Obituaries

Malinda Buff

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Malinda Buff, 97, formerly of Lavonia, died Aug. 9, 2019. A funeral service was held Aug. 14. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia was in charge.

Matilda Wilbanks

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Matilda Wilbanks, 46, of Demorest, died Aug. 9, 2019. A memorial service was held Aug. 10. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry E. Thomas

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Jerry E. Thomas, 85, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Aug. 7, 2019. A graveside service was held Aug. 12. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Sandow

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Virginia Sandow, 84, of Lavonia, died Aug. 7, 2019. A funeral service was held Aug. 12, at the Lavonia Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home.

Robert Eaton

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Robert Eugene Eaton Jr., 46, of Canon, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at his home.

Ed Cawthorn

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Edwin E. "Ed" Cawthorn, 83, of Anderson Highway, Hartwell, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home.

John Rice

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John Jefferson Rice, age 91, of Vanna Road, Royston, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Jeptha H. Perry

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Jeptha Harris Perry Jr., 87, of Hartwell, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital, Athens, surrounded by family.

Kenneth Chitwood

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Kenneth Chitwood, 78, of Lavonia, died Aug. 5, 2019. A funeral service was held Aug. 7. Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia was in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Whitworth

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Rachel Whitworth, 83, formerly of Lavonia, died Aug. 3, 2019. A funeral service was held Aug. 7, at the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home of Lavonia.