Our Obituaries

Vance Middlebrooks Barnwell

November 18, 1950 - August 18, 2017

Vance Middlebrooks Barnwell, age 66, died Friday morning, August 18, 2017, at his home near Statham. Mr. Barnwell was an Atlanta native. He graduated from the University of Georgia and retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools, where he was a high school teacher and administrator.Mr. Barnwell is survived by his wife, Georgia Lee Barnwell; sons, James Matthew Barnwell and Travis Brian (Tiara)...
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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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Bobby Joe Boswell

January 21, 1932 - May 31, 2017

Bobby Joe Boswell, age 85 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Bobby was an Army veteran and served his country during the Korean War. He retired from Coca-Cola working many years as a route salesman, truck driver and eventually as a driver's instructor. An active member of his community Bobby was a member of...
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Helene Eloise Cross

May 31, 2017

Helene Wilson Cross, age 90 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She was of the Baptist faith. Helene retired from Johnson Lumber Company as a bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer Patton and Velma Ellen Smith Wilson and a Brother, Charles Fredric Wilson. She is survived by a son, Robert Harold Cross (Jeanne) of Hazel Green, AL; a daughter, Margaret Ellen Campbell...
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Dale Eugene Banner

April 22, 1946 - May 29, 2017

Dale Eugene Banner, age 71 of Winder, passed away, Monday, May 29, 2017. He was of the Christian faith. Dale retired as an equipment operator for Richland Creek Landfill. He loved children and was Santa Clause for many for 17 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Buck" and Neva Allen Banner; a daughter, Gina D'Lyn Banner; a brother, Bob Banner and two sisters, Shirley Anderson...
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Larry Edward Williams

May 2, 1954 - May 28, 2017

Larry Edward Williams, age 63 of Auburn, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was of the Christian faith. Larry retired as a IT technician from Network Communications and was currently working for Ingles in Auburn, GA. He was a huge music collector and a member of The Tape Heads. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Rhonda Williams of Auburn; his parents, Teddy Williams of Florida...
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Reba Jo Palmer

February 23, 1944 - May 26, 2017

Reba Jo Palmer, age 73, died May 26, 2017. A native of Morgan County, Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of the late Perry Dial Sims, Jr. and Leona Long Sims. Mrs. Palmer was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 2:00pm at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Ronnie Healan and Rev. Matt Dibler will officiate. Burial will follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens. The...
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Vickie Kaye Clarke

July 1, 1956 - May 26, 2017

Vickie Kaye Clarke, age 60, died Friday May 26, 2017. Ms. Clarke was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Hunt Hurtt. Ms. Clarke was preceded in death by her daughter Aimee Thomas.Funeral services will be held at Smith Memory Chapel at 4:00pm on May 30, 2017. Burial will follow at Bold Springs Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00pm prior to the service.Vickie was a...
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Betty Joanne Smith

July 24, 1934 - May 24, 2017

Betty Joanne Smith, 82, of Statham, Georgia. Passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Born July 24, 1934 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, she was the daughter of Junior Pierce and Susie Pierce. She is survived by two daughters, Diane Gower of Oxford, GA and Deborah Coffey of Statham, GA; four sons, Greg Smith of Oxford, GA, Gary Smith of Doraville GA, Todd Smith of Monroe, GA and Bradford Smith of Fort...
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Linda Joyce Haley

June 22, 1947 - May 24, 2017

Linda Joyce Haley, age 69 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was of the Christian faith. Linda was the owner operator of A & L Tax Accounting and she was the founder of Hope for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization to help families in need. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles William Kline and a daughter, Ann Overby. Linda is survived by, her husband,...
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Alfred Leon Skinner

October 25, 1957 - May 23, 2017

Alfred Leon Skinner, Jr., age 59, died Tuesday May 23, 2017. Mr. Skinner was preceded in death by his father Alfred Leon Skinner, Sr., sister, Angie Wood, and a grandchild.Survivors include his children; Candice Mobley, Brandi Knight, Michelle Barrett; mother; Sara Carithers Skinner, brother, Greg (Janell) Skinner, and 10 Grandchildren.Funeral services will be held at Smith Memory Chapel at 2...
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Paul Thomas Stallings

October 22, 1936 - May 19, 2017

Mr. Paul Thomas Stallings, age 80, of Winder, passed away on Friday morning, May 19, 2017 after an extended illness. Mr. Stallings was born on October 22, 1936 at his home in the New Lois Community of Berrien County, Georgia. In Berrien County, Paul was educated in the school system and graduated in the last class of the Nashville High School. After high school, he attended North Georgia College...
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Julius Lamar O'Kelley

September 9, 1936 - May 17, 2017

Julius Lamar O'Kelley, age 80, died May 17, 2017. A native of Walton County, Mr. O'Kelley was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mattie J. Churchill O'Kelley. Mr. O'Kelley was a Army Vet.Survivors include his wife of 58 years Annie Jean Partee O'Kelley and their beloved dog, Prissy; daughter; Julie O'Kelley and her partner, Michelle Morgan; brothers; Gene and Donald O'...
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Carroll F. Neff

April 24, 1941 - May 13, 2017

Carroll Forsyth Neff Jr. died May 13, 2017. Mr. Neff was the son of the late Carroll F. Neff Sr. and Helen Osterholm Neff. Mr. Neff was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Pierce Neff.Survivors include his children James, Stephen, and Richard Neff, and Stephen Pierce.A memorial service will be held at Anglican Church of Redemer 285 Dacula Rd. Dacula, Ga. 30019. Saturday May 27, 2017 at 2:00pm...
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Anthony-Merizo Barcinas Colon

September 30, 2007 - May 10, 2017

Anthony Barcinas Colon, age 9, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was a third grader at Yargo Elementary School. Anthony was an active member of Boy Scout Troop #721 which included his love for the outdoors and BB guns. Anthony's love for the United States was shown trough his patriotism and love for his country. Anthony had an interest in gaming and muscle cars. He was the son of Jesus...
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Briana Noelle Kopec

October 5, 1995 - May 7, 2017

Ms. Briana Noelle Kopec age 21 of Winder, passes away Sunday, May 7, 2017.She was a graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and an inspiring artist. She is survived by her parents, Daniel Kopec of Rockville IN and Christina Kopec of Winder, GA; a sister, Amber Kopec of Columbia, SC; a brother, Nicholas Burns of Jefferson; a nephew, Landon Carter of Columbia and grandparents, Vickie and Jose Arana...
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Waine Scott Davis

August 28, 1965 - May 6, 2017

Mr. Waine Scott Davis, age 51, of Winder, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. A native of Oklahoma he was the son of the late Bob Davis. Throughout his career, Mr. Davis was a parts manager with Rowland Trucking Company. Mr. Davis is survived by his loving wife, Ygnacia Davis of Statham; sons, Steven (Tiffany) Davis, Sam (Morgan) Davis, and Shane (Shelby) Davis; mother, Barbara Anderson...
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Stephen Paul McCain

May 17, 1961 - May 6, 2017

Mr. Stephen Paul McCain, age 55, of Auburn, passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017.A native of Winder, Georgia, Mr. McCain was the owner of Steve's Appliance where he specialized in appliance repair. Mr. McCain is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Paul and Sybil Marie Lay McCain; and brother, David Bell McCain.Mr. McCain is survived by his sons, Robert "Bob" McCain and Ashton McGee McCain;...
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Patricia Payne Ring

March 16, 1948 - May 6, 2017

Patricia Payne Ring, 69, of Bogart, went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2017. Born in Athens, Georgia she is the daughter of Sue Payne and the late G.W. Payne. Her loving husband and companion Robert F. Ring preceded her in death. She is survived by sons & daughters-in-law; Tommy and Sherri Ring of Bogart, Andy and Stacy Ring of Tifton, a daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Joseph Stephens of...
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Nellie Mae Knight

May 3, 1931 - May 5, 2017

Mrs. Nellie Mae Knight, age 86, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017.A native of Monroe, Georgia, Mrs. Knight was a devoted homemaker throughout her life.Mrs. Knight is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James Knight; son, Keith Knight; father, Memphis Mack McDaniel and mother Lela Owens McDaniel. Mrs. Knight is survived by her sons; Anthony (Debbie) Knight, Gregory (Kim) Knight,...
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Jack McAfee Sweatman

January 29, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Jack M. Sweatman, age 78, died Thursday May 4, 2017. A native of Fulton, County, Mr. Sweatman was the son of the late Robert and Ina Brown Sweatman. Mr. Sweatman was retired from Johns Manville and was an Army Vet. Mr. Sweatman was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Owens. Survivors include his wife Rebecca Owens Sweatman; children Lisa Ann Greenlee and Sharon Denise (Jeff) Fowler;...
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Henry Donald Gable

November 1, 1953 - May 1, 2017

Henry Donald Gable, age 63, died Monday May 1, 2017. A native of Porterdale, Ga. Mr. Gable was the son of the late John Henry and Lily Pearl Minor Gable. Mr. Gable was preceded in death by his daughter Jill Gable. Mr. Gable was retired from Wika Instruments and was a Army Vet.Memorial services will be held Thursday May 4, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Smith Memory Chapel. The family will receive friends...
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Sammy Lee REYNOLDS

August 7, 1941 - April 29, 2017

Sammy Lee Reynolds, age 75, died Saturday April 29, 2017. A native of Barrow County, Mr. Reynolds was the son of the late Lee and Emma Mae Rooks Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by son in law Trip Lanthier. Mr. Reynolds was retired from Gold Kist and was a Poultry Farmer.Survivors include his wife of 53 1/2 years; Patricia Kennedy Reynolds of Winder, Ga; son; Steven (Heather) Reynolds...
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Elizabeth Burris

January 15, 1938 - April 27, 2017

Ms. Elizabeth Betty Ann Burris, age 79, of Monroe, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017.A native of Cobb County, Georgia, she was preceded in death by her parents, Bose and Junie Harper Smith. Ms. Burris retired as a supervisor with the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department. Ms. Burris is survived by her daughters, Beth (Randy) Miller and June Garritano; sister, Grace Finger, 7...
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Donna Fay Wall Frost

October 16, 1962 - April 26, 2017

Mrs. Donna Fay Wall Frost, age 54, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Frost was a long-time preschool teacher with the Winder First United Methodist Church where she impacted many children's lives. She was a member of the Athens Church and a strong community advocate. In her free time, she enjoyed walking with her friends. Mrs. Frost is...
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Cleve Nedham Sims

July 29, 1938 - April 25, 2017

Cleve Nedham Sims, age 78, died Tuesday April 25, 2017. Mr. Sims was the son of the late Roy Lee and Lily Grace Sims. Mr. Sims was preceded in death by his wives Doris Lillian Sims and Linda Turnbull Sims.Graveside services will be held Thursday April 27, 2017 at Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Wednesday at the funeral home.Survivors include children; Micah ...
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Thomas Fred Ferguson

May 30, 1935 - April 20, 2017

Mr. Thomas "Fred" Ferguson, Jr., age 81, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017.A native of Statham, he was the son of the late Thomas Fred Ferguson Sr. and Lois Grimwood Ferguson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by loving wife of 60 years, Mrs. Gayle Mobley Ferguson, and his grandson, Britt Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson was a devoted member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and...
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David Bruce Stapleton

August 29, 1963 - April 16, 2017

David Bruce Stapleton, age 53 of Watkinsville, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Gloria Moore Stapleton. Bruce is survived by a brother, John Stapleton (Clarissa) of Statham; two sisters, Kay Stapleton of Watkinsville and Jennifer Thornton (Phil) of Benton, TN and nieces and nephew, Quincy Damron, Anna Drake and Asa Thornton. A graveside service...
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Joyce Ewing

June 20, 1942 - April 15, 2017

Joyce B. Ewing, age 74 of Dacula, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was a member of Bold Springs United Methodist Church and The Yancey Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her parents, B.C. and Nellie Grace Orr Bagby; a son, Shannon Ewing; a brother, Ivan Bagby; a sister, Iris King and a grandson, Hank Ewing. Joyce is survived by her husband, Henry Ewing of Dacula; two sons,...
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Barbara Ann Webb

August 23, 1928 - April 12, 2017

Barbara Ann Webb age 88 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017. She attended Hebron Baptist Church. She retired as an office manager with Randall Brothers Lumber Company. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Augustus M. and Ruby Irene Logan Huff; her husband. L. C. Webb and a sister, Shirley Meeks. She is survived by her son, Gary Webb (Vickie ) of Winder; two sisters, Gloria...
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Juanita Sims Childers

February 3, 1938 - April 8, 2017

Mrs. Juanita Sims Childers, age 74, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Mrs. Childers' was a native of Oconee County, Georgia. She retired as a bookkeeper and a computer technician for the People's Bank. Mrs. Childers' was of the Christian Faith and was a devoted member of the Winder First Christian Church. Mrs. Childers' was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. James...
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Janice Louise Ouellet

December 28, 1941 - April 3, 2017

Janice Louise Ouellet, age 75, packed her spiritual suitcase and passed into eternal life on April 3, 2017. Mrs. Ouellet was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Mary Laura Reed LeVine.She never met a stranger and was known throughout church and social circles as "Mimi". She embraced Life, Love and Family all of her life. She was generous of heart and shared all she had with...
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Nell Everette

November 9, 1922 - April 3, 2017

Nell Craft Everett, age 94, died Monday April 3, 2017.A native of Barrow County, Mrs. Everett was the daughter of the late Ed Alford and Lola Lee Presley Craft. Mrs. Everett was preceded in death by her husband Harold Green Everett and daughter Kay Everett Bennett and also siblings Earnest B. Craft and Margrette C. Montgomery. Mrs. Everett was a member of Winder First Baptist and Owner of Gas Inc...
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Roy Charles Edwards

September 15, 1935 - April 2, 2017

Roy Charles Edwards, age 81, died Sunday April 2, 2017. Mr. Edwards was the son of the late Henry and Toy Owens Edwards. Funeral services will be held Wednesday April 5, 2017 at Smith Memory Chapel at 2:00pm. Rev. Caleb Musser will officiate. Burial will follow at Peachtree Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00am-2:00pm and from 4:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday....
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Caesar Grillone

October 26, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Mr. Caesar "Tony" Grillone, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the age of 89.Mr. Grillone was a native of Brockton, Massachusetts and retired as the concierge at Singapore Hotel. Tony was a faithful catholic member of the First Max Kolby Catholic Church of Pembroke Breeze, Florida. During Tony's life, he was an avid tennis player. Mr. Grillone is preceded in death by...
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Barbara Ann Kimbrough

May 17, 1943 - April 1, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Ann Kimbrough, age 73, of Winder, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017.Mrs. Kimbrough was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker throughout her life. Mrs. Kimbrough is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Walter Mitchell Kimbrough; son, Shannon Kimbrough, and father, Timothy Iandoris. Mrs. Kimbrough is survived by her son, Mark Kimbrough of Lawrenceville; mother...
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Nickey John Rudd

September 29, 1966 - March 25, 2017

Nickey "John" Rudd Jr, age 49 of Winder, passed away Saturday March 25, 2017. He was a member of The Winder First Christian Church. John was an attorney and worked for Galaxy Assets. He earned his Doctorate in Law from Cumberland School of Law. He is survived by his wife, Kristle Ingram Rudd of Winder; three daughters, Kelsey Rudd of Roswell, Nikki Rudd of Woodstock and Kirstyn Rudd of...
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John Denverd Johnson

October 7, 1922 - March 23, 2017

Mr. John Denverd Johnson, age 94 of Winder, passed away March 23, 2017. He was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. John was a veteran serving in The United States Army during WWII in the Philippines. He retired from General Motor's Company. John was preceded in death by his parents, David Peoples Johnson and Emma Gertrude Armstead Johnson; his wife, Helen Katherine Hoopaugh Johnson and a...
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David Mell Langford

January 9, 1954 - March 21, 2017

David Mell Langford, age 63, died Tuesday March 21, 2017 following a brief illness, surrounded by family members. Mr. Langford was the son of the late Oscar Brunell Langford, Sr. and Jewel Page Langford. Mr. Langford received his law degree from the Walter F. George Law School at Mercer University and his LL.M. (Taxation) and B.B.A. from Emory University. Mr. Langford is survived by his four...
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Thomas Casper

February 25, 1939 - March 18, 2017

Thomas Edward Casper, age 78, died Saturday March 18, 2017. A native of Oconee, County, Mr. Casper was the son of the late Silmon and Viola Fulcher Casper. Mr. Casper was retired from Thrall Car and was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Gregg Casper and children Sandra Denise Wilson and Timmy Casper.Survivors include son and daughter in law; Tommy and Ketna Casper; brother; Ray Casper; sister...
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Connie Rae Huffman

December 2, 1951 - March 17, 2017

Mrs. Connie Rae Huffman, age 65, of Auburn, passed away on Friday morning, March 17, 2017. She was a native of Parma, Ohio and retired as a sales clerk through various retail positions. Mrs. Huffman was of the Methodist faith, and attended Hamilton Mill Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Huffman is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond "Ray" Barnard and Carol Fox Barnard. She is survived by her...
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Polly McDaniel

June 20, 1922 - March 11, 2017

Polly McDaniel, age 94 of Bethlehem passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. She attended Carter Hill Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Lee and Mary Jane McDaniel Wall; her husband, William McDaniel; two brothers, R.P. and Harold Wall and three sisters, Lucille Wall, Eloise McDaniel and Viola Shoemake. She is survived by three brothers, George Wall of Bethlehem,...
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Jolita Violet Churchill

July 9, 1939 - March 10, 2017

Jolita Violet Churchill went to be with the Lord on March 10,2017. She was married to Dale William Churchill for 41 years before his death in 1999. Born July 9,1939 in Washburn, Maine to Fred and Bertha Humphrey. Jolita was proceeded in death by her parents Fred and Bertha Humphrey, brothers Keith Humphrey , Timothy Humphrey, her sons, Max John Churchill and Matthew James Churchill. She is...
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Evelyn F. Bentley

July 11, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Mrs. Evelyn F. Bentley, age 84, of Gulf Breeze, Florida and formally of Dacula, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.Mrs. Bentley was a homemaker and the loving wife of her late husband, Mr. Paul C. Bentley.In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bentley is preceded in death by her parents, Fred J. and Carrie Cole Fuller. Mrs. Bentley is survived by her sons; Philip (Lori Ana) Bentley of Gulf...
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Wayne E. Conway

August 21, 1928 - March 6, 2017

Wayne E. Conway age 88 of Winder passed away Monday, March 6, 2017. Wayne lived many years in Orlando before moving to Winder. He was a native of Nashville. Wayne was a veteran of The Korean War serving in The US Navy, Air Force and retiring from The US Army. He was a member of Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Oakwood, GA and a former Deacon of Orlando Baptist Church. He was also a member of...
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Dorothy Byrd Jones

April 29, 1922 - March 2, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Ellen Byrd Jones, age 94, passed away on Thursday morning, March 2, 2017 at her residence.Mrs. Jones was the wife to her beloved husband of 70 years, Mr. Larry Thomas Jones whom she married on June 9, 1946. Together Mr. and Mrs. Jones owned and operated Larry's Easy Pay and Tire Shop which they opened in 1948; they ran the business until their retirement. Mrs. Dot was often...
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Keith Neal Evans

July 3, 1952 - March 1, 2017

Per their request, the family will hold a private service at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Smith Memory Chapel, Winder, GA.
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Charles Richard LeMons

October 3, 1936 - February 26, 2017

Charles Richard LeMons, age 80, died February 26, 2017. A loving Father, Husband, generous to a fault with a quick smile and a warm greeting for everyone he met. A native of Oakdale, California, raised in Sonora , California. Mr. LeMons was the son of the late Arthur and Edith Knapp LeMons. Mr. LeMons retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service as a member of the Strategic Air Command...
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Carolyn Crow Freeman

April 24, 1919 - February 26, 2017

Carolyn Crow Freeman, age 97 of Statham, went to be with the Lord Sunday February 26, 2017. Carolyn was born in Bogart and lived most of her life in Statham. She retired after working many years for Statham Garment. She faithfully cared for her daughter Bonnie from the time she became disabled in the late 50s until they both went in the nursing home in July 2016. She was a faithful member of The...
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Shannon Murphy Ewing

July 27, 1967 - February 16, 2017

Shannon Murphy Ewing, born July 27,1967 to parents Henry Pettit Ewing and Sarah Murphy Ewing Barron, went to be with the Lord on Thursday Feb 16, 2017. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step mother Joyce Bagby Ewing, Lori Brown Ewing, his wife of 27 years and a daughter, Kaylee Ruth Ewing, a son, Bailey Thomas Ewing, his brother, Henry Pettit Ewing II and his wife Marty, nephew...
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Henry Mills Ewing

December 27, 1988 - February 16, 2017

Henry "Hank" Mills Ewing, 28, was killed in a plane crash along with his uncle, Shannon Ewing, February 16, 2017. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and was a pilot for Seaborne Airlines. He leaves behind a younger brother, Steven, father, Pettit, and mother, Marty. He also will be missed by his grandmothers, Sarah Barron and Joyce Ewing, his grandfather, Henry...
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Terry Lee Baxter

October 3, 1957 - February 12, 2017

Terry Lee Baxter, age 59 of Commerce, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was a member of Commerce Baptist Church. Terry was a mason and a member of Gainesville Masonic Lodge, where he was Past Master; he was also a member of The Order of The Eastern Star, where he was also Past Master. Terry received his Associates Degree in Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and...
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