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Larry Joe Whiten

June 18, 2018

Mr. Larry Joe Whiten, age 72, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later time. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net. Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
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Annie Lee Redwine Konkler

October 12, 1921 - June 18, 2018

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

February 25, 1924 - June 11, 2018

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

August 24, 1948 - June 6, 2018

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

June 4, 2018

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

May 30, 2018

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

May 29, 2018

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

May 29, 2018

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

May 28, 2018

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

May 29, 1933 - May 27, 2018

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

September 2, 1932 - May 9, 2018

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

May 9, 2018

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

May 7, 2018

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

May 6, 2018

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

May 2, 2018

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

April 30, 2018

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

April 29, 2018

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

April 26, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

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

April 17, 1927 - April 25, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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

April 23, 2018

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

April 22, 2018

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

April 21, 2018

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

April 21, 2018

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

April 20, 2018

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

September 16, 1941 - April 16, 2018

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

April 13, 2018

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

April 9, 2018

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

December 7, 1941 - April 7, 2018

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

April 3, 2018

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

April 2, 2018

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

October 23, 1993 - April 2, 2018

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

March 29, 2018

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

March 21, 2018

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

March 21, 2018

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

March 18, 2018

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

March 10, 2018

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

March 8, 2018

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

March 8, 2018

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

March 6, 2018

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

March 6, 2018

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

March 6, 2018

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

March 5, 2018

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

January 25, 1923 - March 5, 2018

Mrs. Edna Purcell Whitmire, age 95, of Toccoa, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, March 5, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. Born January 25, 1923 in Eastanollee, GA, she was the daughter of the late Dorse F. and Mollie Harrison Purcell of Stephens County. She was a lifelong homemaker and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death...
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David McStay

March 3, 2018

Mr. David McStay of Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his home. He was the son of the late John and Ruth McStay of Toccoa. Family members include his brother, Charles McStay of Midwest City, OK; a step-daughter, Monica of FL; a niece, Marilyn McStay Lucas of FL; cousins, Michael Parry and James Parry; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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C. Melvin Graham

March 3, 2018

Mr. Charles Melvin Graham, age 76, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 9, 1941 in Stephens County, GA, he was a son of the late Carl and Mary Louise Roland Graham. He was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church and was retired from Patterson Pump. Melvin was a United States Army Veteran, a member of the Toccoa Masonic Lodge, and The...
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William Charles Akin

March 2, 2018

William Charles Akin, age 76, of Red Hill, passed away Friday evening, March 2, 2018, at his home. Born May 5, 1941, he was the son of the late John Dewitt & Fannie Mae Carroll Akin. He was the brother of the late James Akin, John Akin, Jr., S J Akin, Kenneth Akin,: brother-in-law of the late Annie Maret Akin, Marvin Williams, Eleanor Akin, and Ruth Adams Akin: and was the father-in-law of the...
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Thomas Rhett Evatt

July 12, 1927 - February 26, 2018

Thomas Rhett Evatt, 90, of Seneca, SC, husband of Gaynell Turner Evatt passed away on Monday, February 26th, 2018 surrounded by his family at the Cottingham Hospice House. Born in Pendleton, SC on July 12th, 1927 to Daniel and Grace Moore Evatt, Rhett moved to Seneca in 1939 and was a proud graduate of Seneca High School where he served as the 1944 Senior Class President. Following high school...
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William Edward McClain

August 9, 1933 - February 23, 2018

Mr. William Edward "Bill" McClain, age 84, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at North East Georgia Medical Center. Born August 9, 1933 in Stephens County, GA, he was a son of the late Thomas Bonner and Minnie Ola Randall McClain. He was a very active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Harlow-Pruitt Sunday School Class. Bill retired from the United State Postal...
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Gordon Everett Leepart

February 16, 2018

Gordon Everett Leepart, 93, of Kalkaska, Michigan went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 16, 2018. He was born in Glen Willow, Ohio on January 18, 1925 to the late Frank and Frances (Forman) Leepart. He served as a Corporal in the US Army during World War II as a POW camp guard. He married Ingara Grace (Knowlton) in December of 1945. Gordon was a tool and die maker, and...
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Bill Ayers

February 16, 2018

Mr. William Sanford "Bill" Ayers, age 76, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home. Born June 18, 1941 in High Point, NC, he was the son of the late Waco and Dollie Mae Moss Ayers. He was retired from Coats and Clark with 28 ½ years of service and also worked with Mark Wilkinson Lumber Company for 15 years. Bill loved deer hunting, camping, fishing,...
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James Clendon Chastain, Jr.

February 11, 2018

Mr. James Clendon Chastain, Jr, age 71, of Royston, GA, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA. Born May 12, 1946 in Toccoa, he was the son of the late James Clendon Chastain, Sr. and Frances Adams Chastain. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church, read his Bible every day and was self-employed as a sign painter. He was a United States Navy Veteran. ...
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Erin Wallace Love

February 8, 2018

Mr. Erin Wallace Love, age 34, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Eastanollee, GA, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018. Born March 9, 1983 in Daytona Beach, FL, he was the son of Mark Erin Love of Eastanollee, GA and Sarah Elaine Smith of Deltona, FL. He was of the Christian Faith and was employed with City Tavern in Greenville, SC. Erin is survived by his parents, Mark and Lisa Love of...
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Scot Stowe

February 8, 2018

Lt. Gary Scot Stowe, age 41, of Eastanollee, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his home. Born June 17, 1976 he was the son of Gary and Mary Dooley Stowe. Scot, as he was known, will be remembered as a loving, generous, caring, hardworking, and beloved son, husband, father, and friend. He lived his life with honor, bravery, and integrity. He never knew an...
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Genette Westmoreland Taylor

February 7, 2018

Mrs. Genette Westmoreland Taylor, age 69, of Martin, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at her home. Born August 30, 1948 in Toccoa, she was a daughter of the late Arris Griffith Westmoreland and Sarah Alice Burgess Westmoreland. She was of the Holiness Faith and was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse with BJC in Commerce, GA. Family members include her husband, Davis Taylor;...
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L. T. Owen, Jr.

August 27, 1936 - February 4, 2018

Mr. L. T. Owen, Jr. age 81, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. He was born August 27, 1936 in Lavonia, GA and was preceded in death by his parents L. T. Owen, Sr. and Ruby Lee Harris Owen. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Willie Mae Sheriff Owen; daughter, Debra Craig of Amelia Island, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Hope...
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Leon Allen Estep

February 2, 2018

Mr. Leon Allen Estep, age 82, of Lavonia, GA, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at his home. Born April 22, 1935 in Mt. Jackson, VA, he was the son of the late John Cletus and Anna Mary Hopewell Estep. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a United States Army Veteran. Mr. Estep retired from U. S. Law Enforcement as an ATF Agent and he also served as a Virginia State Police...
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John M. Powers

January 29, 2018

John M. Powers of Pleasant Hill, CA, formerly of Toccoa, GA, passed away January 29, 2018 at his home. Born in Toccoa, he was a son of the late Arnold and Elzie Powers. He was a WWII Army Veteran having served in the 214th C.A. (AA) Medical Detachment from Toccoa, GA. He is survived by a son, Ronald Powers; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; sisters and a brother-in-law,...
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Roger Keith Hembree

January 28, 2018

Mr. Roger Keith Hembree, age 58, of Hartwell, Ga, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home. Born January 21, 1960 in Stephens County, he was the son of Carolyn Isbell Hembree and the late Melvin Thomas Hembree. Mr. Hembree was a former employee at Hansworth Mills in Anderson, SC and was of the Christian faith. Family members include his mother, Carolyn Hembree and several cousins...
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Brian Stuart Bridges

January 28, 2018

.Mr. Brian Stuart Bridges, age 51, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home after an extended illness. Born July 1, 1966 in Anderson, SC, he was the son of Anita Haygood Bridges and the late William McCollister Bridges. He was a former employee of Wal-Mart and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Grace Duvall Small Group. Brian loved music and playing several...
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Billie Sue Madson

January 27, 2018

Billie Sue Madison, born April 12, 1937 in Cherokee County Georgia, passed away January 27, 2018. She was a long-time resident of Fountain City. She retired from Robert Shaw after many years of service. Preceded in death by parents Harry O. Madison and Era Wheeler Howard; sisters, Sandra and Cheryl Madison. Survived by son Christopher Madison and wife Denise; sisters and a brother-in...
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Janice Eubanks Wise

January 27, 2018

Mrs. Janice Eubanks Wise, age 77, of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018. Born August 1, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Kathleen Gould Eubanks. Mrs. Wise was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Wise. Janice and Herman were the founders and owners of North Georgia Processing in Martin, Ga. She enjoyed...
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Helen McGinley Thompson

January 22, 2018

Helen McGinley Thompson, age 52, of Eastanollee, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Augusta, GA. Born March 27, 1965, she was a daughter of Milford Willis and the late Mary Jane Justus Willis. She was a member of Old Toccoa Baptist Church. Family members include her father, Milford Willis; daughters, Karinzia Smith and Dayanera Thompson; granddaughter, Zoe Jane Smith; nieces and...
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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 Burnette 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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