Our Obituaries

Reba Jane Mullins

February 14, 1938 - January 30, 2018


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Frances Mary Caamano

March 17, 1938 - January 28, 2018


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Mary M. Wilson

January 24, 1924 - January 27, 2018


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Bunt McLocklin

May 12, 1932 - January 25, 2018

Mr. Bunt McLocklin, age 85, of Statham, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018.Mr. McLocklin was a native of Barrow County. He served the United States faithfully in the Army. He was a member of Statham First Baptist Church having served as a Deacon and Sunday School Director. Mr. McLocklin retired from the USDA as an Inspector. Mr. Mclocklin is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mrs....
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Anna Green

March 26, 1965 - January 24, 2018


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Annie Ruth McWhorter

January 25, 1931 - January 23, 2018

Annie Ruth McWhorter, age 86 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2017. She was a member of The Winder First Baptist Church and the owner of ARMCO Carpet Company since 1974. Annie Ruth was a very family oriented lady who loved and cherished all of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Lee and Ruth Howell Bowen; her husband, William Bryant McWhorter; a daughter, Judy...
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John Phillip Fortson

December 31, 1965 - January 22, 2018

John Phillip Fortson, age 52 of Winder, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018. He was an electrician and worked for Performance Electric. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ann Patton. Phil is survived by a son, John Reese Fortson of Monroe; a daughter, Taylor Wallace (Dylan) of Bogart; his father, Pat Fortson; two brothers, Jackie Patton and Lee Fortson; a sister, Lorri Fortson and two...
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G. Conway Plunkett

October 24, 1945 - January 19, 2018

Mr. G. Conway Plunkett, Jr., age 72, of Bethlehem, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018.A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Plunkett retired from Local 85 as a sheet metal worker. Mr. Plunkett was the retired president and past national president of the local 85 sheet metal workers union of which he was a member for 50 years. He was lovingly known as Santa Poppy where he brought joy to many...
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Patricia Willard

May 1, 1952 - January 18, 2018

Mrs. Patricia Ann Willard, age 65, of Winder, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018.Mrs. Willard was a native of Barrow County. She is preceded in death by her father, Odis Brown and her daughter, Laurie Beth Ash. Mrs. Willard was a graduate of Winder-Barrow High School in 1970, and the University of Georgia in 1973. Throughout her career, she was a dedicated school teacher at Winder-Barrow...
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Virgil Carroll Holman

August 20, 1940 - January 13, 2018

Mr. Virgil Carroll Holman, age 77, of Auburn, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018.A native of Hoschton, Georgia, Mr. Holman is preceded in death by his parents, James Emory Holman and Mattie Murphy Holman. He retired as a Forklift operator with Tyco Electronics. Mr. Holman is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Barbara J. Baker Holman; son, Randall "Randy" C. Holman, daughters, Sherry ...
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John Robert Barnes

May 14, 1947 - January 13, 2018

John Robert Barnes, Jr., age 70, died January 13, 2018. Mr. Barnes was the son of the late John Robert Barnes, Sr. and Edna Wills Barnes. Mr. Barnes was preceded in death by his daughter Amy Barnes; brother Jack Barnes; sister; Dianne Church. Mr. Barnes was owner and operator of Barnes Finance.The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday January 16, 2018 at 4:00pm in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial...
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Paul Nelson Thomas

June 18, 1933 - January 12, 2018

Paul Nelson Thomas, age 84, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.A native of Atlanta, GA, Mr. Thomas retired from Pilot Oil as a truck driver. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Andrews Thomas, and parents, Loyd Tony Thomas and Gladys Prickett Thomas. Mr. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Frances Kennedy Thomas; son, Gary (Gaynell) Thomas; sister, Betty Greenway...
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Billy Guy Phillips

July 2, 1935 - January 11, 2018

Mr. Billy G. Phillips, age 82, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2017.A native of Walton, County, Georgia, Mr. Phillips retired from the Barrow County School System in the maintenance department. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army.Mr. Phillips is preceded in death by his parents, James William Phillips and Kattie Bradshaw Phillips. He is survived by his son,...
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Thomas Joseph Mullins

January 12, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Wayne Kitchens

January 6, 2018

Mr. Wayne Kitchens, age 75, of Winder, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 surrounded by his family. Mr. Kitchens was a native of Barrow County where he was a self employed carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Alvin Kitchens, and Clealia Reece Brown. Mr. Kitchens is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mrs. Frances M. Kitchens of Winder; sons, Johnny, Tommy, Scott, and...
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Cirila Covarrubias

October 28, 1962 - January 4, 2018

Cirila Covarrubias, age 55, of Winder, Ga. passed away on January 4, 2018. Services will be held at Smith Memory Chapel on Friday January 12, 2018 at 4:00pm. The family will receive friends from 9:00am until service time. Survivors include husband; Melquiades Covarrubias; children; Mel Alex, Eric, Janet, and Lorita; brothers; Salvador and Jesus; sisters; Petra, Martha, Feliciana, Guadalupe, and...
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Evelyn Sue Sellers

December 4, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Evelyn Sue Sellers, age 85, passed away on January 3, 2018. A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Sellers was the daughter of the late Dallas and Katherine Brewer Chapman. Mrs. Sellers was preceded in death by her husband Darrel Sellers.Funeral services will be held Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00am in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev David Cook will officiate....
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Mildred Threadgill

August 12, 1923 - January 2, 2018

Mrs. Mildred Inez Threadgill, age 94, of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.A native of Roswell, Georgia, Mrs. Threadgill retired from the Center of Disease Control as an Administrative Assistant. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Mark Anthony Threadgill; parents, James I. Wright and Jeanettie Reed Wright; brothers, Everett, Robert, and Charles Wright; sisters, Mary...
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Martha Ruth Cowart

November 28, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Martha Ruth (McDaniel) Cowart, Winder, Ga., age 79, died Sunday, December 31, 2017. A native of Wadley, Ga., Martha was the daughter of the late Adel and George McDaniel of Wadley. She met Everett Cowart at Berry College. They were married for 57 years until March 4, 2015 when Everett passed away. Martha retired from the CDC in Atlanta. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winder....
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Dorothy Drew Drury

January 23, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Drury, age 86, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Capers Wade Drew, Sr. and Marie Massey Drew. She was a graduate of Barwick High School in 1948.After high school, she attended business school in Atlanta, GA then moved to Quincy, Florida where she met her husband of 61 years. In addition to Quincy, they also...
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Jackie Johnson Cook

June 26, 1933 - December 28, 2017

Jackie Johnson Cook, age 84 of Winder, passed away December 28, 2017. She was a member of The Winder First Baptist Church and The New Life Sunday School Class. Jackie loved her church and was a dedicated leader of the church prayer ministry for many years. She was a strong Christian who prayed for everyone she knew. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker and a devout bridge player and...
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William Arthur King

October 11, 1949 - December 23, 2017

William Arthur King, age 68 of Dacula, passed away, December 23, 2017. He retired as the chief engineer for Gemini Rosemont. William was a veteran serving his country in the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nora King and his wife, Deborah Carpenter King. He is survived by two sons, Bryan King of Winder and Evan King of Dacula and four grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor...
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Hilga Green Rutledge

December 2, 1960 - December 20, 2017

Mrs. Hilga Green Rutledge, age 57, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.Mrs. Rutledge was born in Frankford, Germany at the United States Military base. She was a contract engineer with Byers Engineering, and was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Rutledge was the daughter of the late Joesph Green and Junko Haroda Green. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her...
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Faye Faye Bennett

September 11, 1936 - December 18, 2017

Faye Bennett, age 81, of Winder, passed away on December 18, 2017 at Winder-Health Care and Rehab where she had been a resident for 28 years. A native of Barrow County, Ms. Bennett is preceded in death by her parents, Roy A. Hardigree and Velma Mozell Hardigree. Ms. Bennett is survived by her son; Mike (Kim) Bennett, and her daughter; Judy (Steve) Owens. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren,...
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Marie Culpepper

November 8, 1934 - December 17, 2017

Mrs. Marie Perry Culpepper, age 83, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Ruth Perry of Winder, Georgia. Marie was born and raised in her family home in Winder. She graduated from Winder High School in 1951. After graduation, Marie attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she pledged Phi Mu Sorority. Marie transferred to the...
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Betty Ellen Kistler

January 1, 1945 - December 17, 2017

Betty Ellen Kistler, age 72 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Betty was a native of Pittsburg, PA and loved sewing and crafting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Elise Steele Hampson and three brothers, James, Thomas and Edward Hampson. Betty is survived by three sons, Robert Kistler (Chris) of Ft. Wayne, IN,...
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Wilma Jean DeBord

March 2, 1941 - December 16, 2017

Mrs. Wilma Jean DeBord, age 76, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. DeBord is a native of Ohio; she was the daughter of the late William Davidson and Celia Jones. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Janice Davidson. Mrs. DeBord retired from Barrow Regional Medical Center as a housekeeper. Mrs....
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Lola Albright Thomason

January 25, 1939 - December 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Doris Lee Garrett

November 3, 1934 - December 13, 2017

Doris Lee Garrett, age 83, died Wednesday December 13, 2017. Mrs. Garrett was preceded in death by her husband L.T. Garrett, son; John Garrett, daughter; Millie Bramblett, parents; William and Bertha Casper Kidd.Funeral services will be held Saturday December 16, 2017 at 2:00pm at Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-2:00pm at...
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Carol Kerr

March 25, 1938 - December 12, 2017

The Funeral Service to honor and celebrate the life of Carol Kerr will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church, 527 Union Church Rd. Winder, GA. Burial will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder. No Visitation will be held. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Joyce Helen Jones

August 16, 1927 - December 11, 2017

Mrs. Joyce Helen Jones, age 90 of Winder, passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2017.A native of East Point, Georgia, she was preceded in death by her husband, Byron R. Jones, and parents, George Smith and Viola Smith. She was a dedicated homemaker throughout her life. Mrs. Jones is survived by her dedicated son, Mitchell Gordon. The Funeral Service to honor and celebrate the life of Mrs. Joyce...
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Marie D. Bowman

December 11, 1923 - December 11, 2017

Marie D. Bowman of Winder, GA was born December 11, 1923. She had a massive stroke on May 21, 2017 and passed away on her birthday.She was preceded in death by her Husband of 69 years, Julian Bowman; Father, George Dunagan; Mother, Nellie Skinner Dunagan; Brothers, Carlton, Earl and Cecil Dunagan; Sisters, Louise D. Beard and Kathleen D. Lester; and Grandson, Mark Adams.She is survived by...
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William Preston Reynolds

February 26, 1931 - December 1, 2017

William Preston "Bill" Reynolds, age 86, died Friday December 1, 2017. Mr. Reynolds was the son of the late Alvin Preston and Ruby Fulton Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was retired from the US Air Force and John Manville. Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his wife Wyona Wilcox Reynolds.Survivors include his children; Johnny (Jane) Reynolds, Robert (Lisa) Roux, Robin (Tony) Willoughby; 8 Grandchildren...
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Carolyn Perkins

September 22, 1934 - December 1, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn E. Perkins, age 83, of Winder, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017.Mrs. Perkins was native of Eastville, Georgia. Throughout her career, she was a dedicated school bus driver with the Barrow County Schools with 39 years of service. Mrs. Perkins is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Willie Perkins, Jr; parents, William Alex Powell and Lena Lewis; and daughter, Jackie Perkins...
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Johnie Wendel

November 30, 2017

Mr. Johnie Robert Wendel, age 92, of Winder, passed away on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017. A native of Sioux County, Iowa, he was the son of the late Nicholas Wendel and Frieda Wendel. Mr. Wendel was an avid patriot of the United States; he retired from the Army National Guard. He served his country faithfully in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Wendel was a devoted...
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Benjamin Howell Barber

January 30, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Mr. Benjamin Howell "B.H." Barber, Jr., age 87 of Bethlehem, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017. Mr. Barber is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Howell Barber, Sr. and Curtis Thornton Barber. Throughout his career he was employed with the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier.Mr. Barber is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Ruby Pierce Barber of Bethlehem; son, Ben (Cathy...
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Janet B. Rubadou

October 30, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Mrs. Janet Ruth Rubadou, age 71, of Winder, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017.A native of West Point, Georgia, Mrs. Rubadou is preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Marian Powell Baker. Mrs. Rubadou was a graduate of North Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Education. She continued her education at West Georgia College where...
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Lorrie Elizabeth Sandoval

November 9, 1973 - November 17, 2017

Mrs. Lorrie Elizabeth Sandoval, age 44, of Riverdale, passed away on Friday evening, November 17, 2017.A native of Winder, Mrs. Sandoval was a dedicated homemaker throughout her life and attended St. Felipe Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her mother, Joni Smith Everett.Mrs. Sandoval is survived by her husband, Amado M. Sandoval of Riverdale; son, Matthew Sandoval, and daughter...
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Walter Harvey Venghaus

February 14, 1934 - November 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Sally Louette Manders

August 16, 1949 - November 12, 2017

Sally Louette Sims Manders, age 68 of Statham, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was a member of Midway Christian Church. Sally was a member of The Red Hatters and a past member of The East Georgia Genealogy Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Manders, Jr. and her parents, Bill and Leona Long Sims and a sister, Reba Palmer. Sally is survived by a daughter, Tammy...
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Cynthia Chambers

April 2, 1960 - November 9, 2017

Cynthia Kay Chambers, age 57, died on Thursday November 9, 2017. Mrs. Chambers was the daughter of the late Eldridge and Karen Hall Everett. Memorial services will be held Sunday November 12, 2017 at Midway Christian at 2:00pm. Survivors include her husband; Henry Chambers; children; Bradley Barton, Will Chambers, Paige Barton, Courtney Chambers, and Justin Hulsey; brother; Ray Everett; Three...
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Angelina Davis

August 17, 1959 - November 8, 2017

Lieutentant Angelina Davis, age 58, died November 8, 2017. A native of DeKalb County, Lt. Davis was the daughter of the late Fairy Anita Peterman Davis. Lt.. Davis served with the Clayton County Fire Department for 13 years and was currently with Hall County Fire Department for the last 3 years.Survivors include her son; Harrison Wade Gullickson; father; Jerry Davis; brothers; Glen (Tammy) Davis,...
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Bella Marie Alexander

June 1, 1971 - November 7, 2017

Bella Marie Alexander, age 46, died on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Mrs. Alexander was the daughter of the late Garland Grubb and Sandra Underwood. Survivors include her husband Joseph Alexander; children; William and Samantha Alexander; brother; Duane Grubb; sister; Kathy Pickard. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 11, 2017 at 11am at Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at Barrow...
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William Billy Perry

September 27, 1937 - November 7, 2017

William Billy Perry, age 80, died Tuesday November 7, 2017. Mr. Perry was the son of the late William C. and Eula Davis Perry. Mr. Perry was owner and operator of Perry Septic Tank Contractors. Mr. Perry was preceded in death by a daughter Janice Elaine Thurmond. Survivors include his wife Mattie Perry; son Anthony Mark (Wanda) Perry; brother; Ralph Alonzo Perry; grandchildren; William Nick...
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Donna Kay Rogers

November 23, 1951 - October 30, 2017

Donna Kay Rogers, age 65 of Bethlehem, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. She was a member of The Winder Wesleyan Church. Donna was preceded in death by her Parents, Robert and Dorothy Jo Starnes Manders and a brother, Johnny Manders. She is survived by her husband, Bill Rogers of Bethlehem; two sons, Jason Manders (Becky) of Winder and Justin Rogers (Michelle) of Bethlehem; a brother, Jimmy...
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Eric Franklin Green

June 26, 1985 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Shirley Ann Etheridge

March 16, 1949 - October 26, 2017

Shirley Ann Etheridge, age 68 of Winder, passed away, Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was a member of The Winder First Baptist Church. Ann retired as a secretary with Windstream Communications. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. E. and Ruby Carlile Rockmore; her husband Willie Etheridge; two brothers, Randall and Leroy Rockmore and a sister, Carolyn Davis. Ann is survived by two sons,...
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Agnes Ophelia Brown

March 29, 1932 - October 22, 2017

Agnes Ophelia Brown, age 85 of Winder, passed away Sunday October 22, 2017. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Agnes retired as a seamstress with Statham Garment Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt Franklin and Dicy Bennett Martin; her husband, J.C. Brown; two brothers, Hoyt Martin Jr. and Howard Martin and a sister, Patsy Coleman. Agnes is survived by a son, Mike...
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Betty Louise Watkins

December 26, 1920 - October 22, 2017

Betty Louise Watkins, age 96 of Winder, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017. She was a member of Carter Hill Christian Church. Betty retired from Carwood Manufacturing as a seamstress after 43 years of service. She loved all of her friends and activities at the Winder Senior Center. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Young and Lucy Fuller McDaniel; her husband, Herschel Watkins; a...
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Janet Tanner Cape

May 4, 1935 - October 19, 2017

The Honorable Judge Janet Tanner Cape, age 82, of Winder, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Magnolia Estates Assisted Living in Winder.A native of Winder, Judge Cape was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mr. J.T. Cape, Sr., and parents, Albert Tanner and Nell Kilgore Tanner. Judge Cape retired from the Barrow County Court System as a Probate Judge after a tenure of dedicated...
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Robert Marion Holland

November 16, 1939 - October 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Marion Holland III age 77 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Bob was a member of Crossview Baptist Church. He was a US Army Reserve Veteran achieving the rank of Major. Bob spent many years in law enforcement, including The Atlanta Police Department, The State Revenue Department and retiring from The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in 1989 after 24...
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Pauline Skelton

March 7, 1938 - October 17, 2017

Pauline Skelton, age 79 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was of the Pentecostal faith and a member of The Winder Church of God. Pauline was a homemaker that loved to sew and the mountains. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Lucille Davis McDaniel and a sister, Redene McDaniel. Pauline is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jim Skelton of Winder; a son,...
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John Thomas McElreath

July 28, 1948 - October 13, 2017

Mr. John "Tommy" Thomas McElreath, age 69, of Statham, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. A native of Alpharetta, Georgia, Mr. McElreath retired with Caterpillar in the shipping and receiving/ logistics department. Mr. McElreath is preceded in death by his parents, Louis McElreath and Margreat Dyer McElreath. Mr. McElreath is survived by his loving wife,...
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Rhondal Harley Ferguson

September 5, 1939 - October 9, 2017

Rhondal Harley Ferguson, age 78, entered into the presence of his Lord on Monday October 9, 2017 at his home.A native of Barrow County, Mr. Ferguson was the son of the late William Carl and Adelle Hammond Ferguson. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was retired from General Motors. Mr. Ferguson proudly served in the US Navy.Survivors include his wife Debbie Smith Ferguson; daughters...
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Fred Leroy Morrow

May 31, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Mr. Fred Leroy Morrow, age 77, of Monticello, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017.A native of Dutton, Alabama, he was retired as a self employed truck driver. Mr. Morrow is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Brenda Stowers Morrow; parents, Alvin and Frances Gray Stephens Morrow; and daughter Janice Chatman.Mr. Morrow is survived by his son, Mr. Herbert Wright, Jr.; daughters,...
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Perry Ray Darnell

November 24, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Perry Ray Darnell, age 75 of Auburn, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith. Perry loved the outdoors and working on old cars. He was a veteran serving in the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee and Vallie Stover Darnell and three brothers, James, Robert Jr. and Glenn Darnell. Perry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mavis Woods Darnell; three...
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Ralph Danford Holliday

August 31, 1945 - September 30, 2017

Mr. Ralph Denny "Doc" Danford Holliday, age 72, of Statham, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017.A native of Barrow County, Mr. Holliday retired as a Supervisor with the Local 48 Asbestos Association.Mr. Holliday is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Joyce Kinsey Holliday; son, Ralph "Dan" Danford Holliday, Jr; parents, Ralph B. and Ruby W. Holliday; brothers, George and Rudy Holliday;...
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Ruth Trostel Rainer

January 3, 1938 - September 30, 2017

Mrs. Ruth "Bonnie" Rainer, age 79, of Winder, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017.Mrs. Rainer is preceded in death by her husband, Charles David Rainer; parents, Charles George William Trostel and Hazel Emma Jones Trostel.Mrs. Rainer is survived by her son, Paul Rainer of Elberton, GA; Daughters, Lori Marcum of Ohio, Joy Rainer of Athens, and Beth Warren of Winder. Seven...
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Robert William Ranney

February 20, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Smith Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert W. Ranney. The Memorial Service to honor his life will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Statham First United Methodist Church. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy.Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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Patricia Ann Landress

November 29, 1947 - September 28, 2017

Patricia Ann Wilson Landress, 69, joined her heavenly Father Thursday the 28th of September. She was born to the late Floyd and Peggy Wilson. Pat had one sister, Elaine Wilson Welch. She was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Wilson Jr.Pat is survived by her daughter Melony Lynn Westphal. Two grandchildren, John Broom and Tiffany Westphal. Three great grandchildren, Levi, Jaxon, and Brodie...
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Martha Sue Hayes

May 8, 1931 - September 26, 2017

Martha Sue Hayes, age 86, passed away on Tuesday September 26, 2017. Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her parents Talmadge and Myrtice Craft Rowden and her husband William C. Hayes. Mrs. Hayes was also preceded in death by a brother Bud Rowden a sister Joyce Cash and a grandchild Johnathan Manus.Funeral services will be held Friday September 29, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Smith Memory Chapel....
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Richard Edward Brucher

November 20, 1966 - September 25, 2017

Richard Brucher passed away suddenly on 9/25/17 in Winder, GA. He was born on 11/20/66 in Cornwall, NY to Carolyn Barker Brucher and the late Robert W. Brucher. Rich grew up in Highland Falls, NY and graduated from James I. O'Neill High School. He received a degree in computer science at SUNY Plattsburgh and worked as a computer programmer. Rich was an avid gamer and camper.Rich is survived...
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Gary Ray Woodell

December 21, 1958 - September 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Stephen Mitchell Minter

November 3, 1959 - September 21, 2017

Mr. Stephen Mitchell Minter, age 57, of Statham, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017.Mr. Minter was a native of Hiawassee, GA. He was the Assistant Manager in the grocery department at Super Target.Mr. Minter is preceded in death by his father, Mr. John M. Minter; and brother, David Minter.Mr. Minter is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Rebecca Hammond Minter of Statham; mother, Martha...
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Thomas Isaacson Obenchain

May 1, 1928 - September 17, 2017

Thomas Isaacson Obenchain, age 89, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on Sunday,September 17, 2017. He died at home from complications of a stroke with family present at hisbedside. Mr. Obenchain, known by friends and family as Tom, was the 5th of nine children bornto the late Artie Lorain and Violet Josephine Isaacson Obenchain.Tom was born May 1, 1928 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois. He...
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James Victor Lord

October 19, 1960 - September 16, 2017

James Victor "Vic" Lord, age 56, passed on Saturday September 16, 2017. Mr. Lord was the son of the late Victor Lord and Judy Hale Bell. Mr. Lord worker for Flowers Inc. and was a Army Vet. Mr. Lord was a graduate from Clarke Central High and from Athens Tech.Survivors include his brother and nephew; Charles and Dylan Lord.Graveside services will be held at 3:00pm at Barrow Memorial...
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Ricky Dayne Barkley

February 18, 1962 - September 16, 2017

Ricky Dayne Barkley, age 55, of Dacula, GA passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 16, 2017. A CPA in Dacula, Ricky honored the Lord, loved his family and cherished his friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Joyce Barkley of Iuka, MS. Mr. Barkley is survived by his daughter, Caroline Barkley of Atlanta, GA; father, Lawrence Barkley of Iuka, MS and sisters Lori...
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Patricia Murray McElroy

August 14, 1947 - September 15, 2017

Mrs. Patricia Murray McElroy, age 70, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, September 15, 2017.Mrs. McElroy was a native of Gainesville, Georgia. She was a dedicated homemaker throughout her life. Mrs. McElroy is preceded in death by her husband, Phillip McElroy; and parents, T.W. Murray and Francis Wilbanks Murray.Mrs. McElroy is survived by her sons; Brian (Vicky) Swords and Brad...
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Nathan Patrick

December 13, 1983 - September 14, 2017

Mr. Nathan Alan Patrick, age 33, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by his family after a courageous fight against cancer.Mr. Patrick was a native of Athens, Georgia. For 14 years he served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force.Mr. Patrick is preceded in death by his father, Mr. Stanley Patrick.Mr. Patrick is survived by his devoted...
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Christopher Brian Thompson

September 25, 1968 - September 13, 2017

Mr. Christopher Brian Thompson, age 48, of Winder, passed away after a courageous fight with cancer on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 surrounded by his family.Mr. Thompson was a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He was a volunteer fireman with the Barrow County Fire Department. He was also a dedicated Eagle Scout. Mr. Thompson is preceded in death by his father, Mr. Jeff H. Thompson. Mr. Thompson is...
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Patricia Ann Capper

May 17, 1936 - September 11, 2017

Patricia Ann Capper, age 81, passed September 11, 2017. Mrs. Capper was the daughter of the late Charles Womer and Ella Elson Holmes. Mrs. Capper was preceded in death by her husband David L. Capper. Mrs. Capper was retired from Gwinnett Medical Center.Memorial services will be held Saturday September 23, 2017 at 1pm at Lawrenceville Pres. Church. The family will receive friends from 12-1pm prior...
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James Anderson Prater

July 19, 1935 - September 10, 2017

Mr. James "Jimmy" Anderson Prater, Sr., passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017.Mr. Prater was a native of Broken Bow, Oklahoma. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army and later retired as a Quality Control inspector with General Motors. Mr. Prater was a member of Midway Christian Church.Mr. Prater is preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Ann Prater, and parents...
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Leonard Taylor Strickland

May 1, 1940 - September 9, 2017

Rev. Leonard Taylor Strickland passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017.Mr. Strickland retired from Ford Motor Company. He was an ordained minister who preached the gospel throughout his life.Mr. Strickland is preceded in death by his parents, James Leonard Strickland and Roxie Britton Hall Strickland.Mr. Strickland is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Pamela Hulsey Strickland; sons. Jonathan...
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Betty Jean Perry

July 21, 1950 - September 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Robert Loyd Kirkland

June 16, 1950 - September 6, 2017

Per the request of the family, no services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Ruth Ann Ward

October 17, 1952 - September 6, 2017

Ruth Ann Houghtaling Ward, 64, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Ruth was born on October 17, 1952, in Lowell, MA. She was one of seven children. Ruth grew up in Billerica, MA., and graduated from Billerica Memorial High School in 1970.Shortly after, Ruth married and gave birth to her daughter, Kimberly. Ruth divorced and raised her daughter as a...
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Ernest Greene Graham

November 1, 1951 - September 1, 2017

Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Greene Graham III, age 65, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017. Ernie Graham was born on November 1, 1951, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Greene Graham Jr. of Winder. He was a 1969 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Georgia in 1974 and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He earned the degree of Master...
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Margaret Louise Nash

January 30, 1949 - September 1, 2017

Margaret Louise Nash, age 68 of Winder, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017. She was a member of Bethlehem Church. Margaret retired as a secretary with State Farm Insurance Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Riley and Maybelle Wilham McGinnis. Margaret is survived by her husband Bobby Nash Sr. of Winder; two sons, Bobby Nash Jr and Wes Nash both of Winder; two brothers,...
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Paul Douglas Ramey

June 11, 1946 - August 31, 2017

Mr. Paul Douglas Ramey, age 71, of Bethlehem, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017.Mr. Ramey was a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He was a solider of the United States Army. Paul also worked as a repairman with Carrier Air Conditioner during the latter part of his career. Mr. Ramey is survived by his wife, Joyce Anderson of Bethlehem, his son, Jarrod Ramey of Loganville and his sisters Sue...
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Norris Eugene Vickery

July 27, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Mr. Norris Eugene Vickery, age 87, of Winder, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017.Mr. Vickery was a native of Dawson, Alabama. He served the United States faithfully in the Army where he rose to the positon of Staff Sargent during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Vickery later retired from Lockheed Martin. He was a member of Central Oconee Church of Christ. Mr. Vickery is preceded in death by his...
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John Herman Noesen

January 28, 1929 - August 31, 2017

Mr. John Herman Noesen Jr., age 88, of Winder, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 surrounded by his family.Mr. Noesen was native of Chicago, Illinois where he served the United States faithfully in the United States Army for seven years. Throughout his career he worked with the federal government with the Social Security Administration. Mr. Noesen was of the catholic faith.Mr. Noesen is...
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Cindy Gail Jones

May 22, 1969 - August 29, 2017

Cindy Gail Jones, age 48 of Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Cindy was a member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. She was an employee of Olympic Steel for 28 years. Cindy loved her family and centered her life around them. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Cofer. Cindy is survived by her husband of 22 years, Ricky Jones of Bethlehem; a son, Austin Jones of Bethlehem;...
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Betty Banks Smith

December 27, 1928 - August 26, 2017

Betty Banks Smith, age 88 of Auburn, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017. She was a member of Harmony Grove United Methodist Church. Betty worked as an office clerk for The Barrow County Probation Office before retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Pauline Parks Banks; her husband, Lewis "Gene" Smith and a sister, Jennie Autry. Betty is survived by two sons, Jeff...
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Larry Kellum

August 28, 1966 - August 21, 2017

Larry Joe Kellum, age 50 of Winder, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was an avid outdoorsman loving to fish and hunt or even just be on his tractor cutting grass. Larry was preceded in death by his brother, David Kellum. He is survived by his daughters, Casey Kellum of Winder and Brittany Kellum of Athens and his parents, Delmer and Barbara Lamb Kellum of Winder. The family will receive...
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Vance Middlebrooks Barnwell

November 18, 1950 - August 18, 2017

Vance Middlebrooks Barnwell died August 18, 2017, at his home near Statham. He was 66. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Vance was born in Atlanta on November 18, 1950, to James Middleton Barnwell and Ruth Middlebrooks Barnwell and grew up in the northwest part of the city. As a child and young man Vance enjoyed playing a variety of sports, particularly baseball and basketball. Vance graduated...
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Nolan Oliver Swords

January 21, 1941 - August 13, 2017

Nolan Oliver Swords, age 76, died Sunday August 13, 2017. Mr. Swords was the son of the late Paul Cadell and Ila Bell Miller Swords. Mr. Swords was retired from Barrow County as a Bus Driver. Survivors include nieces and nephews; Brian Swords, Paul Swords, Steven Stowe, Sherri Wade, Tammy Fox, Dana Jones, Melinda Casper, Sandra Wilson, and Jessica and Erica Swords; several great nieces and...
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Wallace Lee Kessler

January 3, 1956 - August 8, 2017

Wallace "Wally" Lee Kessler Jr., passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was a member of Christian City Church in Lawrenceville. Wally retired as manager of The DeKalb County Fleet Maintenance Department. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Lee and Patricia Ann Roberts Kessler. Wally is survived by his wife, Debra E. Kessler of Winder; two daughters, Kimberly Kessler of Atlanta and...
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Larry Dean Woodman

June 1, 1951 - August 7, 2017

Larry Dean Woodman, age 66, died Monday August 7, 2017. Mr. Woodman was the son of the late Clifford G. Woodman. Mr. Woodman worked for Peach State Freightliner and was a Air Force Veteran.Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm in the Smith Memory Chapel on August 17, 2017. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until service time on the day of the service.Survivors include his wife;...
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Evelyn Seoane

November 26, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Evelyn Seoane, age 70 of Winder, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. She was a member of Iglesia Pentecostal El Tabernaculo . Evelyn was a native of Puerto Rico and a retired school teacher. She is preceded in death by her parents, Guillermo and Josefa Portalatin Seoane. She is survived by her daughter, Nelly Torres of Ft. Meyers, FL; a brother, Anibal Seoane of Puerto Rico; three sisters, Judith...
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Gordon Parker

October 16, 1930 - August 7, 2017

Mr. Gordon Lee Parker, age 86, passed away on Monday morning, August 7, 2017.A native of Greenville, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mabel Parker. Throughout Mr. Parker's career he was a repairman with Seinger Sewing Machine Company.Mr. Parker is survived by his two sons; Steve (Deborah) Parker and Gerald (Misty) Parker; one daughter, Tracy (Steve) Miller; one brother, Allen...
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Arthur Paul Crowe

May 28, 1940 - August 4, 2017

Mr. Arthur Paul "Bo" Crowe, age 77, of Winder, passed away on Friday evening, August 4, 2017.Mr. Crowe was a native of Winder where he was an active member of the community. He was an active member of the Winder Wesleyan Church and served his country faithfully in the United States Army National Guard. After being enlisted in the armed forces, Bo joined the American Legion. One of Bo's lasting...
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Thomas Bo Brock

July 25, 1937 - August 3, 2017

Thomas "Bo" Brock age 80 of Statham, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. Bo was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church and the owner operator of Spot Trucking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Mattie Patton Brock; two daughters, Linda Faulkner and Judy Skinner and a step-son, Mike Sims. Bo was survived by his wife of 53 years, Jenny Jones Brock of Statham; a daughter,...
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Cindy Roush Elliott

August 26, 1971 - August 1, 2017

Cindy Roush Elliott, age 45 of Winder, passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. She was a member of Free Chapel Church. Cindy worked as an Emergency Care Technician at Gwinnett Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her mother, Donna Lane. She is survived by her husband, Randy Elliott of Winder; a son and step-son, Chandler Elliott of Winder and Stephen Elliott of Atlanta; two daughters, Brianna...
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James I. Mann

February 19, 1918 - July 30, 2017

James I. Mann, age 99 of Hoschton, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church and The Men's Sunday School Class. James was an Army veteran and served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He later retired as a Master Sargent in The Army Reserves. He spent most of his life as a carpenter working for several companies including his own. He was member of The...
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Sara Nell Saye

July 9, 1928 - July 30, 2017

Sara Nell Saye, age 89, of Statham entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family and the caring staff of Mulberry Grove Assisted Living Facility. Sara was born July 9,1928 in Statham, Ga. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was also an avid reader and a great...
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William Joseph Humble

September 17, 1943 - July 29, 2017

Mr. William Joseph Humble IV, age 73, of Statham, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.Mr. Humble served his community faithfully with the Ithaca, New York Police Department as a police officer and also served in the United States Navy. Mr. Humble is survived by his sons; Chris (Susan) Humble and William Joseph Humble V; brothers, Robert, James, and Lawrence Humble; and sister, Valerie Burgess...
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Joe Alvin Brown

January 13, 1944 - July 28, 2017

Joe Alvin Brown, age 73, passed away Friday July 28, 2017. Mr. Brown was the son of the late George A. Brown and Geraldine Harrison Phillips.Funeral services will be held Monday July 31, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-9pm Sunday at the funeral home.Survivors include his wife; Julia Carter Brown;...
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Mary Louise Eberhart

June 9, 1932 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Jane McLocklin Anderson

June 4, 1960 - July 24, 2017

Jane McLocklin Anderson, 57, of Statham, GA, died July 24, 2017 peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy battle with cancer.She was preceded in death by her father, Chester McLocklin. Survivors include her mother, Doris McLocklin; 2 Daughters, Nicole (Harry) Havener and Sara Anderson; 2 grandsons, Braxton and Clayton Havener; 4 brothers, Robert (Patsy) McLocklin, Tom McLocklin, Eddy McLocklin,...
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Paula Sue Hobbs

February 24, 1965 - July 22, 2017

Paula Sue Hobbs, age 52 of Covington, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Paula served her country as a dental technician in The US Navy. She was an employee of The Walmart Distribution Center. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Ray Humphrey. Paula is survived by two sons, James Bristol Hobbs and Michael Lee Hobbs; her mother, Thelma Sue Smith and her...
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