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Peggy Beal Sanders

January 28, 2014

Peggy Beal Sanders, 69, of Elberton, GA, formerly of Saraland, AL, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014, in Athens, GA. Peg is preceded in death by her parents, William T. and Hazel Beal of Satsuma, AL. She is also preceded in death by her former husband, Frank Dean Sanders and her sister, Jean B.…

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Mr. William Tony Beahringer

January 23, 2014

Mr. William Anthony “Tony” Beahringer, 24, of Athens, Georgia became and Angel on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, due to a severe brain injury suffered during a traffic accident. Born on January 31, 1989, in West Monroe, Louisiana, to Glenna Ganninger Hamilton and the late Ralph David Beahringer. Tony was an honor graduate of Elbert County…

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Arsula Smith Fortson

January 20, 2014

Arsula Smith Fortson 94, of Elberton, Georgia, passed Sunday, January 19, 2014.        Funeral service, 1:30 P.M., Friday, January 24, 2014, at Westside Presbyterian Church, Elberton, GA. Burial, at Lincoln Heights Cemetery.  Mrs. Fortson will be place in the church Friday, at 12:30 P.M. until hour of service.        Survivors include her sons:…

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Wilma Teresa Fortson

January 16, 2014

Wilma Teresa Fortson age 53, of Elberton, GA passed Thursday, January 16, 2014. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014, at Lofton Grove Baptist Church, Elberton, GA.  Survivors include her daughters: Chekeeta Fortson and Kiona Fortson; brothers: Charles Fortson, Bennie Fortson, and Stanley (Teresa) Fortson; sisters: Lorraine Fortson, Laura Tate, and Ethel (William) Reid.…

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Mrs. Lucy Maxine Wilder Burdette

January 13, 2014

Mrs. Lucy Maxine Wilder Burdette, 64, of Dewy Rose, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, January 11, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center Mrs. Burdette was the daughter of the late Thomas Lester and Mattie Belle Brackett Wilder. She was the widow of the late Bobby Burdette, Sr. Mrs. Burdette worked for the Athens Housing Authority…

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Mr. Henry Wendell Rousey

January 9, 2014

Mr. Henry Wendell Rousey, 68, of Green Meadows Drive, Hartwell, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at his home. Born on May 21, 1945 in Comer GA, he was the son of the late Henry Melvin Rousey and Pauline Shaw Rousey. He was retired from Dixie Granite Company, where he was a sandblaster. Mr. Rousey was…

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Mr. Thomas Russell Huff

January 9, 2014

Mr. Thomas Russell Huff, 82, of Elberton, passed away Thursday, January 09, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Huff was the son of the late George Thomas and Birt Thomas Huff. He was a long time member of Falling Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.…

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Mrs. Janis Hewell Albertson

January 9, 2014

Mrs. Janis Hewell Albertson, 61, of Old Middleton Road, Elberton, wife of Paul H. Albertson, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at her residence. Mrs. Albertson was born in Elbert County on February 19, 1952, to the late Thomas Alexander Hewell, Jr. and Robbie Jo McMullan Hewell. She was a member of First Baptist…

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Mr. Bob Walters

January 8, 2014

Mr. Bob Walters, 77, of Dickerson Road, Elberton, husband of 55 years to Carol Gunter Walters, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Athens Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Walters was born in Louisa, Kentucky on February 4, 1936, to the late Oliver Ashland Walters. He proudly served his country in…

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Mr. John Lafayette Tiller

January 2, 2014

Mr. John Lafayette Tiller, age 75 of Comer GA, entered into rest Mon Dec 30, 2013. Memorial services will be 2PM Sat, Jan 4 at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Lexington, GA. Ivy Funeral Home, Madison Co Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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