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April 24, 2015
Obituaries

Ralph Kinser
Ralph Douglas Kinser, age 72, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on April 13, 2015 at his home. Born in Fannin County, Ga., he was the son of the late William Russell Kinser and Ethel German Kinser. Mr....
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Willie Monds
Willie Leo Monds, age 78, of Blue Ridge, passed away April 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Monds was born July 7, 1936 in Dunn, N.C., to the late Malcolm Monds and the late Margaret Denning Monds. A...
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Richard Locke
William “Richard” Locke, age 75, of Copperhill died on March 29, 2015 at his home. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Betty Deal Locke; sons, Richard and wife Rhonda Locke, Wendell Locke, Eddi...
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Marion Conrad
Marion David Conrad Sr., age 73, of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Copper Basin Medical Center in Copperhill. He was born April 20, 1941 to the late James Bradford Con...
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Laura Abernathy
Laura Martin Abernathy, 85, of Epworth, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She was born in Toledo, Ohio to Orlando and Essie Martin. She was preceded by her husband, Carl Edd Abernathy. L...
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Gin Hughes
Virginia Mae “Gin” Hughes, age 83, of Turtletown, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Jean (Roger L.) Shuler, Sheryl Hughes, and Sandra Kay (Ja...
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Sonny Grogan
Dr. Sonny James Grogan, age 64, of Blue Ridge, Ga., died suddenly on the ninth hole of Whitepath Golf Course doing what he loved with his friends on Tuesday April 7, 2015. Dr. Grogan was born May 2...
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Robert Young
Robert Earl Young, age 60, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at his home. Mr. Young was born October 13, 1954 in Blue Ridge to Johnny Robert and Bernice Stanley Young. He owned a...
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Jean Calhoun
Lura “Jean” Calhoun, age 73, of Murphy, NC went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 30, 2015, in Murphy, NC. She was born on Tuesday, July 22, 1941 in Mineral Bluff, GA to the late...
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Brenda Johnson
Brenda R. Johnson, 63, went to be with our Lord on March 25, 2015. Brenda was born March 9, 1952 in Carroll, Iowa. She moved to Palm City, Fla. in 1978, where she worked as a Health Physics Technic...
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Charles Stephens
Charles Michael Stephens, age 66, of Morganton, passed away April 10, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Charles was born April 5, 1949 in Austell, Ga. to the late Arvil Stephens and the late Ma...
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Imogene Thurman
Imogene Louise Loudermilk Thurman, age 86, of Cleveland, Tenn. passed away on April 9, 2015. Born in Polk County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Lee W. and Octa Franks Loudermilk. She was ...
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Richard Locke
William “Richard” Locke, age 75, of Copperhill died on March 29, 2015 at his home. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Betty Deal Locke; sons, Richard and wife Rhonda Locke, Wendell Locke, Eddi...
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Evelyn Elrod
Evelyn Irene Elrod, age 87 of McCaysville, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Life Care Center of Copper Basin. Survivors are daughter, Patsy Hedrick; grandsons, Dennis and Stacy Hedrick; great-...
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Robert M. Thomas
Robert Manning Thomas, Sr., age 85, of Blairsville, GA, formerly of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in the Stonehenge Assisted Living in Blairsville, GA. Mr. Thomas was born on Se...
Apr 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charles Dills
Charles Truman Dills, age 69, of Mineral Bluff passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home. He was born on Saturday, January 26, 1946 in Epworth, Ga. to the late Sherman Lee and Ruby Watkins Dil...
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Madeline Patterson
Mary “Madeline” Patterson, age 88, of Blue Ridge, passed away April 1, 2015 at the Life Care of Copper Basin. Madeline was born Feb. 6, 1927 in Fannin County, GA to the late George Davis and the la...
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Billy Shields
Billy Fred Shields, age 66, of Mineral Bluff, passed away March 2, 2015 at his home. Mr. Shields was born April 6, 1948 in Culberson, N.C. to the late Olin James Shields and the late Viola Elsie St...
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Donnie Edmondson
Hugh Don “Donnie” Edmondson, age 63, of Desert Hot Springs, Ca passed on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Donnie was born Dec. 7, 1951 in Ellijay, GA to the late Edward Willis Edmondson and Elive Ruby Simm...
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David Oliver
David Hiram Oliver, age 65, of Blue Ridge, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Mr. Oliver was born October 15, 1949 in Sanford, ME to the late Perry Oliver and the late Marion Chase Oliver. David w...
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Tommy Bowers
Tommy Bowers, age 66, of Social Circle, passed away March 23, 2015. He and his wife, Margie, started Bowers Fabrication Service, in 1982, with a pick-up truck and a welder and grew it to a 50,000 s...
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Lynn Cearley
Lynn Cearley, age 64, of Copperhill, TN passed away on March 31, 2015 in the Erlanger Medical Center of Chattanooga, Tenn. Born in McCaysville, he was the son of the late Wesley L. and Mary M. Wrig...
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Jean Calhoun
Lura Jean Calhoun, age 73 of Murphy, NC died Monday, March 30, 2015. Survivors are sons and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Darlene Calhoun and Jeff and Denise Calhoun; brothers and sisters-in-law, T.J...
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Peggy Floyd
Peggy Ann Floyd, age 72, of Blue Ridge, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Floyd was born October 5, 1942 in Fannin County to the late Manual and Gladys Thrasher McVey. She was a ...
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Timothy Wilcox
Timothy Todd Wilcox, age 56, of Copperhill, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Park Ridge Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Tim was born October 7, 1958 in Copperhill, TN to Melvin Wilcox a...
Mar 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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William Burke
William John Burke, age 83, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at his home with his family by his side. Bill was born July 23, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Patrick Burk...
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Jimmie Doris Daves
Jimmie Doris Daves, age 77, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Fannin Regional Hospital. Mrs. Daves was born November 13, 1937 in the Hot House community to the late Coatus R...
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Billie Ballew
Billie Junior Ballew, age 78 of the Wolf Creek Community passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Fannin Regional Hospital. Mr. Ballew was born July 1, 1936 in Cherokee County, NC to the late Willia...
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Vera Stokes
Vera Mae Stokes, age 94, of Turtletown, TN, formerly of Old Town, FL died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She is survived by children, Dwight Stokes, Duane (Linda) Stokes and Darlene (Wade) Henderson; ...
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William Smith
The Rev. William Hoyt Smith, affectionately known as “Mr. Bill,” of Cleveland, TN died on Thursday, March 19, 2015. He is survived by children, Danny Joe and wife Jayne and Patricia and husband Dee...
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Barbara Turner
Barbara Ann Turner, age 78, of Morganton, Georgia died Tuesday March 24 , 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Donald Turner, Sr. She is survived by sons, Don Turner, and Greg Turne...
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Ruby Donaldson
Ruby Donaldson, age 101, of Mineral Bluff, GA went to be with the Lord Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Metter, GA, October 2, 1913, she spent most of her life in Savannah, GA. She was a beloved mem...
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Joyce Cook
Joyce Seabolt Cook, age 61, of Cumming, GA, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, March 9, 2015. Joyce fought a courageous battle with cancer for the last couple of yea...
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Anna Postell
Anna Mildred Postell, age 81 of Mineral Bluff, GA, passed away March 20, 2015 at Life Care Center of Copper Basin. Mrs. Postell was born February 11, 1934 in Isabella, TN to the late Alvin Arp and ...
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Virginia Peterman
Virginia Dawn Peterman, age 65, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 at her home. Mrs. Peterman was born on May 26, 1949 in Moultrie, GA to the late John Relaford Goings and Lexi...
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Gold Martin
Gold W. Martin, age 61, of Dawsonville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, March 20, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Bettie McDaniel Martin, Dawsonville, GA; son and...
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Stanton Dale
Stanton Carl Dale, age 70, of Turtletown, TN passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. He is survived by son Jonathan Dale, daughter-in-law, Christine Dale; sister, Cheryl Starke, brother-in-law, Richa...
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Jim Parker
James “Jim” Preston Parker, age 81, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his home. Mr. Parker was born on May 10, 1933 in White, GA to the late John Henry Parker and Tilda Ann...
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Fred Craddock
Dr. Fred Brenning Craddock of Cherry Log, GA., a world-renowned minister, scholar and author, passed away at age 86, on March 6, 2015. He was born on in Humboldt, TN to the late Fred Brenning Cradd...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fred Ganues
Ancil Fred Ganues, Sr., age 86, of Morganton, GA passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born on June 14, 1928 in Pickens County, GA. He was retired...
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