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March 27, 2015
Obituaries

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...
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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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Jason Ramsey
William Jason Ramsey, age 34, of Decatur, GA, passed away March 9, 2015. He served in the United States Air Force and also was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jason was a Certifi...
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James Penwell
James Richard Penwell, age 46, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on March 7, 2014. Born in Cullman, AL, he was the son of the late William “Bo” and Mary McBrayer Stewart. Survivors include his childre...
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Mary Ann Pickelsimer
Mary Ann Pickelsimer, age 90, of Cleveland, TN died on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at her home with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.  Survivors include one son, Michael (Loretta)...
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Mattie Lowery
Mattie Locke Lowery, age 86, of McCaysville, GA went home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 7, 2015. Mrs. Lowery was born January 22, 1929 in Copperhill to the late Frances Locke and Dollie Payne...
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Bobby Dills
Bobby Lane Dills, age 75, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away March 10, 2015. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Shelby Dills; brother, Charles Avery Dills; nieces and their spouses, Lori and Jeff ...
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Bobbie Lewis
Bobbie Jean McCoy Lewis, age 79, of Williamson, passed away March 9, 2015. She was born in Dalton, daughter of the late Robert McCoy and Mabel Springfield McCoy. She worked for the Department of De...
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Clida White
Clida Sue White, age 58, of Blue Ridge, GA died on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Erlanger Medical in Chattanooga, TN. Survivors include her children, Michelle (Doug) Burnett, Mitchell (Natasha) Hughes, ...
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Frances Woody
Mary Frances (Patterson) Woody, age 83, was called home to be with the Lord March 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Onzo Patterson; mother, Bessie (Smith) Patterson; and nine s...
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Luther Watkins
Luther James Watkins, age 85 of Blue Ridge, GA died on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at home. Survivors are son, Roy Watkins of Blue Ridge; daughter, Charlotte Dunn (Vernon) of Blue Ridge; brother, Eugen...
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Jim Peery
James Burl Peery Jr., (Jim), loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, passed away peacefully at home in Blue Ridge, GA on Saturday February 28, 2015 at the age of 68. Jim was born Oc...
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Mickey Harper
William Otis Harper, known as Mickey or Mick, age 81, of McCaysville, passed away March 4, 2015 at the Life Care Center of Copper Basin. Mr. Harper was born October 7, 1933 in Mineral Bluff, GA, to...
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Paul Hopkins
Paul Hopkins age 69, of Turtletown, TN died Friday, February 27,2015. He is survived by sons, Chris Hopkins, Eddie (Allison) Hopkins; brother, Hobert Hopkins; grandchildren, Payten Elizabeth Hopkin...
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J.D. Shields
Jewel Dean, better known as “J.D.” Shields, age 71, of Morganton, died on Feb. 22, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Bertie Davenport Shields; children, Teresa (Paul) Shields Ledford, Tracy (Paul) ...
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Patrick Griffin
Ethan “Patrick” Noah Griffin, age 18 of Farner, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015. He is survived by parents, mother, Doresa Griffin; and father, Paul Griffin; brother, Raymond Griffin; Maternal ...
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Mary Lois Thomas
Mary Lois Thomas, age 76 of Life Care Center of the Copper Basin, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, February 28, 2015. She passed away unexpectedly at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, ...
Mar 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troy Wingard
Troy Robert Wingard age 70 of Hideaway Place Morganton passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday Feb. 27, 2015 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr...
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Peggy Hyde
Peggy Wilcoxon Hyde, 61, of Bowling Green passed away February 24, 2015 at her residence. She was preceded in death by husband, Buil Hyde; mother and father, Floyd and Lorene Wilcoxon; sister and b...
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Randy Vickers
Randy Lee Vickers, age 59, of Murphy, NC passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Ryan Vickers of the home; children, Misty (Jeff) Phillips, Jesse (Angel...
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Justin Strickland
Justin William Strickland, age 36, of Mineral Bluff, died Monday, February 16, 2015. He is survived by his wife Tiffany Strickland; daughters, Tia Strickland and Tadin Strickland; mother, Lola Gary...
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Burnice McHan
Burnice Lester McHan, age 85, of Morganton, GA, died on February 27, 2015. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley McHan; children, Oueita Ann McHan, Kaye McHan, Benjamin McHan and Michael ...
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Hugh Sullivan
Robert Hugh Sullivan, known as Hugh, age 90, of McCaysville, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. He was born January 19, 1925 in McCaysville, GA...
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Billy Messer
Claude William “Billy” Messer, age 78 of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in the Fannin Regional Hospital. He was born Thursday, July 16, 1936 in Blue Ridge, GA to the lat...
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Skobi Matunde
Skobi Matunde “Robert Brooks” was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1943. He was the first child of his father, Mack Brooks Sr. and his mother, Doris Brooks Leatherbury. At an early...
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Roy Stewart
Lee “Roy” Stewart, age 81, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away on February 20, 2015 at his home in the Sugar Creek Community. He was a member of the Glen Hope Baptist Church and a United States Army Vete...
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Linda Patterson
Linda Lee Patterson, age 65, of McCaysville, GA passed away on February 15, 2015 in the Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. Born in Phoenix, AZ, she was the daughter of the late Jerrell Tho...
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Arnold Jones
Arnold William Jones, age 74, of Blue Ridge, passed away February 22, 2015 at The Oaks at Hampton in Cumming, Ga. Mr. Jones was born November 23, 1940 in Daytona Beach, Fla. to the late Low Max Jon...
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Raymond Arthur
Raymond E. Arthur, 66, a resident of Copperhill, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Mr. Arthur was born on April 12, 1948, in Cleveland, Tenn., to the late Ralph “Bud” Arth...
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Opal Heaton
Opal B. Heaton, age 89, of Mineral Bluff, passed away February 18, 2015 at Gilmer County Nursing Home. Mrs. Heaton was born October 17, 1925 in Smithville, TN to the late Andrew Jackson Bennett and...
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Rená Bennett
Mrs. Rená Yvonne Bennett, age 55, of Epworth, passed away February 6, 2015 at her home following a long battle with cancer. Rená was born August 16, 1959 in Houston, TX to the late William Ray Smit...
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Steve Bennett
Steven “Steve” Luther Bennett, age 59, of Epworth, passed away February 7, 2015 at 55 Deer Watch Lane. Mr. Bennett was born November 11, 1955 in Polk County TN to the late Samuel Bennett and Ruby L...
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Diane Queen
Diane Nadine Queen, age 49, of Mineral Bluff, passed away February 8, 2015, at the Erlanger Medical Center. Diane was born October 12, 1965, in Copperhill, TN to William H. Brown Jr. and June Heade...
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Martha Fidler
Martha Melbourne Fidler, age 85, of Blue Ridge, GA died Monday February 9, 2015. She was a long time resident of Fannin County and a devout Christian. She was born in Miami, Florida on November 16,...
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