Our Obituaries

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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Eddie Faye Reed

February 27, 1944 - August 9, 2018

Eddie Faye Reed, age 74, of Martin, GA, passed away from an extended illness on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Born February 27, 1944 in Winder, GA, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Miles Reed and Vivian Lavaughn Doster Reed. She is also preceded in death by brothers James H. Reed and Charles D. Reed, and the love of her life, Maurice Hughes. Surviving family members include a daughter...
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Emma Jo Brown Hardenbrook

August 3, 2018

Mrs. Emma Jo Brown Hardenbrook, age 82, of Westminster, SC, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at her home. Born March 13, 1936 in Theressa, FL, she was the daughter of the late Artemus Wilmot and Georgia Bell Swearingin Brown. She was a member of Victory Tabernacle in Walhalla and was a homemaker. Family members include her husband of 64 years, Jerry G. Hardenbrook; sons, Gregory...
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Bonnie Fowler Graves

July 29, 2018

Mrs. Bonnie Fowler Graves, age 60, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home. Born April 15, 1958 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late W. J. and Mattie York Fowler. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was employed with Wal-Mart for 13 years. Family members include her husband, Tony Graves; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Leann Graves;...
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Maxine Whitworth Thomason

September 6, 1941 - July 28, 2018

Audrey Maxine Whitworth Thomason, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Roy Henry and Sallie Gray Whitworth, she was born September 6, 1941 in Stephens County, Georgia. Educated in Stephens County Public Schools, she graduated as Salutatorian in the Stephens County High School Class of 1959. Following graduation, she was...
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James Kevin Higginbotham

July 24, 2018

Mr. James Kevin Higginbotham, age 45, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his parent's home. Born August 14, 1972 in Toccoa, he was the son of William Terrell (Ted) and Valerie Peyton Higginbotham He was employed with A M B Transportation, T L C, and Palmetto State Transportation. Kevin was a Christian and attended Liberty Baptist Church. Family members include his parents,...
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Ola Belle Phillips Lee

July 22, 2018

Ola Belle Phillips Lee Oct 16, 1932 - Jul 22, 2018 Belle Phillips Lee, 85, formerly of Toccoa, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 22, 2018 at her Pawleys Island residence surrounded by her loving family. Born in Toccoa, GA, Belle was the daughter of the late Fate and Clemmer Phillips. She was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents, She is...
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Wayne Clinton Dorough

July 20, 2018

Mr. Wayne Clinton Dorough, age 84, of Martin, GA, passed away peacefully Friday morning, July 20, 2018 at his home. Born November 29, 1933 in Fulton County, GA, he was a son of the late Evans and Annie Mae Bailey Dorough. He was preceded in death in 2005 by his beautiful bride, Dolores Micheli Dorough, of 47 years; and three siblings, Frances Henry, Robert Dorough, and Jane Ray. He is...
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Dan Bues Dyer, Jr.

July 13, 2018

Mr. Dan Bues "Danny" Dyer, Jr., age 75, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at Kindred Hospice in Athens, GA. Born January 19, 1943 in Washington, DC, he was a son of the late Gen. Dan Bues Dyer, Sr. USAF and Janet Lois Maechtle Dyer. He was a member of Bethesda Fellowship in Cornelia, GA and was known as "The Voice of Wal-Mart" in Toccoa. Danny graduated from Osbourn High School...
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Landreth Melvin Barrett

May 15, 1932 - July 10, 2018

Mr. Landreth Melvin Barrett, age 86, Monroe, formerly of Toccoa, died on July 10, 2018. He was born in South Carolina on May 15, 1932 to the late Lenora Edney Barrett and the late George Hubert Barrett. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Sara Cash Barrett. His is survived by his daughter and son in law, Sandy and Mike Bowen of Ocklawaha, FL; son, Philip Barrett of Monroe,...
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Hugh "Butch" Kennedy

July 8, 2018

Mr. Hugh "Butch" Dorsey Kennedy, age 77, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born June 15, 1941 in Franklin County, GA, he was the son of the late Ralph and Jewell Thomas Kennedy and had lived all of his life in Stephens County. He was self-employed as a tile setter. Family members include his son, Brett Kennedy; grandchildren, Kristy Martin, Dawn...
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Donna Adherholdt Slagle

July 5, 2018

Mrs. Donna Lynn Aderholdt Slagle, age 53, of Columbia, SC, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 27, 1965 in Royston, GA, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Thomas Aderholdt and the late Frank Aderholdt. She was a graduate of Stephens County High School and Berry College in Rome, GA. Donna was a National Board Certified...
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Darla Jean Smith Murray

July 4, 2018

Mrs. Darla Jean Smith Murray, age 55, of Carlton, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital. A native of Stephens County, Darla was born September 12, 1962. She was the daughter of Shelby Jean Roberts Smith and the late John T. Smith. Darla worked as a nurse until her health failed. Survivors include her mother, Shelby Jean Roberts Smith of Martin; her husband of 32...
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Martha Friar Morgan

July 2, 2018

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Friar Morgan, age 91, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Eastanollee, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Born September 14, 1926 in Benevolence, GA, she was the daughter of the late George Washingon "Judd" and Mattie Elevia Stowe Friar, and was the widow of John Terrell Morgan. Mrs. Morgan was a self-employed hairdresser for 58 years and was a member...
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Gladys Hallford Scott

July 1, 2018

Mrs. Gladys Hallford Scott, age 78, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her home. Born August 14, 1939 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Wallace P. and Eva Ivester Hallford. Gladys was of the Christian Faith and she loved her husband and her family dearly. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and traveling. Family members include her husband, Hoyt J. Scott; daughter...
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Debra Ann Carter

July 15, 1955 - June 29, 2018

Mrs. Debra Ann Tant Carter, age 62, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born July 15, 1955 in Atlanta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Lee Edward and Francis Nale Tant. Family members include her husband, Michael Anthony Carter; daughter Clarissa "Crissy" Webb of Toccoa; son, Michael Curry of Toccoa; grandson, James Webb; mother-in-law, Janice...
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Tony Wade

August 21, 1952 - June 24, 2018

Mr. Tony Wade, age 65, of Jackson, GA passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his residence. He was born Thursday, August 21, 1952 to the late Charles Floyd Wade and the late Mary Jean Bailey Wade. Tony was a graduate of Austin Peay University College in Clarksville, Tennesse and Lincoln Memorial College in Lincoln, Tennesse. He retired from the Clayton County School System for 33 years as football...
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Lucile P. Stewart

December 2, 1924 - June 22, 2018

Lucile Putman Stewart, age 93, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Friday, June 22, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born December 2, 1924 in Clarkesville, GA, she was the daughter of the late Quill and Honor Kennedy Putman. Lucile was retired from the Habersham Board of Education and was a member of the Clarkesville Baptist Church. Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna...
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Bonnie Delores Whitlock

June 21, 2018

Bonnie Delores Whitlock, age 62, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Athens Regional Health System. Born April 8, 1956 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of Margaret Whitlock Farmer. She was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include her parents, Margaret and Glen Farmer; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Tim York; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Sandy...
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Ruth Franklin Jameson

June 19, 2018

RUTH FRANKLIN JAMESON, age 98 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on March 05, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Hillard & Altha Adams Franklin. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Avery C. Jameson, daughter, Judy Collins, and grandson, Joseph Jameson. She was the...
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Dorothy "Dottie" Curry Priatko

June 19, 2018

Mrs. Dorothy Estelle Curry Priatko "Dottie", age 53, of Martin, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Born December 19, 1964 in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Grover Lee and Cynthia Ward Curry of Fairburn, Georgia. Mrs. Priatko was a faithful church member of The Grove in Maysville, GA, a devoted...
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Annie Lee Redwine Konkler

October 12, 1921 - June 18, 2018

Mrs. Annie Lee Redwine Konkler, age 96, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. Born October 12, 1921 in Battiest, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Willis David and Eula Ida Duncan Redwine. Mrs. Konkler was a homemaker and a member of Bethesda Fellowship of Cornelia. Family members include her daughter, Jessie Anne Dyer of Toccoa, GA;...
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Margie Emma Hulsey Barnett

February 25, 1924 - June 11, 2018

Margie Emma Hulsey Barnett, 94, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at Homestead Hills Retirement Center in Winston-Salem. A native of Habersham County, GA, she was born February 25, 1924, the daughter of the late Ezra Hulsey and Eunice Perry Hulsey. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, George William Barnett; one son, George Melvin Barnett; a great grandchild, Noell; one...
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William Keith Echols

August 24, 1948 - June 6, 2018

Mr. William Keith Echols, age 69, of Gainesville, GA, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Born in Hall County on August 24, 1948, he was the son of the late Sarah Ruth Staten Echols and William Bascom Echols. He received his education from Gainesville College and was the owner of Echols Bookkeeping and Tax Service at the time of his death. He retired in...
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Terrie Grist Harrison

June 4, 2018

Tereasa "Terrie" Grist Harrison, age 68, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at her home. Born October 24, 1949 in Rabun Gap, GA, she was the daughter of Jean Moore Grist and the late James Lester Grist, Jr. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and worked at the Toccoa Clinic for 28 years and retired from Toccoa Dialysis Center with 11 years of service. Terrie loved her...
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Elton Rachel Fulbright McKnight

May 30, 2018

Mrs. Elton Rachel Fulbright McKnight, age 96, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Clary Care Center. Elton was married to Mr. Ray McKnight of the Toccoa McKnight's. Born September 20, 1921 in Fairplay, SC, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Winn and Sally Gertrude Clark Fulbright. Elton graduated from Lavonia High School, and then she was off to McConnell Business...
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Gail Carver Wilkinson

May 29, 2018

Mrs. Gail Carver Wilkinson, age 57, of Martin, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at her home. Born May 1, 1961 in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Janese Allen Carver. She was of the Baptist Faith and was employed with Summit Food Service. Family members include her husband, Steve Wilkinson; daughters and a son-in-law, Christy and Wesley Welborn and...
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Jean Crumpton Looney

May 29, 2018

Mrs. Jean Crumpton Looney, age 89, of Martin, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at her home. Born November 7, 1928 in Oconee County, South Carolina; she was the daughter of the late Fred and Grace Wooten Crumpton. She was the widow of Swain Edward Looney. She was of the Baptist Faith and was employed with Coats and Clark for a few years. Jean kept children in her home and was a...
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Thomas Edward Lowery

May 28, 2018

Mr. Thomas Edward Lowery, Sr., 81, of Chambers Lane, Comer, GA passed away Monday, May 28, 2018. Mr. Lowery was born in Seneca, SC February 5, 1937 to Henry Grady Lowery and Ophelia Crooks Lowery. Edward left home at a young age to be a Merchant Marine that gave him the opportunity to travel the world and study other cultures, which gave him a education beyond what could be learned in a...
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Herbert Hanes (Junior) Jones

May 29, 1933 - May 27, 2018

Herbert Hanes "Junior" Jones, age 84, of Turnerville, Georgia, went 100% to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 27, 2018 following an extended illness. Mr. Jones was born on May 29, 1933 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late William and Maggie Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Z.V. Jones. Mr. Jones was a very active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church...
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Imogene Gerrin Black

September 2, 1932 - May 9, 2018

Imogene Gerrin Black, age 85 of Demorest, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on September 2, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Robert (Bob) & Ruby Elrod Gerrin. Mrs. Black retired from the Habersham Training Center as a secretary and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and traveling. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Andrew Edwin Nalley, Sr.

May 9, 2018

Mr. Andrew Edwin Nalley, Sr., 84 of Carnesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his home. Born May 23, 1933 in Lula, GA, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mattie Lewallen Nalley. He was of the Baptist Faith and was the owner-operator of Nalley Pipe Line, Inc. Family members include his children, Andrew Edwin "Ed" Nalley, Jr. of Carnesville, Joan Nalley McGinnis of Atlanta,...
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Marjorie Diggs Bowen

May 7, 2018

Marjorie Diggs Bowen, age 74, died on May 7, 2018 at her home in Toccoa, with her husband by her side. Her childhood friends remembered her as being kind, smart, and pretty. She demonstrated a flair for business by starting a small jewelry enterprise during grade school, setting out displays and giving sales presentations in her friend's homes. She was active in a number of activities at...
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Carole Lang Kientz

May 6, 2018

Our Loving Mother, Carole Ann Lang Kientz, age 80, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born September 18, 1937 in Clovis, CA, she was the daughter of the late Albert Valentine and Grethal May Lang. She was retired from Microlinear Corporation and was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include her daughter, Patti Kientz of Toccoa; her son, Jesse "Duke...
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J. V. Whitlock and Jarett Whitlock

May 2, 2018

Mr. Jeff Virgil "J. V." Whitlock, Jr., age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Born March 26, 1942 in Madison County, GA, he was a son of the late Jeff Virgil Whitlock, Sr. and Mary Lou Wehunt Whitlock. Family members include his wife, Martha Helen Cota Whitlock; children, Deborah Whitlock, Jeff and Cheryl Whitlock, Brenda Whitlock, Eric Whitlock and Michelle Chastain, Sharon...
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Sarah May McLaughlin

April 30, 2018

Mrs. Sarah Anne May McLaughlin, age 73, of Martin, GA, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 at her home. Born August 8, 1944 in Alto, GA, she was a daughter of the late Albert Lee and Ruth Clementine Murphy May. She was of the Christian Faith and was a homemaker. Family members include her husband, Paul McLaughlin; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Hamilton and James of Clarkesville; son and...
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Elizabeth Caudell Lee

April 29, 2018

Mrs. Elizabeth Caudell Lee, age 84, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born October 2, 1933 in Banks County, she was a daughter of the late Millard and Mammie Estelle Brady Caudell. She was of the Holiness Faith and was retired from Coats and Clark. Elizabeth worked at Wal-Mart for 12 years in the Jewelry Department. Family members include her...
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Robert Wayne Thornton

April 26, 2018

Mr. Robert Wayne Thornton, age 72, of Toccoa, passed away from prostate cancer at his home on Thursday, April 26, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center and his family. Born February 1, 1946 in Memphis, TN, he was a son of the late Robert Allen and Lura Higgins Thornton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Glenn Thornton, Sr. ...
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Charles Earl "Bud" Finney

April 25, 2018

Mr. Charles Earl "Bud" Finney, age 84, of Seneca, SC, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born January 24, 1934 in Tuskegee Alabama, he was the son of the late James Letcher and Willie Mae Lamb Finney. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in West Union, SC. Mr. Finney retired from Coble Dairy of Anderson, SC. Family members include his wife of 18 years, Martha Merck Finney;...
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James Edwin Elrod

April 17, 1927 - April 25, 2018

Mr. James Edwin "Ed" Elrod, age 91, of Toccoa, GA, went to his Heavenly Home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Born April 17, 1927 in Gainesville, GA he was a son of the late Dennis and Sally Mae Abercrombie Elrod. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was retired from Colonial Foods and Quality Foods of Toccoa. Ed was a United States Army WWII Veteran. Family members include his...
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Charles Richard Hammons

April 24, 2018

On the morning of April 24, 2018, Charles Richard "Dick" Hammons, without giving any one reason or notification, as within his nature to do on anything he had his mind set on doing, took his departure from this Earth while napping peacefully at home. He was born in Conyers, GA, December 2, 1946 to Mary Evelyn and Russell Charles Hammons who greeted him on the other side along with his brother,...
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Dan Fulbright

April 24, 2018

Mr. Charles Daniel "Dan" Fulbright, age 78, of Toccoa, left this life and entered into eternal life on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his home. Born April 23, 1940 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Bert and Kate Smith Fulbright. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Earl Rochester Small Group. Dan was employed with Tabor Motor Company as the...
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Tommie Broome

April 23, 2018

Mrs. Tommie Lou Fountain Broome, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Kindred Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Born August1, 1943 in Sandy Cross, GA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Edward and Eunice Mae Roach Fountain. She was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was a retired High School Teacher with the Stephens County School System. ...
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J. M. Stephens

April 22, 2018

Mr. J. M. Stephens, age 83, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his home. Born March 25, 1935 in Colquitt, GA, he was a son of the late Benjamin Marion and Laura Lugenia Meades Stephens. He was a member of the Toccoa First United Methodist Church and was a United States Navy Veteran from 1953 - 1957. Mr. Stephens taught and coached at Dacula Highn School from 1962-1965,...
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Robert Matthew Wilson

April 21, 2018

Mr. Robert Matthew (Bobby) Wilson, age 74 of 200 Oak Park Lane, Canon, Ga., entered into rest on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 2, 1943 in Athens, Ga., to the late Robert Wilson, Sr., and Alma Jean Moore Wilson. He was retired from Englehard and the National Guard Armory where he was a staff sergeant. He was a member of Canon Baptist Church. ...
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Charles Thomas "Tom" Pair

April 21, 2018

Mr. Charles Thomas "Tom" Pair, age 74, of Daytona Beach, FL, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018 at his vacation home in Martin, GA. Born January 8, 1944 in Fort McPherson, GA, he was a son of the late Juddie Buie "J. B." and Roberta Burleson Pair. Tom was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era and was of the Baptist Faith. He was self-employed and was the owner of...
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Lorraine Dorion Legros

April 20, 2018

Mrs. Lorraine Dorion Legros, age 89, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Rainey Hospice House in Anderson, SC. Born December 22, 1928 in Rumford, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Sabastian and Mathilda LaCroix Dorion. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah...
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Daniel M. Bennett

September 16, 1941 - April 16, 2018

Mr. Daniel Morris Bennett, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018 at his home. Born September 16, 1941 in Blue Ridge, GA, he was a son of the late Floyd Bennett and Thursa Poe Bennett. He was retired from the Southern Company. Family members include his wife of 55 years, Linda Mote Bennett of the home; and a brother, James D. Bennett of Lawrenceville, GA. He was...
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Ophelia Hix Simpson

April 13, 2018

Mrs. Ophelia Hix Simpson, age 69, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 28, 1948 in Toccoa, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Sara Hilley Hix. She was a member of Destiny Fellowship in Bowersville, GA and was retired from Coats and Clark. Ophelia was also a home health caregiver. Family members include sons, Wade...
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Betty Jo Defoor Whiten

April 9, 2018

Betty Jo Defoor Whiten March 6, 1937 - April ¬9, 2018 Betty Jo Defoor Whiten, age 81, passed from this life into Paradise on April 9, 2018. She is wonderfully "absent from the body, and present with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8). She leaves a devoted husband of 62 years, Ray Whiten of Toccoa; children Susan (Fred) Head of Easley, Rick (Debbie) Whiten of Easley, and Jeff (Suzanne) Whiten of...
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John Phil Walker

December 7, 1941 - April 7, 2018

Mr. John Phil Walker, age 76, of Eastanollee, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at his home. Born December 7, 1941 in Eastanollee, GA, he was the son of the late William Garvin and Lelia Edna Burris Walker. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Walker worked for Miliken for 25 years and the Eastanollee Cannery for 22 years. Family members include his wife of 54 years,...
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Lavonne Moore Westbrook

April 3, 2018

Mrs. Lavonne Moore Westbrook, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Born June 13, 1926 in Hartwell, GA, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Frances Adkins Moore. She was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark with 41 years of service. Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lewis Whiten of Toccoa;...
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Randall L. Ishman

April 2, 2018

Randall Ishman, loving husband, father, son, grandfather, and friend passed away suddenly while on work assignment in Texas on April 2, 2018. He was born on July 7, 1960 in Dubois, PA and grew up in Brookville, PA. Randall attended Toccoa Falls College and Ashford University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management. He worked as a Product...
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Canaan Fitzgerald Lowery

October 23, 1993 - April 2, 2018

Canaan Fitzgerald Lowery, age 24, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at his home. Born October 23, 1993 in Atlanta, GA, he was a son of Gerald and Stephanie Smith Lowery. He attended The Pointe Church and enjoyed fishing, camping, the lake, and his Mustang. Family members include his parents, Gerald and Stephanie Smith Lowery; brother, Caleb Lowery; grandparents; Shirley...
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Vera Adams Whitworth

March 29, 2018

Mrs. Vera Adams Whitworth, age 101, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. Born December 19, 1916 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late James L. and Rozetta Davis Adams. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church, the Ladies Sunday School Class, and was retired from Belk in Toccoa. Family members include her daughters, Nelda Frances...
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Jerry Wilbanks

March 21, 2018

Mr. Jerry Edward Wilbanks, age 77, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 23, 1940 in Toccoa, GA, he was a son of the late Fred, Sr. and Elmira Nichols Wilbanks. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from Vermont American. Mr. Wilbanks served in the Georgia Army National Guard. Family members include his wife of 57...
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Peggy Hensler Glaze

March 21, 2018

Mrs. Peggy Ann Hensler Glaze, age 87, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born December 14, 1930 in Stone Mountain, GA, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ben and Myrtle Cox Hensler. She was a member of Eastanollee Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her husband, Robert David Glaze, Sr.; her children,...
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A. Dale Purcell

March 18, 2018

Dale Purcell Mr. Anthony Dale Purcell, age 57, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. Born May 18, 1960 in Toccoa, he was the son of Edward Lee and Louise Keller Purcell. He was a member of Griffin First Assembly of God Northeast where he enjoyed working with the youth groups. Dale loved his family, his church, traveling, and he was an...
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Charles Michael Dellinger

March 10, 2018

Rev. Charles Michael Dellinger, age 76 of Bryson City, NC went home to be with the Lord March 10, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends. He was a native of Charlotte and the son of the late Dewey and Blanche Dellinger. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Nancy Dellinger Gibson. He is survived by his loving wife Mildred Bishop Dellinger, three daughters...
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Donald Robert Jansson

March 8, 2018

Mr. Donald Robert Jansson, age 71, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his home. Born July 2, 1947 in Mt. Vernon, New York, he was a son of the late Carl Herbert and Adele Florence Tuttle Jansson. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, was a United States Navy Veteran serving as a Seabee and was a truck driver with Carry On Trailers. Don grew up on a Dairy Farm and after...
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P. Chad Gerrells

March 8, 2018

Mr. Phillip Chad Gerrells, age 29, of Toccoa, GA, passed away March 8, 2018. Born February 23, 1989 in Toccoa, he was a son of Sandy Pitts Wenger and Phillip Gerrells. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of Chopped Oak Baptist Church. Family members include his mother and step-father, Sandy and Corey Wenger; father, Phillip Gerrells; brothers Eli Wenger and Logan Gerrells;...
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April Renee Gailey Hayes

March 6, 2018

Mrs. April Renee Gailey Hayes, age 42, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. Born April 7, 1975 in Toccoa, GA, she was a daughter of James Wiley Gailey and the late Patsy Marlene Turner Gailey. She was a member of Christ Fellowship and was a homemaker. Family members in addition to her father include her husband of the home, Mark...
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Mary Phillips Carpenter

March 6, 2018

Mrs. Mary Nell Phillips Carpenter, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Clary Care Center. Born April 1, 1926 in Franklin County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Spence Arthur Phillips and Catherine Allen "Katie" Phillips. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Turpin and...
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Aaron Leroy Chitwood

March 6, 2018

Mr. Aaron Leroy Chitwood, age 70, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at his home. Born December 1, 1947 in Clarkesville, GA, he was a son of the late Hubert Herman Chitwood and Maudelee Wrighton Garner Chitwood. He was self-employed as a mobile home contractor. Family members include his wife of the home, Kathy Mize Chitwood; daughters and a son-in-law, Kim Irvin and Todd of Alto and Tonya...
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Patricia (Pat) Anna Mast

March 5, 2018

Patricia (Pat) Anna Mast passed away at home on March 5, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Quincy, Illinois on October 17, 1922 to Emil and Anna Huber, she married Richard Mast in 1942, and together they raised four children, Gerry Eugene, Joseph Emil, Catherine Sue and Rodney Paul . Pat is survived by her son, Joe, grandson, David, and great-grandson, Gregor; daughter-in-law Phyllis ...
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