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Brayleigh Bella-Rae Wilson

June 25, 2013

Brayleigh Bella-Rae Wilson, 14 days old, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her parents, Jefferson Robert “Jeffery” Payton and Susan Raye “Susie” Wilson of Elberton; siblings, Macalin Gray, Gage Wilson, and Gabriel Payton, all of Elberton; maternal grandparents,…

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John Kimble Coggins

June 24, 2013

John Kimble Coggins, long-time resident of Elberton, passed away at Athens Regional Medical Center on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the age of 84. Mr. Coggins was born on September 23, 1928, in Atlanta, son of the late Burton Franklin Coggins, Sr. and Lollie Kimble Coggins.  He graduated from The Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN,…

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Ronnie Patrick Jordan

June 21, 2013

Ronnie Patrick Jordan, 47, of 1682 Seymour Road, Bowman, Georgia husband of Tina Marie Franklin Jordan passed away Wednesday June 19, 2013. Born March 17, 1966 in Carnesville, Georgia to Bill Jordan and Rebecca Brown Jordan. He was a stone cutter for Old South Granite Brokers. Left to cherish his memories are his wife of…

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Mrs. Hattie Lou Walton Brown

June 18, 2013

Mrs. Hattie Lou Walton Brown, 98, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Brown was born in Lincoln County on February 4, 1915 to the late E. Jones Walton, Jr. and Missouri Dove Turk Walton.  She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Coyle Brown.  Mrs.…

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Mrs. Mildred Simpson Sanders

June 15, 2013

Mrs. Mildred Simpson Sanders, 93, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Friday, June 14, 2013 with her family by her side at National Health Care in Anderson, South Carolina. Mrs. Sanders was born November 16, 1919 in White County, Georgia to the late Melvin and Laura Simpson. She married the love of her life Ralph Augustus…

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Billy Douglas Ray

June 13, 2013

Billy Douglas Ray, 73, of Woodyard Road, Elberton, husband of 53 years to Scheryl Oglesby Ray, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ray was born in Franklin County, September 27, 1939, to the late Steve S. and Ila Brooks Ray. He was a retired Patrol Man from Georgia…

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Brent Leland Phillips

June 9, 2013

Brent Leland Phillips, 31, of Norris Webb Drive, Elberton, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence with his family at his side, after a courageous two year battle with frontotemporal dementia. Mr. Phillips was born in Elbert County, June 23, 1981, to Barry Phillips and Barbara Burry Bennett. Brent graduated from…

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Mrs. Valeria G. Howell

June 9, 2013

Mrs. Valeria G. Howell, 88, ofElberton,Georgia passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at The Rainey House in Anderson, SC. Mrs. Howell was the daughter of the late Clyde and Blanche Ward Gulley.  She was the wife of the late Cullen B. Howell.  Mrs. Howell worked as an administrative clerk in the granite industry, and was…

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Mrs. Martha King Eaves

June 6, 2013

Mrs. Martha King Eaves, 88, of Magnolia Estates, Elberton, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, June 6, 2013 at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Eaves was born in Athens, Georgia, daughter of the late Hillyer Clark King, Sr. and Mamie Louise Kytle King.  She was married for over 52 years to the late Charles Parker “Beefy” Eaves. …

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Mrs. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Stratton

May 31, 2013

Mrs. Jacquelyn “Jackie” Gaines Stratton, 82, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Elbert Memorial Hospital. Jackie was born in Elberton on March 8, 1931, to the late James Caswell and Tallie Lee Gaines. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Jefferson Stratton, Jr.; five…

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