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April 24, 2018

Willie J. Epps

Willie J. Epps

Athens, GA

Willie J. Epps, 97, of Athens, GA passed away Thursday April 19, 2018. He was the son of the late Seab and Cora Epps of Madison County. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Ethel of 66 years. Survived by two Daughters, Betty Davis Ellis, Hull; Virginia Zambo, Texas;...

Phyllis Lynn Gerrin

Phyllis Lynn Gerrin

Athens, GA

Phyllis Lynn Gerrin, age 48, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018. She was born June 7, 1969 in Mocksville, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Grady Craver and Juanita Craver of Arcade, GA. She is also survived by her husband of twenty-four years, James Robert...

Frances Lorene Holcomb

Frances Lorene Holcomb

Athens, GA

Frances Lorene Holcomb, age 70, of Hull, Georgia, died April 22, 2018, at Piedmont Regional Hospital. She was born on April 27, 1947, in Bainbridge, Maryland, the daughter of William Dewitt Holcomb and Amy Lorene (Taylor) Holcomb. She grew up in Athens, Georgia, and graduated...

Melvin Eugene Sanders

Melvin Eugene Sanders

Athens, GA

Melvin Eugene "Gene" Sanders, 86, of Athens, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Born on April 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Thurman and Elzora Sanders and grew up in Royston, GA. Melvin was known by co-workers as Mel and by family as Gene. He was preceded in death by his...

Patricia Ann Simpson

Patricia Ann Simpson

Athens, GA

Patricia Ann Simpson, 86, of Watkinsville, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter D. and Gertrude Kerwin and her husband, Howard Simpson. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Simpson, of Sedro Woolley, WA and Kathy...

Hubert Shuratt Whitworth

Hubert Shuratt Whitworth

Lavonia, GA

Mr. Hubert Shuratt Whitworth, age 83, of Whitworth Road in Lavonia, Georgia passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the residence. A son of the late Hugh W. and Ether Mae Whitlow Whitworth, he was born October 18, 1934 in Franklin County, Georgia where he lived all his life....

April 22, 2018

John Delaney Amos

John Delaney Amos

Watkinsville, GA

John Delaney Amos of Watkinsville died suddenly and peacefully on Monday, April 16. He was one week past his 79th birthday. John is survived by his wife Jane Yardley Amos of Watkinsville, his son John Ellison Amos III (Alex) of Ft. Lauderdale, daughter Jane Sullivan Amos...

James Wesley Huff

James Wesley Huff

Athens, GA

James Huff, 90, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, after living a full and rewarding life. He served with the U.S. Army near the end of WWII and was discharged in 1946. He lived the balance of his life in the Athens area. He was employed by the Loef Company as an equipment...

Marjorie Hinners O'Byrne

Marjorie Hinners O'Byrne

Needham, MA

Marjorie Hinners O'Byrne, a resident of Duxbury, Massachusetts, died on April 18, 2018, of natural causes. The daughter of Marie (McCloskey) and Frank Hinners, she was born in Brooklyn, NY. Raised in Brooklyn and Long Island, she graduated from Syracuse University in 1941. She...

Mary Elizabeth Rowan

Mary Elizabeth Rowan

Athens, GA

Mary Roberts Rowan, wife of 50 years to the late Paul James Rowan, died Thursday, April 12, 2018. Born in Macon, GA, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. Roberts and Katherine Hardy Roberts. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by her...

George Dewey Seagraves

George Dewey Seagraves

Athens, GA

Mr. G. Dewey Seagraves, Jr. 86 of Athens, GA passed away on April 20, 2018. He served in the US Navy. Mr. Seagraves was the son of the late George Dewey Seagraves, Sr. and the late Jenell Eaves Seagraves. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Survivors...

April 21, 2018

Maurice Edgar "Moe" Atkins

Maurice Edgar "Moe" Atkins

Athens, GA

Maurice "Moe" Edgar Atkins, 67 of Athens, passed away April 19, 2018. He was the son of the late Paul & Theresa Atkins and was the husband to the late, Mrs. Margaret Atkins. Mr. Atkins was a United States Marine, served between 1968-1970 during the Vietnam War, and in National...

David Daniel Hutchins Jr.

David Daniel Hutchins Jr.

Watkinsville, GA

David Daniel Hutchins, Jr., 73, husband of Ann Austin Hutchins, died Thursday, April 19, 2018. A native of Athens, he was the son of the late David Daniel Hutchins, Sr. and Maggie Laura Whitehead Hutchins. He was also preceded in death by his son, David Daniel "Davey"...

April 20, 2018

Gerald Lewis Brodie

Gerald Lewis Brodie

Royston, GA

Mr. Gerald Lewis Brodie, 68, of Royston, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. Mr. Brodie was born in Charleston, SC on August 9, 1949, son of the late Lawrence Brodie and the late Sylvia Birnkrant Brodie. He was a maintenance worker having...

Bessie Drake

Bessie Drake

Athens, GA

Mrs. Bessie Drake, age 91, of Athens, Georgia passed on April 12, 2018. Survivors include her children, Peggy Drake Hunter, Fayetteville, GA, Melvin (Phyllis) Drake, Stone Mountain, GA, George (Glenda) Drake, McDonough, GA and Randy (Tammy) Prater Villa Rica, GA; fifteen...

Sheila Rebecca Michael-Shelor

Sheila Rebecca Michael-Shelor

Winder, GA

Sheila Rebecca Michael-Shelor, age 48, passed away on Tuesday April 17, 2018. A native of Clarke County, Ms. Michael-Shelor was preceded in death by her father John C. Michael. Ms. Michael-Shelor worked for Southeast Mortgage. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00pm...

Melvin B. Walton

Melvin B. Walton

Athens, GA

Melvin B. Walton, age 52, of Athens, GA passed April 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Chapel of Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home with interment in East Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Viewing, Friday 1-7 PM, at the funeral home....

April 19, 2018

James William Balkwell

James William Balkwell

Athens, GA

James William Balkwell, born 23 August 1942, died 22 March 2018. Jim was born and raised in Walled Lake, Michigan, and graduated Walled Lake High School, where he participated in Cross Country and Wrestling. He graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University, and then...

Fannie D. Barnett

Fannie D. Barnett

Athens, GA

Ms. Fannie D. Barnett, age 89, of Athens, Georgia passed on April 16, 2018. Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Smith and Suzette Howard; sons, Wade Glenn, Dan Glenn, Clarence Glenn and Tommy Glenn; sister, Sue Lee Hull; grandchildren, great grandchildren, other...

Janice Lawson Brown

Janice Lawson Brown

Atlanta, GA

Janice Alfretta Lawson Brown was born December 28, 1942 in Kingsport, TN and passed away on April 5, 2018 in Brunswick, GA. She attended high school in Rogersville, TN. After attending Lees-McRae College, she married William Lawson who became a prominent attorney in Atlanta....

Wilbert Larry Dubose

Wilbert Larry Dubose

Athens, GA

Mr. Wilbert Larry Dubose, age 85, of Athens, Georgia passed on April 14, 2018. Survivors include his children, Vanessa Johnson, Holley Dubose, Gary Dubose and Corey Dubose; brother, Willie Hill; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren, other relatives and...

Billie McAfee Greene

Billie McAfee Greene

Macon, GA

It is with great sadness that the family of Billie McAfee Greene announces her peaceful passing, at the age of 95, on April 17, 2018. "Billie", as she was known to all, was born July 5, 1922 in Wrightsville Georgia to the late Lotis and Ila McAfee. She was a graduate of...

Ida Lynn Shelton

Ida Lynn Shelton

Watkinsville, GA

Ida Lynn Shelton, 65, wife of 46 years to Steve Milton Shelton, Sr., died Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Born in Walterboro, SC, she was the daughter of Carl Sydney and Mary Elise Stanfield Beach and Harry Lee Copeland, Jr. and sister to the late Barbara Diane Hansford. Lynn was a...

April 17, 2018

Frances C. Conlon

Frances C. Conlon

Augusta, GA

Frances Costa Conlon, 90, entered into rest April 14, 2018. Mrs. Conlon was preceded in death by her husband, William Owens Conlon and sister, Theresa Costa Kearns. A Georgia native, Mrs. Conlon was born in Athens on August 31, 1927 and had strong ties to this area through...

Agnes H. Howell

Agnes H. Howell

Athens, GA

Agnes Phoebe Harris Howell, age 93, of Athens, GA passed April 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. Viewing, Tuesday 12-7 PM, at the funeral home. Survivors...

Alvin Mathews

Alvin Mathews

Athens, GA

Alvin Mathews, 68, died April 13, 2018. A native of Athens, GA, he was a son of the late Walter R. and Ernestine Faust Mathews. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Mathews and W. Howard Mathews and a sister, Dyanne Mathews Mize. Mr. Mathews was a...

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