Our Obituaries

Leatrice Olivia Haffner

August 25, 1925 - August 18, 2017

Leatrice Shuman Haffner1925-2017Leatrice Shuman Haffner died on August 18 in Athens, GA, one week shy of her 92nd birthday. Leatrice walked every day, worked out with a personal trainer, and entertained her Facebook fans as "Lil Mama Eats" before she was disabled by a stroke on January 6. She was pampered until the end by her daughter, Patricia Thomas, and daughter-in-law Meriwether Rhodes, of...
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Patricia Anne Hunt Page

October 12, 1935 - August 16, 2017

Patricia Anne Hunt Page, 81, of Bogart, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Ms. Page was a daughter of the late Robert William Hunt Sr. and L.E. Shiflet Hunt. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Statham.Survivors include children, Curtis and Molly Page of Athens, Bruce and Rhonda Page of Winder and Sheila and Travis Cain of Statham; brother,...
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Reuben Seymour Sheinberg

March 13, 1924 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Harry Roth

January 7, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Raymond A. Tilghman

June 9, 1925 - August 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Caecilia M. Van den Boom Hahn

January 22, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Caecilia M. Hahn (nee van den Boom), 92, of Athens, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Born in Emmerich, Germany, Caecilia attended Lyceum (Girls' High School) where she graduated Summa cum Laude in 1943. She studied at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin from 1943-1944, before returning home when World War II forced the closure of the University. She survived the...
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Joann Paul Sokol

February 20, 1928 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Bill Ray McKeller

July 27, 1936 - August 9, 2017

Bill McKeller, born on July 27, 1936 in Donalsonville, GA, died of multiple myeloma on August 9, 2017 at home in Athens, GA. Bill was the ultimate family man and neighbor, dedicating his time and energy to his wife, children and those around him. His was a most generous soul, fully committed to family and others in need; often kind to total strangers he happened to meet along the way. His...
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Donald E. DeMaria

January 6, 1934 - August 6, 2017

Donald Emanuel DeMaria was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 6, 1934 and died in Athens, Georgia on August 6, 2017. While he only was five feet, six inches tall, he was a giant to all who knew him. Each day, his infectious smile, big belly laugh and kind words and actions brightened the lives of so many. After growing up in Brooklyn and Holyoke, Massachusetts, he graduated from Samuel J....
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Walther Hahn

January 5, 1923 - August 5, 2017

Walther L. Hahn, 94, of Athens, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 5, 2017.Born in Berlin, Germany, Walther attended Humboldt Gymnasium (High School) where he graduated in 1941. After serving honorably in the German Armed Forces during World War II, he returned to Berlin where he enrolled in the Friederich-Wilhelm University and then later in the Pädagogische Hochschule (PH) ...
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Richard Bennett Hanson

June 11, 1944 - July 28, 2017

Richard Bennett Hanson, 73, of Hull, went home Friday, July 28, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mr. Hanson was a son of the late Jesse Bennett Hanson and Bertha Hill Hanson. He retired from the construction industry.Survivors include wife, Sandra Wellborn Hanson of Hull; children, Richard H. Hanson (Michele) of Hull, Dawn Fouche (Eddie) of Hull, Jeffery Hanson (Hillary) of Buckhead and Vickie...
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Barbara Mann Rudy

January 31, 1930 - July 26, 2017

Barbara Mann Rudy, formerly of Athens, died in Alpharetta early Wednesday morning July 26, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John P. Rudy; her sister, Virginia Adams of Cambridge, Massachusetts; their son, Preston and his wife, Travis Silcox of Sacramento, California; their son, Christopher and his wife, Tracy Powell-Rudy and daughter, Samantha of Pleasantville, New York, and...
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Stanley H. Henderson

February 8, 1937 - July 25, 2017

On July 25, 2017, Stanley Haywood Henderson, 80, of 1091 Laurel Place, Athens, GA, was released to the fullness of his Maker. A native of Austin, Texas, Mr. Henderson was born on February 8, 1937, and was the son of the late Raymond Haywood Henderson and the late Letha Elizabeth Stanley Henderson of Houston, Texas. He was a graduate of San Jacinto High School, Houston, Texas, and received a BBA...
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Nancy Alinda Deal

October 9, 1940 - July 22, 2017

Nancy Alinda Deal, 76, of Athens, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017.She was born on October 9, 1940 in Covington, Georgia, to Gladys and Hubert Crawley. A member of Athens High School Class of 1958, Nancy went on to work in local medical offices and Athens Regional Hospital, as well as the Athens Business Council. Nancy was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and...
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Midori Roe

June 1, 1931 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Patricia Ann O'Neal

February 4, 1945 - July 20, 2017

Patricia Ann Murrow O'Neal, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017.A native of Athens, Mrs. O'Neal was a daughter of the late Marcus E. Murrow and Dorothy Kidd Jacobs. She worked as a data processor with ACE Hardware and was a member of Sinner Point Baptist Fellowship in Oakwood.Survivors include husband of 39 years, John Wayne O'Neal of Gainesville; brother, Bobby Murrow of...
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Dorothea Dean Dow

May 3, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Dorothea Dean Dow (Dodie), age 98, of Athens, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 800 Timothy Rd., Athens. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
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Nathan Woodrow Wheeler

May 8, 1944 - July 13, 2017

Nathan Woodrow Wheeler Sr., 73, of Athens, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mr. Wheeler was a son of the late Ben Wheeler and Ethel Martin Wheeler. He was a self-employed trucker known by his trucking friends as "Handy Man."In addition to his parents, Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Tyner Wheeler and son, Chipper Wheeler.Survivors include...
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Ann Thomas Woodruff

December 31, 1927 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Thomas Eugene Strickland

January 20, 1928 - July 9, 2017

Thomas Eugene Strickland passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in Athens, Georgia.He was born in Rome, Georgia on January 20, 1928. He was very active in many community and charity organizations. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Marine Corps Reserves. He retired from Bell South Telephone Co. in 1987.He was passionate about the...
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Elizabeth Anne Davis Nufrio

March 1, 1955 - July 9, 2017

Elizabeth Anne Davis Nufrio, 62, of Watkinsville, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017.A native of Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Nufrio was a daughter of the late Stephen Davis and Frances Sieling Davis. She worked as a registered nurse with Athens Regional Medical Center for 32 years.Survivors include children, Michael Nufrio (Carrie) of Atlanta and Dana Tomlinson (Jason) of Cumming; sisters, Patricia...
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Maria Martinez

April 16, 1940 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Angelita D. Moon

November 10, 1937 - July 7, 2017

Angie (Angel) Moon (nee Angelita de la Garza) was born on November 8, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas. Angel died peacefully surrounded by family in Athens, Georgia, at 10:45 p.m. on July 7, 2017, at the age of 79. Angel is survived by brother, George de la Garza, Jr., San Antonio; sisters: Elizabeth Pitney Biggers, Ellijay, Georgia; Linda Payne Massengale, Marilyn de la Garza Flores, both of San...
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Romeaser Slay Lewellen

February 5, 1943 - July 1, 2017

Romeaser Slay Lewellen passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017. She was 74.She was a resident of Oconee County, Georgia. Romeaser was a graduate of the University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University. She retired from the University of Georgia.Romeaser is survived by her sister, Amanda Slay Summerville and Penny Slay Bloodworth and family and lifelong friend, Maret.The family would like to...
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Bobby Ray Smith

April 18, 1947 - June 30, 2017

Bobby Ray Smith, Sr., 70, of Danielsville, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. Mr. Smith was the son of the late Hoke and Estelle Smith of Danielsville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Laverne Davis Smith. Mr. Smith was a retired security guard. He was of the Baptist denomination, living it each day by helping his fellow man with love, caring and by listening to them. Survivors include...
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Judy Kathleen Judy Cobb

December 14, 1927 - June 30, 2017

Marion Kathleen Judy Cobb, (Born: December 14, 1927 - Died: June 30, 2017), recently answered a last request to 'take dictation'. This was a direct order from above. Judy, known for her lightning fast short-hand skills and in possession of a myriad of tiny, top spiral bound notebooks containing the scribbles of an ancient language, had the premonition this task was imminent. Judy could...
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Nell Briscoe McBride

July 19, 1932 - June 29, 2017

A graveside memorial service will be held Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at Campton Methodist Church Cemetery, 1345 Shoal Creek Rd., Monroe, GA.
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Eleanor Soltis Kimak

August 15, 1926 - June 25, 2017

Eleanor Soltis Kimak, 90, of Athens, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 25, 2017.A native of Bayonne, NJ, Mrs. Kimak grew up with two brothers and a sister in a Russian Orthodox household with strict, but fair parents. Mrs. Kimak worked after school and on weekends as a family aid, an early sign of ambition and a commitment to help the family. In early childhood, she was very outgoing and...
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Eden Hurst Butler

July 30, 1975 - June 25, 2017

The family will receive friends Saturday, July 1 from 4-6 p.m. at Bernstein Funeral Home.
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Mary Katherine Williams Mascarella

March 12, 1929 - June 25, 2017

Mary Katherine Williams Mascarella, 88, of Columbus, Georgia, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017.A native of Winter Haven, Florida, Ms. Mascarella was a daughter of the late Charlie Williams and Katie Huff Williams. She retired from AT&T.In addition to her parents, Ms. Mascarella was preceded in death by her siblings and granddaughter, Nicole Pasley.Survivors include daughter, Kathy Paulis of...
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Connie Joyce Miller

February 22, 1958 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Philip Sherman

April 12, 1962 - June 24, 2017

Philip Alan Sherman, 55, of Nicholson, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017.Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Philip was a son of David C. Sherman of Loganville and the late Susan Eastman Sherman. He worked as a machinist in the automotive business at Hitachi Corp.Survivors, in addition to his father, include his sons, Jeffrey Sherman and Sam Sherman, both of Athens; brothers, Dave Sherman (Tonya) of...
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James Hughey Halligan

November 27, 1927 - June 22, 2017

James Hughey Halligan, 89, of Athens, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017.A native of Baxley, Mr. Halligan was a son of the late Sanders Halligan and Myrtice Carter Halligan. He served in the United States Navy, retired from Chevron Oil in Athens and was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens.In addition to his parents, Mr. Halligan was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Loyce Jordan...
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Thomas Taylor Wallace

September 19, 1950 - June 20, 2017

Thomas Taylor Wallace, 66, of Danielsville, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017.A native of Marietta, Mr. Wallace was a son of the late Thomas Henry Wallace and Dorothy Taylor Wallace. He retired from Gold Kist.In addition to his parents, Mr. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Sue Wood Wallace and brother, Darol Wallace.Survivors include children, Susan Sanders (Max) of Homer and...
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James L. Weiler

May 6, 1918 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Phillip Grant Gillespie

July 23, 1957 - June 17, 2017

Phillip Grant Gillespie, 59, of Jefferson, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mr. Gillespie was a son of Joseph Cecil Gillespie and the late Annie Lou Phillips Gillespie. He worked as a truck driver.Survivors, in addition to his father, include wife, Tina Hiatt Gillespie; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Alison Gillespie of Madison County; daughter and son-in-law,...
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Mary Nash Garrison

December 1, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Mary Nash Garrison, 78, of Hull, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017.A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Garrison was a daughter of the late Jones Nash and Tillie Porterfield Nash. She lived in Oglethorpe County for 20 years and had been a resident of Madison County for 32 years. Mrs. Garrison retired from Westclox and was a member of East Athens Baptist Church.Mary was a loving wife to Sonny for 50...
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William Eklund

December 24, 1945 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Betty Jo Brown

January 5, 1927 - June 6, 2017

Betty Jo "Miss B" Brown passed away June 6, 2017, in Athens, Georgia, from the vagaries of age and chronic disease in what she saw as part of the expected adventures of a 90-year-old lady. As she said, getting old is not for sissies, but she stayed sharp, in her own home and at the center of her family until the final days of her life.Miss B was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1927 to...
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Joyce Blount Blackburn

July 1, 1934 - June 6, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Blount Blackburn died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.Mrs. Blackburn was married to the late Lt. Col. George Morgan Blackburn. She was born in 1934 to the late T.E. Blount and Mary Blount Hamilton of Savannah.She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Jerri and Tom Bailes of Athens; daughter, Tranna Lee Rogers of Savannah; grandchild, Morgan Weeks and husband,...
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Ollie Mae Kesler Sartain Raemy

December 4, 1932 - June 5, 2017

Ollie Mae, our beloved mother and mema, went home to be with her precious Jesus, Lord and Savior on June 5, 2017.Ollie took her heavenly journey at the age of 84. She was born in Madison County, GA on December 4, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Reverend Dennis Kesler, Sr. and the late Mamie Fleming Pritchett Kesler. Ollie was the next to the youngest of eleven children. She was a graduate...
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Thomas Rowe Harvill

May 26, 1926 - June 5, 2017

Thomas Rowe Harvill, Jr. "Jitterbug", 91, of Athens, Georgia, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017.Mr. Harvill was a Private First Class in the United States Army, serving in WW2 from September 8, 1944 to July 2, 1946. During his time in the Army, he received many medals including the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WW2 Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, and an EAME Service...
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Charles Carlton Walker

May 14, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Rose Antley Morris

September 17, 1931 - May 31, 2017

Mrs. Rose "Bobbie" Antley Morris, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away May 31, 2017 with her loved ones by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lake Morris; parents, J.W. and Annabell Dantzler Antley; sister, Jean Antley Reed; cousin, Ray Dantzler and her adored shih tzu, Rosebud. Graveside service is being held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Alta Vista...
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Otis Cleon Howington

August 13, 1920 - May 31, 2017

Otis Cleon Howington, 96, was promoted to Glory on May 31, 2017 in Athens, Ga.He was born on August 13, 1920 and raised in Macon, Ga. O.C. Howington was married to the late Helen Jordan Howington of Athens, Ga. They were happily married 72 years.He is a Christian first and active servant for his Lord and Savior with his passion for sharing his faith with others. He served at Forest Heights...
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Barbara Grier

August 16, 1944 - May 26, 2017

Barbara Grier, 72, of Athens passed away on Friday, 26, 2017.Barbara was the daughter of the late Sylvis Ace Richardson and Virginia Maxine Girton.She was preceded in the death by a daughter, Tammy Grier Young and a granddaughter, Jennifer Anne Mason.Survivors include her children, Tonie Grier Mason (James) of Manning, SC, Thomas Grier of Hoschton, GA, Tyrus Grier of Greenville, SC, Jason Grier...
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Otis Long Bonner

July 23, 1966 - May 25, 2017

OTIS LONG (TREY) BONNER IIIATLANTA, GAOtis (Trey) Bonner, attorney at law, passed away suddenly on May 25, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the son of Otis L. (Col, USAF, Ret.) Bonner Jr. and Anne Bonner of Melbourne, Florida and the grandson of Judge William and Grace (Lib) Akridge, of Cocoa, Florida and Otis and Dora Bonner (Deceased) of Athens, Georgia. Otis attended Satellite Beach Schools...
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Mildred Napier Wooten

May 15, 1925 - May 20, 2017

Mildred Napier Wooten, 92, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017.She was born May 15, 1925 in Williamson, WV, graduated from Williamson High School in 1943 and worked as a telephone operator during the War years. Mildred got her undergraduate degree from Marshall University and her Master's degree from Ohio University. She taught high school in Mingo and Brooke counties in West Virginia, retired in...
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Jean Saye Wilkinson

January 13, 1931 - May 12, 2017

Jean Saye Wilkinson, 86, went to be with her Lord on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Watkinsville, Georgia. She was born on January 13, 1931 in Rodman, South Carolina to James Hodge Saye Sr. and Jean Hollis Saye.Jean grew up in Rodman, South Carolina where she graduated from Lewisville High School. She was class secretary, played on the school basketball team, and was voted most talented by her senior...
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Evelyn Anna Hopkins

July 28, 1937 - May 11, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn A. Hopkins passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the St Mary's Hospice House, in Athens. Evelyn was born July 28, 1937 in Boston, MA. the daughter of John F. Stone and Evelyn A. Harlow. She was united in marriage to Laverne B. Hopkins III on June 20, 1953 in Yuma, AZ. As a Military wife, she held down the home front while her husband fought in the Korean and Viet Nam wars. She waited...
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Hugh Glenn Morrison

November 27, 1948 - May 8, 2017

Hugh Glenn Morrison, 68, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Monday, May 08, 2017.Born in Athens, Mr. Morrison was the son of the late Thelma Stewart and Henry Grady Morrison. He served in the United States Army and later retired from his career of 25 years as a fishing guide on Lake Lanier.Survivors include his wife, Linda Morrison; brother, Charles Wayne Morrison; numerous cousins, a nephew, great...
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Mary Elaine Wright Lieske

May 25, 1941 - May 7, 2017

Mary Elaine Wright Lieske, 75, of Athens, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017.A native of Kenton, Ohio, Mrs. Lieske was a daughter of the late Thurman Wright and Martha Schrenk Wright. She worked as a public school teacher, as store manager of Bookland and retired as a sales associate from Belk's. Mrs. Lieske loved playing and teaching Bridge. She taught Sunday school in Athens, Tennessee.In...
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Deborah Sue Williams

October 16, 1956 - May 5, 2017

Deborah Sue Williams,60, of Athens passed away Friday May 5,2017. She was born October 16,1956 in Gainesville, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents Freddie Hershel Williams,Sr. and Mary Ann Delong Williams and infant son Charles Williams. She is survived by son Lanny Nelson Williams of Athens. Sister and brother in law Mary Nanette & Marvin Taylor of Jefferson. Brother and sister in...
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Gail Teresa Lopes

January 6, 1947 - May 5, 2017

After a long struggle with lung cancer and surrounded by her family, Gail Teresa Lopes, age 70, died to this life and passed on into Paradise. Gail was the beloved wife of her husband of 34 years, Milton E. Lopes and the mother of two children, Teresa M. Lopes and Dominique E. Lopes-DelGiudice and son-in-law, Andrew P. DelGiudice. She is also the stepmother of Felicia Lopes of Dallas, TX and...
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William Donald Hammond

May 12, 1947 - May 4, 2017

William Donald Hammond Sr., 69, of Carlton, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017.A native of Bogart, Mr. Hammond was a son of the late Frank Pierce Hammond and Daisy Mae Culver Hammond. He was a truck driver for Ryder Logistics and was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gail Freeman Hammond.Survivors include sons, William Donald "Duck" Hammond Jr. of Alto and Richard Gary Hammond of...
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Rose Ann Moore

November 4, 1926 - May 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Thomas Walter Rankin

December 29, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Thomas Walter Rankin Jr., 79, of Athens, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017.A native of Bibb County, Mr. Rankin was a son of the late Thomas Walter Rankin Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Davis Rankin. Mr. Rankin started his career with C&S Bank then became president and CEO of the Bank of Carroll County, Etowah Bank and the Bank of Albertville in Albertville, AL. He served as treasurer of the Georgia...
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Rufus Harris

November 28, 1954 - April 27, 2017

Rufus Harris, age 62, of Athens GA, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. A native of Augusta, GA, Rufus was the son of the late Carrie Bell and David Harris. Rufus was an active member of the Athens community. He brought joy to everyone he encountered and his smile always brightened the room. Rufus is survived by his sisters, Doris Harris, Cecelia Ware, Chandra Anderson, Sandra Anderson, and...
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Laura Rogers Fortson

September 15, 1915 - April 26, 2017

Laura Rogers Fortson, age 101, of Athens, GA, passed away peacefully at home early Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017. She had lived in Athens since 1948 when her husband, Edwin B. Fortson, moved his law practice here. Laura was born September 15, 1915, to Dr. Jonathan Clark Rogers and Floyd Blackshear Rogers in Demorest, GA, where her father was Dean of Students at Piedmont College before going...
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Victoria Mary Dipietro

October 10, 1953 - April 25, 2017

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Harry Jackson Peters

September 11, 1949 - April 24, 2017

Harry Jackson Peters, 67, of Athens, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017.A native of Athens, Mr. Peters was the son of the late Joseph Nunnally Peters Jr. and Mary Louise Hayes Peters. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Peters of Athens; stepdaughter, Becky Yarbrough (Marty) of Winterville; stepson, Charles Grimes (Deborah) of Carlton; brother, Larry Peters (Retha) of Acworth; sister, Joann...
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James E. Beatenbough

February 16, 1928 - April 24, 2017

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Dean Spencer Eiteman

November 15, 1934 - April 21, 2017

Dr. Dean S. Eiteman, age 82, passed away on April 21, 2017. After a commission in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant, Dean went on to serve on the faculty of Departments of Accountancy at several Universities including Wright State University (1969-1988) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1988-1999), before retiring in Athens. Dean is survived by his wife, Elfriede, also of Athens, Georgia;...
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Caroline Reid Ridlehuber

August 31, 1939 - April 21, 2017

Caroline Reid Ridlehuber passed away Friday, April 21, 2017. The daughter of the late Malcolm and Janet Reid, she was born August 31, 1939 in Monmouth, Illinois.She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ted Ruff Ridlehuber; daughters, Alice Ann Bowman (Jeff), Susan Buchanan (Phil), and Amy O'Neill (Shane); and grandchildren, Caroline Colley, Joe Colley, Anna Buchanan, Ally Buchanan, Clark O...
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Sylvia Arnold White

August 5, 1944 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Elinor Tillman Terrell

August 25, 1931 - April 18, 2017

Elinor Tillman Terrell passed away at her home on April 18, 2017.A lifelong Athenian, she was the daughter of the late Louise Phinizy and Thomas McKey Tillman. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John Henry Terrell, Jr., and her brothers, Thomas McKey Tillman, Jr., and Billups Phinizy Tillman.Mrs. Terrell attended Barrow School and graduated from Athens High School. She...
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Charlotte Adams Moore

March 3, 1941 - April 15, 2017

Charlotte Alexander Adams Moore, 76, died on April 15, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Athens, GA. She was born on March 3, 1941 in Baltimore, MD. She was a daughter of the late James T. and Sarah C. Adams. Survivors include her two daughters, Margo A. Moore, Durham, NC, and Terrell A. Moore and her husband, Micah G. Bennett, Watkinsville, GA; four granddaughters, Bella, Genevieve, Sophia and...
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John Blanton McCullough

March 2, 1984 - April 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Lisa Ann Berry

March 20, 1971 - April 14, 2017

Lisa Ann Berry, 46, of Athens, Georgia, died peacefully in her sleep on April 14, 2017. She was born in Orange, New Jersey, on March 20, 1971. She was a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in Anthropology. She also had an AA degree in Nursing from Athens Tech and was a Registered Nurse. Prior to becoming disabled, she worked as an Operating Room Nurse at Athens Regional...
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Nancy Seagraves Cobb

September 7, 1940 - April 14, 2017

Nancy Seagraves Cobb, 76, of Watkinsville, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.A native of Clarke County, Mrs. Cobb was a daughter of the late William Robert Seagraves and Annie Bell Benedict Seagraves. She was a retired secretary with Ferrell Gas.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cobb was preceded in death by husband, Leonard J. Cobb; and sisters, Evelyn Dillinger and Irene Seagraves.Survivors...
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Louise Evie Simmerson Parker Guest

January 19, 1927 - April 10, 2017

Louise Evie Simmerson Parker Guest, 90, of Athens passed away Monday, April 10, 2017.Born on January 1, 1927 in Covington, Georgia, Mrs. Guest was the daughter of the late Nellie Mae Simmerson and Wilbur C. Simmerson. Louise married William Daughtry Parker Jr. on August 7, 1944. Sometime after his passing, she met Julius Lester Guest, who she married on September 12, 1992. Mrs. Guest was a...
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Bridget J. Harris

August 21, 1953 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Mose W. Gordon

March 5, 1924 - April 8, 2017

Mose W. (Bill) Gordon, Jr. was born 5 March 1924 at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens GA. He returned to our Heavenly Father 8 April 2017, but not before having lived a long and fulfilling life of service for his Country, his God, his family and all who knew him.He grew up in Athens, GA, son of the late Mose W. Gordon, Sr. and Dove M. White and his step-mother, Katherine Bradford. He was preceded in...
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Julia A. Carlisle

December 26, 1942 - April 8, 2017

Julia A. Carlisle passed away April 8, 2017. She was the daughter of John Paul and Mary Nell Burke Sr. She was a retired nurse from St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, GA.Mrs. Carlisle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stan Carlisle; three brothers, Jack Burke, Lloyd Burke and Hugh Burke.Survivors include her sisters, Mary Catherine Burke, St. Augustine, FL, Jeanette Daugherty, Fort...
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Lois Bowden Lay Cobb

November 27, 1927 - April 6, 2017

Lois Bowden Lay Cobb, 89, of Athens, died at her home on Thursday, April 6, 2017.Mrs. Cobb was born on November 27, 1927 in Greene County, GA, the daughter of the late Theodore Jackson Bowden and Ella Carson Bowden.She was a graduate of Central School in Oconee County where she was a member of the Beta Club. She has enjoyed watching her old school house being moved to Heritage Park and renovated...
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Martha Linda Toole McConnell

April 18, 1958 - April 4, 2017

Martha Linda Toole McConnell, 58, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017.A native of Barrow County, Mrs. McConnell was a daughter of the late John Toole and Mattie Mae Butler Toole.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Alexander King; brothers, Rev. Elmer Butler, Joel Toole, William Boyd, Bobby Toole Sr., Jack Toole, Jimmy Toole and Robert Boleman; and...
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Jacqueline Scott Hoffmeier

November 6, 1933 - April 4, 2017

Jacqueline Scott Hoffmeier was born November 6, 1933, to Jesse Ruel Scott and Lila Dawn Cowan Scott. Her birthplace was in Henry County, GA. Her parents; sister, Francis; and her loving husband, Paul Hoffmeier, preceded her in death. During World War II the family lived in Baltimore, MD, and Jackie's father was employed by General Motors. Her sister, Francis, served in the Waves. Jackie attended...
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Alberta Elder Barnett Quist

July 20, 1931 - April 3, 2017

Alberta Elder Barnett Quist (85) passed away on April 3, 2017 in Athens. Survivors include her children and their partners, Don Barnett and Yun Suk, Jan English and Dennis, and Dan Barnett and Lisa Goodwin; her sister, June Elder Kahlert; her two grandchildren, Kevin Elder Barnett and Taylor Barnett; and four nieces and nephews.Daughter of R. H. "Johnny" Elder and Jurelle Smith Elder of...
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Fantona Fowler Bisson

May 1, 1922 - April 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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James Dean Ayers

December 31, 1944 - March 31, 2017

James Dean Ayers, Sr., 72, of Commerce, GA, died Friday, March 31st, 2017 after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was the son of J.D. and Claudia Ayers. He grew up in Kennesaw, GA resided in Woodstock, GA most of his life. James spent most of his life working in the concrete finishing business all over Georgia. He loved Little River and fishing, camping, spending time with his family and...
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Douglas Lee Fritsch

February 18, 1965 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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John W. Thurmond

February 4, 1939 - March 27, 2017

John W. (Skip) Thurmond Jr., 78, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and lifelong resident of Athens, Georgia is now in the arms of Jesus and suffers no more as of Monday, March 27, 2017. He was called Poppa by all his grandchildren after his beloved grandfather, James Willie Arnold. Poppa never saw a tool he didn't like and often came to the aid of his children in all manner of repairs....
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Jo Nell Simmons

November 24, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Jo Nell Simmons passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017.She was a native of Madison County and graduated from Crawford High School. She has resided in Athens since 1948. Jo Nell worked at Champion DairyPak for 40-plus years where she gained lifelong friends. Jo Nell delighted in cooking and baking for her family and dressing up for events. She especially enjoyed her monthly ladies club and...
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Hazel Busbin Martin

August 24, 1923 - March 23, 2017

Hazel Busbin Martin, 93, of Danielsville, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017.A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Martin was a daughter of the late James Busbin and Lois Stewart Busbin. She was a homemaker and a member of East Athens Baptist Church.In addition to her parents, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her husband, Wilder Martin and son, Eddie Martin.Survivors include children, Linda...
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Carolyn B. Thompson

August 7, 1936 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Crystal Elizabeth Nunnally

June 15, 1953 - March 19, 2017

Crystal Elizabeth Nunnally (née Owensby) passed away on March 19, 2017. She died as she lived - bravely and peacefully, with her husband, Charles "Pat" Nunnally, and her son, Joshua Eaton, at her side.Mrs. Nunnally was a lifelong resident of Athens and a graduate of Athens High School. Her father, Claud William Owensby, preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and son, Mrs. Nunnally...
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Janet Lorraine Jenkins

October 4, 1944 - March 18, 2017

Janet Lorraine Jenkins, 72, of Nicholson passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017.Born in Etowah County, Alabama, Mrs. Jenkins was the daughter of the late Calvin Johnston and Ann Stewart.Survivors include her husband Doug Jenkins of Nicholson; son Joe Harris of Alabama; Brothers Edward Johnston and David Johnston; Sister Elaine Fletcher.The family will hold a memorial service for Mrs. Jenkins at...
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John Napoleon Brown

February 3, 1953 - March 16, 2017

John Napoleon Brown, 64, of Bogart, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017.A native of Albany, Mr. Brown was the son of the late James W. Brown and Flossie Ellison and retired from General Motors where he worked as a forklift operator.Survivors include his wife, Anita Brown of Bogart; stepdaughters Audrey Graper of Loganville, Patrice Graper of Ellenwood, Tamika McCoy of Morrow, Cassandra...
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Everett L. Hulsey

July 17, 1930 - March 11, 2017

Everett Hulsey, 86, of Athens, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017.A native of Habersham County, Mr. Hulsey was a son of the late Ezra Hulsey and Eunice Perry Hulsey. He retired from Westinghouse and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Allie Lou Cantrell Hulsey; brothers, Jeff, Herbert, Rudolph and Minuard and sister, Clara.Survivors include...
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James Carlton Spratlin

October 17, 1948 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Ruby Gordon Hayes Clements

December 21, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Ruby Gordon Hayes Clements was born on December 21, 1933. She left this world and went home to be with the Lord on March 10, 2017. Ruby graduated from University High School, Athens, GA in 1950. Ruby married the love of her life, Ronald Mac Clements (Col. USAF Ret.), on September 14, 1952. Ron proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1956 until retirement in 1979. Ruby was the...
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Joan Gwyneth Dyson

August 17, 1927 - March 9, 2017

ATHENS. Joan Gwenyth Dyson, 89, passed away peacefully on March 9. Gwenyth, as she was known to her family and friends, was born August 17, 1927, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late Charles and Pansy (Curtis) Playle. She was predeceased in 2004 by her loving husband of 47 years, Peter Dyson, and her 2 brothers Jack and Colin Playle. Gwenyth graduated from Guelph University,...
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Aliene Smith

February 2, 1954 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Mary Elizabeth Ackerly Koehler

January 2, 1922 - March 5, 2017

Mary Elizabeth Ackerly Koehler passed away at home on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from the complications of advanced age. Born on January 2, 1922, she was 95 at the time of her death. She loved her family, and was a great wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.Born in Huntington, NY, the second child of Grace Palmer Ackerly and Gilbert Platt Ackerly Sr., she grew up on the...
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Susan Sullivan Marion

January 22, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Susan Sullivan Marion, 91, of Athens, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.Born in Lima, Ohio on January 22, 1926, she was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Herndon Sullivan; her brother, Daniel Carl Sullivan; and her husband, Robert Frederick Marion.She attended Ohio State University and the University of Georgia.She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where she...
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John L. Robinson

March 5, 1952 - March 5, 2017

John L. Robinson, 65, of Watkinsville, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017.A native of Athens, Mr. Robinson was a son of the late Charles Edward Robinson and Irene Nulley Robinson. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a retired security officer.Survivors include wife, Angela Bone Robinson; sons, Arthur Robinson (Karen) and Austin Robinson, all of Watkinsville; daughter, Hazel Whitlock of...
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Dianne Lee Hessing Rowland

December 25, 1941 - March 5, 2017

Dianne Lee Hessing Rowland, 75, of Bogart, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017.A native of Minnesota, Ms. Rowland was a daughter of the late Walter Hessing and Lenore Mayer Rainer. She worked at CertainTeed Corp. in Athens.She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth Lee Haddon. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Vicki Haddon of Oxford; sisters, Lynda Bridwell and Holly Ray;...
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L. Neil Walker

June 21, 1930 - March 3, 2017

L. Neil Walker Jr., 86, of Athens, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017.Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Walker was the son of the late Leo Neil Walker Sr. and Helen Doane Walker.He was preceded in death by both of his parents; his wife, Patty Lake Walker; and his son, Patrick Walker. Survivors include his daughter, Deede Walker Bell of Watkinsville; and his grandchildren, Davis Bell and Katie...
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Donald R. Daniel

January 12, 1954 - March 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, GA.
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Debra Jean Hilley

April 26, 1961 - March 2, 2017

Debra Jean Hilley, 55, of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017.Mrs. Hilley was the daughter of the late Robert McAllister and Shirley Maddox. Mrs. Hilley is survived by her husband, Richard Hilley of Jefferson; her brother, Bobby McAllister of Athens; her sister, Ruth Ann Rogers of Athens; her nephews, Chad Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Trenton Parten; and one great-nephew, Carson Andrew...
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