Our Obituaries

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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Nolia Oliver England

October 3, 1922 - April 25, 2017

Mrs. Nolia England, age 94, of Winder, Georgia went to heaven April 25, 2017. A longtime resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Nancy Marr Oliver. Mrs. England was preceded by her husband, D. C. England, daughter, Gail Akins, Daughter-in-law, Ester Boss England, and siblings, Ruby Carter, Aubrey Oliver, Price Oliver and Reefer Oliver. At the time of her passing,...
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Joe Fredrick Porter

June 3, 1947 - April 21, 2017

Mr. Joe Fredrick Porter, age 69, of Statham, Georgia passed away April 21, 2017. Mr. Porter was born June 3, 1947 in Statham, Georgia to the late Quilla and Dorothy Ferguson Porter and was preceded by a brother, Ray Porter. He attended Statham Elementary School and Winder-Barrow High School. Mr. Porter was a Mill Wright and member of Local Union #1263. He is survived by two children, Bart...
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Gary M. Little

September 24, 1951 - April 21, 2017

Mr. Gary Little, age 65, of Winder, Georgia passed on to his eternal reward April 21, 2017 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, Gary was the son of the late Grady and Rachel Foster Little. He was a member of Freedom Fellowship Church in Statham, and was a Fire Fighter/E. M. T. with 33 years of service to Barrow County Emergency Services. Surviving are Wife,...
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Winifred Sailors

June 18, 1924 - April 15, 2017

Mrs. Winifred (Dink) Sailors, age 92, of Winder, Georgia went to Heaven April 15, 2017 following a period of declining health. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod. Mrs. Sailors was preceded by her husband, Mr. Chet Sailors in 1988. She was also preceded by siblings, Clara Haynie, Mary Brown, Billie Hardigree, Kenny Elrod...
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Mike Anthony

July 22, 1964 - April 12, 2017

Mr. Mike Anthony, age 62, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away April 12, 2017 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a son of the late Lec and Geneva Manders Anthony. He was preceded by three brothers and was of The Baptist Denomination. Mr. Anthony was a self-employed brick mason. Surviving are brother, Gary Anthony and sister, Jane E. George both of Bethlehem,...
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Julia Marr Hall

September 28, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Mrs. Julia Marr Hall, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 9, 2017. Mrs. Hall was preceded by her husband, Foy S. Hall, Jr, and son, Foy S. Hall, III. A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Hall was a daughter of the late Vester Otis and Daisy Bell Collins Marr. She was a member of The Winder First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are Daughter and Son-in-law, Judy Ann...
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John D. Greenway

January 26, 1929 - April 8, 2017

Mr. John D. Greenway, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 8, 2017. A native of Barrow County, Mr. Greenway was a son of the late Toye and Ila Holliday Greenway. He was preceded by his wife, Joyce Banks Greenway on April 5, 2013. He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Greenway was employed by the Gwinnett County Maintenance Department as a locksmith. ...
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Becky Miller

December 16, 1960 - April 4, 2017

Miss Becky Miller, age 56, of Winder, Georgia passed away April 4, 2017. A native of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late R. L. and Bertha Wilbanks Miller. Becky had worked as a security guard at Thrall Railcar in Winder. She was preceded by a brother, Jerry Adams. Surviving are Two Sisters, Debbie Bratcher and Patricia Ritchie both of Winder, Georgia, a host of nieces and nephews,...
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Linda Gay Haynes

June 22, 1946 - April 2, 2017

Ms. Linda Gay Haynes, age 70, of Decaturville, Tennessee, formerly of Auburn, Georgia passed away April 2, 2017. A native of Mineral Wells, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Otis and Nadine Lightfoot Smith. Ms. Haynes was a retiree of the United States Postal Service, and was a member of The Commerce Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Surviving are Children...
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Carolyn Hudson

March 28, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Hudson of Auburn, Georgia passed away March 28, 2017. A former resident of Smyrna, Georgia, she had resided in Auburn, Georgia since 1999. Mrs. Hudson was a retiree of IBM and was of the Methodist Denomination. A native of Johnson City, New York, she was a daughter of the late Charles T. and Margaret June Fundis Warner. Surviving are Husband, Rick Hudson of Auburn, Georgia,...
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Modean Wall McElhannon

March 9, 1926 - March 26, 2017

Mrs. Modean Wall McElhannon, age 91, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 26, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County Mrs. McElhannon was a daughter of the late Will and Hattie Mae Jones Wall and was preceded by Her Husband Lester "Champ" McElhannon. Mrs. McElhannon was a longtime member and Sunday School Teacher at Calvary Baptist Church of Statham. She was a retiree of Statham...
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Wanda Tullis

June 9, 1960 - March 25, 2017

Ms. Wanda Tullis, age 56, of Winder, Georgia went to be with Jesus March 25, 2017. A Native of Barrow County, she was preceded in death by Her Mother, Sara Ann Grant. Wanda was a retired dispatcher with Hall County E. M. S. and was of the Baptist Denomination. Surviving are Daughter, Tori Ann Tullis, Father and Step-Mother, W. C. and Betty Tullis and Sister, Wendy Tullis all of Winder,...
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Martha Jane Hawkins

May 20, 1931 - March 18, 2017

Mrs. Martha Jane Hawkins, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 18, 2018 at her residence. A native of Union County, Georgia she was a daughter of the late Ed and Emma Harkins Payne. She was preceded by husbands Windell Ross and Jack Hawkins, son, Kenneth Ross and grandchild Tonya Ross. Mrs. Hawkins was a retired employee of The Siemens Electronic Corporation. Surviving are Daughter...
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Jim Keadle

October 5, 1940 - March 16, 2017

Mr. Jim Keadle, age 76, of Auburn, Georgia passed away March 16, 2017. A former resident of North Ft. Myers, Florida, Mr. Keadle was a son of the late Lotis Lemuel and Clara Lee Dodson Keadle. He was a retired Law Enforcement Officer with the Lee County, Florida Sheriff's Department. Mr. Keadle had resided in Barrow County since 2012 and was a member of The First Baptist Church of Carl. ...
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Spencer "Spink" Patrick

July 2, 1940 - March 12, 2017

Mr. Spencer, "Spink" Patrick, age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 12, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, he was a Son of the late Harold and Mary Hill Patrick. Mr. Patrick was preceded by the love of his life, Janice Marie Royal Patrick on February 4, 2011. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with C. A. Rutledge Construction Company of Winder, and was...
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Edna Freeman

May 28, 1931 - March 5, 2017

Mrs. Edna Freeman, age 85, of Winder, Georgia passed away March 5, 2017. Mrs. Freeman was preceded by husbands, Howard Duncan, Sr. and John Freeman. She was a daughter of the late Isom and Mollie Mosely Hogan. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church and was a retiree of Southern Waistband of Winder. Surviving are Son, Howard (Teresa) Duncan, Jr. of Winder and Grandson, Wyatt Duncan. ...
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Matthew Kyle Hughes

February 21, 2017

Mr. Matthew Kyle Hughes, age 28, of Winder, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Born in Dalton Georgia, Mr. Hughes graduated from Winder Barrow High School in 2006. He was a Fireman at Athens Clarke County Station 6 on Athena Drive in Athens. Matthew loved being outdoors and playing sports. He was preceded by his grandmother Marie Collier and grandfather Robert Holman. Surviving...
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Mary Alice Roberts

November 30, 1933 - January 23, 2017

Ms. Mary Alice Roberts, age 83, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away January 23, 2017 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. Ms. Roberts was born in Walton County, Georgia to the late Charlie and Nellie Brooks Roberts. She was a longtime employee of Harrison Poultry in Bethlehem, Georgia. Surviving are Sisters, Virginia Whitehead of Monroe, Georgia, Dorothy Evans of Bethlehem, Georgia and...
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Muriel Holder Guffin

July 17, 1932 - January 23, 2017

Mrs. Muriel Holder Guffin, age 84, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 23, 2017 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Barrow County and was a daughter of the late O. J. and Eunice Haynie House. Mrs. Guffin was preceded by her first husband, Mr. B. E. Holder, her second husband, Mr. James P. Guffin, and sister Mae Opal Langford. She was a 1949 Graduate of Winder High School and...
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Jimmy L. Willoughby

November 18, 1941 - January 21, 2017

Mr. Jimmy L. Willoughby, age 75, of Statham, Georgia passed away January 21, 2017. A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Herschel and Eva Wallace Willoughby. Mr. Willoughby has resided in Barrow County for the past twenty-seven years and was employed by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Mr. Willoughby was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Surviving...
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Royce Edgar Bunn, Sr.

February 3, 1940 - January 16, 2017

Mr. Royce E. Bunn, Sr., age 76, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 16, 2017. He was preceded by His Wife, Reba Elder Bunn, Parents, Richard and Lillian Bunn, and Brothers, Charles Edward Bunn and Richard "Sonny" Bunn. A native of Alabama, Mr. Bunn had resided in Winder for most of his life. He was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church and was employed as a welder at Portec Railcar...
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John "Tunney" Royster

February 29, 1924 - January 10, 2017

Mr. John J. "Tunney" Royster, age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away January 10, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Royster had lived in Barrow County for most of his life and was a son of the late John and Elizabeth Brooks Royster. He was preceded by his wife, Lois Dean McDaniel Royster on November 25, 2014. Mr. Royster was a poultry farmer and a member of...
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Gloria Ann Maddox

January 29, 1945 - January 9, 2017

Mrs. Gloria Ann Maddox, age 71, of Hoschton, Georgia died January 9, 2017. Mrs. Maddox has served as a cashier at Kroger on Highway 124 in Dacula. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5-8 P. M. at Carter Funeral Home. No Service is planned at this time. Surviving are Husband, Billy R. Maddox of Hoschton, Sons, David Keith Maddox, Jason Todd Maddox all of...
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Chuck Albright

September 4, 1961 - January 3, 2017

Mr. Chuck Albright, age 55, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2017. A native and former resident of Buffalo, New York, Mr. Albright had resided in Winder for the past twenty-two years. He was preceded by His Father, Charles Albright and was employed with U. S. Specialty Coatings. Mr. Albright was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Buford. Surviving are Wife, Sue...
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Franklin D. "Red" Harwell, Jr.

December 13, 1924 - December 25, 2016

Mr. Franklin D. "Red" Harwell, Jr. age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 25, 2016. A Native of Danielsville, Georgia he was a Son of the late Franklin D. Harwell, Sr. and the late Ola Moore Harwell. Mr. "Red" married LaVerne Jones on December 13, 1944. He was the operator Harwell Aero Service and the Winder Airport for twenty years. Mr. "Red" had been a resident of Barrow County for...
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Joy Wood

September 2, 1974 - December 21, 2016

Ms. Joy Wood, age 42, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away December 21, 2016. A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Ms. Wood was a retail manager with Dillard's Department Store. She was preceded by a brother, Joseph Andrew Johnson. Surviving are Fiance, Chris Wood of Hoschton, Children, Kayla West and Cortney West both of Hoschton, Parents, Robert and Dollie Ash Johnson of Jefferson, Grandchild...
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Rayford Bramlett

January 7, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Mr. Rayford Bramlett, age 85, of Auburn, Georgia went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2016. He was a son of the late W. B. and Arlene Walker Bramlett. Rayford had resided in Barrow County for most of his life, where he raised cattle and poultry, and was a school bus driver for 28 eight years for the Barrow County School System. He was a longtime member and deacon of Bethabra Baptist Church...
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Gladston Thornhill

January 24, 1924 - December 21, 2016

Mr. Gladston Thornhill, age 92, of Hoschton, Georgia passed away December 21, 2016. Born in Jackson County to the late Luke and Willie Maude Tullis Thornhill, he had resided in Barrow County for most of his life. He was preceded by His Wife, Grace Gilliland Thornhill, and siblings M. J. Thornhill, Iva Lee Thornhill, Mary Lou Berryman and Lucille Sells. Mr. Thornhill was a retired cabinet maker...
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Marie Dial Jackson

December 30, 1921 - December 19, 2016

Mrs. Marie Dial Jackson, age 94, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 19, 2016. A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Jackson was a daughter of the late Ben and Alma Hamilton Hill. Mrs. Jackson was preceded by her first husband, Stokes Dial and her second husband, Virgil Jackson. She had served as a final inspector at Carwood Manufacturing Company of Winder. Surviving are a number of Nieces...
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Frank Joseph Johnson

May 22, 1943 - December 18, 2016

Frank Joseph Johnson, 73 died on December 18, 2016. Frank was born in Augusta, GA to the late William Burton Johnson and Lois (Loice Taylor) Johnson; longtime residents of Savannah, GA and Miami, FL. Frank was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and was founder and co-owner of North Metro Stucco located in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He retired and sold the business in 2012 due to health complications....
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Sarah Ann Martin

November 3, 1938 - December 15, 2016

Mrs. Sarah Ann Martin age 78, of Winder, Georgia died December 15, 2016. She had resided in Barrow County for most of her life and was a daughter of the late T. K. and Mary Hazel Knott Martin. She was a retiree of Vera Tech of Athens. Surviving are Children, Sandra Little and Donna Meadows both of Statham, Georgia, Lynn Smith of Lexington, Georgia and David Loggins of Royston, Georgia, Ten...
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Emma Marie Christian

February 22, 1922 - December 11, 2016

Emma Marie Christian, 94, of Winder, Georgia formerly of Huntington West Virginia, went to be with the lord Sunday morning December 11, 2016. A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM Saturday December 17, 2016 at Woodmere Memorial Park's Abbey of Remembrance. Burial will follow. Emma was born February 22, 1922 in Huntington. She was preceded in death by her husband James Marion Christian and...
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Phyllis Wood Bonnemer

December 13, 1950 - December 11, 2016

Mrs. Phyllis Wood Bonnemer, age 65, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 11, 2016. She was preceded by Her Husband, Jim Bonnemer, Sr., and Parents, Carl E. and Maggie Ruth Griffeth Wood. A resident of Barrow County for most of her life, Mrs. Bonnemer had served as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Barrow Regional Medical Center. Surviving are Children, Sherry Densmore, Jimmy Bonnemer, Hope...
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William Cleo Duncan

August 22, 1935 - December 11, 2016

Mr. William Cleo Duncan, age 81, of Watkinsville, formerly of Auburn, Georgia passed away December 11, 2016. He was a Son of the late Brantley and Ida Mae Hall Duncan. Mr. Duncan was preceded by His Wife of 54 years, Clarice Sikes Duncan on June 9, 2011 and His Son, William Clay Duncan on May 1, 1997. When asked how he was doing, Mr. Duncan always replied, "What you see as good in this old man...
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Mary M. Wilson

June 28, 1926 - December 9, 2016

Mary M. Wilson, age 90 of Commerce, Georgia passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4:25 am, in the Northridge Medical Center. Born June 28, 1926 in Dale, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late J. A. and Loretta A. (Rhinelander) Hagan. She was a retired employee of Bradie Shrum Elementary School in Salem, a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and had been a resident of Georgia since 2011...
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Deane Pierce Poole

July 30, 1935 - December 8, 2016

Mrs. Deane Pierce Poole, age 81, of Braselton, Georgia died December 8, 2016. Born in Barrow County on July 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Mamie Pierce. Mrs. Poole was preceded by her husband, David Lee Poole, Jr., on April 11, 2016 and a daughter, DeAnn Pollard O'Kelley on March 1, 2016. Mrs. Poole was a retired Real Estate Broker. Surviving are Daughter and Son-in-law...
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Ester Boss England

April 21, 1946 - November 27, 2016

Mrs. Ester Boss England of Auburn, Georgia, loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Aunt went to her Heavenly Home on November, 27, 2016. She was born April 21, 1946 to the late J. C. and Viola Boss of Bethlehem, Georgia. Ester found the love of her life, Kenneth, in high school and they were married April 4, 1964. Terry was welcomed in 1966. Ester had many occupations in her life, including years...
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Mary B. Holland

December 14, 1922 - November 23, 2016

Mrs. Mary B. Holland, age 93, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 23, 2016. A native of Clover, South, Carolina, she was a daughter of the late N. G. and Iona Currence Brandon. She was preceded by her first husband, William Benny Hurley, and her second husband, Grady Holland. Mrs. Holland was employed by General Motors Acceptance Corporation as an accountant. Mrs. Holland had resided in...
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Viola May Gerlach

February 19, 1924 - November 23, 2016

Mrs. Viola May Gerlach, age 92, of Winder Georgia died Wednesday, November 23, 2016. She was a wife and homemaker. Born in Chicopee, Massachusetts,Viola traveled to Alaska, Japan and other locations during her husband's 21 years of military service. After retirement, they settled in Mt. Holly New Jersey, living there for the next 42 years, raising their family. She spent the last 12 years, in...
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Bonnie Grace Jones

October 15, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Mrs. Bonnie Grace Jones, age 82, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 15, 2016 at Gwinnett Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Troy and Louise Moon Whitley. Mrs. Jones was employed as an administrative assistant with Barrow County Parks and Recreation for fifteen years. She was a longtime member of The Winder First Baptist Church,...
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Carlton L. Martin

March 6, 1959 - November 10, 2016

Mr. Carlton Martin, age 57, of Winder, Georgia died November 10, 2016. Mr. Martin was born March 6, 1959 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was preceded by his parents, Frankie and Lenora Morgan Carithers. Mr. Martin was an installer with J & J Heating of Monroe, Georgia and was of the Baptist Denomination. Surviving are Wife, Janet Maughon Martin of Winder, Georgia Son, Trent Martin of Winder,...
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Mary Sue Chandler

November 9, 1927 - November 5, 2016

Mrs. Mary Sue Chandler, age 88, of Winder, Georgia passed away November 5, 2016 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Annie Lucille Kirk Stapp. Mrs. Chandler was preceded by children, Donna Kay Sikes and Mike Perry. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Statham and was a retired L. P. N., having served at Athens Regional...
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Shirley Elrod Thornton

July 21, 1938 - November 4, 2016

Mrs. Shirley Elrod Thornton, age 78, of Winder, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on November 4, 2016. A Daughter of the late Arthur and Nettie Cook Elrod, she had resided in Barrow County for most of her life. Mrs. Thornton was a member of Pentecost United Methodist Church and was employed as a Clerk at Gold Kist/Southern States. Surviving are Husband, Everette Thornton of Winder,...
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Janice Fay Johnson

February 20, 1958 - October 30, 2016

Mrs. Janice Fay Johnson, age 58, of Winder, Georgia died October 30, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. She was a lifelong resident of Barrow County. She was preceded by Her Father, John Willie Hardigree, and Grandchild, Michael Mathis. Mrs. Johnson was employed by the Barrow County Board of Education as a custodian. She was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church. ...
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Betty L. Mingus

November 29, 1928 - October 28, 2016

Mrs. Betty L. Mingus, age 87, of Winder, Georgia passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. A daughter of the late Samuel Merrick and Estella Frances Noble Colvin, Mrs. Mingus graduated from Battle Creek High School in Battle Creek MI, she was a former member of Jug Tavern Squares, and a member of Winder First United Methodist Church. She is preceded by her husband Richard Glenn (Dick) Mingus in 2008...
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Marjorie E. Stewart

June 5, 1938 - October 27, 2016

Mrs. Marjorie E. Stewart, age 78, of Auburn, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016. A daughter of the late Cecil and Etta Marie Welch, Mrs. Stewart was a member of Bethabra Baptist Church. She retired from J.C. Pool in Winder with over 30 years of service. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Cornelious Stewart of Auburn, Children, Sharon and Ronney Hulsey of Auburn,...
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Shannon Roberts

February 25, 1971 - October 17, 2016

A Graveside Service for Mr. Shannon Roberts, age 45, of Maysville, Georgia will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30 P. M. at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Cook officiating. The Family will receive friends Friday from 12 Noon until 2:00 P. M. at the funeral home. Mr. Roberts, a native of Barrow County, was born February 25, 1971 to William Paul and Peggy House Roberts. He was a...
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Cody Allen Byrd

February 10, 1989 - October 17, 2016

Mr. Cody Allen Byrd, age 27, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 17, 2016 as the result of a vehicle accident. He had attended the Winder Christian Church and was employed as a landscaper. Surviving are Mother and Step-Father, Shelia and Jerry Landress of Winder, Father, James Byrd of Walhalla, South Carolina, Sisters, Amanda Haynie of Winder and Allison Byrd of Athens, Grandmothers,...
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