Our Obituaries

Joe Telford Duvall

January 21, 2018

Mr. Joe Telford "Ted" Duvall, age 77, of Atlanta, formerly of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Piedmont Hospital. Born May 4, 1940 in Eastanollee, GA, he was a son of the late Joe and Lois Burnett Duvall. He was self-employed and loved working with his camellias, blueberries and watching Georgia Football. Family members include his wife, Wilma Long Duvall of...
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Albert Fredrick Eichler

November 3, 1934 - January 19, 2018

Mr. Albert Fredrick Eichler, age 83, of Martin, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at his home. Born November 3, 1934 in Long Island, NY, he was a son of the late Rudolph Ernest and Dora Rebecca Lang Eichler. He was retired from AT&T with 23 years of service. Mr. Eichler was a United States Navy Veteran serving in Korea. Family members include his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda...
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Grady Michael Thurmond

June 2, 1951 - January 15, 2018

Grady Michael Thurmond, born June 2, 1951 in Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on January 15, 2018 with his family by his side. Grady served in the Navy as a Seaman on the USS Wainwright. Grady also served a total of 30 years in law enforcement with the Dekalb County Police Department and the Walton County Sherriff Department. Grady loved his country and was proud to serve it and the people. ...
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Grady Alton Colwell, Sr

August 7, 1941 - January 14, 2018

Mr. Grady Alton Colwell, Sr., age 76 of Griffin, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Colwell was born on August 7, 1941 in Griffin, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his parents, E. Powell Colwell and Sara Brooks Colwell; brothers, Charles Colwell, Lamar Colwell, Harold Colwell; sister in law, Barbara Colwell, brother in law, Dee G....
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Henry David Canady

January 12, 2018

Mr. David Canady, age 55, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at his home. Born June 29, 1962 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late John Henry and Faye Dooley Canady. He was the owner of Canady Grading and attended Rock Creek Baptist Church. Family members include his sister and brother-in-law, Rachel and Roger Canady Martin; nieces and nephews, Teresa Johnson and Mike, Terry...
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Ann Williams Whiten

February 5, 1934 - January 11, 2018

Mrs. Kerry Ann Williams Whiten, age 83, of Toccoa, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at her home. Born February 5, 1934 in Toccoa; she was a daughter of the late Thomas Fulton and Lois Victoria Whitehead Williams. Mrs. Whiten was of the Christian faith and attended Gateway Church. She was a master of keeping grandchildren, loved to cook especially chocolate pies, playing cards, and...
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Rosa D. Smith

January 7, 2018

Mrs. Rosa Dockins Smith, age 97, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Rebecca Manor in Cleveland, GA. Born December 21, 1920 in Clayton, GA, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Maggie Woodall Dockins. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and retired from Coats and Clark after 36 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Lee Smith;...
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Ann McClain Voyles

January 7, 2018

Mrs. Ann McClain Voyles, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Ann was a lifelong resident of Stephens County, born June 26, 1926 to the late Thomas Bonner and Minnie Ola Randall McClain. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Naomi Sunday School Class. Ann worked at Bell's Food Store, Slack's Auto Parts as a bookkeeper, and later,...
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Ruth Mack Haney

November 5, 1930 - January 6, 2018

Mrs. Ruth Bess Mack Haney, age 87, of Martin, GA, formerly of Bakersfield, CA; passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Mountain View Health Care. Born November 5, 1930 in Hanford, California, she was the daughter of the late Leondus Ross Mack and Lela Jane Pelton Mack. Mrs. Haney worked for the Morris Motors in Bakersfield, CA and for Wally Tucker Datsun. She enjoyed watching Charles...
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Margareta Roes Eichler Nelson

January 5, 2018

Mrs. Margareta Roes Eichler Nelson, age 84, of Seneca, SC, passed away 5 January 2018 at her home. Born 11 August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Kate Hartmann Roes. Mrs. Nelson was a teacher for 20 years and a substitute teacher for 14 years in Toccoa, GA. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson and loved to travel. ...
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Mitchell "Shakey" Baker

June 12, 1950 - January 4, 2018

Mr. Mitchell Nathaniel "Shakey" Baker, age 67, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 12, 1950 in Banks County. He was the son of the late James D. and Icie Rogers Baker of Homer. Mr. Baker was a great man of faith. He was saved many years ago and attended Fresh Fire Worship Center in Commerce, GA, where his son-in-law, Steve Powers...
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Larry Dale Williams

December 31, 2017

Mr. Larry Dale Williams, age 59, of Toccoa, GA; passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at his home. Born September 15, 1958, in Toccoa; he was the son of David and Jessie Mae Outz Williams. He was of the Christian faith and worked in construction as a welder. Family members in addition to his parents include; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Kim Williams; daughter and son-in-law, Jessica...
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John Lewis Fisher

December 28, 2017

Mr. John Lewis Fisher, age 81, of Toccoa, GA, formerly of Tryon, North Carolina; passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. Born January 1, 1936 in Tryon, NC, he was a son of the late Warren Austin and Annie Sue Shehan Fisher. Mr. Fisher retired from Fletcher Limestone and was a member of Pacolet Baptist Church in Lynn, North Carolina. Family members...
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Phil Tucker, Jr.

December 27, 2017

Mr. Millard Fillmore (Phil) Tucker, Jr, age 63, of Toccoa; passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home. Born October 31, 1954 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Millard Fillmore Tucker, Sr. and Ruth Sosebee Tucker. Mr. Tucker was an insurance agent with Horace Mann and American National Companies for many years. He attained the LUTC designation and was the youngest agent...
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Mary Gwinell Howe

December 27, 2017

Mrs. Mary Gwinell Howe, age 83, of Toccoa, GA; passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at her home. Born July 6, 1934 in Toccoa, GA, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Maude Holcomb Payne. Mrs. Howe retired from Toccoa Casket Company and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.. Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Daniel Keener; grandchildren, Chad Keener,...
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Kenneth Wayne Blackwell

December 27, 2017

Mr. Kenneth Wayne Blackwell, age 67, of Canon, GA; passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Born May 7, 1950 in Toccoa, GA, he was a son of the late Marion L. and Catherine Josephine Stephens Blackwell. Mr. Blackwell retired from Greif Inc. in Lavonia, GA. He was a United States Army Veteran and had served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the 181st Airborne and was a recipient of...
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Mary Wilburn Simpson

December 24, 2017

Mrs. Mary Alice Wilburn Simpson, age 73, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Toccoa; passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Gold City Health and Rehab in Dahlonega, GA. Born February 19, 1944 in Clayton, GA; she was a daughter of the late SQ and Frances Mozelle Keener Wilburn. She was the widow of Harrison Simpson, Jr. She worked for Coats and Clark and later for T. N. S. Mills in Lavonia. ...
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Betty McCurley Sheriff

December 24, 2017

Mrs. Betty McCurley Sheriff, age 83, of Toccoa, GA; passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born March 29, 1934 in Eastanollee, GA, she was a daughter of the late Henley Lawrence and Willie Fulbright McCurley. She was of the Baptist Faith and retired from Coats and Clark after 25 years of service. Family members include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda...
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Herman Bruce Eubanks

August 14, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Mr. Herman Bruce Eubanks, age 89, of Lilburn, GA, formerly of Toccoa; passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, GA. Born August 14, 1928 in Homer, GA, he was a son of the late George Eubanks and Nancy Belle Glenn Eubanks Greenway. He was a member of Hill Street Baptist Church and was retired from Georgia Tech after 20 years of service. Family...
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John Gary Clark

December 12, 2017

John Gary Clark, 80, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017. He attended Pleasant View Baptist Church in Cumming. Gary is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Calhoun Clark; his parents, Lane and Naomi Clark; and a sister, Gay Blount. Survivors include his two sons, Jason (Leigh) Clark and Jarrett (Falon) Clark; grandchildren, Brody, Bryson, Bennett, and Landyn Clark. His...
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Helen Clarke Fowler

December 7, 2017

Mrs. Helen Clarke Fowler of Marietta, GA, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Born in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late Craig Arnold and Maybelle Vickery Clarke. Helen graduated from Stephens County High School and after attending business school she became the fourth employee of now Franklin Financial. She married and moved to California where her...
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Randolph Henry "Randy" Keeling

December 6, 2017

Mr. Randolph Henry "Randy" Keeling, age 57, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Born February 22, 1960 in Atlanta, GA, he was a son of the late Harold Keeling and Rachel Kesler Keeling Collins. He was of the Baptist Faith and was self-employed. Randy loved his grandchildren, family and his dog Charlie. Family members include his wife, Pamela...
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Nathan Addison Garrett

December 3, 2017

Nathan Addison Garrett, age 11, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. Born March 17, 2006 in Anderson SC, he was a son of Gary Allan Garrett and Loretta Howard Wright. He was a 6th grade student at Stephens County Middle School and was a member of Toccoa Assembly of God. Nathan loved sports, riding bikes, and being outdoors. He was a very outgoing pre-teen and never met at...
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Joann Andrews Cox

November 28, 2017

Mrs. Joann Andrews Cox, age 78, of Toccoa, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Rebecca Manor in Cleveland, GA. Born November 3, 1939 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late James Lewis and Nezzie Alma Verner Andrews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Toccoa and was a homemaker. Joann was very strong in her Christian Faith and loved her family dearly...
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Marcia Lynn Robb Salzman

November 27, 2017

Mrs. Marcia Lynn Robb Salzman, age 67, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Athens Regional Health Systems. Born May 3, 1950 in New Castle, PA, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Fred William Robb and Ruth Virginia Swanson Robb. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Marcia loved collecting Angels, lighthouses, salt and pepper shakers...
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James Edward "Jimmy" Edmonds

November 27, 2017

Mr. James Edward "Jimmy" Edmonds, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at his home. Born July 13, 1943 in Oconee County, SC, he was a son of the late John Barnett and Etha Pearl Wiley Edmonds. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was retired from Patterson Pump. Mr. Edmonds enjoy cattle and horses and was a Livestock Broker. He loved spending time with his...
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William Leroy Ayers

November 26, 2017

Mr. William Leroy Ayers, age 73, of Baldwin, GA, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born June 14, 1944 in Banks County, GA, he was a son of the late William Herman and Alma Lois Turpin Ayers. Leroy was self-employed and was retired. He was also the President of the Toccoa Farmer's Market. Family members include his wife, Ann Sheridan Ayers;...
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Franklin DeLeon Payne

November 25, 2017

Retired Corporal Franklin DeLeon Payne, 80, of Martin Echols Rd., died Saturday evening at his home surrounded by family. Mr. Payne was born in Stephens County, Ga., and had lived in Wilkes County for 53 years. He was the son of the late Charles H. and Ouida McFarland Payne. He graduated from Franklin County High School in 1955, and graduated from Augusta College with a degree in Criminal...
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Robert Donald "Don" Simpson

November 22, 2017

Mr. Robert Donald "Don" Simpson, age 76, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away November 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Hospice. Born September 27, 1941 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Robert Calloway "Cal" Simpson and Annease Meeks Simpson Hogan. He was retired from Hanson Aggregates and was a United States Army Reserve Veteran. Family members include his wife, Linda Juanita Finley Simpson;...
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Virginia Caudell Witt

November 17, 2017

Mrs. Virginia Lee Caudell Witt, age 94 of Toccoa, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at her home. Born March 13, 1923 in San Diego, CA, she was a daughter of the later John Henry and Hazel Blake Caudell. Mrs. Witt was a retired registered nurse. Family members include her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Witt and Kathy of Toccoa and Mark and Sandra Witt of California; daughters and...
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Terry Sanders

November 10, 2017

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 Terry Sanders, age 76, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away peacefully at home November 10, 2017 after an extended illness. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Orangeburg with the Reverend Ryan Tucker officiating. Burial will be private. ...
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Mack Wilson Kidd

November 9, 2017

Mr. Mack Wilson Kidd, age 74, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his home. Born July 19, 1943 in Charleston, MO, he was a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Elsie Maude Williams Kidd. He was a United States Army Veteran. Family members include his wife, Lois Boatwright Kidd of Plant City, FL; daughters, Tina Marie Kidd of Winder, GA, Toni Louise Futch of Plant ...
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Latrelle Sanders Elrod

November 9, 2017

Mrs. Latrelle Sanders Elrod age 95, of Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. Born February 20, 1922 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late Walter S. and Mildred Whitlock Sanders. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark with 27 years of service. She also worked at Holcomb's Office Supply for many years. Latrelle was the...
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Marion Arthur Phillips

November 1, 2017

Mr. Marion Arthur Phillips, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Born August 27, 1930 in Carnesville, GA, he was a son of the late Rev. Spence Arthur Phillips and Catherine "Katie" Allen Phillips. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was the owner-operator of Economy Superette. Mr. Phillips enjoyed gardening and he loved riding the great-grandchildren...
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Shirley Price Addington

November 1, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Price Addington, age 80, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home. Born September 25, 1937 in Franklin County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Daisy Hammond Price, She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark. Shirley loved to travel and she loved country music. Her Uncle Joel Price was a member of the...
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J. W. Dooley, Sr.

October 31, 2017

Mr. J. W. Dooley, Sr., age 92, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Born October 28, 1925 in Avalon, GA, he was a son of the late Amos Andrew and Lona Whiten Dooley. He was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Dooley was a United States Army Paratrooper serving in WWII and was in the Battle of the Buldge. Family members include daughters and sons-in-law, Analyn Booth...
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Ferrell Morgan

October 29, 2017

Mr. Ferrell Morgan, age 85, of Martin, GA, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. Born May 30, 1932 in Fayette County, GA, he was a son of the late Homer Spence and Mattie Lizzie Ward Morgan. Ferrell owned and operated Morgan Concrete Company and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy Veteran and was a member of the V. F. W. and was a former...
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Jackson Taylor Williams

February 19, 1951 - October 29, 2017

Mr. Jackson Taylor Williams, age 66, of Martin, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his home. Born February 19, 1951 in Royston GA, he was a son of the late Jackson Taylor Williams and Tommie Holcomb Williams Sanders. He was employed as a Trucking Mechanic. Family members include his wife, Ruth Ann Williamson Williams; son, Reggie Kenneth Williams of NC; daughter, Rebecca Littleton...
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Samuel Adams Heap

October 28, 2017

Mr. Samuel Adams Heap, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born April 30, 1932 in Michigan. He was a Safety Engineer and retired from Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan. Family members include his wife, Norma Shooter Rotter Heap; nine children; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews....
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Ann French

October 20, 2017

Miss Ann French, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born January 5, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Roosevelt and Annie Miriam Reed French. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa and had been self-employed in New Jersey with her parents prior to her retirement. Ann is the last member...
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John Milton Kennedy

October 13, 2017

Mr. John Milton Kennedy, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 19, 1930 in Carnesville, GA, he was a son of the late James Reuben and Mozelle Kennedy. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and was retired. John enjoyed playing golf, gardening, and his '57 Chevy. He was a "Family Man" and loved his grandchildren. He was...
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Shirley Addison Leverette

October 11, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Jean Addison Leverette, age 79, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Born October 28, 1937 in Martin, GA, she was a daughter of the late Paul Eugene and Bonnie Faye Adams Addison. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was retired after 41 years from Coats and Clark. Mrs. Leverette enjoyed growing flowers and loved her family and grandchildren. ...
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Terri Faye Wright Slaven

October 8, 2017

Mrs. Terri Faye Wright Slaven, age 44, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born October 9, 1973 in Duluth, GA, she was a daughter of Donna Faye Robinson Wright and the late Hugh Donald Wright. Family members include her mother, Donna Faye Wright of Lawrenceville; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Amanda Slaven of Toccoa; daughters, Kayla...
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David Allen Spencer, Sr.

September 27, 1963 - September 30, 2017

Mr. David Allen Spencer, Sr., age 54, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017. Born September 27, 1963 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Hugh Randall and Betty Ann Allen Spencer. He was of the Baptist Faith and was employed with Dewtex. David was an avid outdoorsman, loved camping, gardening, and fishing. Family members include his wife, Melissa Smith Spencer; sons and...
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Frankie Kicklighter Hosea

September 30, 2017

Mrs. Frankie Kicklighter Hosea, age 84 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Frankie was born in Wayne County, GA on March 4, 1933 to Marvin and Maggie Mae Driggers Kicklighter. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Toccoa and her Sunday School Class, Adult 3. She and George went on missions trips for over 33...
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Walter Emory Mabry, Sr.

September 15, 2017

Mr. Walter Emory Mabry, Sr., 70, of Jane Hill Rd., Tignall, GA husband of Gayle Miller Mabry passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at his home. Mr. Mabry was born September 1, 1947 in Toccoa, GA to Otho Mabry, Sr. and Mae Elise Adams Mabry. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Toccoa, was self-employed and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran of the 554th Engineers Company E (Float...
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Frank Sanders Keener, Sr.

September 14, 2017

Mr. Frank Sanders Keener, Sr., age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Hospice of North East Georgia Medical Center. Born April 9, 1931 in Rabun County, GA, he was the son of the late James Abraham Keener and Azilee Holmes Keener Powell. Mr. Keener was a United States Army Combat Veteran and served two tours during the Korean War. He was a member of Ebenezer...
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C. Ray Keeling

September 12, 2017

Mr. Clarence Ray Keeling, age 86, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his residence. Born August 6, 1931 in Stephens County GA, he was the son of the late Wilbur Spence Keeling and Lola Mae Terrell Keeling. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Gainesville Georgia and was a retired pharmacist and co-owner of Peachtree Pharmacy in Gainesville. He was...
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Sandy Jerry Steele

September 11, 2017

Mr. Sandy Jerry Steele, age 47, of Toccoa passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. Born March 24, 1970 in Tampa, FL, he was a son of Jerry Olin and Christine Murray Steele. Sandy was a life-long resident of Stephens County. Sandy was passionate about children, both professionally and personally. He spent countless hours working to improve the lives of many children in his community. His...
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Roy Collier

September 10, 2017

Mr. Roy Lee Collier, 74, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday morning, September 10, 2017, at Stephens County Hospital. Born October 5, 1942, in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Garnett L. Collier. Mr. Collier was a 1960 graduate of Toccoa High School, a 1964 graduate of Furman University, a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, and National Society of...
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Hazelene Standridge Crisler

September 8, 2017

Mrs. Hazelene Standridge Crisler, age 85, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville. Born March 26, 1932 in Banks County GA, she was a daughter of the late Thurmond G. and Carrie Evans Standridge. She was a member of The Pointe Church, formerly the Toccoa Church of God, where she was a Sunday School Teacher, an Elder of the Church, and...
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Maurice William Thomas, Jr.

September 8, 2017

Mr. Maurice William "Bill" Thomas, Jr., age 71 of Toccoa, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born April 21, 1946 in Sycamore, GA, he was a son of the late Rev. Maurice William Thomas, Sr. and Julia Antoinette "Anne" Johnson Thomas. He was retired from the United States Army and was of the Baptist Faith. Family members include his sister and brother-in-law,...
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Elma Ray Beard

January 20, 1956 - August 30, 2017

Mr. Elma Ray Beard, 72, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. Mr. Beard was born in Danielsville, GA on January 20, 1945, son of the late Keifer O'Dell Beard and the late Ella Mae Carithers Beard. He was a hatchery manager having worked with Seaboard Farms in Athens, GA and was of the Methodist faith. Survivors...
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Matthew Kevin Mitchell

March 23, 1982 - August 30, 2017

Mr. Matthew Kevin Mitchell, age 35, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home. Born March 23, 1982 in Royston, he was the son of Janice Reese Graham and the late Terry Graham. He was a graduate of Stephens County High School. Family members include his mother, Janice Reese Graham; a son Kadon Mitchell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwain and Samantha Mitchell of...
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Joyce Barrett Kellar

April 15, 1937 - August 29, 2017

Sara Joyce Barrett Cooley Kellar, age 80, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born April 15, 1937 in Hull, GA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Bradford and Reba Lee Maxwell Barrett. She was a very active member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and was retired from Coats & Clark with 47 years of service. Joyce Volunteered at the Stephens County...
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Sherry Chastain Segars

August 24, 1955 - August 28, 2017

Sherry Gail Chastain Segars, age 62, of Toccoa, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health Care of Toccoa. Born August 24, 1955 in England, she was a daughter of William Marshall "Hoss" Chastain and the late Sara Jane Howe Chastain. Sherry was a member of the Toccoa Christian Church and had a long career in the nursing field. Family members include her father, Hoss Chastain;...
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Louise Cash Cheek

May 4, 1920 - August 27, 2017

Mrs. Louise Cash Cheek, age 97, of Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Clary Care Center. Born May 4, 1920 in Franklin County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Vera Martin Cash. She lived most of her life in Stephens County in Eastanollee, GA. Louise was the widow of the late Keller Cheek. They were married for almost 70 years. She was an active member of...
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Bobby Ray Smith

August 24, 2017

Mr. Bobby Ray Smith, age 77, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. Born October 15, 1939, he was a son of the late Cicero Buren "CB" and Nellie Blanche Herron Smith. He was a member of Eastanollee Baptist Church and was retired from Tabor Motor Company. Bobby was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era. Family members include his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and...
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Sara Howe Chastain

August 19, 2017

Mrs. Sara Jane Howe Chastain, age 87, of Toccoa passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville. Born September 20, 1929 in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late William Samuel and Ella Voyles Howe. She was a member of the Toccoa Christian Church for 38 years. Sara was a Military Wife and traveled the world with the husband Hoss. She was a...
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Willie Collins Wilkinson

August 17, 2017

Mrs. Willie Collins Frazer Wilkinson, age 88, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at her home. Born July 8, 1929 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of the late L. J. and Leila Stowe Collins. She was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church and was retired from the Stephens County School System. Family members include her son, Ken Frazer of Carnesville; sisters and...
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Fred Thomas Neal

August 13, 2017

FRED NEAL Westminster – Fred Thomas Neal, 80, husband of Janice Emily Ramey Neal, 110 Ora Road, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Cottingham Hospice House. Born in Homer, GA, he was the son of the late Harold and Ruth Carson Neal. Mr. Neal retired from Milliken & Company in Toccoa GA. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching and attending races. He was a loving husband,...
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Gwendolyn Farrow Williams Stroud

December 15, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Mrs. Betty Gwendolyn Farrow Williams Stroud, age 84, of Suwanee, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Agape Hospice Discovery Village. Born December 15, 1932 in Franklin County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Fay Stancil Farrow. She was a graduate from Piedmont College and taught Special Education. Family members include, her husband Avery Stroud; sons and daughters-in...
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Randal Walter Cabe

March 23, 1953 - August 5, 2017

Mr. Randal Walter Cabe, age 64, of Baldwin, GA, formerly of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born March 23, 1953 in Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Guy Walter and Martha "Pinky" Glenn Pittard Cabe. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, GA. Family members include sisters and brother-in-law, Donna and Mark Blaeser...
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Charles David Medlin

August 30, 1946 - August 1, 2017

MR. DAVID MEDLIN Mr. Charles David Medlin, age 70, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday August 1, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA. Born August 30, 1946 in Martin, GA, he was the son of the late Joe R. and Dollie Mae Watkins Medlin. Mr. Medlin was retired from the United States Postal Service and was a member of Tom's Creek Baptist Church. Family members include his wife...
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Shirley Ann Sheriff Fulbright

July 26, 2017

Mrs. Shirley Ann Sheriff Fulbright, age 78, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born July 4, 1939 in Oconee County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Eva Nell Baker Sheriff. She was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church, Rachel Sunday School Class, and worked in the nursery for over 40 years. Shirley was a devoted Wife, Mother,...
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Lloyd Ray Loudermilk

July 25, 2017

Mr. Lloyd Ray Loudermilk, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at his home. Born December 26, 1943 in Roswell, NM, he was a son of the late Walter Don and Loretta Agnes Mounce Loudermilk. Mr. Loudermilk was of the Methodist Faith and was retired from Yellow Freight. Family members include his wife, Glennell Burdette Loudermilk; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandie...
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Bryant R. Howe

February 16, 1936 - July 21, 2017

Mr. Bryant R. Howe, age 81, of Toccoa, passed away on Friday July 21, 2017 at Habersham County Medical Center. Born February 16, 1936 in Carnesville, GA, he was the son of the late Floyd and Sally Bryant Howe. Mr. Howe was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He retired from Toccoa Casket Company. Family members include his wife Gwen Howe; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Daniel Keener...
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William Rusty Onley

December 22, 1953 - July 16, 2017

Mr. William Russell "Rusty" Onley passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Visitation will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 4600 Daniel Drive, on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with funeral services following at the church from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Officiating will be Reverend Murray Snow. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Born December 22, 1953, Rusty...
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Jo Ann Edwards Cisson

June 29, 1933 - July 14, 2017

Mrs. Jo Ann Edwards Cisson, age 84, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home. Born June 29, 1933 in Greenville, SC, she was a daughter of the late Guy Herbert and Grace Queen Edwards. Mrs. Cisson had lived in Jacksonville, FL for most of her adult life. She was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church and was a homemaker. Jo Ann was actively involved in her church,...
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Brenda Sharps Griffin

April 1, 1940 - July 13, 2017

Mrs. Brenda Maureen Sharps Griffin, age 77, of Martin, GA, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home. Born April 1, 1940 in Aliquippa, PA, she was a daughter of the late Brent Elmer and Martha Shoaf Sharps. Mrs. Griffin was retired from Reliable Electric and was also a former employee of Milliken. Family members include her husband, Harry Griffin; daughter, Edna Mulkey of Martin;...
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Eulala Wilbanks Pace

July 14, 1926 - July 9, 2017

Mrs. Eulala Wilbanks Pace, age 90, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at her home. Born July 14, 1926 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Luke Mitchell and Leila Belle Morgan Wilbanks. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was retired from the Stephens County School System. Eulala loved her Lord and her family. Family members include her daughters and sons-in...
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Lynn Phinney Moseley

August 7, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Ms. Lynn Lillian Phinney Moseley, age 79, of Martin, GA, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at her daughter's home. Born August 7, 1937 in Jacksonville, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lynette Barker Phinney. She was a master seamstress and had worked for Gipps Manufacturing. She was of the Baptist faith. Family members include children and their spouses, Prince...
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Cathy Mae Mace

October 27, 1962 - July 6, 2017

Ms. Cathy Mae Mace, age 54, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Habersham Medical Center. Born October 27, 1962 in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late Lossel and Lunie Jones Mace. She was a member of the Tabernacle of Hope in Westminster, SC and was an employee of Mountain View in Clayton, GA and Pruitt Healthcare of Toccoa. Family members include her daughter,...
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Michael Alan Dawson

May 17, 1974 - July 5, 2017

Mr. Michael Alan Dawson, age 43, of Demorest, formerly of Toccoa, GA, passed away July 5, 2017. Born May 17, 1974 in Toccoa, GA, he was a son of Patricia Dyer and Kermit Dawson. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was employed with Dawson Construction Company. Alan loved his children, Clemson Football, singing and dancing. Family members include his mother and step-father,...
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Jimmie Wilbanks Watson

July 5, 2017

Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Wilbanks Watson, age 98, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. She was born March 24, 1919 in Martin, GA. She was a daughter of the late Fred Jones Wilbanks and Bessie Florence Lee Wilbanks. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie...
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Josiah Anthony Lassiter

July 3, 2017

Little Josiah Anthony Lassiter, infant son of Mark Anthony Lassiter and Shaneka Tova McKinnon passed away July 3, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
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Warren Scott

July 24, 1946 - June 27, 2017

Mr. Warren Yancey Scott, age 70, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice of Athens. Born July 24, 1946 in Kingsport, TN, he was a son of the late Edward William and Virginia Yancey Scott. He was of the Episcopal Faith and was retired from Process Unlimited. Family members include his wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" Draper Scott; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth...
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John William Thurmond

August 26, 1943 - June 23, 2017

John William Thurmond, 73, of Simpsonville, SC , died Friday, June 23, 2017, after an extended illness, at the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville, SC. The son of the late Raymond "Ray" LaFayette Thurmond and Gertrude "Gert" Poole Thurmond, he was born August 26, 1943, in Carnesville, GA. John retired from the Stephens County School System in Toccoa, GA and was an Elder of the Toccoa...
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Bobby Lynn Stancil

August 23, 1945 - June 23, 2017

Mr. Bobby Lynn Stancil, age 71, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born August 23, 1945 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late David and Anne Jarrett Stancil. He owned and operated Bobby Stancil Plumbing for many years. Family members include his children; Bobby Cale and Krista Stancil of White Oak, GA, Kelly Lamar Stancil of Toccoa, and Sabrena...
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William Ed Roberson

August 16, 1926 - June 22, 2017

Mr. William Ed Roberson, 90, of Toccoa, GA passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Reliable Health and Rehab in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Roberson was born in Homer, GA on August 16, 1926, son of the late Thomas Lee Roberson and the late Eurith Umbehant Roberson. He was a poultry farmer; Army Veteran having served during WWII; and was a member and former deacon of Old Canon Baptist Church. ...
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Gary Howard Pike

June 7, 1947 - June 21, 2017

Mr. Gary Howard Pike, age 70, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home. Born June 7, 1947 in Dansville, NY, he was a son of the late Nelson O. and Oramae Chasey Pike and had lived in Martin, GA since 1989. He was of the Methodist Faith and was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in Vietnam. Gary was a member of the Lavonia Moose Lodge, the DAV, and was ASA...
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James "Haskell" Payne

March 19, 1943 - June 21, 2017

Mr. James "Haskell" Payne, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at North Ridge Health and Rehab in Commerce, GA. Born March 19, 1943 in Toccoa, he was a son of Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne and the late George Lee Payne. He was a member of Tugaloo Baptist Church and was retired from Jervis B. Webb Company of GA. Family members include his Mother, Bonnie Sue Cobb Payne;...
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Milton "Porky" Neal

June 20, 1944 - June 21, 2017

Mr. Milton "Porky" Neal, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Brown Health and Rehab in Royston, GA. Born June 20, 1944 in Stephens County, he was a son of the late William Harold and Annie Ruth Carson Neal. He attended Toccoa High School and was retired from Coats American and Trogdon Furniture Company. Milton was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. ...
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Jerry Kenneth Peeples

December 15, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Mr. Jerry Kenneth Peeples, age 77, of Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home. Born December 15, 1939 in Homer, Ga, he was a son of the late S. P. and Reeda Caudell Peeples. Mr. Peeples was a three-year veteran of the United States Air Force and had worked for 37 years in heavy civil construction building highways, airports, and dams among other things. He served for eight...
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Faye Duvall Miller

June 14, 2017

Martha Faye Duvall Miller, age 75, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Athens. Born January 13, 1942 in Toccoa, GA, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Marjorie Crump Duvall. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. Faye was retired from Badcock Home Furnishings, was a substitute teacher for 10...
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Elsie Jane "Susie" Dawson

January 15, 1944 - June 14, 2017

Mrs. Elsie Jane "Susie" Eiler Dawson, age 73, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. She was born January 15, 1944 in Kirksville, MO. Susie worked for Stephens County High School Cafeteria for many years and she had also worked at Mr. Sandwich and the State Restaurant. Family members include grandchildren, Katie Dawson Grizzell, Carly Pruitt, Amanda...
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Everage Terrell Payne

November 7, 1923 - June 11, 2017

Mr. Everage Terrell Payne, age 93, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his home. Born November 7, 1923 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Maude Holcomb Payne. Mr. Payne served in WWII on the Tinian Islands in the South Pacific and also served in Saipan. While in the South Pacific he saw planes taking off with Atomic Bombs and fought in several battles. He...
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Connie Wright Canup

February 23, 1966 - June 10, 2017

Funeral services for Connie Wright Canup age 51, of Covington will be held at 4:00 PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Craig Brown Officiating. Interment will follow the service in Bethel Temple Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Friday from 2-4 PM. 

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Wayne Thomas Johnston

August 26, 1961 - June 5, 2017

Mr. Wayne Thomas Johnston, age 55, of Lavonia, GA passed away Monday June 5, 2017 at Anmed Health in Anderson, SC. Born August 26, 1961 in De Graff, Ohio, he was the son of the late Wayne Thomas and Joan Princess Manahan Johnston. Mr. Johnston was a general technician for Tennecco. Family members include his partner Tammie Damroze; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Johnston, Anthony...
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Thomas N. Howell

June 3, 2017

Thomas Newcomb Howell, age 70, of Royston, GA, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born in Henderson, North Carolina to Marvin and Illene Faulkner Howell. He professed faith in Jesus Christ during adolescent years, was baptized, and became an active member of New Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Henderson, North Carolina. He earned his BA degree from Furman University, Greenville,...
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Juan Garnica

February 2, 1945 - June 2, 2017

Mr. Juan Garnica, age 72, of Toccoa, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home. Born February 2, 1945 in La Paz, Bolivia, South America, he was a son of the late Martin and Leucadia Flores Garnica. He was a former member of Fellowship of Living Praise in Clermont, GA and a valued visitor at First Alliance Church in Toccoa. Juan was retired from Patterson Pump. Family members include...
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Ronnie Joe Tutterow

March 30, 1948 - May 31, 2017

Mr. Ronnie Joe Tutterow, age 69, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home. Born March 30, 1948 in Mocksville, NC, he was a son of the late Sara Tutterow Woodard. He was a member of Christ Fellowship and was disabled for the last 5 years. Ronnie was a cancer survivor since 2006. Family members include his daughters, Donna Warr and Shannon Polk, both of Kannapolis, NC...
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Mary Page Welch

April 26, 1926 - May 27, 2017

Mrs. Mary Lee Page Welch, age 91, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born April 26, 1926 in Rabun County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Mable McKay Page. She was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church and was retired from WABCO with 32 years of service. Family members include her sister, Ellie Russell of Charlotte, NC; brothers and...
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George Wesley Ware

October 14, 1930 - May 24, 2017

Mr. George Wesley Ware, age 86, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born October 14, 1930 in Lincolnton, GA, and was a son of the late Fred and Lila Drinkard Ware. He was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Toccoa, and retired from The Bank of Toccoa after many years of service. Mr. Ware was a United States Air Force Veteran serving in...
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Jerry Wayne Livingston

March 17, 1942 - May 21, 2017

Mr. Jerry Wayne Livingston, 75, a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL, departed this life Sunday, May 21, 2017. Jerry was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joann Livingston, and their son, Wayne Livingston. He is survived by his sons, Vincent Livingston, of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Victor Livingston, of Toccoa, GA; grandchildren, Raymond and Burgandy Livingston, both of Toccoa, GA; great...
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Audrey Walters Gibson

May 17, 2017

Mrs. Audrey Walters Gibson Jun 18, 1935 - May 17, 2017 Mrs. Audrey Walters Gibson, 81, of Bowersville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Hart Care Center. Born June 18, 1935, in Hart County, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Stella May (Ramey) Walters. Prior to retirement she worked as a seamstress at Hartwell Garment Company. She was of the Church of God faith. In addition to...
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Sara Kelley Whitlock

May 14, 2017

Mrs. Sara Kelley Whitlock, age 87, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Born March 10, 1930 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Emily Edwards Kelley. She was a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church. Sara was a registered Nurse with Toccoa Clinic and had worked with Dr. Payton and Dr. Pittard for many years. Family members include her...
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Charles Robert Johns

May 13, 2017

Mr. Charles Robert Johns, age 94, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. Born February 5, 1923 in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Andrew Paul and Ola Willingham Johns. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was retired from Coats and Clark. Charles was a United States Army World War II Veteran serving in the European Theater. He was at the D-Day...
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Jimmy Frank Evans

May 12, 2017

Mr. Jimmy Frank Evans, age 69, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at his home. Born March 12, 1948 he was a son of the late Benny Woodrow and Ethel Lee Winters Evans. He was formerly employed with Elliott Caudell Construction Company. Family members include his daughters, Brandy Evans, April Moore, and Laurie Nix; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and John H. Martin;...
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Wilkes Anderson Turner

May 4, 2017

Mr. Wilkes Anderson Turner, age 75, of Royston, GA, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Athens. Born July 30, 1941 in Lincoln County, GA, he was a son of the late James Anderson and Willie Bell Turner Turner. He was a salesman with Orkin and Terminex Pest Control. Family members include his wife, Charlotte Collins Turner; children, Tommy Turner of Vidalia,...
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