Area Obituaries

Wayne Butler

WAYNE BUTLER, age 78, of Roberts Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday morning in the local nursing home.  Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 6, 1940 to the late Charlie and Ruth Miller Butler.  He was preceded in death by wife, the late Bessie Hunter Butler on July 29, 2009 and a brother, the late Monroe Butler…

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MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN

MICHAEL LEE “YANK” ORGAN, age 66, of Rollins Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in O’Fallon, Ill. following an extended illness.  Born in Apple River, Ill. on August 25, 1952, a son of the late Chester O. Organ.  Mr. Organ was a millwright machinist for Local #1263.  He was preceded in death by his mother and…

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David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough

David Houston “Mountain Man” Yarbrough, 59, of Menlo, GA, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. David was the son and is preceded in death by Wesley and Reva Yarbrough.  He is survived by his wife; Sherry Lynn, children; David (Stephanie) Yarbrough, Sherolyn (Scott) Austin; siblings; Hershel (Linda) Yarbrough, Gene (Margie) Yarbrough, Greg (Carolyn) Gilstrap,…

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Ralph Kerns, Jr.,

Mr. Ralph Kerns, Jr., age 77, of Cave Spring, passed away Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Kerns was born in Chattooga County, GA on July 23, 1941, son of the late Ralph Kerns, Sr. and the late Stella Selman Kerns.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Roderick…

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James East

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Mary Anne Clark

Mary Anne Clark, 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2010. Mary Anne was the daughter of J. T. and Catherine Clark of Menlo.  She attended Menlo High School (Class of 1948) where she played basketball and was a cheerleader.  She was known for her gregarious personality, ’57 Pontiac, and fearless horsemanship. …

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MAGGE GAYLER

MRS. MAGGE GAYLER, beloved mother, grandmother, and firend, was reunited in heaven with her husband-Duane Gayler, parents-Marvin and Lillie Jones, brother-Marvin Jones, Jr., and son-Tommy Gayler.  Magge was born in Chattooga County, Georgia February 5, 1930 and died after a brief illness April 12, 2019.             Magge and Duane were co-owners of the former Motor Parts Company…

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Betty Jane Howard

Betty Jane Howard, age 85, of Menlo, GA, died Monday, April 15, 2019, at Oakview Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Howard was born November 11, 1933, in Gaylesville, AL, daughter of the late Ida Jones Love.  She attended Chelsea Baptist Church, and prior to her retirement, was employed with Harriet and Henderson.  In addition to her…

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Tonya Lynn Wilhite

Tonya Lynn Wilhite, 50, Elberton, died April 11 Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. She was born in Phenix City, Ala. on Oct. 3, 1968, daughter of Nola Frances Woodall Wilhite (Summerville native) and the late Linton Herschel Wilhite, Jr. Tonya attended Elbert County High School and was an avid cat lover. As a result of…

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Margaret Joan “Jo” Trammel

Mrs. Margaret Joan “Jo” Trammel, age 89 of Trion, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Trammel was born in Menlo, Georgia on July 19, 1929, daughter of the late Joseph Erskin Hardwick and Minnie Chappelear Hardwick. She was a member of the Trion United Methodist Church…

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KATHERINE MCCAULEY

MRS. KATHERINE MCCAULEY, age 90, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, in the local nursing home.  Born in Cedar Bluff, Alabama on March 20, 1929 to the late William (W.T.) and Ettie Jane Abercrombie Millican.  She was a member of West Summerville Baptist  Church and an Honorary member of Mount Zion Independent Church.  Mrs. McCauley was retired…

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Franklin Eugene “Josh” Tudor

Mr. Franklin Eugene “Josh” Tudor, age 84, of Armuchee, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Tudor was born on December 24, 1934, in Summerville, GA, son of the late Alvin Lee Tudor and the late Clemmie Dawson Tudor.  He graduated from Subligna High School and was a veteran of the…

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