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Sue Abercrombie

November 15, 1947 - September 17, 2015

Mrs. Lettie Sue Kirk Abercrombie, 67, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Abercrombie was born on November 15, 1947, daughter of the late David Hadden Kirk and the late Letty McCurdy Kirk. She was a medical assistant having worked for Dr. Cabaniss and Dr. Ashmore. Mrs. Abercrombie was a member of the...
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William "Ted" Hall

April 28, 1932 - September 14, 2015

Mr. William Kenneth "Ted" Hall, 83, of Hartwell, GA passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville, GA. Mr. Hall was born in Royston, GA on April 28, 1932, son of the late William Carl Hall and the late Myrtie Cromer Hall. He was a retired Game Warden having worked with the State of Georgia and also managed the game reserve. He was a United States...
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Ford Carey

April 28, 1918 - September 13, 2015

Mr. Ford Monroe Carey, 97, of Danielsville, GA passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015, at his home. Mr. Carey was born on April 28, 1918, in Danielsville, GA, son of the late S.M. Carey and the late Era Fitts Carey. He was a farmer, charter member of the Danielsville Evangelical Church where he served on the Steward Board and a member of the Franklin County American Legion #92. Mr. Carey was...
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Donald Kabat, Sr.

March 8, 1931 - September 11, 2015

Mr. Donald Raymond Kabat, Sr., 84, of Royston, GA passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. Mr. Kabat was born in Reedsville, WI on March 08, 1931, son of the late Joseph Kabat and the late Mary Ann Fritsch Kabat. He was a telegraph operator having work with Chesapeake and Ohio Railway and was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church...
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Herman Ray Dove

September 14, 1950 - September 8, 2015

Mr. Herman Ray Dove, 64, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mr. Dove was born on September 14, 1950, son of the late Burkey Dove and the late Lessie Toler Dove. He was a member of the Bowersville Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ann Cooley Dove; brothers, Albert Dove of Royston, GA and LeRoy...
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Leonard B. Moon, Jr.

November 18, 1931 - August 30, 2015

Mr. Leonard Boyd Moon, Jr., 83, of Bowman, GA passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mr. Moon was born in Bowman, GA on November 18, 1931, son of the late Leonard Boyd Moon, Sr. and the late Ruth Fleeman Moon. He was a weaver having worked for Hartwell Cotton Mill and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Bowman, GA. Mr. Moon was...
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Robert Scott Gay, Jr.

August 27, 2015

Mr. Robert "Scott" Gay, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 27, 2015 while vacationing with his family in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mr. Gay was a native and longtime resident of Burke County. Shortly after his marriage to Sylvia they moved to Savannah for two years while Scott worked for the railroad. Upon returning to Waynesboro he was employed with Perfection Products where...
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Willie Ruth Hart

January 25, 1929 - August 19, 2015

Mrs. Willie Ruth Phillips Hart, 86, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her daughter's home in Danielsville, GA. Mrs. Hart was born in Royston, GA on January 25, 1929, daughter of the late M.C. Phillips and the late Lonnie Cape Phillips. She was a homemaker and a member of Zidon Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hart was preceded in death by her...
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Mildred Rucker

March 8, 1928 - August 19, 2015

Mrs. Mildred Reed Rucker, 87, of Bowman, GA passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at her daughter's home in Bowman, GA. Mrs. Rucker was born on March 8, 1928, daughter of the late William Fisher Reed and the late Cecil Welborn Reed. She had worked at Johnson & Johnson and a member of Bowman Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rucker was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Mildred Smith

March 31, 1933 - August 18, 2015

Mrs. Mildred Dobbs Smith, 82, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Smith was born on March 31, 1933, daughter of the late James Adolphus Dobbs and the late Addie Mealor Dobbs. She was a seamstress having worked with Georgia Sportswear and Oxford Manufacturing. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Royston, GA. In addition...
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Sara Phillips

May 17, 1946 - August 17, 2015

Mrs. Sara Lois Glenn Phillips, 69, Royston, GA passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mrs. Phillips was born in Royston, GA on May 17, 1946, daughter of the late Pierce Glenn and the late Mary Lois Crowe Glenn. She was an inspector having worked with Georgia Sportswear and was a member of the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church in...
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Brenda Coker

October 18, 1949 - August 9, 2015

Mrs. Brenda Jean Brooks Coker, 65, of Colbert, GA passed away on Sunday, August 09, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mrs. Coker was born in Danielsville, GA on October 18, 1949, daughter of the late Rev. Johnny H. Brooks and the late Vesta Abernathy Brooks. She was a printing press operator having worked with the University of Georiga and attended the Bible Baptist...
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Judie Norton

April 8, 1932 - August 1, 2015

Mrs. Judie Sue Parham Norton, 83, of Royston, GA passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mrs. Norton was born in Royston, GA on April 8, 1932, daughter of the late Mell J. Parham and the late Reba Scarborough Parham. She was a CNA for thirty years having worked at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center and a member of the New Bethel...
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Christine Herring

December 26, 1942 - July 31, 2015

Mrs. Christine Ballenger Herring, 72, of Royston, GA passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Herring was born in Royston, GA on December 26, 1942, daughter of the late Joe Ballenger and the late Mattie Welborn Ballenger. She was a retired real estate broker and a member of Royston Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Louie...
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Mary Jean Smith

January 26, 1932 - July 28, 2015

Ms. Mary Jean Smith, 83, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Ms. Smith was born in Royston, GA on January 26, 1932, daughter of the late James Thomas Smith and the late Pinky Carey Thomas. She was a machine operator having worked for Oxford Manufacturing and Sew Crafters. Ms. Smith was a member of the Riverside Baptist...
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Jack Mercer

October 8, 1925 - July 27, 2015

Mr. Jack Nash Mercer, 89, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at his home. Mr. Mercer was born in Moultrie, GA on October 08, 1925, son of the late James Washington Mercer and the late Sallie Mae Nash Mercer. He was a retired supervisor from Owens-Corning and also worked at Boaz in Royston. Mr. Mercer was a member of the Anderson Masonic Lodge, Harrison Lee McCrary Jr Post ...
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Thomas Cawthon

July 30, 1937 - July 26, 2015

Mr. Thomas Cawthon of Canon, GA passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Cawthon was born in Royston, GA on July 30, 1937, son of the late Raleigh B. Cawthon and the late Lorene Scogins Cawthon. He was a retired switchman having worked with Bellsouth and had formerly worked as a devoted member of the Pruitt Funeral Home staff. Mr. Cawthon...
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Jimmie Evelyn Cochran

September 6, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Mrs. Jimmie Evelyn Stratton Cochran, 91, of Canon, GA passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Cochran was born in Gallatin, TN on September 06, 1923, daughter of the late Lucy Starr Stratton Terrell. She was an inspector having worked for Oxford Manufacturing and was a member of the Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church in Canon, GA. ...
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Truett Watson

June 5, 1932 - July 23, 2015

Martin Truett Watson, D.D.S., 83, of Royston, GA passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Dr. Watson was born in Detroit, MI on June 05, 1932, son of the late Martin P. Watson and the late Pauline Price Watson. He was a dentist and a member of the Royston Baptist Church where he was a Deacon. Dr. Watson was a former member of the American Dental...
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Bobby Weaver

August 6, 1948 - July 18, 2015

Mr. Bobby Weaver, 66, of Canon, GA passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 in Canon, GA. Mr. Weaver was born on August 6, 1948, son of the late Aubrey Weaver and the late Littie Bell Pierce Weaver. He was a Realtor and a member of the New Franklin Christian Church. Survivors include his daughters, Renee Smith of Lavonia, GA and Libby Terrell of Nicholson, GA; grandchildren, Lauren Turpin,...
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Evangeline "Evie" List

March 13, 2015 - July 15, 2015

Evangeline "Evie" McKenna List, 4 months, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, GA. Evie was born in Athens, GA on March 13, 2015, daughter of David List and Stefanie Bray Carr List of Royston, GA. In addition to her parents, Evie is survived by her brothers, Donavon and Simon List of Royston, GA; grandparents, Ken and...
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Bobbie Jane Hunsinger

December 20, 1940 - July 14, 2015

Mrs. Bobbie Jane Looney Hunsinger, 74, of Comer, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her daughter's home in Comer, GA. Mrs. Hunsinger was born in Danielsville, GA on December 20, 1940, daughter of the late Luther Albert Looney and the late Liberty Bell Scoggin Looney. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hunsinger was preceded in death by...
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William (Julio) Campbell

April 18, 1945 - July 13, 2015

Mr. William (Julio) Floyd Campbell, 70, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Campbell was born on April 18, 1945 in Royston, GA, son of the late John Sam Campbell and the late Etta Mae (Maddie) Long Campbell. He was a heavy equipment operator having worked with the Madison County Road Department and of the Baptist...
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Timothy Carney

April 13, 1958 - July 11, 2015

Mr. Timothy Edward Carney, 57, of Royston, GA passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at his home. Mr. Carney was born in Coshocton, OH on April 13, 1958, son of the late Carl Lester Carney and the late Alma Peeples Carney. He was a process technician having worked with Silgan Manufacturing and was a member of Gordon Church in Royston, GA. Survivors include his wife, Daphne Combs Carney;...
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Ralph Leonard Suits

July 11, 1943 - July 9, 2015

Mr. Ralph Leonard Suits, 71, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 09, 2015, at The Oaks of Athens. Mr. Suits was born in Arcadia, FL on July 11, 1943. He was a self-employed locksmith. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Debbie Suits of Danielsville, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Tammy and Craig McAdams of Warner Robbins, GA and Glenda Suits of Savannah,...
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Natalie Roper

May 1, 2002 - July 5, 2015

Natalie Ellen Roper, 13, of Hartwell, GA was received into the glory of her Lord Jesus Christ on the evening of Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. Natalie was born on May 1, 2002, in Imperatriz, Maranhao, Brazil to her parents Brian Howard Roper and Emma Brown Roper. During her life here on earth, her favorite activities were spending time...
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Marcus Mitchell House

January 21, 1929 - July 2, 2015

Mr. Marcus Mitchell House, 86, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, July 02, 2015, at his home. Mr. House was born in Danielsville, GA on January 21, 1929, son of the late Thomas Jefferson House and the late Tillie Human House. He was a paving contractor and cattle farmer. Mr. House attended Hannah's Creek Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean War...
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Avery Lamar James

June 15, 2015 - June 29, 2015

Avery Lamar James, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Avery was born on June 15, 2015 son of Tomendrick Lenard Patterson and Kristan Claire James. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Ian Lenard James; grandparents, Cindy James of Royston, GA and Bruce and Veronica Patterson of Hartwell, GA; great-grandparents,...
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Diane McCarty Powell

February 5, 1955 - June 24, 2015

Mrs. Diane McCarty Powell, 60, of Bowman, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Powell was born in Athens, GA on February 5, 1955, daughter of the late Billy Alton McCarty and the late Nettie Epps McCarty. She was a LPN having worked at Brown Memorial Convalescent Center and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors...
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Eloise Rice

August 30, 1929 - June 22, 2015

Mrs. Eloise Hemphill Rice, 85, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, June 22, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Rice was born on August 30, 1929, daughter of the late William David Hemphill and the late Bernice Payne Hemphill. She was a mother, homemaker and former Secretary for Georgia Power and a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in law,...
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Thomas J. Moore

May 3, 1934 - June 19, 2015

Mr. Thomas J. Moore, 81, of Royston, GA passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home. Mr. Moore was born in Hartwell, GA on May 03, 1934, son of the late Tom Moore and the late Mary Jane Moore. He was a welder and pipefitter having worked for Milliken and was of the Methodist faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his son Garey Moore and grandchild,...
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Grady Brown

July 4, 1937 - June 12, 2015

Mr. Grady Harry Brown, 77, of Canon, GA passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Brown was born on July 4, 1937 in Canon, GA, son of the late George Thomas Brown and the late Susie Johnson Brown. He was a retired truck driver and current bus driver for the Hart County School system and a member of Bethany Baptist Church. Survivors include his...
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Leonard Nathaniel "Than" Royston

November 30, 1947 - June 11, 2015

Mr. Leonard Nathaniel "Than" Royston, 67, of Royston, GA passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his home. Mr. Royston was born on November 30, 1947, son of the late Shelton Royston and the late Rachel Patten Royston. He was reared in the home of the late Edward Royston and the late Annette Royston Allen. Mr. Royston was a truck driver and of the Church of God faith. Mr. Royston was a U...
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Sue B. Ray

July 6, 1943 - June 1, 2015

Mrs. Sue Brown Ray, 71, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, June 01, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Ray was born in Royston, GA on July 06, 1943, daughter of the late Asbury Brown and the late Lonnie Brown Brown. She was a beautician and member of the Vanna United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ben F. Ray; children and spouses, Todd...
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Janet Rice

August 22, 1936 - June 1, 2015

Mrs. Janet Barton Rice, 78, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, June 01, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Rice was born in Elberton, GA on August 22, 1936, daughter of the late James Claude Barton and the late Evie Lilian Seymour Barton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Royston Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Rice was preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Rice. ...
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WIllie Jo Hix

September 9, 1936 - May 31, 2015

Mrs. Willie Jo Chambers Hix, loving mother and grandmother, 78, of Comer, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Hix was born in Comer, GA on September 09, 1936, daughter of the late Thurmond C. Chambers and the late Ethel Lena Hart Chambers. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Comer, GA. In...
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Felton Pearson

May 29, 2015

Mr. Felton Pearson, age 84, of Morrow, passed away on May 29, 2015. Mr. Pearson owned FEPCO Trucking Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lena Pearson; first wife, Willie Jon Moon Pearson; and brother, Gerald Pearson. He is survived by his wife, Alice Pearson; children, Gregory Scott (Vickie) Pearson of Snellville, Tyler (Michelle) Smith of McDonough, Tina Smith of...
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Mary Elrod

August 15, 1948 - May 29, 2015

Mrs. Mary Stewart Booth Elrod, 66, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. Mary was born in Royston, GA on August 15, 1948, daughter of the late Hoke Booth and the late Emma Sue Gordon Booth. She attended Young Harris College and was a graduate of the University of Georgia. She was a teacher having retired from the Madison County Board of...
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Joseph LeFevre

March 22, 1928 - May 28, 2015

Mr. Joseph E. LeFevre, 87, of Canon, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. LeFevre was born in Casco, WI on March 22, 1928, son of the late George LeFevre, Sr. and the late Eva Flarion LeFevre. He was a dairy farmer and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. LeFevre was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine...
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Frank Bunnell

March 17, 1934 - May 28, 2015

Dr. Frank Morrow Bunnell, 81, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA. Dr. Bunnell was born in Orlando, FL on March 17, 1934, son of the late Maurice Frank Bunnell and Genevive Morrow Bunnell. He was a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine and of the Episcopalian faith. Dr. Bunnell was a former Rotary Club member and a U.S. Army Veteran. ...
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Elder Carey

January 1, 1932 - May 23, 2015

Mrs. Elder Lee Ayers Carey, 83, of Canon, GA passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Carey was born in Carnesville, GA on January 01, 1932, daughter of the late George Mitchell Ayers and the late Martha Jane Pritchett Ayers. She was a retired machine operator having worked with Coats & Clarke Manufacturing. Mrs. Carey was a member of the Double Branches Baptist Church. In...
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Howard "Buddy" McKern, Jr.

May 23, 1947 - May 21, 2015

Mr. Howard Edwin "Buddy" McKern, Jr., 67, of Royston, GA passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Landmark Hospital in Athens, GA. Mr. McKern was born in Royston, GA on May 23, 1947, son of the late Howard E. McKern, Sr. and the late Johnye Mae Bray McKern. He was a painting contractor and a member of the Hannah's Creek Baptist Church in Royston, GA. Mr. McKern was a U.S. Air Force...
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Joe Pruitt

October 25, 1925 - May 19, 2015

Mr. Joseph Abner Pruitt, 89, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mr. Pruitt was born in Hartwell, GA on October 19, 1925, son of the late Dozier Pruitt and the late Clara Mozelle Ginn Pruitt. He was a supervisor having worked for 30 years with Gold Kist and attended Jones Chapel United Methodist Church in...
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Paula Argo

February 4, 1964 - May 18, 2015

Mrs. Paula Argo, 51, of Lavonia, GA passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Hartwell Health and Rehabilitation in Hartwell, GA. Mrs. Argo was born in Royston, GA on February 04, 1964, daughter of Willie Irene Burgess Hendrix of Royston, GA and the late Olin Larry Hendrix. She was a spinner having worked for Harmony Grove and was a member of the New Bethel Holiness Church in Royston, GA. ...
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Maxie Spears

March 9, 1933 - May 18, 2015

Mrs. Maxie Lee Roach Spears, 82, of Royston, GA passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Spears was born in Royston, GA on March 09, 1933, daughter of the late Knox C. Roach and the late English Jordan Roach. She was a health care provider having worked with Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Spears was a member of the Red Hat...
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Sonny Anderson

April 24, 1959 - May 6, 2015

Mr. Sonny Anderson, 56, of 2773 Cheek-Pulliam Road, Royston, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday, May 06, 2015, at his home. Mr. Anderson was born in Dahlonega, GA on April 24, 1959, son of the late Henry Grady Anderson and the late Gaynelle Roberts Anderson. He was of the Church of God faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his...
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David Bleech

September 17, 1924 - May 5, 2015

Dr. David Merle Bleech, 90, of Canon, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 05, 2015, at his home. Dr. Bleech was born in Lake Worth, FL on September 17, 1924, son of the late Otto Roode Bleech and the late Marion Harmon Bleech. He was a medical doctor having worked for BJC Medical Center and of the Episcopal faith. Dr. Bleech was also a U.S. Navy Veteran having served during World War II. In...
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Willie Creason

January 15, 1929 - May 4, 2015

Mrs. Willie Mae Craven Creason, 86, of Bowman, GA passed away Monday, May 04, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Creason was born in Gillsville, GA on January 15, 1929, daughter of the late Charles and Cleo Harrison Craven. She was a teacher having worked with the Elbert County School System, missionary, a dedicated pastor's wife and a member of the Dewy Rose Baptist Church. Survivors include her...
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Stanley Brooks

March 18, 1956 - May 1, 2015

Mr. Stanley Keith Brooks, 59, of Royston, GA passed away on Friday, May 01, 2015, after a battle with cancer. Mr. Brooks was born in Royston, GA on March 18, 1956, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brooks of Commerce, GA and Joan Berryman of Royston, GA and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Sara Chappell of Canon, GA. He was owner and operator of Brooks Heating and Air and Brooks Property...
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DiAnne Carey

April 9, 1956 - April 30, 2015

Ms. Wanda DiAnne Carey, 59, of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her home. Ms. Carey was born on April 9, 1956 in Athens, GA, daughter of the late Jimmie Mitchell Carey and the late Faye Dora Hill Carey. She was a tax professional having worked at CTS Enterprises. Ms. Carey was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and the National Association of Tax Professionals. ...
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Mark Crowe

September 23, 1965 - April 25, 2015

Mr. Mark Alton Crowe, 49, of Royston, GA passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at his home. Mr. Crowe was born in Royston, GA on September 23, 1965, son of the late Alton Andrew Crowe and June Chambers Briscoe and step-father, Bobby Briscoe of Royston, GA. He was a member of the Carnesville Masonic Lodge and was a U.S. Army Ranger Veteran having served during Desert Storm and 3 tours in...
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Bonnie Berryman

March 6, 1930 - April 23, 2015

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Seymour Berryman, 85, of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Berryman was born on March 6, 1930 in Danielsville, GA, daughter of the late Luther David Seymour and the late Cecil Fortson Seymour. She was a homemaker and member of the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, T. J. Berryman; sons and daughters-in...
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Anna Snow

January 1, 1932 - April 22, 2015

Mrs. Anna Alberta Jenkins Snow, 83, of Bowman, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Mrs. Jenkins was born on January 1, 1932 in Boston, MA, daughter of the late Fred and Marion Jenkins. She was a nurse's aide having worked with Cobb Memorial Hospital and a member of Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Clifton ...
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Ronnie Massey

August 20, 1948 - April 17, 2015

Mr. James Ronald (Ronnie) Massey, 66, of Carnesville, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center in Commerce, GA. Mr. Massey was born in Royston, GA on August 20, 1948, son of the late Glenn Alfred Massey and the late Annie Ruth Phillips Massey Rice. He was owner and operator of Centerline Cycles where he was a Harley Davidson motorcycle mechanic and was a member of...
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Eunice David

March 16, 1934 - April 17, 2015

Mrs. Eunice Cornelia Cromer David, 81, of Royston, GA passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, in Winston, GA. Mrs. David was born in Royston, GA on March 16, 1934, daughter of the late Samuel Earl and Mary Merle Adams Cromer. She was an inspector having worked at Milliken Mills in Hartwell GA and was a member of Lifesprings Church. Survivors include her husband, Bobby E. David; son and...
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Joyce Dudley

June 15, 1930 - April 16, 2015

Mrs. Joyce Brenda McKenzie Dudley, 84, formerly of 208 Cook Street, Royston, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the National Health Care of Bluffton, SC. She was married to the late Captain Calvin Chester (Ches), United States Navy, of Hart County, GA. For the past four years, Mrs. Dudley lived in Savannah, GA, in order to spend time with COL (R) Al and Sandy Bungard, her niece. ...
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Kenneth Casey

April 28, 1932 - April 16, 2015

Mr. Kenneth Lamar Casey, 82, of Canon, GA passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mr. Casey was born in Canon, GA on April 28, 1932, son of the late Lamar "Tip" Casey and the late Thelma Casey Casey. He was a retired Sergeant having worked for the Revenue Department for the U.S. Government and was a member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist...
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Douglas "Ducky" Ballenger

March 13, 1958 - April 14, 2015

Mr. Douglas "Ducky" Eugene Ballenger, 58, of Canon, GA entered into rest on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. A native of Franklin County, he was born on March 13, 1957, son of the late John W. and late Ruby Lois Hill Ballenger of Canon, GA and the late Wenona H. Ballenger of Elberton, GA. He was employed with Franklin County Public Works and of the...
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Christine Tiller

March 21, 1930 - April 14, 2015

Mrs. Christine Malissia Rice Tiller, 85, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Baptist Village Nursing Home in Waycross, GA. Mrs. Tiller was born in Royston, GA on March 21, 1930, daughter of the late Lee John Rice and the late Drue Willie Garrett Rice. She was a retired English teacher and Librarian having worked with the Franklin County School System and was a member...
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Alford Carey

February 11, 1952 - April 11, 2015

Mr. Alford Sanford Carey, 63, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Carey was born in Royston, GA on February 11, 1952, son of the late John L. Carey, Sr. and the late Mary Farmer Carey. He was a truck driver having worked for Cooper Tire and Rubber and was a member of the Danielsville Evangelical Church. ...
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Lisa Marie Hart

November 13, 1982 - April 10, 2015

Ms. Lisa Marie Hart, 32, of Royston, GA passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015, at her home. Ms. Hart was born in Royston, GA on November 13, 1982, daughter of Betty Jean "Pam" Cleveland Hart of Royston, GA and the late William Edward Hart. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her daughters Courtney Love Hart, Terri Marie Hart, and Angel Rain Hart all of Commerce, GA; sisters,...
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Rachel Ginn

January 26, 1929 - April 8, 2015

Mrs. Sara Rachel Beck Ginn, 86, of Canon, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the AnMed Regional Medical Center in Anderson, SC. Mrs. Ginn was born on January 26, 1929 in Hartwell, GA, daughter of the late James W. Beck, Sr. and the late Lula Slaton Beck. She was a homemaker and a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 67 years,...
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Charles Dowell

December 10, 1955 - April 7, 2015

Mr. Charles Dowell, 59, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center in Lavonia, GA. Mr. Dowell was born on December 10, 1955 in Royston, GA, son of the late Ernest Dowell and the late Addie Lee Patrick Dowell. He was a poultry farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ruth Kimmey Dowell; step-son, Freddie Lee...
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Mary Alice Fowler

January 6, 1934 - April 4, 2015

Mama has fought a good fight. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior. Mrs. Mary Alice Freeman Fowler, 81, wife of the late Winfred Fowler, passed away on Saturday, April 04, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mrs. Fowler was born in Canon, GA on January 06, 1934, daughter of the late Lawrence Freeman and the late Mae Belle Campbell Freeman. She was a...
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Virginia Russell

March 8, 1940 - March 31, 2015

Mrs. Virginia Pauline Johnson Russell, 75, of Comer, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Mrs. Russell was born in Lexington, GA on March 8, 1940, daughter of the late James Maryland Johnson, Sr. and the late Pauline Dora Gabriel. She was a retired lunchroom worker having worked with the Madison County School system. Mrs. Russell was of...
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Margaret Jameson

March 29, 2015

Mrs. Margaret Ray Jameson of Reading, MA, formerly of Royston and Milledgeville, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 29, 2015. Devoted mother of Carolyn Sauls of Milledgeville, GA, Charlene Graham and husband, Gene of Reading, MA and Terry Ray and wife, Gina of Pinnacle, NC. She was cherished by her 8 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of...
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Buford Bond

February 29, 1928 - March 27, 2015

Mr. Buford B. Bond, 87, of Royston, GA passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home. Mr. Bond was born in Madison County, GA on February 29, 1928, son of the late Charlie D. Bond and the late Laura Ophelia Randall Bond. He was a cutter having worked for Oxford and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Royston, GA. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie M. Brown Bond of...
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Elizabeth Vaughn

March 7, 1920 - March 26, 2015

Mrs. Elizabeth Sanders Vaughn, 95, of Hartwell, GA passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Hart Care Center in Hartwell, GA. Mrs. Vaughn was born in Washington, GA on March 07, 1920, daughter of the late Henry Walter Sanders and the late Ethel Ginn Sanders. Mrs. Vaughn was twice married, first to the late Noah Bennett and second to the late Roger Paul Vaughn. She was a homemaker and...
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Fred Craig

November 19, 1922 - March 26, 2015

Mr. Fred Thomas Craig, 92, of Carnesville, GA passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Craig was born in Carnesville, GA on November 19, 1922, son of the late Fred Carlton Craig and the late Ada Pilgrim Craig. He was a farmer and aUnited States Navy Veteran having served in World War II. He was also a member and former deacon of the...
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Bruce Jennings

November 13, 1982 - March 25, 2015

Mr. Donald Bruce Jennings, II, 32, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mr. Jennings was born in Augusta, GA on November 13, 1982, son of Mrs. Nita Thomas Jennings and the late Donald Bruce Jennings. He was an electrician having worked with Copper Electronics. He was also a member of the Royston Baptist Church in Royston, GA. Survivors include his three daughters;...
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Arnold Richard Hill, Jr.

March 24, 2015

Mr. Arnold Richard "Goose" Hill, Jr., 64, of Canon, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Hill was born in Canon, GA on January 11, 1951, son of Ida Mae Hunter Hill of Canon, GA and the late Arnold Richard Hill, Sr. He was a truck driver having worked for Dowell Express and was of the Holiness faith. Survivors include his wife,...
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Norma Page

December 23, 1932 - March 24, 2015

Mrs. Norma Elaine Williamson Page, 82, of Comer, GA passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mrs. Page was born in Gary, IN on December 23, 1932, daughter of the late Earl and Rachel Christine Williamson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Vineyard's Creek Baptist Church in Comer, GA. Survivors include her husband, James G. Page of Comer...
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Jeffrey Johnson, Sr.

September 30, 1962 - March 24, 2015

Mr. Jeffrey Christopher Johnson, Sr., 52, of Commerce, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Johnson was born in Atlanta, GA on September 30, 1962, son of Mrs. Evelyn Vickery Johnson of Commerce, GA and the late J.C. Johnson. He was a production worker having worked with Rock Tenn Manufacturing. Mr. Johnson was of the Baptist faith...
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Glaydelle York Weaver

December 23, 1927 - March 22, 2015

Mrs. Annie Glaydelle York Weaver of Royston, GA passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Brown Health & Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mrs. Weaver was born in Royston, GA, December 23, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph Plumer York and late Lillie Mae Atkinson York. She was retired from the University of Georgia School of Social Work and attended the Vanna Business School. Mrs....
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Beadie Pruitt

October 14, 1927 - March 19, 2015

Mrs. Beadie Watson Pruitt, 87, of Comer, GA passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Comer Health and Rehabilitation in Comer, GA. Mrs. Pruitt was born in Greenville, SC on October 14, 1927, daughter of the late John Henry Watson and the late Lucinda Pruitt Watson. She was a homemaker and a member of the North Fork Baptist Church in Travelers Rest, SC. In addition to her parents,...
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Jimmy Johnson

September 1, 1936 - March 18, 2015

Mr. Jimmy Cecil Johnson, 78, of Carlton, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Quiet Oaks Healthcare Center in Crawford, GA. Mr. Johnson was born on September 1, 1936, in Smithonia, GA, son of the late Sanford G. (Sant) Johnson and the late Suelene Hardman Johnson. He was owner and operator of J & J Gas and a member of the Vineyard's Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his...
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William Loyd Pearson

August 11, 1939 - March 15, 2015

William Loyd Pearson, age 75, of Social Circle, died on March 15, 2015 at Abbey Hospice. He was born in Canon, GA on August 11, 1939, to the late Bertha Allen Pearson and the late Jim Pearson. He was member of the Freedom Congregational Holiness Church in Royston, GA. Surviving are: wife, Sarah Pearson of Social Circle; daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Gene McCullough of Covington; sons...
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Doris Fortson

February 8, 1948 - March 12, 2015

Mrs. Doris Louise Brown Fortson, 67, of Bowman, GA passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, GA. Mrs. Fortson was born on February 8, 1948, daughter of Estelle Brewer Brown and the late R. J. Brown. She was a seamstress having worked at American Vans and a member of the Vanna United Methodist Church. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her...
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Jack Ridgway

June 5, 1922 - March 12, 2015

Mr. Jack L. Ridgway, 92, of Royston, GA passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Avery Place in Winterville, GA. Mr. Ridgway was born in Royston, GA on June 05, 1922, son of the late Lee Ridgway and the late Romie Christian Ridgway. He was the owner and operator of Royston Radio & TV and a member of the Royston Baptist Church. Mr. Ridgway was a U.S. Army Signal Corps Veteran having served...
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Robert Holcombe

March 26, 1928 - March 10, 2015

Mr. Robert Asa Holcombe, 86, of Royston, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mr. Holcombe was born on March 26, 1928, son of the late Berton Holcombe and the late Jewell Allen Holcombe. He was a business owner, avid outdoorsman and a member of the Royston First United Methodist Church in Royston, GA. Survivors include...
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Thomas "Foots" Rice

January 5, 1951 - March 8, 2015

Mr. Thomas Henry "Foots" Rice, 64, of Franklin Springs, GA passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2015, at his home. Mr. Rice was born in Elberton, GA on January 05, 1951, son of the late Thomas R. Rice and the late Doris Bolivia Brown Rice. He was a carpenter and member of the Royston First United Methodist Church. Mr. Rice was a U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include his step-sons and spouses,...
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Horace R. Bryant

April 28, 1929 - March 8, 2015

Mr. Horace Ray Bryant, 85, of Canon, GA passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2015, at his home. Mr. Bryant was born in Jefferson, GA on April 28, 1929, son of the late Otis Ray Bryant and the late Bertie Taylor Bryant. He worked in maintenance for the city of Canon and was a member of the Canon Baptist Church. Mr. Bryant was a U.S. Marine Veteran. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryant was...
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Wanda Hart

November 23, 1952 - March 6, 2015

Mrs. Wanda Dale Carey Hart, 62, of Danielsville, GA passed away on Friday, March 06, 2015, at the St. Mary's Hospice House in Watkinsville, GA. Mrs. Hart was born in Royston, GA on November 23, 1952, daughter of the late James (Jim) Daron Carey and the late Martha Sue Randall Carey. She was a Quality Document and Systems Administrator having worked with Power Partners. Mrs. Hart was also the...
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Sarah Barton

March 29, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Mrs. Sara Elizabeth Freeman Barton, 78, of Royston, GA passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Brown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mrs. Barton was born in Royston, GA on March 29, 1936, daughter of the late Lawrence Freeman and the late Maybell Campbell Freeman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mill Shoal Baptist Church in Royston, GA. In addition to her...
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Shane Reed

December 10, 1968 - March 3, 2015

Mr. Shane William Reed, 46, of Canon, GA passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, MA. Mr. Reed was born on December 10, 1968 in Chula Vista, CA, son of Terry K. Reed and Alice M. and Charles Leming. He was a self-employed craftsman and of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, he is survived by daughters, Shanna Minish of Canon, GA and...
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Sarah Massey

December 11, 1929 - March 2, 2015

Mrs. Sarah Alice Hawkins Massey, 85, of Canon, GA passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at Brown Health & Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mrs. Massey was born on December 11, 1929 in Anderson, SC, daughter of the late Claude Hawkins and the late Susie Wheeler Hawkins. She was a homemaker and member of Gaines Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Jean (Ron...
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James Shelton, Sr.

December 20, 1945 - February 28, 2015

Mr. James Carlton Shelton, Sr., 69, of Canon, GA passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Shelton was born in Danielsville, GA on December 20, 1945, son of the late Bide Clint Shelton and the late Marizlea Whitley Shelton. He was a shipping supervisor having worked for Comer Manufacturing and of the Baptist faith. Survivors...
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Darryl Kosanovich

March 5, 1965 - February 27, 2015

Mr. Darryl Gene Kosanovich, 49, of Bowman, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Elbert Memorial Hospital in Elberton, GA. Mr. Kosanovich was born in Johnstown, PA on March 05, 1965, son of the late George Kosanovich and the late Almira Graham Kosanovich. He was a LPN having work with Brown Health & Rehabilitation in Royston, GA and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist...
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Steve Lindsey

October 27, 1952 - February 26, 2015

Mr. Roger Steven Lindsey, 62, of Canon, GA passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Lindsey was born in Orlando, FL on October 27, 1952, son of Delores McCoy Lindsey of Royston, GA and the late James Roger Lindsey. He was a farmer and a member of the Royston Baptist Church where he was a member of the Believers Sunday School Class...
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Scott Roach

July 17, 1976 - February 23, 2015

Mr. Joseph Scott Roach, 38, of Royston, GA passed away on Monday, February 23, 2015, at his home. Mr. Roach was born in Athens, GA on July 17, 1976, son of Kenneth D. and Mary Duffel Roach of Royston, GA. He was a poultry farmer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his daughters, Kenzie Roach and Charleigh Roach; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and...
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Emory Hall

February 20, 1927 - February 21, 2015

Mr. Emory Hall, age 88, of Dewy Rose, GA passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Heardmont Nursing Home in Elberton, GA. Mr. Hall was born on February 20, 1927 in Anderson, SC. He had worked in the granite industry and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Hall was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in World War II. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Janeth and Milford Brown...
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Winfred Chambers

November 8, 1937 - February 20, 2015

Mr. Winfred Lee Chambers, 77, of Franklin County, GA passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Stephens County Hospital in Toccoa, GA. Mr. Chambers was born on November 8, 1937, son of the late J. C. Chambers and the late Edna Opal Crook Chambers. He was a machine operator having worked at Monroe and was a member of the Bowersville Church of God. Survivors include daughters, Tiffany...
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Mary McBroom

February 20, 1923 - February 20, 2015

Mrs. Mary Alice Seitz McBroom, 92, of Canon, GA passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Brown Health & Rehabilitation in Royston, GA. Mrs. McBroom was born in Augusta, SC on February 20, 1923, daughter of the late Clayton Seitz and the late Ethel Rushton Seitz. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Royston, GA. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McBroom was...
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Mary Foster

June 25, 1926 - February 19, 2015

Mary Octavia Floyd Foster, 88, of Bowersville, GA passed away on February 19, 2015, at AnMed Hospital of Anderson, SC after a short illness. She was born June 25, 1926, in Canon, GA to the late Horace Floyd and the late Bertie Cheek Floyd. She was a former Bowersville Post Master and currently the oldest member of Bowersville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in...
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Michael (Mike) Bolemon

March 9, 1953 - February 19, 2015

Michael (Mike) Bolemon, 61, died peacefully on February 19, 2015 at St. Mary's Healthcare. Mike was born on March 9, 1953 to Bobbie Sue Hart Bolemon and the late Orville Haley Bolemon. He was an engineer having worked with Milliken and Fanello Industries in Lavonia, GA. Mike is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janice Pickens Bolemon and their two children, Donnie Bolemon and wife Dana...
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Sarah Nell Pittard

March 13, 1931 - February 19, 2015

Mrs. Sarah Nell Bridges Pittard, 83, of the Comer Health & Rehabilitation Center in Comer, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. Mrs. Pittard was born on March 13, 1931 in Danielsville, GA, daughter of the late Toombs and Quilla Graham Bridges. She was a seamstress having worked at Monarch Manufacturing in Comer, GA. Survivors include brothers, Talmadge Bridges of Danielsville, GA...
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Sandra Dudley Grizzle

August 11, 1955 - February 14, 2015

Mrs. Sandra Dudley Grizzle, 59, of Royston, Ga. passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Ga. Mrs. Grizzle was born in Royston, Ga., August 11, 1955, daughter of the late Major and Alice Fleming Dudley. She was a former school teacher having received her Bachelors Degree in Early Education from Emmanuel College. Mrs. Grizzle was of the Baptist...
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James Barrett Bowen, Sr.

March 21, 1942 - February 14, 2015

Mr. James Barrett Bowen, Sr. of Colbert, GA passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, GA. Mr. Bowen was born in Royston, GA, March 21, 1942, son of the late Charlie Barrett and Bertie Lee Bond Bowen. He was a retired Truck Driver having worked with Bulldog Trucking, he was a former member of the Madison County Saddle Club and the Ila Volunteer...
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Junior Lee Edins

July 14, 1936 - February 12, 2015

Mr. Junior Lee Edins, 78, of Villa Rica, GA passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Southern Pines Personal Care Center in Maysville, GA. Mr. Edins was born on July 14, 1936 in Maysville, GA, son of the late Luke Edins and the late Ethel Wilson Edins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Edins was also preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Edins. He was a former employee of Superior Wire,...
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Jimmy Shipp

October 1, 1922 - February 9, 2015

Mr. James Wesley "Jimmy" Shipp, Jr. of Royston, GA passed away Monday, February 09, 2015 at the Brown Health & Rehabilitation Center in Royston, GA. Mr. Shipp was born on October 1, 1922 in Fairfax, Alabama, son of the late James Wesley Shipp, Sr. and the late Helen Horne Shipp. He was an Insurance Manager having worked with South Carolina Life. He was a member of Royston First United...
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