Our Obituaries

Charles Larry Camp

August 25, 2016

Mr. Charles Larry Camp, age 69, of Martin, GA passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016. Born January 3, 1947 in Atlanta, GA, he was a son of the late John David and Johnnie Parlee Jameson Camp. He was retired from General Motors/AC Delco. Family members include his wife of 47 years, Mary Schwarz Camp; son and daughter-in-law, Taft Anthony and Stacie Camp of Braselton; daughter and son-in...
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Clinton Mac Cheek

August 25, 2016

Mr. Clinton Mac Cheek, age 70, of Canon, GA passed away Thursday, August 25, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Athens, GA. Born October 17, 1945 in Canon, GA, he was the son of the late Frank Benson and Janet Cheek. Mac was retired from Old Castle and later worked at Floyd Farms in Canon, Ga. He was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include his wife, Donna Kay Duncan Cheek of the...
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Perry Andrew Shelton

August 18, 2016

Mr. Perry Andrew Shelton, age 73, of Lavonia, GA, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his home. Born September 12, 1942 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Andrew Lester and Rose Zelia Massey Shelton. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was employed with Tugalo Gas Company. He loved his family, and enjoyed trout fishing and camping. Perry was a...
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Betty D Cape

August 17, 2016

Mrs. Betty Dorenda Blount Cape, age 87, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home. Born February 28, 1929 in Atlanta, GA, she was a daughter of the late William Clarence and Delia Mae Maddox Blount. She was a member of Martin Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper from Maxwell Hitchcock. Family members include daughters, Marie Cape; son and daughter-in-law,...
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Paul Jonathan Tubbs

August 15, 2016

Rev. Paul Jonathan Tubbs, 64, of Toccoa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, August 15, 2016. Born July 25, 1952 in Lockport, NY and was the son of Rev. George W. Tubbs and the late Martha Jenny Kowles Tubbs. He was a member of the First Alliance Church, attended the Central Alliance Church and taught the Adult Sunday School Class. He enjoyed the outdoors and he studied...
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Mary Thompson Martin

August 14, 2016

Mrs. Mary Runell Thompson Martin, age 90, of Royston, GA, formerly of Siler City, NC, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Bentley's Assisted Living in Jefferson, GA. Born March 8, 1926 in Pine Hill, North Carolina, she was the oldest of seven children born to the late Lindzie and Nellie Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James (Jim) Chalmer Martin; a...
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Janice Calhoun Clark

June 23, 1954 - August 12, 2016

Janice Calhoun Clark passed away peacefully into her heavenly father's arms with her loving family around her bedside at her home in Cumming, GA on August 12th, 2016. Janice was born on June 23rd, 1954 in Toccoa, GA but lived most of her adult life in Cumming. She was the daughter of Leon & Flewellyn Calhoun. Janice was a registered nurse at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for 16 years and...
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Marvin Tomkins Mauldin, Jr.

August 11, 2016

Mr. Marvin Tomkins Mauldin, Jr., age 89, of Eastanollee, GA, went home to be with the Lord on August 11, 2016. Born August 11, 1927 in Oconee County, SC, he was a son of the late Marvin Tomkins Mauldin, Sr. and Nelle McGuire Mauldin. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and he was a charter member and deacon of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Aiken, SC. Mr. Mauldin was a graduate...
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Mary Hill Harrison

October 23, 1934 - August 2, 2016

Mrs. Mary Bell Hill Harrison, age 81, of Toccoa, passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2016 at her home. Born October 23, 1934 in Banks County, she was the daughter of the late Other Hill. She was the widow of Mr. Joe W. Harrison. Mrs. Harrison was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church, the Lydia Sunday School Class, the church choir, and several other church committees. She was formerly a...
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Gertrude Chambers

July 5, 1920 - July 31, 2016

Mrs. Myrtle Gertrude Miller Chambers, age 96, of Martin, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice of Athens Regional. Born July 5, 1920 in Ardossen, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late George Kelly and Roma Dolin Miller. She was the widow of Mr. Luther M. Chambers. Mrs. Chambers was a bookkeeper for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and was a member of...
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Steve Terrell LeCroy

July 30, 2016

Mr. Steve Terrell LeCroy, age 75, of Seneca, SC, formerly of Toccoa, died, Saturday, July 30, 2016, at Cottingham Hospice House in Seneca, SC. Born in Stephens County on April 8, 1941 he was a son of the late Clarence Parker and Blanche Sailers LeCroy, and had lived most of his life in Toccoa. Mr. LeCroy retired from Coats and Clark and the Stephens County School System as a Bus Driver. He...
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Evelyn King Walters

October 14, 1939 - July 26, 2016

Mrs. Evelyn King Walters, of Toccoa, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the age of 76. Born October 14, 1939 in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late James and Dora Porterfield King. Mrs. Walters was owner and operator of Walters Grocery for a number of years. She enjoyed Antiques and yard sales. She was the widow of Melvin Wade Walters and was of the...
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Sally Sayer Campbell

July 20, 2016

Mrs. Sally Mae Sayer Campbell, age 92, of Cape Canaveral, FL, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Born November 4, 1923 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late John Henry "Bub" and Vivian Cole Sayer. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church where she attended since she was a little girl. Mrs. Campbell retired from Coats and Clark with 25 years of service. ...
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David-Micheal Paul Hornick

July 19, 2016

Mr. David-Micheal Paul Hornick, age 20, of Martin, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Born September 13, 1995 in Stephens County, he was the son of Benji Paul Hornick and Beatrice Marie King Fellars. He was employed with Carry On Trailers in Lavonia, GA. Family members include his wife, Kelly Craig Hornick of Athens; daughter Joanna Kay Hornick of Athens; step-son, Ryan Daniel...
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Conner Stephens Payne

July 14, 2016

Conner Stephens Payne, age 14, of Toccoa gained his Angel Wings on July 14, 2016. Born June 23, 2002 in Gainesville, GA, he was the son of Charles Stephens and Connie Lawson Payne. He was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church in Mt. Airy, GA and he was a student at Stephens County Middle School. Family members include his parents Chuck and Connie Payne of the home; sister, Caraigh...
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Bertha Bell Elrod

July 13, 2016

Mrs. Bertha Bell Elrod, age 101, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Clary Center. Born January 27, 1915 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late Asbury and Lizzie Whiten Bell. She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Bert loved fishing with Louise and her family. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Louise...
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John Lewis Pritchett

July 9, 2016

Mr. John Lewis "Hooter" Pritchett, age 53, of Jefferson, GA, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice in Athens, GA. Born April 30, 1963 in Duluth, GA, he was a son of Royce Edward Pritchett and the late Jeanette Cash Pritchett. He was a member of Peoples Baptist Church in Tucker, GA. Family members include two sons, Dalton Pritchett and Chance Pritchett both of Commerce;...
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William "Big Bill" Gastley

July 5, 2016

William (Big Bill) Gastley of Smyrna, GA entered heaven's gates July 5, 2016 after a brief but courageous fight against cancer. He was 64. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Swafford Gastley of Toccoa, GA, his father Ray Gastley of Covington, KY and his brother Robert (Bobby) Gastley of Eastanollee, GA. Bill was born and raised in Toccoa, GA and attended Toccoa High School. ...
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Benjamin Wayne Payne, Jr.

July 1, 2016

After a brief illness, Benjamin Wayne Payne, age 90, died July 1, 2016 in Toccoa, GA. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Toccoa First United Methodist Church at two o'clock with the Reverend Dr. John Brown and the Reverend Jerrell Beatty officiating. Burial will follow at Stephens Memorial Gardens with the Georgia National Guard providing Military Honors. The...
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Robert Eric Crain

June 29, 2016

Mr. Robert Eric Crain, age 77, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at his home. Born May 16, 1939 in Waco, TX, he was a son of Hughie and Bernice Earickson Crain. Mr. Crain was retired from Allstate Insurance Company and was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. Family members include his wife, Jean Hicks Crain; daughters, Lynda Crain Knowles of Buford, GA and Cheryl...
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William Joseph Dietrich

March 28, 1931 - June 27, 2016

Mr. William Joseph "Bill" Dietrich, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born March 28, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Morris J. and Helen Marie Thompson Dietrich. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was retired from Orbit Manufacturing. Mr. Dietrich was a United State Army Korean War Veteran. He served...
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Nancy Ann Sutton

July 6, 1968 - June 25, 2016

Nancy Ann Sutton, age 47, of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at her residence. Nancy was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 6, 1968, daughter of the late Charles "Bo" McDougal and Jacqueline Blankenship McDougal. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, cooking and traveling. Nancy loved taking care of her home and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Merle Cromer Brown

June 23, 2016

Mrs. Merle Cornelia Cromer Brown, age 93, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born April 5, 1923, she was a daughter of the late David Omer and Pearlie Mandy Roach Cromer. She was a member of the Toccoa Pentecostal Holiness Church and was retired from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. Family members include her husband, Henry...
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Dennis Richard Nolan

September 29, 1941 - June 23, 2016

Mr. Dennis Nolan, age 74 of Eastanollee, GA, passed away, Thursday June 23, 2016 at his home. He was a Loving Husband, Daddy, PaPa and Brother. Born September 29, 1941 in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was a son of the late Edward John, Sr. and Emily Coulsen Nolan. Mr. Nolan was a member of The First United Methodist Church and was a truck driver for 46 years. He was last driving for Jack...
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James Ivan McClain

March 18, 1927 - June 22, 2016

Jim McClain Mr. James Ivan "Jim" McClain, age 89 of Toccoa, GA, passed away, Wednesday June 22, 2016 at his home. Born March 18, 1927 in Red Hill, Ga, he was a son of the late Isaac Horton and Alivia Lillie Mullinax McClain, and the husband of Katherine Louise Stonecypher McClain. Mr. McClain worked for his father on the family farm in Franklin County before joining the U. S. Army in...
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Samuel Roland Cobb

January 25, 1925 - June 20, 2016

Mr. Samuel Roland "Sam" Cobb, age 91 of Toccoa, GA, passed away, Monday June 20, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born January 25, 1925 in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Tillman and Martha Bell Cobb. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was retired from WABCO with 40 plus years of service. He also worked with Cobb's Roofing for 20 years. Sam was an avid Stephens...
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Danyel William Seeley

December 1, 1999 - June 18, 2016

Mr. Danyel William Seeley, age 16, of Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home. Born December 1, 1999 in Toccoa, he was a son of Bryon Steven and Devon Marie Henderson Seeley. Danyel was a sophomore at Stephens County High School where he was involved with JROTC. He was also a member of North Trinity Baptist Church. One of Danyel's highlights was being able to meet...
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Evelyn Williams Cheek

September 27, 1947 - June 16, 2016

Mrs. Evelyn Williams Cheek, age 68 of Eastanollee, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her home. Born September 27, 1947 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late James and Estelle Keller Williams. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church and was a retired Parapro from The Stephens County School System, after 25 years. Family members include her husband, Leon Cheek;...
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Margaret Moore Copeland

June 8, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Moore Copeland, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at her home. Born June 12, 1939 in Plant City, FL, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Dorothy Bell Moore. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired from Stephens County School System. Family members include her husband, Sonny Copeland, Jr. of the home; daughters and sons-in...
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Harley Wilson Smith

August 6, 1942 - June 6, 2016

Mr. Harley Wilson Smith, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born August 6, 1942 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Thomas James "T. J." and Edna Hill Smith. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. He also retired from the United States Army with 25 years of service. Harley loved...
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Bernice Queen Kovacic

April 29, 1926 - June 5, 2016

Mrs. Bernice Queen Kovacic, age 90, of Toccoa, Ga., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at her home. Born April 29, 1926 in Clayton, GA she was a daughter of the late Cecil Augustus and Bertha Moore Queen. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Dorcas Sunday School Class and a Children's Sunday School Teacher for many years. Mrs. Kovacic was very strong in her Faith. She enjoyed...
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Judson Fain Herron

June 4, 2016

Mr. Judson Fain Herron, age 76, of Eastanollee, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at his home. Born September 11, 1939 in Franklin County, he was a son of the late G. P. Herron and the late Bonnie Sue Brown Westmoreland. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was self-employed. Mr. Herron served in the United States National Guard. Family members include his wife of 57 years,...
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Esther Mae Grabel

May 7, 1931 - May 31, 2016

Mrs. Esther Mae Carter Grabel, age 85, of Martin, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Born May 7, 1931 in North Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie Cleveland Carter, Sr. and Mary Jannie Hubbard Carter. She was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and was retired from Lockheed Martin. Esther and Ramon would have celebrated 12 years of marriage on Thursday, June 2, 2016. ...
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Pauline Sarah Thomas Powers

May 30, 2016

Mrs. Pauline Sarah Thomas Powers, age 81, of Lavonia, died Monday, May 30, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center. Born February 8, 1935 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Jones and Rudell Little Thomas. She retired from Cobb Memorial Hospital as a nursing assistant after 18 years of service. She was a member of the Lavonia Garden Club and the Lavonia First Baptist Church. In...
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Fred Poole Holcombe

May 27, 2016

Mr. Fred Poole Holcombe, age 86, of Martin, GA, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 at his home. Born January 9, 1930 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Charlie Lee and Trudy Ella Outz Holcomb. He was of the Baptist Faith and was a Truck Driver. Mr. Holcombe was a United States Navy and United States Air Force Veteran. Family members include his wife, Cerelle Freeman Holcombe of...
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Louise Pittman Curtis

May 24, 2016

Ola Louise Pittman Curtis, 89, of Toccoa passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Powder Springs with Rev. Zachary Thurman and Rev. Harold Turner officiating. Interment will be held at Powder Springs Memorial Gardens in Powder Springs. Mrs. Curtis was born in Cherokee County and lived most of...
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Benny Roy Evans

May 24, 2016

Mr. Benny Roy Evans, age 71, of Baldwin, GA, passed away Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Habersham Medical Center. Born February 28, 1945, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Benny Woodrow and Ethel Lee Winters Evans. He attended Tates Creek Baptist Church and was a graduate of North Georgia Tech. He retired from Stephens County Hospital EMS. Benny loved to garden and loved...
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Stephen Anson Hartwell

May 23, 2016

Mr. Stephen Anson Hartwell, age 62, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born November 23, 1953 in Manchester, NH, he was a son of the late Anson and Katherine Driscoll Hartwell. Stephen was employed with Eaton Corp for 16 years. Family members include his wife, Catharine Hartwell; daughter, Tammy Gettle of Valrica, FL; sons, Patrick Hartwell of Toccoa...
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Baby Boy Gillerson

May 20, 2016

Baby Boy Gillerson, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Family members include his mother, Kitaeji Gillerson and father Jamie Pless. Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. www.whitlockmortuary.net
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William "Donald" Suit

May 19, 2016

Mr. William "Donald" Suit, age 68, of the Red Hill Community, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born March 21, 1948, in Hart County, he was the son of the late William "Will" Suit and Dessie (Holmes) Phillips Suit. He was formerly employed at Toccoa Casket Company, where he was a supervisor in the wood department. He owned and operated S & S Designs. Mr. Suit...
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Margaret Banks Lyles

May 19, 2016

Mrs. Margaret Banks Lyles, age 92, of Toccoa, went Home to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born January 9, 1924 in Commerce, Ga., she was the daughter of the late John William and Virgie Melissa Caroline Lewallen Banks. Margaret was a devoted homemaker and took care of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and...
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Patricia Drew

May 19, 2016

Patricia Drew nee Michelman, age 85, of Kenilworth, IL. Beloved wife of Robert E. Drew. Loving mother of Deborah (Steven) Howell, George (Beth) Drew, David (Carrie) Drew of Toccoa, Gerald (Elizabeth) Drew, and the late Daniel Drew. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Mark) Covelle, Jacqueline Howell, Alexandra Howell and the late Megan Howell; Deborah Drew (Julian Feitzek), Robert Drew, Megan...
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Marian Gunnells Kimsey

May 18, 2016

Mrs. Marian Gunnells Kimsey, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born May 22, 1923 in Madison County, GA, she was a daughter of the late John Willie and May Nash Gunnells. She was a member of the Toccoa First Baptist Church and was retired from Tabor Motor Company with 27 years of service. Marian and Willard were both very active in the...
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Velma Marcengill DeFoor

August 9, 1919 - May 17, 2016

Mrs. Velma Marcengill DeFoor, age 96, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born August 9, 1919 in Westminster, SC, she was a daughter of the late Moses Sutton Marcengill and Beulah Lillian Tannery Marcengill. Mrs. Velma DeFoor was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist church where she was the oldest member. Mrs. DeFoor also attended The Pointe in her...
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William "Bill" Edmonds

May 15, 2016

Bill Edmonds, age 77, of Gainesville, Ga., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, following a brief illness. Bill was born in Stephens County, Ga., to the late William Warren and Mary Lee Tatum Edmonds. He was retired from Gainesville College (now University of North Georgia). Bill was a member of Gainesville First United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virginia Jenkins...
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Mary Paxton Moss

January 2, 1927 - May 6, 2016

Mary Paxton Moss age 89, the widow of Charles E. Moss, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Millennium Nursing Home in West Columbia, SC. She was born in Six Mile, SC, and was a daughter of the late Charles and Josephine Roberts Paxton and the last of their 12 children. Surviving are her son, Gil Moss and wife Paula of Laurens; a daughter, Kim Haselden and husband, Kenny of Myrtle Beach;...
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Reba Sheriff Morgan

May 5, 2016

Mrs. Reba Lucille Sheriff Hicks Morgan, age 93, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 at her home. Born September 10, 1922 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Lester Garland and Callie Leona Watkins Sheriff. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Reba retired from AT &T in 1987, and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for 60 years...
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Jewell Turner Collier

April 27, 2016

Mrs. Jewell Turner Collier, age 88, of Eastanollee, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at her daughters home in Hartwell. Born July 31, 1927 in Stephens County she was a daughter of the late Sanford Dean and Maggie Bell Turner. She was a member of Eastanollee Baptist Church and was employed by Coats and Clark for 10 years. Jewell was a member of the Eastanollee Volunteer Fire Department...
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Merle Belcher Hickman

April 23, 2016

Mrs. Merle Yvonne Belcher Hickman, age 88, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at her home. Born October 8, 1927 in Monticello, WV, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Elena Faye Cook Belcher. She was a United States Air Force Veteran and was retired from J. C. Penny. Family members include her children, Pamela Lee Kidd of Richmond Hill, GA, Terry Michael Hickman of...
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Teresa Dawn Mashburn Cheek

April 23, 2016

Teresa Dawn Mashburn Cheek, age 52, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at her home. Born August 31, 1963 in Franklin, NC, she was a daughter of the late Samuel Moses and Nina Hedden Mashburn. She was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include a daughter, Cieara Bentley of Toccoa; sons, Kenneth Hopper of Toccoa and Joe Hopper of NJ; sisters, Kit Mann of Watkinsville and...
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Donald Truett Cabe

April 20, 2016

Mr. Donald Truett Cabe, age 80, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his home. Born October 10, 1935 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Luther and Rae Russell Cabe. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was retired from Big A Supermarket. Family members include his sister, Wanda Cabe Kellar of Toccoa; grandson, Brandon Lee Presley of NC; granddaughters, Amber...
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Bonnie Powell Thomason Cole

April 19, 2016

Mrs. Bonnie Jean Powell Thomason Cole, age 79, of Carnesville passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Athens Regional. Born July 21, 1936 in Habersham County, she was daughter of the late H. V. and Della Taylor Powell. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church and retired from Walmart. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janice Thomason of Carnesville,...
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Dorothy Lee Cheek Williams

September 5, 1926 - April 15, 2016

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Cheek Williams, age 89, of Toccoa passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at her home. Born September 5, 1926 in Toccoa, she was daughter of the late Henry and Icie Alemta Busha Cheek. She was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker. Dorothy was an avid word finder and loved to cross stitch. She was also a wonderful cook. Family members include her daughters and a son-in...
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Angela Rene Williams Nichols

April 13, 2016

Mrs. Angela Rene Williams Nichols, age 56, of Martin, GA, passed away, Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 20, 1959 in Fort Bragg, NC, she was the daughter of Opal Allen and Sonja Marlene Wooten Williams. Mrs. Nichols was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and worked for Meadowbrook Machine and Tool. Family members in addition to her parents...
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Joann Dill Livingston

April 12, 2016

Joann Dill Livingston, 75, a resident of Port St. Lucie, departed this life Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Joann was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Livingston, and grandson, J.R. Livingston. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Jerry Livingston; sons, Victor Livingston (Debbie) and Vincent Livingston (Brenda); grandchildren, Raymond Livingston and Burgandy Livingston; great...
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Deloise Jonathan Pinney

April 11, 2016

Mr. Deloise Jonathan "D" Pinney, age 65, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at his home. He was born January 25, 1951 in Beaver Falls, PA and was the son of Emel Deloise and Viola Koontz Pinney. D was a member of the Central Alliance Church in Mt. Airy, GA and was an Accountant. Family members include his wife, Margaret White Pinney; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Stewart...
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Maxine Rose Ramsey Beavers

October 3, 1917 - April 9, 2016

Mrs. Maxine Rose Ramsey Beavers, age 98, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Young At Heart Personal Care Home in Carnesville, GA. Born October 3, 1917 in Ronceverte, WV, she was a daughter of the late James Alfred and Ethel Bowdin Ramsey. She was a homemaker, the wife of a coal miner, and raised five children. Family members include her sons and daughters-in-law, George...
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James Ronald Walker

February 6, 1959 - April 6, 2016

Mr. Ronnie Walker, age 57, resident of Orlando, Florida, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The family will receive friends at Loomis Funeral Home in Apopka, FL, on Saturday, April 9, from 2:00 until 3:00 pm. A Celebration of Life service will follow at First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden with Reverend Rusty Belcher officiating. Loomis Funeral Home and Heritage...
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Harrison Everett Cox

September 17, 1938 - April 4, 2016

Mr. Harrison Everett Cox, age 77, of Toccoa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, April 4, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center surrounded by his adoring family. Born September 17, 1938 in Danielsville, GA, he was a son of the late William Calvin and Selena Mae Ginn Cox. He was a member of the Toccoa First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and a member of the Gleaners...
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Meral Jean Adams

April 2, 2016

Meral Jean Adams, age 83, of Athens, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016. Born in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Noah McConnell and Annice Garner McConnell. Mrs. Adams enjoyed fishing, working with her flowers and making people laugh. She was an active member of East Athens Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman...
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Edith Turner Addison

March 31, 2016

Mrs. Edith Turner Addison, age 83, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Carrollton, GA. Born May 20, 1932 in Eastanollee, GA, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin Franklin Turner, Sr. and the late Joy Turner Turner. She was a member of Eastanollee Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark. Family members include her daughters and son-in-law, Joanne and...
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Leonard Richard Martin

March 29, 2016

Mr. Leonard Richard Martin, age 69, of Lavonia, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born May 16, 1946, in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Rev. Bill and Lillian Standridge Martin. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Hanson Mineral. Leonard loved fishing, laughing, and goofing around. Family members include his wife of 30...
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Pauline Hallford Robinson

November 3, 1921 - March 27, 2016

Mrs. Pauline Hallford Robinson, age 94, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. Born in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late John and Cora Anderson Hallford. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was retired from Toccoa Casket Company. Pauline was the last member of her immediate family. Family members include a daughter and...
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Theresia Paas Baugh

March 25, 2016

Mrs. Theresia Maria Paas Baugh, age 90, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Young At Heart Person Care Home in Carnesville. Born September 26, 1925 in Heerlen, Netherlands, she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Hubertina Keybeck Paas. She was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church and was a homemaker. Theresia enjoyed volunteer work and delivered...
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Elizabeth Jarrell "Libby" Caudell

March 21, 2016

Mrs. Elizabeth Bess Jarrell Caudell, age 65, of Martin, GA, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016 at Northside Hospital. Born January 15, 1951 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of James Carlton Jarrell, Jr. and the late Nancy Sisk Miller. She was a member of Broad River Baptist Church and worked for Northeast Georgia Bank. Family members include her husband, Charles Caudell;...
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Pearline Hallford Yearwood

June 24, 1929 - March 17, 2016

Mrs. Pearline Hallford Yearwood, age 86, of Toccoa, GA, entered into rest, Thursday, March 17, 2016 at her home. Born June 24, 1929 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Cora Anderson Hallford. She was a member of Old Toccoa Baptist Church and was the widow of the Rev. E. C. Yearwood. Family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, Rev. Terry and Lynda Yearwood...
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Mitch Barden

March 14, 2016

Mr. Plumer Mitchell "Mitch" Barden Jr., age 84, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at The Clary Care Center. Born August 20, 1931 in Gwinnett County, GA, he was the son of the late Plumer Mitchell Barden Sr., and Lois Clack Barden. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was a United States Army Veteran retiring with 20 years of...
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Owen Joe Dean

March 8, 2016

Joe Dean Mr. Owen Joe Dean, age 89, of Cleveland, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his son's home in Demorest. Born November 30, 1926 in Habersham County, GA, he was the son of the late Berton G. and Dillie James Dean. He was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church and retired from Georgia Power. Mr. Dean was a United States Army Veteran serving during WWII...
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Joe Howard Alexander

April 28, 1935 - February 27, 2016

Joe Howard Alexander, age 80, of Lavonia, died Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 28, 1935 in Hart County, he was the son of the late Clarence Joe Neil and Cleo Eunice (Whiting) Alexander. He was a 1953 graduate of Lavonia High School. He served in the National Guard. Mr. Alexander worked for Shiflet's Grocery in Lavonia and for Wabco in Toccoa and...
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George Cecil Pickett, Jr.

December 31, 1942 - February 27, 2016

Mr. George Cecil Pickett, Jr., age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016 at his home. Born December 31, 1942 in Fernandina Beach, FL, he was a son of the late George Cecil Pickett, Sr. and Dorothy Sheffield Pickett. He was a member of the Toccoa and the Fernandina Beach First Baptist Church and he retired from Adel Grocery Company in Adel, GA in 2003. Cecil was a United...
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Barbara A Sosby

December 3, 1932 - February 24, 2016

Barbara Ann Sosby, age, 83, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Willow Gardens in Toccoa. Born in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Agnes Fulbright Sosby. In her early years, she moved with her family to Oak Ridge, TN. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School and Carson Newman College. Barbara began her long tenure in education, teaching first in...
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Brenda Poole Terrell

February 24, 2016

Mrs. Brenda Poole Terrell, age 69, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at her home. Born January 1, 1947 in Elberton, GA, she was a daughter of the late Walter Poole, Jr. and Thelma Nash Poole. She was of the Christian Faith and was a homemaker. Brenda worked with Toccoa Clinic for a number of years. Family members include her husband, Charles Luther "Luke" Terrell of...
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Sue Southerland Byargeon

February 21, 2016

Mrs. Sue Southerland Byargeon, age 78 of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016 at her home. Born November 5, 1937 in Vidalia, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Crawford and Olive "Ollie" Magoun Southerland. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Lee "Rocky" Byargeon, Jr. and David...
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Alma Sheppard Deal

February 20, 2016

Mrs. Alma Sheppard Deal, age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born April 3, 1923 in South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Savannah Hallford Sheppard. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and retired from Coats and Clark after 39 years of service. Mrs. Deal loved her Church and her Sunday School Class. Family...
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Elaine Singleton Thomas

December 18, 1948 - February 17, 2016

Mrs. Elaine Singleton Thomas, age 67, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday February 17, 2016 at her home. Born December 18, 1948 in Stephens County, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Maude Lee Simms Singleton. Mrs. Thomas was retired from Coats and Clark after 45 years. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Lana Thomas of Eastanollee; daughter and son-in...
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Brenda Bolmon Franklin

February 14, 2016

Brenda Bolmon Franklin, age 72, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born July 31, 1943 in Toccoa she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Goldie Carter Bolmon. Family members include her brother, Hubert Bolmon, Jr. of Martin; nephews, Brett Bolmon of Martin, and Eric Bolmon of Westminster; many cousins including, Priscilla and Bennie Brown and Jack...
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Robert Allan Parker

February 13, 2016

Robert "Bob" Allan Parker died unexpectedly on February 13, 2016, at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness. He was 72. Born in Troy, AL on April 7, 1943 to his parents, C.T. and Carolyn Parker, Bob attended the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1965. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy...
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Gladys Marie Holbrooks Findley

November 6, 1931 - February 13, 2016

Mrs. Gladys Marie Holbrooks Findley, age 84, of Westminster, SC, passed away Saturday February 13, 2016 at her home. Born November 6, 1931 in Oconee County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Silas Wesley and Katie Stone Holbrooks. She was retired from J. P. Stevens. Family members include son, James R. Findley, wife Anna; James and Anna's daughter, Maria and son Andy and wife Linda...
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J. W. Cheek

February 9, 2016

Mr. John William "J. W." Cheek, age 81, of Toccoa, passed away Monday February 8, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born October 17, 1934 in Franklin County, he was the son of the late John Freeman and Blanche Langford Cheek. He was a member of Mullins Ford Baptist Church and worked for Toccoa Foundry for over 17 years. Family members include daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Larry...
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Rena Marcengill Harrison

February 9, 2016

Mrs. Rena Marcengill Harrison, age 81, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at The Oaks At Scenic View. Born February 16, 1934 in Westminster, SC, she was a daughter the late Samuel Edward and Beulah Arola Richey Marcengill. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include her husband, Raleigh Harrison; daughter and sons-in...
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T'omas Colbert

February 7, 2016

Mr. T'omas Colbert, age 21, of Toccoa, passed away on February 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Trinity CME Church. The family will receive friends at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, GA from 3pm - 6pm Saturday, February 13, 2016. Wimberly & White Funeral Home in Commerce, GA is in charge of the arrangements. Announcement courtesy of...
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Vernelle Brady DeFoor

February 7, 2016

Mrs. Vernelle Brady DeFoor, age, 87, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born September 21, 1928 in Banks County, she was a daughter of the late A. B. and Beulah Burrell Brady. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Johnny Gore of Toccoa; sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Judy...
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Lillan Warren Beck

February 3, 2016

Mrs. Lillian Hemphill Warren Beck, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at her home. Born June 12, 1929 in New Castle, Delaware, she was a daughter of the late Paul Warren and Lillian Bertha Miley Warren Jones. She was a homemaker and was a precious and loving mother raising seven children on her own. She loved to bowl and enjoyed listening to Charles Stanley. Mrs....
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Virgil Ronald Trotman

May 5, 1939 - February 1, 2016

Virgil Ronald "Ron" Trotman, age 76, died on February 1, 2016 after an extended illness. Ron was preceded in death by his father, William A. Trotman; his mother, Christabel Trotman; his step-mother, Hazel Trotman; and two sisters, Mary Jo Gomillion and Dortha Arceneaux. Ron is survived by his wife, Dorothy McClain Trotman; sons, Virgil Ronald Trotman, Jr. (Katharine) and Jeffrey Ryan...
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Dan Walton Westbrook

January 30, 2016

Mr. Dan Walton Westbrook age, 60, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home. Born July 18, 1955 in Stephens County he was a son of the late DeLynn and Geraldine Verner Westbrook. He was a member of Christ Fellowship and was employed with Coats and Clark. Family members include his wife, Sherry Collier Westbrook of the home; children; Susan and Kene Whitaker of...
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Harold Joseph Brock

January 29, 2016

Mr. Harold Joseph Brock, age 57, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. Born December 29, 1958 in Toccoa, he was a son of Hazel Edmonds Brock and the late Otis Brock. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and was a truck driver. Family members include his mother, of Toccoa; his wife, Ruby Omans Brock of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Marlena Brock and...
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Mary Lou Dooley, Farrow

January 27, 2016

Mrs. Mary Lou Dooley McCollum Farrow, age 95, of Toccoa, went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born October 13, 1920 in Martin, GA, she was a daughter of the late Amos and Lona Whiten Dooley. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Mrs. Farrow retired from Wright Manufacturing with 45 years of service. Family...
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Doris Whiten Brady

January 24, 2016

Mrs. Doris Whiten Brady, age, 85, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Landmark Hospital in Athens, GA. Born April 10, 1930 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer Lee Whiten, Sr. and Maggie Kelly Whiten. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and the Lydia Sunday School Class. Mrs. Brady retired from Wright Manufacturing Company with 38 years of...
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Rachel Moore Dooley

April 9, 1936 - January 23, 2016

Rachel Louise Moore Dooley went home to heaven January 23, 2016. A daughter of the late Richard L. Moore and Maude Broome Moore, she was from Westminster, SC, where she resided until moving to Greer in 1973 with her husband and daughters. A graduate of Westminster, Rachel was an accomplished seamstress, avid sports fan, and an enthusiastic community and church volunteer during her active...
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Reba Kicklighter Waters

January 23, 2016

Reba Kicklighter Waters, 87, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family and under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was born August 1, 1928 to Marvin and Maggie Mae Driggers Kicklighter and lived here most of her life. She retired as a License Practical Nurse at Glenvue Nursing Home, loving caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was...
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Ruth Partain Segers

January 21, 2016

Mrs. Mattie Ruth Partain Segers. Age 80, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016. Born October 19, 1935 in Hartwell, GA, she was a daughter of the late William Fairell and Mattie Lee Cotton Partain and had lived all of her life in Franklin County. She was of the Baptist Faith and was retired from Lanier Clothing. Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Wayne...
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William Robert McCollum

January 19, 2016

Mr. William Robert McCollum, age 71, of Toccoa, GA passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home. Born October 15, 1944, in Toccoa, he was the son of the late Robert Clarence and Modena Garland McCollum. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and had worked for L.P. Service Gas and was employed by Dewey Wright Trucking in Dahlonega. He loved fishing and was a big Waylon Jennings...
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Pearl Smith Youngblood

January 15, 2016

Mrs. Nita Pearl Smith Youngblood, age 54, of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home. Born December 11, 1961 in Louden, TN, she was the daughter of the late John Lewis and Willie Sue Standifer Smith. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Family members include, a son, Christopher Youngblood of Cornelia; daughter Amanda Robinson of Mt....
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Patricia Henriques Patrick

January 14, 2016

Patricia Susan Henriques Patrick, age 63, of Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at her home. Born June 30, 1952 in Winchester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Patricia Susan Henriques Thomas and was the widow of Rod Patrick. She was a former employee with Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa. Family members include sons, Bill Tucker of Mt. Airy, GA and John Tucker of Martin, GA...
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Pauline Cabe Addison

January 14, 2016

Mrs. Pauline Cabe Addison, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the residence of her daughter. Born May 19, 1928, in Macon County, NC, she was a daughter of the late Mount Cecil and Sarah Lou Slay Cabe. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church for 72 years and a member of the Mary Esther Sunday School Class. She retired from Coats and Clark after 46 years of...
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Donnie Elliott Thomason

January 10, 2016

Mr. Donnie Elliott Thomason, age 63, of Toccoa, GA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at his home. Born November 7, 1952 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Haddock McClure and Charlotte Nicholson Thomason. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church and was retired after 30 years with Lockheed Martin. Donnie raced late model dirt track cars, was a mechanic, enjoyed turkey...
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Bobby Ray McConnell

April 24, 1950 - January 10, 2016

Mr. Bobby Ray McConnell, age 65, of Toccoa, GA passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born April 24, 1950 in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Roy Lee and Dorothy Irene Adams McConnell. He was of the Christian faith and worked for Dempster Dumster. Family members include, daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Ernest Key, Bobbie Jean and Virgil Litton,...
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Debbera Calhoun Patton

January 9, 2016

In loving memory of Mrs. Debbera Ann Calhoun Patton, age 62, of Carnesville, GA passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. Born October 4, 1953 in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of Marian Calhoun and the late Rev. George Calhoun. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Granville, OH. Mrs. Patton was in property management for...
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Marjorie Burley Kelley

January 9, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie Kathleen Burley Kelley, age 94, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 16, 1921 in Walhalla, SC, she was a daughter of the late Ira Leonard and Irene Whitney James Burley. She was raised in Walhalla, SC and attended Winthrop College and Draughns School of Business in Little Rock, AR. She...
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Charles Allen Hauerland

January 8, 2016

Mr. Charles Allen Hauerland, age 69, of Martin, GA passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at his home. Born October 7, 1946, in Sugarland, TX, he was the son of the late Emmitt and Mary Josephine Jebousek Hauerland. He was of the Catholic Faith and worked for Hartford Insurance Company. Family members include his wife, Ann Hauerland of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel Hauerland of...
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