Our Obituaries

Mrs. Mary Lanell Etheridge

July 17, 2018

Mrs. Mary Lanell Etheridge age 97, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 17, 2018. A Daughter of the late Henry and Lula Walden Canup, she was preceded by and infant son Roger Etheridge, her husband Jonah Etheridge in 1965, a son Willie Etheridge in 2016 and a sister Betty Griffeth. Mrs. Etheridge was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. A seamstress, she had been employed by Cherokee...
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Patrick "Pat" Monahan

February 1, 1955 - June 23, 2018

Mr. Patrick "Pat" Monahan, age 63, of Commerce, Georgia, formerly of Winder passed away June 23, 2018. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Martha Louise Deitz Monahan. Mr. Monahan was the Director of Human Resources at G. T. E. He had resided in Commerce, Georgia for the past seven years and was a Christian. Surviving are The Mother of their children, Sharon...
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Samuel L. Sanders

August 13, 1942 - June 18, 2018

Samuel (Sam) Lynn Sanders, 75, who also answered to the names "Sonny", "Sammy", "Daddy", and "Poppa", peacefully passed from this Earth on Monday, June 18, 2018, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Cumming, GA. He was born on Aug. 13, 1942 in Florence, AL to parents Samuel "Sandy" Byrnes Sanders and Eveline Killen Sanders Craig. Sam was a member of the Class of 1960 at Deshler High School...
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Geneva Schmidt

January 29, 1957 - June 17, 2018

Mrs. Geneva Schmidt, age 61, of Auburn, Georgia passed away June 17, 2018. A native of Tampa, Florida, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Joyce Evonne Johnson Buice. She was preceded by a son, Denny Hudson and a sister, Bonnie Costello. A former resident of Atlanta, Geneva was a longtime Barrow County resident. Geneva was a homemaker and a member of The Bear Creek First Baptist Church...
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Louise Hardigree Fincher

March 7, 1934 - June 17, 2018

Mrs. Louise Hardigree Fincher, age 84, of Winder, Georgia passed away June 17, 2018 at her residence. A longtime resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Paul Will and Willie Mae Fincher Hardigree. She was preceded by her husband, Ernest Willie "Pee Wee" Fincher. She was a member of Chapel Christian Church and was a retired seamstress. Surviving are Children, Royce ...
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Hillman Martin

February 12, 1954 - June 17, 2018

On June 17th, Rev. Hillman (HL) Martin gained his wings. He celebrated his Father's day with his Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert and Willie Lou Martin and his son, Shane Martin. Rev. Martin was the Pastor of Thunder Chapel Baptist Church and was the owner of Martin Painting and General Repair. He was truly loved and will be greatly missed. As he...
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RayNeta Lyons

March 19, 1923 - June 14, 2018

Mrs. RayNeta Lyons, age 95, of Winder, Georgia entered eternity June 14, 2018. Mrs. Lyons was born in Statesboro, Georgia on March 19, 1923 to Seaborn and Nancy Williams Jones Brown, who preceded her. Following the death of her first husband, Russell Craig, U. S. Army in 1943, she moved to Miami, Florida where she met and later married D. J. "Jim" Lyons, who also preceded her in death. She was...
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Carolyn Maynard Chaplin

June 14, 2018

Carolyn Maynard Chaplin, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2018 at her residence in Atlanta. Born in Barrow County, Carolyn was the daughter of Paul and Mary Maynard. She was an honor student at the University of Georgia receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and subsequently employed with IBM. After training in Endicott, New York, Carolyn was assigned to the...
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Scybron J. Nash

January 15, 1936 - June 13, 2018

Mr. Scybron J. Nash age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away June 13, 2018. A resident of Barrow County for most of his life, he was a son of the late Crawford and Ruby House Nash. He was preceded by siblings Mattie Stinchcomb, Mae Opal Roberts, Ralph Nash, Louise Barnett, Geraldine Garrett, Virginia Moulder, Blanche Cronic, Eugene Nash and Randall Nash. Mr. Nash was a retired school bus driver. ...
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Robert "Bob" Neth

August 11, 1934 - June 10, 2018

Mr. Robert "Bob" Neth, age 83 of Auburn, Georgia entered eternity June 10, 2018. A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, he was a son of the late Marshall and Dorothy Reynolds Neth. Bob was preceded by His Wife, Betty Lou Neth on May 24, 2018. He was also preceded by Sons Charles Michael McCoy and Richard Dale McCoy. Bob was of the Baptist Denomination and was the retired Director of Purchasing...
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Harold Hamlin

August 15, 1938 - June 3, 2018

Mr. Harold Hamlin, age 79, of Auburn, Georgia passed away June 3, 2018. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, he was preceded by his parents, George and Della Massie Hamlin, twin brother, Carroll Hamlin, and siblings George Hamlin, Elmer Hamlin, Alford Hamlin, Joel Hamlin and Ruth Turner. Mr. Hamlin was a retired upholsterer. Surviving are Wife, Billie J. Hamlin, Daughter, Connie...
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Ernest Paul Gentry

August 13, 1937 - June 2, 2018

Mr. Ernest Paul Gentry, age 80 of Winder, Georgia passed away June 2, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, and raised in Sylacauga, Alabama, he was preceded by his wife, Carolyn Marie Bowen Gentry, and his parents, Paul Ernest and Ruth Seale Gentry. Mr. Gentry was a U. S. Navy Veteran and was of the Baptist Denomination. He was a retired driver for...
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Quenton Mote

May 1, 1937 - June 1, 2018

Mr. Quenton Mote, age 81, of Winder, Georgia entered eternity June 1, 2018 at his residence. He was born May 1, 1937 to Charlie Levi and Pearl Loggins Mote who preceded him in death. Mr. Mote was a retired poultry farmer and had resided in Barrow County for most of his life. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Winder, Georgia. Surviving are Wife, Martha Eubanks Mote, Children,...
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Earnest H. Rooks

June 21, 1946 - May 26, 2018

Mr. Earnest H. Rooks, age 71, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 26, 2018. A Son of the late Harold and Clara Frances Vanderford Rooks, he had resided in Barrow County for most of his life. Mr. Rooks was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and had attended Bear Creek First Baptist Church. He was a carpenter and was employed with the William Scotsman Company. He was a member of the 1964...
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Betty Lou Neth

January 26, 1934 - May 24, 2018

Mrs. Betty Lou Neth, age 84, of Auburn, Georgia entered her Lord's presence May 24, 2018. A native of Washington, North Carolina, she was born January 26, 1934 to the late Henry Smal and Ella Parks Doughty. She was preceded by sons, Charles Michael McCoy and Richard Dale McCoy. Betty was married July 17, 1973 to Bob Neth in Dillon, South Carolina. She was of the Baptist Denomination and was a...
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Chuck McDonald

October 24, 1953 - May 23, 2018

Mr. Charles Henry "Chuck" McDonald, Jr. age 64, of Auburn, Georgia passed away May 23, 2018. Chuck was preceded by his parents, Charles Henry McDonald, Sr. and Camilla Lee Watson McDonald, brother, Samuel McDonald and sister, Bonnie Patrick. He was a 1972 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and was employed at The Stepan Company. Surviving are Wife, Rosemary Miller McDonald, Son, Evan...
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Annis J. Haggard

October 11, 1930 - May 22, 2018

Mrs. Annis J. Haggard, age 87, of Winder, Georgia left her earthly home for her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was born in Banks County, Georgia on October 11, 1930 to Boyd and Lillie Jones Waddell who preceded her in death. Mrs. Haggard was an active member of Union Baptist Church, and was the Valedictorian of her 1949 Class at Benton High School in Nicholson, Georgia. ...
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Dottie Pierce Emmett

September 27, 1947 - May 21, 2018

Mrs. Dottie Pierce Emmett, age 70, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 21, 2018 at her residence. She had resided in Winder for most of her life and was preceded by her husband, William T. "Billy" Emmett, son, Clint Emmett, and parents, Junior and Frances Jones Pierce. Mrs. Emmett was of the Baptist Denomination and was a homemaker. Surviving are Son and Daughter-in-law, Matt and Theresa...
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Nancy E. Stovall

July 12, 1941 - May 21, 2018

Mrs. Nancy E. Stovall, age 76, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away May 21, 2018 at her residence. A native of Rockport, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Roy, Jr., and Mary Ellen Sparks Court. Mrs. Stovall was of the Baptist Denomination and had resided in this area since 1967. She was a homemaker. Surviving are Husband, Frank Stovall, Sr., Children, Phyllis Cannon, Frank Stovall, Jr.,...
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Sara Ann Griffeth

February 12, 1939 - May 20, 2018

Mrs. Sara Ann Griffeth, age 79, of Winder, Georgia entered her Lord and Savior's presence May 20, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Sara was the daughter of the late Carlie and Maddie Belle Willoughby Smith. She was preceded by her daughter, Gretchen Griffeth and brothers, Alfonso Smith and C. L. Smith. She was a longtime Winder Hairdresser and was employed by Classic Hair...
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Lois Dean

February 14, 1933 - May 15, 2018

Mrs. Lois Dean, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 15, 2018. Lois was born in Suqualak, Mississippi on February 14, 1933 to the late Odis and Maud Kelly Rish. She had been a resident of Winder since 1955. Lois was preceded by her husband, James Luther Dean. She was a member of Peoples Baptist Church and was a retiree of Walmart where she worked in the Fabric Department. Surviving...
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Pat Whitley Casper

December 22, 1939 - May 11, 2018

Mrs. Pat Whitley Casper, age 78, of Winder, Georgia entered her Lord and Savior's presence on May 11, 2018. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, Mrs. Casper was the daughter of the late Dewey S. and Altha Montgomery Kennedy. She was preceded by her first husband, Neil Whitley, and her second husband, R. B. Casper. Mrs. Casper had served as a para professional at County Line Elementary School...
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Pat Brooks

May 30, 1937 - May 10, 2018

Mrs. Pat Brooks, age 80, of Winder, Georgia, entered Heaven on May 10, 2018. A native of Buford, Georgia she was the daughter of the late Louie and Eva Mae Fox Gower. She and her late husband, James Thomas Brooks had operated West Barrow Auction. Mrs. Brooks was preceded by a step-son, Scott Brooks. Mrs. Brooks was a member of Duncan Creek Congregational Church. Surviving are children, Pam...
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Frank John Talley, Jr.

December 5, 1943 - May 3, 2018

Mr. Frank John Talley, Jr., age 74 of Auburn, Georgia entered his Savior's presence May 3, 2018. A native of Alhambra, California, he was a son of the late Angela Italiano Talley and Frank John Talley Sr. He was preceded by a child, Stacey Talley, and a grandchild, Raymond Patterson. Mr. Talley was a member of The Auburn First Baptist Church and was the owner of Talley's Truck Line. ...
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Ansel B. Garrett

March 20, 1935 - May 1, 2018

Mr. Ansel Garrett, age 83, of Hoschton, Georgia entered his Lord and Savior's presence May 1, 2018. A native of Woodruff, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Herbert and Viola Brown Garrett. Mr. Garrett was preceded by his first wife, Mary Kate Pullen and brother, Billy Garrett. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church, Dacula, Georgia and was a Master Mason, having been affiliated with...
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June C. Martin

December 21, 1959 - April 28, 2018

Ms. June C. Martin age 58, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 28, 2018. A native of Cartersville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Doris Sliegh Martin. She had resided in Winder since 1999 and was employed by The Master's Table. Ms. Martin had attended Bethlehem Church 211 Campus. Surviving are Children, Dustin Poole and Krysta Poole both of Winder, Georgia, Siblings,...
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Estelle Jewell Ferguson

September 9, 1935 - April 22, 2018

Estelle Jewel Ferguson, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Winder Health Care after an extended illness. Ms. Ferguson was born on September, 9, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her Mother, Eloise Meadows and Daughter, Michelle Anderson. She was a member of The Winder Wesleyan Church. Left to cherish her memory, her Sister, Oweida Ewing,...
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Styles Rooks

July 20, 1932 - April 19, 2018

Mr. Styles Rooks, age 85, of Winder, Georgia died April 19, 2018. He was preceded by His Wife, Laverne Glass Rooks, and parents, Edward and Lessie Tench Rooks. Mr. Rooks was a former employee of Jug Tavern Golf Course. Surviving are Sons, Dwayne Rooks and Skyler Rooks of Winder, Georgia, Brother, Sam Rooks of Winder, Georgia, Sisters-in-law, Opal (Ben) Hardgrove of Winder, Georgia, and...
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Gwen Easterling

April 13, 1931 - April 15, 2018

Mrs. Gwen Easterling, age 87. Of Winder, Georgia entered eternal life on April 15, 2018. She was born April 13, 1931 in Evergreen, South Carolina to D. C. and Jessie Haynes Edwards, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Easterling had resided in Barrow County since 1973 and was a former resident of Doraville, Georgia. She owned and operated Gwen's Beauty Nook and was a member of Hebron Baptist...
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Susan Dale Kretschmar

July 26, 1953 - April 11, 2018

Mrs. Susan Dale Kretschmar, age 64, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away April 11, 2018. She was born July 26, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents, Turner and Lucy Jones Gibby preceded her in death. Mrs. Kretschmar was a former resident of Conyers and Covington, Georgia and had resided here for the past year and a half. She was a homemaker and a member of Rosebud Baptist Church. Surviving...
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Nina Mae Vega

September 7, 1950 - April 4, 2018

Mrs. Nina Mae Vega, age 67 of Auburn, Georgia entered into eternity on April 4, 2018. A native of Jellico, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Offie Ball Alsip. She was preceded by a sister, Betty Hill and a son, Scott Cox. Mrs. Vega had resided in Auburn for the past three years and was a former resident of Doraville, Georgia. She was of the Baptist Denomination. Surviving...
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Dianne Hall Thornton

July 1, 1945 - March 23, 2018

Mrs. Mary Dianne Thornton, age 72, of Winder, Georgia passed away at her residence March 23, 2018. She was the daughter of the late W. T. "Dub" and Ora Sauls Hall. A former resident of Winder, she relocated here in 2013 from Olathe, Kansas. Mrs. Thornton was a homemaker. Surviving are Husband, James Donald Thornton of Winder, Georgia, Children Don (Amy King) Thornton, Jr. of Winder, Georgia...
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Jackie Adams

April 25, 1947 - March 16, 2018

Ms. Jacqueline Sylvia "Jackie" Adams, age 70, of Statham, Georgia passed away March 16, 2018. Jackie was a lifelong resident of Barrow County and was of the Baptist Denomination. She was a retiree of the U. S. Government, where she served as a secretary. Jackie was preceded by her parents, H. W. Steed, II and Capitola Holiday Steed. Surviving are Son and Daughter-in-law, Randy and Patricia...
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Janet L. Phelps

March 27, 1941 - March 10, 2018

Ms. Janet Phelps, age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 10, 2018. A daughter of the late Richard G. and Bernice Malloy Phelps, she was born March 27, 1941 in Rochester, New York. A resident of Winder for the past twenty years, she was retired Winder Publix florist. Ms. Phelps was a former resident of New Port Richey, Florida and was preceded by a Son, Robert Merrill. She was a member...
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Russell L. Chapman, Jr.

August 13, 1923 - March 8, 2018

Mr. Russell L. Chapman, Jr, age 94, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 8, 2018 at his residence. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he had resided in Barrow County since 1984. Mr. Chapman was preceded by his wife, Joy Maynard Chapman in 2005. He was the son of the late Ruby Power Chapman and Russel L. Chapman, I. Mr. Chapman was a member of The Winder First United Methodist Church and was a...
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Robert E. Millholland

August 21, 1930 - March 6, 2018

Mr. Robert E. Millholland, age 87, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away March 6, 2018 at his residence. A native of Center, Alabama, he was a son of the late Bert and Allie Morgan Millholland. Mr. Millholland was a farmer and a member of Revival Baptist Church. He was a former Barrow County resident and had resided in Jackson County since 1982. Surviving are Wife, Bea Millholland of Hoschton,...
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Betty O. Greenway

April 28, 1935 - March 5, 2018

Mrs. Betty O. Greenway, age 82, of Bogart, Georgia passed away March 5, 2018 at her residence. A Native of Atlanta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late L. T. and Gladys Prickett Thomas. A resident of Barrow County for most of her life, she was a former employee of The Golden Corral. She was preceded by Brothers J. J. Thomas, Paul Thomas, Tony Thomas, Charles Thomas and Robert Thomas. ...
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Maxine Harris Welch

January 20, 1946 - March 3, 2018

Maxine Harris Welch, age 72, passed away on Saturday March 3rd, 2018. She was a native of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, and a resident of Winder, Georgia at the time of her death. The Barrow County resident was a homemaker. She is the daughter of the late Frank Dillard Harris and Louise Wilson Harris, and the wife of the late Bennie Welch. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Gayle Potts Jr...
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Gerald "Buddy" Sims

June 20, 1940 - March 3, 2018

Mr. Gerald R. "Buddy" Sims age 77, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 3, 2018. A Native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son of the late H. F. "Red" and Madeline Dunagan Sims. Buddy was preceded by a sister, Pat Sims. He served twenty-five years combined with the Winder Fire Department and the Bethlehem Fire Department. Buddy served on The Winder City Council and owned and...
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Linda Tuggle

April 13, 1955 - March 3, 2018

Mrs. Linda Tuggle, age 62, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 3, 2018. Mrs. Tuggle had resided in Barrow County since 1982 and was a daughter of the late Ralph and Eva Lou Davis McWaters. She was a member of Whistleville Christian Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are Husband, Billy Tuggle, Son and Daughter-in-law, Dwayne and April Tuggle, Daughter and Son-in-law, Michele and Jamie...
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Fay Harrison

January 18, 1932 - March 1, 2018

Miss Fay Harrison, age 86, of Auburn, Georgia passed away March 1, 2018. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Gladstone and Annie Irene Kennedy Harrison. Miss Harrison was a longtime employee of R. & R. Manufacturing Company and was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Surviving are Sister, Carolyn Rainey and Brother, Kenneth Harrison, both of...
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Luz Amelia Morales De Rest

November 28, 1948 - February 28, 2018

Mrs. Luz Amelia Morales De Rest, age 69, of Bethlehem, passed away February 28, 2018. A native of Peru, Luz is the daughter of the late Clorinda Leon and Victor Manuel Morales. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Carter Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018, from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home in...
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Louie Dean Powell

May 10, 1917 - February 18, 2018

Mrs. Louie Dean Powell, age 100, of Winder, Georgia departed this world February 18, 2018. A Native of Barrow County, Mrs. Powell was preceded by Her Husband, Mr. Horace B. Powell, Parents, W. O. and Roxie Robinson Flanigan, Daughter-in-law, Becky McFalls Powell and Sister and Brother-in-law, Annie Bee and Harold McNeal. Mrs. Powell was a retiree of The Gwinnett County Board of Education, where...
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Helen I. Jenkins

August 3, 1931 - February 16, 2018

Mrs. Helen I. Jenkins, age 86, of Winder, Georgia went to be with Jesus February 16, 2018. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Ed and Lizzie Sorrells Bowles. Mrs. Jenkins was preceded by Her Husband, Mr. Richard D. Jenkins in 2003. She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life, was of the Baptist Faith and was a homemaker. Surviving are Children, Brenda...
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Sally Jo Boyd

June 6, 1930 - January 31, 2018

Mrs. Sally Jo Boyd, age 87, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven January 31, 2018. Mrs. Boyd was born June 6, 1930 to the late Ross and Ethel Brock Puckett. She was preceded by her husband, Thomas H. Boyd in 2004, her son David Boyd in 1996 and one sister and four brothers. A resident of Barrow County for most of her life, she was a longtime member of Bethabra Baptist Church. Surviving are...
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Modell W. Montgomery

April 15, 1929 - January 19, 2018

Mrs. Modell W. Montgomery, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 19, 2018. A native of Walton County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Exie Mae Atchison Woodruff. She was preceded by her husband, George T. Montgomery, children, Howell Davis, Ricky Davis, Betty Sue Dunahoo, and Ronnie Montgomery, and siblings, Ollie Mae Murrell, Hazel Milligan, Pauline Carter, and Junior...
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Anne Williamson Huff-Lovin

August 16, 1932 - December 24, 2017

Mrs. Anne Williamson Huff Lovin, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 24, 2017. Born August 16, 1932 in Statham, Georgia to the late Laurie and Myra Hammond Williamson, she was preceded by her first husband, Roy G. Huff, I, son Roy G. (Rgie) Huff, II, and grandson, Jeremy Conner. Mrs. Lovin graduated from Statham High School in 1949 and was a longtime member of The Winder First...
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Elaine Dockery

May 7, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Mrs. Elaine Dockery, age 85, of Hoschton, Georgia entered her Savior's presence on December 19, 2017. A native of Tucker, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Nina Andrews Flowers. Mrs. Dockery was preceded by her Husband, Earl Dockery, Son, Glen Dockery, Grandson, Chris Eberhart and Great Grandson, Cody Eager. She was a longtime member of Sharon Baptist Church and was a retiree...
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Billy J. Wheeler

August 26, 1939 - December 11, 2017

Mr. Billy J. Wheeler, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 11, 2017 at his residence. A native of Barrow County, Mr. Wheeler was preceded by his parents, Royce and Corrine Sauls Wheeler, and sisters, Jean Wheeler and Lillian Thornton. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a carpenter. Surviving are wife, Pat Cruce Wheeler of Winder, Georgia, Son and Daughter-in-law,...
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Lorraine Morris

August 14, 1946 - December 10, 2017

Mrs. Lorraine Morris, age 71, of Winder, Georgia entered heaven on December 10, 2017. A former resident of East Point, Georgia, she was preceded by her father, John Goodman. Mrs. Morris had resided in Winder since 1973. She was a member of Winder Christian Church and was a retiree of Barrow Medical Center where she worked in medical records. Surviving are Husband, Jim Morris of Winder,...
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Jill Hunter

June 20, 1957 - November 23, 2017

Mrs. Jill Hunter, age 60, of Winder, Georgia left this world November 23, 2017. Jill was born June 20, 1957 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to John and Violet Griggs Heward. A former resident of Thomasville, Georgia, Jill had resided in Barrow County for the past ten years and was a homemaker. Surviving Family members include, Husband, Bob Hunter, Children, Lorraine Elise Hunter, Cody James Ivie, and...
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Chloe Perkins

March 20, 1924 - November 22, 2017

Mrs. Chloe Perkins, age 93, of Winder, Georgia went to Heaven November 22, 2017. A native of Monroe, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Edwin Manch and Iva Nora Locklin Hearn. She was preceded by her husband, Mr. Quentin Perkins in 1998. Mrs. Perkins was also preceded by her daughter, Patricia Bentley and a grandson, Todd Allen. She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and...
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J. C. Wallace

March 11, 1944 - November 17, 2017

Mr. J. C. Wallace, age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 17, 2017. A native of Winder, Georgia, he was a son of the late Wes and Lona Mae Garrett Wallace. Mr. Wallace had resided in Barrow County for most of his life and had been employed at Athena Carpet Mill as manager for a number of years, and in later life had been employed at Ingles Grocery Store. Surviving are Wife, Florence...
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Charles R. Goman

February 25, 1944 - November 14, 2017

Mr. Charles Goman age 73, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 14, 2017. A native of Augusta, Georgia, he was a son of the late Clifford and Elsie Harper Goman, and was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church. Mr. Goman retired from A. T. & T. in 2002 with Thirty-five years of service. He served on the Board of Directors of The American Motorcycle Association, was a past president of...
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Juanita H. Martin

November 1, 1962 - November 14, 2017

Ms. Juanita H. Martin, age 55, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 14, 2017 at her residence. A native of Winder, she was a daughter of the late Cicero and Sarah Chambers Hall. She was an employee of The Huddle House. Surviving are Sons, Richard Ramey of Palm Bay, Florida, Jessie Ramey of Douglasville, Georgia and Josh Ramey of Winder, Georgia, Four Grandchildren, Sisters, Shirley Cronic...
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Harvey O. Turk, Sr.

March 15, 1925 - October 30, 2017

Mr. Harvey O. Turk, Sr., age 92, of Hoschton, Georgia entered his Savior's presence on October 30, 2017. A native of Hall County, he was the son of the late Oliver and Della Cash Turk. He was preceded by sisters Daisy Harris and Ila Allison. Harvey proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and prior to his retirement was actively involved in the Poultry Industry...
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Betty Hendrix Bauknight

June 14, 1928 - October 21, 2017

Betty Hendrix Bauknight, age 89, of Winder, Georgia, passed away on October 21, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Marvin T. and Grace T. Hendrix of Tucker, Georgia. Betty lived most of her life in DeKalb County, moving to Winder in 1986. She was a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church and Choir, was an artist and a retired secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband of...
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Truman "Bill" Phillips

July 17, 1945 - October 17, 2017

Mr. Truman "Bill" Phillips, age 72, of Carl, Georgia passed away October 17, 2017 surrounded by his family. A Gwinnett County Native, he was a son of the late William P. and Willie Hester Phillips. He was preceded by siblings Vivian (Jerry) Walls, Duane Phillips, Faron "Fuzzy" Phillips and Jack Phillips. Mr. Phillips was employed with Walton Electric Membership Corporation as an electrical...
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Dottie Payne Smith

May 3, 1933 - October 14, 2017

Mrs. Dottie Smith, age 84, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 14, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Smith, a native of Barrow County, was the daughter of the late Lee and Irene Austin Payne. She was a member of Winder Wesleyan Church and was a homemaker. Surviving is her husband of sixty-five years, Enoch Smith of Winder, Children, Jonathan Smith and Michael Smith both of Winder, Lisa (Eugene)...
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Lester Louiston DeSalvo, Jr.

July 16, 1942 - October 11, 2017

Mr. Lester Louiston DeSalvo, Jr., age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 11, 2017 at his residence. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late Margaret Thomas DeSalvo and Lester Louiston DeSalvo, Sr. A resident of Winder for the past five years, he was employed in the maintenance department of The Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. DeSalvo was a U....
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Barbara Huff

December 14, 1944 - October 9, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Huff, age 72, of Bogart, Georgia, formerly of Winder, passed away October 9, 2017. A native of Marietta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Bessie Hudson Newton. Mrs. Huff was preceded by her husband, Nelson Huff. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are Children, Johnny (Ashley Powell) Huff of Jefferson, Georgia, Rosalind ...
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Janet Aline Pyle

February 4, 1937 - October 5, 2017

Janet Aline Courtright Pyle, 80, passed away on October 5, 2017 at her home in Winder, Georgia. She was born February 4, 1937 in Louisville, Illinois to Guy and Mildred Courtright, who precede her in death. She is survived at the home by J. W. Pyle, her husband of 61 years, and their son John S. Pyle, and daughters Jean M. Rigby (David) of Bethlehem, Georgia and Jessica L. Fambrough of...
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Elsie Nash

December 20, 1939 - October 3, 2017

Mrs. Elsie Nash, age 77, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away October 3, 2017 at Kindred Hospice of Athens, Georgia. A native of Panama, she was preceded by her husband, Mr. Robert Earnest "Earnie" Nash and father, Alfonso Lopez. Mrs. Nash was a retired payroll clerk with Emory-Crawford Long Hospital. Surviving are children, Douglas of Bethlehem, Georgia, Tamela of Huntersville, North Carolina,...
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Clayton James Blackstock

April 4, 1941 - September 30, 2017

Mr. Clayton James Blackstock passed away September 30, 2017 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. A resident of Barrow County for most of his life, he was a son of the late Elery and Lorea Davis Blackstock. Mr. Blackstock was a member of Whistleville Christian Church and was a retired carpenter. Surviving are Wife, Linnis Bell Blackstock of Winder, Georgia,...
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Beverly DeLay Anderson

December 8, 1931 - September 28, 2017

Mrs. Beverly Anderson, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. A native of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Wiley and Viola Finch DeLay. She was preceded by her husband, Mr. Robert Anderson on December 31, 2007. Mrs. Anderson had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a homemaker. She was former employee of Roses in Winder...
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Kathy Sharpton

August 17, 1954 - September 15, 2017

Mrs. Kathy Sharpton, age 63, of Auburn, Georgia went to be with Jesus September 15, 2017 surrounded by her family. A native of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late C. H. and Sadie Carlyle Teal. Kathy had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a member of Voice of Hope Church in Monroe, Georgia. She was a homemaker. Surviving are Husband, Gene Sharpton of Auburn,...
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Bruce W. Turner

May 8, 1948 - September 14, 2017

Bruce Wayne Turner, passed away Thursday September 14th 2017 of natural causes. Born on May 8, 1948, in Somerville, New Jersey to Orie and Charlotte Turner, he is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice Watson Turner, her two children Daniel E. McIntyre, Jr. and Pamela McIntyre, and Brenna Mason, Lisa Vaughn from his previous marriage. Two siblings Char Turner Middleton and Rick Turner and...
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Dan Osburn

July 5, 1934 - September 11, 2017

Mr. Dan Osburn, age 83, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away September 11, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. A native of Waycross, Georgia, he was a son of the late Cecil James and Mary Elizabeth Bennet Osburn. He had resided in Hoschton for the past twenty years and was a former resident of Valdosta where he and his wife were associated with The Raintree Village Children's Home. Most...
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Doris J. Manders

June 9, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Mrs. Doris J. Manders, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 5, 2017. Mrs. Manders was born in Barrow County on June 9, 1929 to Jewel and Lizzie Elder Wilkerson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Hubert Manders and son, Bruce Manders. She was employed for many years by Barrow Medical Center and was a member of Union Baptist Church. Surviving are...
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Bessie Lea White

January 25, 1930 - September 4, 2017

Mrs. Bessie Lea White, age 87, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away September 4, 2017. Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Jesse and Geneva Black Cornn. Mrs. White was preceded by her husband, Herbert H. White, Sr., grandchildren, Gina Savage and Scott Coker and step-daughter, Gail Shedd. Mrs. White was a retiree of Seven-Eleven Convenience Stores. Surviving are children and spouses,...
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Billy Jack Jones, Sr.

July 5, 1934 - August 31, 2017

Mr. Billy Jack Jones, Sr., age 83, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven on August 31, 2017. Mr. Jones was preceded by his wife, Bonnie Whitley Jones and son, Mitchell Gill Jones. He was a native of Barrow County, born on July 5, 1934 to Paul and Elizabeth Milsapps Jones, who preceded him in death. Mr. Jones was a retiree of Complete Auto Transit, where he served as a Gate and Yard Attendant. He...
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Daniel Lee Orr

January 9, 1936 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Daniel Lee Orr, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia died August 27, 2017 at his residence. A native of Gainesville, Georgia, he was the son of the late James Monroe and Tinnie Hagwood Orr. He was preceded by a son, Tommy Lee Orr. Mr. Orr was a retired truck driver with Gainesville Iron Works and was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle of Commerce. Mr. Orr was a United States Army Veteran. ...
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Tony Clayton Clark

December 19, 1967 - August 27, 2017

Mr. Tony Clayton Clark, age 49, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 27, 2017. A native of Duluth, Georgia, Mr. Clark was employed by the Gwinnet County Road Maintenance Department. Surviving are Wife, Johnette Patton Clark, Children, Andria (Chris) Webb, Cody Clark, Amy Etheridge (Chad) Doughty and Michael Etheridge, Parents, Walter and Rosie Vandiver Clark all of Winder, Georgia, Brother,...
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Cora Jones Thomas

August 27, 1925 - August 27, 2017

Mrs. Cora Jones Thomas, age 92, of Auburn, Georgia passed away August 27, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born August 27, 1925 in Pickens County, Georgia to the late Johnny and Minnie Lee Hendrix Jones. She was preceded by Her Husband, Andrew Thomas, and Sons, Donald Thomas and Ricky Thomas. Mrs. Thomas was of the Baptist Denomination and was a homemaker. Surviving are Children, Nora Lee Parr of...
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Warren Chandler, Sr.

February 10, 1941 - August 24, 2017

Mr. William Warren Chandler, Sr., age 76 of Bogart, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. Mr. Chandler was a native and lifelong resident of Athens, Georgia and was a son of the late Garnett Troy and Mattie Sue Carter Chandler. He was preceded by a son, William Warren "Bro" Chandler, Jr., a brother, Wiley and sister Linda. He was retired from The Athens Fire Department with the rank...
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Mary Sanders Highfield

May 22, 1945 - August 21, 2017

Mrs. Mary Sanders Highfield, age 72, of Winder, Georgia went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 21, 2017. Mary was born, May 22, 1945 in Commerce, Georgia to the late Arthur and Mamie Turpin Sanders. She was preceded by a Brother, J. T. Sanders. Mary had resided in Barrow County since 1984 and was a member of Whistleville Christian Church. She was a former owner of Badcock Furniture of...
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Sandra Kay Alexzulian

September 3, 1941 - August 11, 2017

Mrs. Sandra Kay Alexzulian, age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 11, 2017 at her residence. A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Cowan Thomas. She was the widow of Andrew Alexzulian. Mrs. Alexzulian was a respiratory therapist at Barrow Medical Center. Surviving are a Daughter, Lisa Cassidy of Winder, Georgia and a Son and Daughter...
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Ingrid Marie Beasley

October 27, 1946 - August 8, 2017

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Meredith Dace Turner

April 21, 1967 - August 7, 2017

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Thomas George, Sr.

December 1, 1938 - August 7, 2017

Mr. John Thomas George, Sr., age 78, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away August 7, 2017. A native of Monroe, Georgia, he was a son of the late Raymond and Ethel Cooper George. He was preceded by brothers, James Oscar George, William George and Phillip George. Mr. George was a member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a retiree of Harrison Poultry where he was a...
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Randall M. "Buck" Rockmore

June 7, 1945 - August 7, 2017

Mr. Randall M. "Buck" Rockmore, age 72, of Winder, Georgia passed away August 7, 2017. A native of Jackson County, he was a son of the late J. E. and Ruby Carlile Rockmore. Mr. Rockmore was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was a retiree of The University of Georgia Maintenance Department. Surviving are Wife, Joann Montgomery Rockmore, Children, Pam Clark, Jason Rockmore and Steven...
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Donald J. Hall

September 21, 1935 - August 6, 2017

Mr. Donald J. Hall, age 81, of Doraville, Georgia passed away August 6, 2017. A native of Hoschton, Georgia, he was a son of the late Charlie J. and Pearl Stone Hall. He was preceded by Sisters, Grace Murphy, Newell Wood, Bonnie Pentecost and Ouida Bentley, and Brother, Charles T. Hall. Mr. Hall was a retiree of Internal Revenue Service. Surviving are a Sister-in-law, Frances Hall of Hoschton,...
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Margaret L. Crowe

March 22, 1926 - August 5, 2017

Mrs. Margaret L. Crowe, age 91, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven August 5, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Dewey, Sr. and Bonnie Kelly Burke. Mrs. Crowe was a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and had resided in Barrow County since 1952. She married the love of her life, Houston Crowe on June 7, 1946 in Ringgold, Georgia. Mrs. Crowe was preceded by a Daughter, Nancy Karen Crowe, and...
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E. M. "Buck" Kiley

September 26, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Mr. E. M. "Buck" Kiley age 92, of Winder, Georgia (Carl Community) passed away August 3, 2017. Mr. Kiley was born in Hoschton, Georgia on September 26, 1924 to the late Jesse and Bertha Kidd Kiley. He was preceded by his Wife, Jody Stover Kiley, two Granddaughters, Monika Harris and Jessica Harris, Sisters, Gertie Ward and Jewell Miller, and Brothers, Clifford Kiley, Marvin Kiley and Clyde...
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Louise Sweat

June 7, 1928 - July 29, 2017

Mrs. Louise Sweat, age 89, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 29, 2017. Mrs. Sweat was born June 7, 1928 to Lewis and Cora Helton Everett, who pre-deceased her. She was the widow of Rev. Robert Lee Sweat, and was preceded by a son, Wayne Sweat. Mrs. Sweat was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and was a retired nursing assistant at Russell Nursing Home. Surviving are Son and Daughters-in...
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Donald Casper

July 22, 1952 - July 29, 2017

Mr. Donald Casper, age 65, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 29, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Donald was a son of the late Herbert and Irene McClellan Casper. He was a former owner of P & H Mechanical of Winder. Donald was a 1970 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School where he played on the football team as a tackle. Donald was a member of The Church at Winder. ...
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Tommy Gilbert

July 25, 1998 - July 26, 2017

Mr. Tommy R. C. Gilbert, age 19, of Homer, Georgia passed away July 26, 2017. A native of Barrow County, Tommy attended New Life Worship Center in Statham, Georgia. He was a 2017 Graduate of Banks County High School and was employed as a welder at Toyota. Surviving are Mother, Tiffany Landress of Winder, Father and Step-mother, Keith and Amy Gilbert of Homer, Brothers, Hunter Gilbert of...
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David Skinner

August 27, 1947 - July 19, 2017

Lester David Skinner, 69, of Winder went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. David, the self-appointed Semi-Unofficial Mayor of County Line, was born on August 27, 1947 to W. N. and Hazel Skinner. He leaves behind his wife, Gina, sons: Jeff (Tammy) of Winder and Brian (Stacey) of Dacula, Step-sons, John (Mandy) Parker of Bainbridge and Will (Catie) Parker of Andalusia, Alabama,...
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Raymond D. Murphy

February 28, 1936 - July 8, 2017

Mr. Raymond D. Murphy, age 81, of Winder, Georgia entered Heaven's Gates on July 8, 2017. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late George and Jewell Doster Murphy. Mr. Murphy was preceded by his sister, Dot Johnson and brother, Terrell Murphy. He was a retired inspector with Roper Pump Company of Commerce, and was a U. S. Army Veteran. Mr. Murphy was a longtime member of Nazareth...
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Jerry Randall Martin

July 6, 2017

Mr. Jerry Randall Martin, age 80, of Winder, Georgia, passed away July 6, 2017, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer. A native of Winder for the last 17 years, Mr. Martin was the son of the late Berthaleen "Tiny" (Swords) Bowen. Mr. Martin was retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving his country 26 years and enjoying the opportunity to travel, experience life in...
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Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson

December 7, 1930 - July 5, 2017

Mrs. Gwen Middlebrooks Jackson, age 86, of Bethlehem, Georgia entered eternal life on July 5, 2017. Mrs. Jackson was born December 7, 1930 in Farmington, Georgia to Percy B. and Ora Lee Carson Middlebrooks. She was nominated as Best All Around Girl in her graduating class at Watkinsville High School. Mrs. Jackson attended the University of Georgia and was a graduate of Athens Business College....
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Jim Looney Smith

May 18, 1924 - June 12, 2017

Mr. Jim Looney Smith, age 93, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away June 12, 2017. A native of Barrow County, he was a son of the late Asbury and Ila Smith. He was preceded by his wife, Lucy Wallace Smith and a daughter, Jeanette Smith Satterfield. Mr. Smith was a retired brick mason and was of the Apostolic Denomination. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 6:00 P. M....
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Robert M. "Bob" Akin

April 20, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Akin, age 88, of Winder, and Jefferson, Georgia passed away June 12, 2017. A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Mr. "Bob" was preceded by his wife of fifty-nine years, Kathryn Sue Akin and son, Robert E. Akin. Mr. Akin served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired as General Manager of The Overhead Door Company of Atlanta and had attended The Whistleville...
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Mamie Williams Ashworth

November 24, 1931 - June 11, 2017

Mrs. Mamie Williams Ashworth, age 85, of Auburn, Georgia passed into eternity June 11, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, She was the daughter of the late Luss and Bertie Etheridge Williams. Mrs. Ashworth was preceded by her husband, Erastus Ashworth and her brother and sister-in-law, Don and Claudine Williams. A member of Midway United...
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Robert H. Whiddon

July 28, 1940 - June 10, 2017

Mr. Robert H. Whiddon, age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 10, 2017 at his residence. Born in Greensboro, Georgia, Robert was a son of the late Howell and Katherine Moore Whiddon. He was of the Methodist Denomination and was a U. S. Navy Veteran. Mr. Whiddon was the owner of Construction Tractors Limited in Winder. Surviving are Sons and...
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Mrs. Linda Hogan

May 31, 2017

Mrs. Linda Hogan, age 73, of Monroe, Georgia passed away May 31, 2017 at Athens Regional. A native of Winder, Georgia, Mrs. Hogan was a daughter of the late Luther and Willie Mae Dalton Day. She was a member of Walker Baptist Church in Monroe, Georgia and was retired from Walton Mill in Monroe, Georgia. Surviving are Husband, James R. Hogan, Sr. of Monroe, Children, Brenda Murrah of...
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Harry "Rocky" Howland

December 28, 1953 - May 21, 2017

Harry "Rocky" Howland, a door & window Inside Salesman and resident of Hoschton, GA died on The Lord's Day, May 21, 2017 at the age of 63 while at home in hospice care. Rocky is survived by his wife, Debbie Howland; his children, Jack Howland, Dorothy Forrester, Gabe Howland, Sarah Keister, Michael Howland, Laura Howland, Hannah Howland, Marjory Howland, and Alaina Howland; six...
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Hazel Cook Bruce

November 27, 1925 - May 10, 2017

Mrs. Hazel Cook Bruce, age 91, of Winder, Georgia entered into heaven on May 10, 2017. A daughter of the late Andrew Lyman, Sr. and Mamie Morris Burrell, she was preceded by her first husband, Mr. J. C. Cook and her second husband, Mr. Ted Bruce. Mrs. Bruce was also preceded by her grandson, Rusty Cook, son-in-law, Tim Bray and brother, Andy Burrell. A resident of Barrow County for most of her...
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Jonell Allen Morris

July 4, 1934 - May 1, 2017

Mrs. Jonell Morris, age 82, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away May 1, 2017. A resident of Jackson County for most of her life, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Maebell Brooks Allen. Mrs. Morris was preceded by her husband, Bill Morris, her daughter, Donna Jean Thurmond, and siblings Myron Allen, Harold Allen, Junior Allen and Harry James Allen. Mrs. Morris was a homemaker. ...
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Freida W. Harwell

January 1, 1951 - April 26, 2017

Ms. Freida W. Harwell, age 66, left this world April 26, 2017. The daughter of the late J. T. and Louise Simpson Wall, she had resided in Barrow County all of her life. Freida was preceded by her brothers, Bill Wall and Damon Wall. Freida was a 1969 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and graduated in 2007 from DeVry University with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She was employed...
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