Our Obituaries

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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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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Michael Marion Williams

November 14, 1952 - July 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Bobbye Lassiter

August 24, 1931 - July 19, 2017

Mrs. Bobbye Jo Burris Lassiter, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away July 19, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, at 2 PM, in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 12 PM.Mrs. Lassiter was the first of three siblings; born in Foreman, AR on August 22, 1931 to the late Robert George and Jo Needham Burris. A University of Georgia alumni, Mrs....
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Thomas Calvin Wall

September 26, 1946 - July 19, 2017

Thomas Calvin Wall Jr., age 70 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, July 19 2017. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in The US Navy. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Calvin and Lola Baskin Wall; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Ludger Lanthier and nephews, Trip and Chris Lanthier. He is survived by his daughters, Crista Daniel (Jimmy Ray) of Bethlehem and Brandy Saunders ...
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Villa Jean Johnson

February 22, 1955 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Janet DeVoid

July 6, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Patricia A. Vaughn

January 26, 1945 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Christopher Lee Scalf

February 26, 1968 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Nola F. ISLEY

June 12, 1925 - July 8, 2017

Mrs. Nola Faye Isley, age 92, of Hoschton, formerly of Florida, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.A native of Shelby County, Indiana, she retired as a Sales Clerk with Biggars Antiques. Mrs. Isley is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. John W. Isley.Mrs. Isley is survived by her loving daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane (Bruce) Quiggle; grandchildren, Robert B. (Kyndal) Quiggle and John A. ...
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Mary Ellen Thompson

September 19, 1948 - July 6, 2017

Mary Ellen Cox Thompson, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017.Although her family is deeply saddened by her passing, knowing that she is at peace and no longer in pain is a blessing to them all. She was originally from Winder and was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary Sue Cox of Winder. Survivors include her husband, John W. Thompson Jr., Athens; son, John W. Thompson III;...
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Janet Maureen Kelly

April 15, 1953 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Daisey Marie Davis

January 1, 1929 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Barbara Arreittia McGirr

March 14, 1936 - July 2, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Arreittia McGirr, age 81, of Winder, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017.A native of Scioto County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lester North and Arreittia McNeeley North. Mrs. McGirr retired from Winder Health Care where she served patients as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McGirr is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Garilyn Ray...
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Delmer Franklin Casper

September 5, 1937 - July 1, 2017

Delmer Franklin Casper, age 79 of Statham, loving husband, dad and papa, left us to continue his life in heaven on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Mr. Casper was a native of Statham and a longtime member of Midway Christian Church and dedicated his entire life to God and his family. He was a retired truck driver and security guard. Delmer loved being outside and working on his truck and tractor. He also...
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Judy Hill Loftin

December 2, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Mrs. Judy Hill Loftin, age 70, of Bethlehem, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her residence from the result of congestive heart failure. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Job Lamar Hill and Willie Childers Hill. Throughout her career she was a dedicated counselor with the Barrow County School System where she made an impact on many student's lives. With...
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Evelyn L. Jones

February 20, 1938 - June 30, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn L. Jones, age 79, of Statham passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was born in the Jersey community of Walton County. She spent many years of her life as a waitress with the Old House Restaurant in Statham where she enjoyed feeding the public and interacting with the guests.Mrs. Jones is preceded in death by her sons, Rick, Dennis, and Jeff Brown, and...
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Brian Brian Davis

January 20, 1964 - June 30, 2017

Reverend Brian Davis, age 53 of Winder, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017. He was of the Methodist faith and the pastor of Pentecost and Corinth United Methodist Churches. Brian has been a pastor for The North Georgia United Methodist Church Conference for over 20 years and his passion was to make Jesus real to all people.He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Jimmie Frances Paul...
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David Couture

January 3, 1922 - June 27, 2017

David Arthur Couture, age 95 of Winder, passed away, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church. David was a veteran and served as a Navy pilot during WWII. He retired as a self-employed entrepreneur. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Crebs Couture and two children, Steven and Susan Couture. David is survived by two sons, Lance Couture of Maine...
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Robert Eugene Duffey

October 9, 1934 - June 26, 2017

Robert E. Duffey, age 82 of Winder, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017. He was a member of The Winder First Methodist Church. Robert retired as a supervisor with The Georgia Department of Labor. He was the head of The Georgia State Soccer Referee administration from 1970 until 1980. He was preceded in death by his parents, Worther Lee and Annie Mae Holloway Duffey. Robert is survived by his wife,...
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Mitch Karl Williams

November 13, 1963 - June 21, 2017

Mitch Williams, age 53 of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Mitch was a general contractor and the founder of MW Enterprises Unlimited. He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Williams Brannon. Mitch is survived by his wife, Sandra Bell Williams of Bethlehem; his parents, Ted and Audrey Knorr Williams of Duluth; two sons, Charles E. Williams (Lindsey) and Clayton Mitchell...
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Sadie Teal

October 25, 1925 - June 19, 2017

Sadie Carlyle Teal, age 91 of Auburn, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. She was a member of the former Fellowship Baptist Church and worked hard all her life as a mother and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. and Liz Ivey Carlyle; her husband of 52 years, C.H. Teal and six siblings, Tom, James, Talmadge, Alton, Rachel and Lilliemae. Sadie is survived by a son, Ronnie...
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Cindy Hutchins

November 2, 1957 - June 17, 2017

Cindy Hutchins age 59 of Watkinsville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. She was a hair stylist and the owner of Stonebridge Salon and Cosmetology. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents, Manning and Peggy Harbin Crowe and a sister, Hella Smith, She is survived by her husband, Mike Hutchins of Watkinsville; a son, Kurby Hutchins of Watkinsville; a daughter, Anah Hutchins of Watkinsville...
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Winfred Brown Ivey

May 6, 1922 - June 17, 2017

Mrs. Winfred Brown Ivey, age 95, of Clayton, GA formerly of Winder, passed away on Saturday morning, June 17, 2017.Mrs. Ivey was a skilled florist with Flowers by Jim. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Preston Ivey; and parents, Carlton Brown and Emma Savage Brown. Mrs. Ivey is survived by her loving son; Douglas (Debra) Ivey; three grandchildren; Christie England, Shannon Ivey, and...
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James Campbell

August 20, 1930 - June 13, 2017

James Audrey Campbell, age 86 of Auburn, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He was a member Eastside Baptist Church. James retired as a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ursey and Myrtle McPherson Campbell; his loving wife of 50 years, Evvie Campbell; a son, Dennis Campbell; a brother, L.D. Campbell and a sister, Elizabeth Watson. He is survived by four sons, Tommy Weaver (Darlene...
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Eva Wilkerson

August 9, 1955 - June 12, 2017

Eva Wilkerson, age 61, died Monday June 12, 2017. Mrs. Wilkerson was the daughter of the late Clifton Jones and Alpha Gent Forrester. Mrs. Wilkerson worked for Sonesta of Gwinnett.Funeral services will be held Friday June 16, 2017 at 11am in the Smith Memory Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7-9pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Barrow Memorial Gardens.Survivors include...
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Gregory Harold Eady

August 26, 1965 - June 12, 2017

Gregory Harold Eady, age 51, died Monday June 12, 2017. Mr. Eady was the son of the late George Henry and Dar Lee West Eady.Funeral services will be held Thursday June 15, 2017 at 11am in the Smith Memory Chapel. Burial will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-9pm Wednesday at the funeral home.Survivors include his wife Dawn Brent Eady; children; Hunter...
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William Montgomery Harlow

August 2, 1934 - June 10, 2017

William Montgomery Harlow, age 82 of Winder, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. Mr. Harlow was a native of Missouri and as a republican was the youngest man to be elected to the Missouri State Legislature, where he was the minority whip. He retired as a psychologist. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. William E. and Mary Montgomery Harlow. William is survived by his wife, Marie Maupin...
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Sybil Lucille Kemp

June 28, 1935 - June 10, 2017

Mrs. Sybil Lucille Kemp, age 81 of Winder, passed away on Saturday morning, June 10, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She worked with Carwood and Barrow Manufacturing, but will be best remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and friend.Mrs. Kemp is preceded in death by her parents; Jarrell Henderson Magness and Jewell Corine McElhannon Magness; and grandson, Blake Casper. Mrs. Kemp is...
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Charlie Edward Horne

April 30, 1930 - June 8, 2017

Mr. Charles "Charlie" Edward Horne, age 87, a longtime resident of Winder, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Horne was a native of Alabama, and was a distinguished teacher and athletic coach in this community where he impacted many lives that he came into contact with. He was also a member of the Winder First United Methodist Church....
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Monica Joyce Steed

October 20, 1957 - June 7, 2017

Monica Joyce Steed, age 59, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2017 after a 9 month battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Before being diagnosed she was the office manager for a private internal medicine practice in Decatur for 17 years. She was a dog lover and enjoyed spending her weekends at the lake. Monica will be lovingly remembered by her husband Bobby Steed, her daughter and son-in-law...
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Ralph Johnson

December 23, 1934 - June 7, 2017

Ralph S. Johnson, age 82 of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday June 7, 2017. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church and a former longtime member of Rehoboth Baptist Church. Ralph was a graduate of Tennessee Tech and retired as the owner of Contract Division INC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Era Johnson; his loving wife, Frances Willard Johnson; two sons, Russell Willard and...
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Herman C. Allen

December 6, 1927 - June 6, 2017

Herman Charles Allen, 89 passed away, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He was born December 6, 1927. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Edna Johnson Allen, and brothers Thoyce and Ted Allen. He leaves his wife of 67 years, Hazel Pruett Allen; his three daughters: Janice Allen-Anderson (Bill), Wanda Doster (Johnny), Annette Huckfeldt (Paul); ten grandchildren: Joy Cooper, Alana (Derrick...
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Louise Margaret Hardigree

June 7, 1932 - June 4, 2017

Margaret Louise Hardigree, age 84, died June 4, 2017. A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Hardigree was the daughter of the late Johnny and Vera Simonton McCain. Mrs. Hardigree worked for Winder Barrow High School and was a member of New Penticost Meth. Church for over 60 years. Mrs. Hardigree enjoyed cooking and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Hardigree was preceded in death by a...
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Gloria Quay Ford

November 18, 1929 - June 4, 2017

Gloria Quay Ford went to be with Jesus June 4, 2017 at 87 years old. Gloria was born November 18, 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee to H. Clyde Singleton and Sally B. Singleton. She married Robert C. Ford December 20, 1952. They have celebrated 64 years together. Gloria will be remembered for her love for God and her servant heart. She has entertained thousands of people (many were complete strangers...
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Ellis Lavern Walden

September 25, 1950 - June 1, 2017

Mr. Ellis Lavern Walden, age 66, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017.Ellis is preceded in death by his mother, Frances J. Walden; father Willie T. Walden, brother Jerald Walden, and sister Brenda Odum. Ellis will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 29 years, Mrs. Jackie Spurlock Walden; children, Robert (Vickie) Walden, Lisa (Edward) Pittman, and Mike (Lisa) Boettcher....
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