toccoa, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at her home. Born September 9, 1939 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Marvin Lee and Inez Davis Taylor. She attended Carnes Creek Baptist Church, was retired after 39 years of service from the accounting department of Stephens County Hospital and she also worked with Superior Lacquer Company. ...
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J. C. Blair

October 20, 2018

Mr. J. C. Blair, age 91, a longtime resident of Toccoa, passed away on October 20, 2018 while on vacation in Florida. The family will receive friends and acquaintances on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6pm followed by his Celebration of Life at 7pm. The reception for J. C. Blair will take place at Toccoa Christian Church, which is located behind Toccoa Chevrolet at 49 Ramsey Road in Toccoa. ...
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Ray Gather Ivester

October 20, 2018

Mr. Ray Gather Ivester, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born April 3, 1932 in Hollywood, GA, he was the son of the late Alfred and Flory Littleton Ivester. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a self-employed as a logger most his working career and he also was employed with Morgan Concrete. Ray was a United States Army...
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Robert "Bob" Daugherty

July 14, 1934 - October 17, 2018

Dr. Robert "Bob" T. Daugherty, age 84, of Rossville, Georgia passed away October 17, 2018. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Victory Baptist Church, 1013 Lafayette Rd. Rossville, GA. 30741 with Dr. Ernest Groce, and Dr. Brad Davis officiating. Dr. Daugherty will lie in state at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service. Graveside Services will be...
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Constance Chadwick Crunkleton

December 5, 1922 - October 14, 2018

Mrs. Constance Chadwick Crunkleton, age 95, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at her home. Born December 5, 1922 in Wigan, England, she was the widow of William Franklin Crunkleton, II. Constance was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her sons and daughters-in-law, William "Bill" and Vicki Crunkleton, Gene and Martha...
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Freddie Randall Ansley

October 14, 2018

Mrs. Freddie Randall Ansley, age 91, of Singleton Road, Eastanollee, GA, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late John Fred and May Belle Randall, she was born February 7, 1927 in Stephens County, having lived all her life in Stephens and Franklin Counties. She retired from Milliken and was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church. She was preceded in...
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Myles Stanley Motes

October 11, 2018

Mr. Myles Stanley Motes, age 76, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at his home. Born October 4, 1942 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late William I. and Rosa Lee Roberts Motes. Myles was retired from WABCO with 20 years of services. After retiring from WABCO, he drove a Coble Milk Truck on the School Route and was also a Poultry and Cattle Farmer. Myles...
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Rose Marie Smith Holloway

October 10, 2018

Mrs. Rose Marie Smith Holloway, age 79, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home. Born April 16, 1939 in Pickens, SC, she was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Leola Harper Smith. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Royston, GA and was a former employee of Fieldale Farms. Family members include daughters, Wanda Haney, Patricia Hudgins, Elizabeth...
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Kathryn Ramsey Ponder

October 4, 2018

Kathryn Louise Ramsey Ponder, age 67, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born May 9, 1951 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Mozelle Bradley Ramsey. She attended Christ Fellowship and was retired from Habersham County Court System. Family members include her daughters, Lisa Canup and Tina Gay both of Toccoa; her son, Richie...
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Daniel Nicholson

October 4, 2018

Mr. Lawrence Daniel Nicholson, age 72, of Toccoa passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at his home. Born January 29, 1946 in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Lawrence Weldon and Gladys Edwards Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson was a member of Currahee Baptist Church and was a United States Army Veteran. Daniel was retired from Eddie West. Family members include his brothers and sisters,...
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Yvonne Cadle Ware

October 3, 2018

Mrs. Yvonne Marie Cadle Ware, age 81, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at her home. Born September 1, 1937, in Hephzibah, GA, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Esther Edgar Cadle. Mrs. Ware was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Toccoa and the Garden Club of Toccoa. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family and...
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Alfred Dean Poole

September 26, 2018

Mr. Alfred Dean Poole, age 65, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born June 14, 1953 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Joe Reeves and Roberta Collins Poole. He was a member of Collins Road Baptist Church and was formerly employed with Bowen and Watson. Family members include his Uncles, Joe Collins and Marion Thomas Collins;...
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Charles Joe Stowe

September 25, 2018

Mr. Charles Joe Stowe, age 83, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at his home. Born February 1, 1935 in Eastanollee, GA, he was the son of the late Ralph B. and Coleus Hicks Stowe. He was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and the John's Sunday School Class. Charles enjoyed family gatherings and he especially loved his grand and great-grandchildren. He was a United States Air...
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Charles Dan Herron

September 22, 2018

Mr. Charles Dan Herron, age 77, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Winder Health and Rehab. Born October 11, 1940 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late James Garnett and Annie Grace Isbell Herron and was the widower of Georgia Cleveland Herron. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark. Family members include his son, Danny Herron...
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Mary Frances Davis Eubanks

June 24, 1932 - September 19, 2018

Mrs. Mary Frances Davis Eubanks, age 86, of Loganville, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Born June 24, 1932 in Boaz, AL, and raised in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Lowell Clinton Davis and Della Mae Brown. She was married to her late husband, Herman Bruce Eubanks for 70 years before his passing in December of 2017. She...
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Loutrell Burgess Bell Honea

August 5, 1924 - September 17, 2018

Mrs. Loutrell Burgess Bell Honea, age 94, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Monday September 17, 2018 at The Clary Care Center of Toccoa. Born August 5, 1924, in Toccoa, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jessie Paul and Estelle Brown Burgess. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she had been an active member of the 2:20 Fellowship and taught Sunday School for many years. She...
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Vivian Crawford McCall

December 4, 1917 - September 15, 2018

Mrs. Vivian Crawford McCall, age 100, of Marietta, GA, formerly of Martin, GA, passed away Saturday September 15, 2018 under the care of Crossroads Hospice of Atlanta. Born December 4, 1917 in Martin, GA, she was the daughter of the late Dr. James Harrison Crawford and Blanche Ketchersaid Crawford and was the widow of Pete McCall. She was a member of Martin Baptist Church and attended...
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Merriman Howard Hall

September 11, 2018

Mr. Merriman Howard "M. H." Hall, Jr. age 84, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home. Born March 27, 1934 in Corpus Christi, Texas, he was the son of the late Merriman Howard Hall, Sr. and Velma Fern Dockery Waller. He was a truck driver for Toccoa Casket Company for 17 years, and also drove for J. Transport for a number of years. He was owner-operator of Hall's...
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Evan Robert Hansen

September 10, 2018

Evan Robert Hansen, 21, of Carmel, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He was born in Atlanta, GA on January 7, 1997, son of Charles W. and Mary K. Defenbaugh Hansen. Evan was a 2014 graduate of Guerin Catholic High School and a senior at Wabash College majoring in Spanish and Biology. He was a Captain and Senior Linebacker on the Wabash College football team, where he earned Second...
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Willard Juanita Brown Harbert

September 1, 2018

Mrs. Willard Juanita Brown Harbert, age 93, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at The Oaks at Scenic View. Born July 1, 1925 in Carnesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late David Mell and Annie Fulbright Brown. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening and loved spending time with her family. ...
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Roberto Manent-Soto

August 30, 2018

Roberto Manent-Soto, 94, passed away in Toccoa, Georgia August 30, 2018. Born August 10, 1924 in Nueva Gerona, Isle of Pines, Cuba the son of Martin Manent and Corona Soto. He married Ana Julia Cerezo and they had one daughter. Roberto's hobbies were traveling, animals, and music. He loved Utah and visiting his many friends there. Roberto was active his whole life from the moment he...
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John Milton Cantrell

August 30, 2018

Mr. John Milton Cantrell, age 80, of Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. Born February 22, 1938 in Bartow County, GA, he was the son of the late Charles Walter and Julia Maude Keel Cantrell. He was a member of the Pointe Church in Toccoa and was retired from the Cobb County School System. He was an Ambassador for the Jesus Film Project and the CRU International. John also...
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Danny Durham

August 16, 2018

Daniel Lee "Danny" Durham, 54, of Hamilton, Georgia died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 PM Sunday at Evangel Temple Assembly of God Church. The family will receive friends following the services at the church according to McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, Columbus, Ga.
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Ralph Herman Nesbitt

August 15, 2018

Mr. Ralph Herman Nesbitt, age 83, of Martin, originally from Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his home. He was born August 26, 1934 in Mableton, GA. He was retired from Darby Printing Company and was a Christian. Ralph enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and reading. Family members include his wife, Loretta Bray Moody; son and daughter-in-law, Jody Nesbitt and Kim of TN; brother...
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Peter S. Sposato

August 14, 2018

Mr. Peter S. Sposato, age 70, of Old Beacon Light Rd., passed from this life on August 14, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at his home. Mr. Sposato was born on July 20, 1948 in San Antonio, TX. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Sposato. He was a retired Sergeant with the Elmwood Park, NJ Police Dept. having served for 21 years. He also proudly served in the US Air Force as...
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Roger Dale Brown

September 8, 1961 - August 14, 2018

Mr. Roger Dale Brown, age 56, of Eastanollee, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 8, 1961 in Hartwell, GA, he was the son of the late Tom Van and Carolyn Faye Pless Brown. He was employed with Patterson Pump and was a member of The Pointe Church. Family members include his wife, Joany Legros Brown; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy...
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Kay Bosley Edwards

August 13, 2018

Mrs. Kay Ann Bosley Edwards, age 69, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 1, 1949 in Des Moines, IA, she was the daughter of Marcella Ann Allen Bosley McAlister and the late Harold Eugene Bosley. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was retired from Stephens County School System. Kay enjoyed going on cruises with her...
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Roddy Lee Cobb

August 10, 2018

Mr. Roddy Lee Cobb, age 64, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born November 12, 1953 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Marie Collins Miller Cobb. He was a former employee of Piedmont Paint and was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include his wife, Vivian Seabolt Cobb; sons and a daughter-in-law, David Cobb and Joy of...
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