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Frances Johnston-Hirschy

Aug 1, 2022

Frances Johnston-Hirschy, 89, passed away in Hiawassee, Georgia, on August 1, 2022. Frances was born in Boaz, Alabama, on October 11, 1932, to the late General Watts and Erma Putnam Watts. Frances was the fourth of five children who are all deceased. Frances graduated from Birmingham Baptist School of Nursing in 1953 and later earned her Masters Degree in Education....

Thomas Paul Conway

Jul 31, 2022

Thomas Paul Conway, age 67 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away July 31, 2022 at his home from an extended illness. Thomas was born October 30, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa to Marion (Parrish) and the late Charles Conway. He lived a life devoted to God, his family, and country. He'd retired to our area 2 years ago from civilian work at...

Sharon Kay Bourdeau

Jul 27, 2022

Sharon Kay Bourdeau, age 65, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on July 27, 2022 following a brief illness. Sharon was born at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC on February 12, 1957 to the late David and Bertha (Wilcox) Baker. Sharon and her husband John were adventurous, they enjoyed hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing and downhill skiing. She was...

Phyllis Hilliard

Jul 24, 2022

Mrs. Phyllis Fuss Hilliard, age 78, of Warne, North Carolina passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022. She was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis and Mary Lee (Morris) Fuss on October 28, 1943 in Decatur, Georgia. She was a member of New Life Church in Hayesville, North Carolina. Phyllis was gifted the spirit of service; she showed...

John F. Donnelly

Jul 13, 2022

John Francis Donnelly, age 63, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Wednesday,  July 13, 2022. John was born to the late James and Marie (Ettore) Donnelly in Staten Island, New York on July 6, 1959. He was a member of Hayesville United Methodist Church. John was a guy who enjoyed being the life of the party, he could and did talk to...

Russell M Stookey

Jul 6, 2022

Russell McCormick Stookey, age 76 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 6,2022. Russell was born January 14, 1946, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Ivor and Virginia(Johnson) Stookey.

Russ lived a life of adventure and accomplishment. Anyone who met him went away better for it. He would, and probably did a few times, give someone the shirt off his...

Jimmy Wise

Jul 1, 2022

Tyler James "Jimmy" "T-Dub" Wise, age 30, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away Friday, July 01, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was born to Steven and Suzan (Greenier) Wise in Jacksonville, North Carolina on June 23, 1992.  He enjoyed his time and friends at Towns County High School where he graduated in 2011. He was a running back and...

Jason Woody

Jul 1, 2022

Michael Jason Woody, age 44 of Young Harris, Georgia passed away in the early hours of Friday, July 1, 2022 surrounded by family. Jason was born to Marvin and Cheryl (Seabolt) Woody on June 6, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was employed at Tractor Supply Company in Blairsville where he had an amazing work family whom he loved. He loved cars, especially...

Darold Ledford

Jul 1, 2022


Darold Ledford, age 75 of Scataway community in Hiawassee, Georgia met Jesus face-to-face on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was born on November 27, 1946 in Hayesville, North Carolina to the late Mr. and Mrs. Cloe and Ola (Burrell) Ledford. He was a member of Lower Hightower Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for several years. He...

Edward Joseph Kahl

Jun 24, 2022

Edward Joseph Kahl of Young Harris Georgia, age 94, died onJune 24th, 2022. He is survived by his sons Robert, Joel, Jamesand Edward and daughter Lisa. He is also survived by his tenGrandchildren and eight Great Grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his wife Lorraine (Hopko) Kahl.Edward was born on December 23, 1927 in Auburn, NY toparents Robert Charles Kahl...

Cyrus Leighton Gray

Jun 23, 2022


On June 23,2022, Cyrus Leighton Gray rose up from the confines of a hospital bed, laid down his constant pain, and walked confidently into his Savior's embrace. He was born in Pinehurst, NC, on March 1, 1940, to Dr. Cyrus L. Gray, Jr., and Reaville Austin Gray. The family moved to High Point NC, where he played on the high...

Camilla Rose Hogsed

Jun 22, 2022

Camilla Rose Hogsed, age 86, of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on June 22, 2022 following abrief illness. Camilla, a lifelong resident of Hiawassee, was born on October 01, 1935 to the lateLee Raymond and Nannie Rose (Burrell) Sims. She was best known for her love of the piano,and that love was reflected in her dedication to teaching music to students...

Robert Hill Nichols

Jun 13, 2022

Robert Hill Nichols, Jr., age 57, died of heart failure at his parent'shome in Young Harris, Georgia on Monday, June 13, 2022. He was bornin Atlanta on October 10, 1964. He attended Towns County H.S.and graduated from Young Harris College in 1982, Davidson College (BS),and Washington University (PhD). He did post Doctorate studies inAstro-Physics at Cal Tech, was a lead...

William Bart McPherson

Jun 12, 2022

William Bart McPherson, aged 91, was born on Sept. 6, 1930 at Pineville, north Monroe County, Alabama, and died on June 12, 2022 in Hiawassee, Ga.  

Mr. McPherson graduated from Beatrice High School in 1948 and the University of Alabama in 1952. He served two years in the US Air Force as a first lieutenant, working for the National...

Lynn Marie Schaad

Jun 7, 2022

Lynn Marie Schaad, age 60, of Hiawassee, Georgia(formerly of Sebring, Florida) passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at her home after battling a long illness. She was born on October 11, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio to Susan (Michaels) Schaad and the late Robert F. Schaad. Lynn was a child of God, mother and grandmother before anything else. She had a heart...

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