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Mr. Joe Vernon Gaines

October 9, 2014

Mr. Joe Vernon Gaines, 64, lifelong resident of the Rock Branch Community, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Gaines was born in Elbert County on June 24, 1950, to the late Joe Fred Gaines and Fannie Ray Bowen Gaines. He was a retired salesman for HT Hackney…

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Nettie Sue Hickman

October 5, 2014

Nettie Sue Hickman age 68, of Athens, GA, formally of Bowman, GA, passed Saturday, October 4, 2014.         Memorial service, 10:45 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton Chapel.       Funeral arrangements by Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton Chapel.  www.macksfuneralhome.com.

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Mrs. Beth Thomason Lakis

October 3, 2014

Mrs. Beth Thomason Lakis, 53, a native of Elberton and a resident of Rogers, Arkansas, passed away Thursday morning, October 2, 2014 in Rogers, Arkansas. Beth was born in Elberton to Mr. James M. Thomason and the late Barbara Rousey Thomason. She and her husband, Dave Lakis, celebrated over 22 years of marriage and have…

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Ricky Merritt

October 1, 2014

Ricky Merritt age 49, of Royston, Georgia passed October 1, 2014. Funeral service 2 p.m., Sunday, October 5th, at Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton Chapel. Survivors include his mother: Imogean Morrison Merritt; brother: Carlos Merritt, Johnny Merritt, Jeffery Merritt, and Michael Merritt; sister: Kimberly Ann Merritt. Mack’s Funeral Home, Elberton Chapel in charge of arrangements. On-line…

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Mr. William Sanders Gunter, Jr

September 30, 2014

Mr. William Sanders Gunter, Jr., 85, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at Nancy Hart Nursing Home with his family at his side. Mr. Gunter was born on October 6, 1928 to the late Janie and William Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean…

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Mrs. Janie Lou Wilson Hayes

September 29, 2014

Janie Lou Wilson Hayes, age 89, of Elberton, Georgia, passed Saturday. September 27, 2014. Funeral service 1 p.m., Saturday, October4th, at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, Elberton. Burial, at Lincoln Heights Cemetery. Mrs. Hayes will lie in state Saturday at 12:00 p.m., until hour of service. Survivors include her sons: James Hayes,…

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Mrs. Florence Steidl Toth

September 23, 2014

Mrs. Florence Lucille Steidl Toth, 92, of Rhodes Drive in Elberton passed away Monday night, September 22, 2014 at her home. Mrs. Toth was born in Garfield, New Jersey in 1921 to the late Eugene and Elizabeth Steidl.  She was the widow of Julius Edward Toth, and was a longtime resident of Pompton Plains, New…

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Mrs. Helenne B. Hill

September 19, 2014

Mrs. Helenne B. Hill, 91, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Thursday night, September 18, 2014 at her home. Services are being planned for Sunday afternoon, September 21, at 3:00 at the Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, with visitation at 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service. You may leave online condolences for the family at…

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Mr. Michael C. Herndon

September 17, 2014

Mr. Michael C. Herndon, 65, of Hartwell, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2014  in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Herndon was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of George Lawrence Herndon and the late Rebecca Carithers Herndon.  Michael was the husband of Alexa Jane Thomas Herndon, having celebrated 44 years of marriage together.  He was a veteran…

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Mr. Arthur “Art” Burris Bond

September 15, 2014

Mr. Arthur “Art” Burris Bond, 91, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014. Mr. Bond was born August 7, 1923 in the Fortsonia Community to the late Thomas Omer and Pauline Morris Bond. He was the husband of the late Jane Hayes Bond, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. …

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