Claude Oscar Warwick: Obituary

Claude Oscar Warwick

December 15, 1938 – December 15, 2018

Claude Oscar Warwick, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Mr. Warwick was born March 26, 1938 in White County to the late Oscar Bryan Warwick and Ivory Jackson Warwick. Mr. Warwick was a retired auto mechanic. In addition to his parents and stepmother Marie Brown Warwick, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Cleveland, daughter, Lisa Williamson, brothers, Willie Warwick and George Warwick.

Survivors include his granddaughter and husband, Nikki Williamson Nulisch and Judson Nulisch, Gainesville; son-in-law Tim Williamson, Gainesville; sisters, Patricia Weidner, Dahlonega; Evelyn Freeman, Cornelia; Brenda Reed, Cleveland; brother, Edward Warwick, Smyrna.

No services are planned at this time.

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Charles “Bud” Westmoreland: Obituary

Charles “Bud” Westmoreland

June 04, 1936 – December 09, 2018

Bud, as he was known to his family and friends, was born to the late Howard and Lillie (Nix) Westmoreland on the 4th of June 1936.  He retired from Hanson Aggregates and enjoyed welding and working with metal and breakfast every Sunday with his brother Johnny.  He also followed in his Father and older Brother’s footsteps by joining the Army, as did his younger brother.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Maggie Jeanette Loggins and daughter, Lydia Ann Westmoreland.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Tammy Jean and his grandson, Ethan Durkas.  He is also survived by his brother, William Westmoreland, his brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Carolyn Westmoreland; his sisters, Jean Underwood, Patricia Butler, and Darlene Spencer.  He has many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was a quiet man and bit shy but he had a strong faith and an even stronger love for his family.  It is hard to imagine our lives without him, but it gives us peace knowing he is with his Jeanette, his Lydia, and his little dog Buddy.  We all love you very much and will always miss you.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11am Thursday, December 13, 2018 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Billy McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-5 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the funeral home.

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Hope Merryn Dover: Obituary

Hope Merryn Dover

August 26, 2016 – December 08, 2018

Hope Merryn Dover, age 2, of Cleveland, went to be with Jesus Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Hope was born August 26, 2016 in Gainesville.  As a precious daughter, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and miracle from God, Hope touched a multitude of lives in her two years of life. The love that she gave and received was immeasurable and will live on forever in all the hearts and lives she touched.

Hope was preceded in victory by great-grandparents, Melba Castleberry, James and Betty Camp, Imogene Dover, Joe B. Dover, Marian C. Smith, and Bonnie Smith.

She is survived by Loving Parents, Matt and Carissa Dover, Cleveland; grandparents, Matt and Marcia Camp, Cleveland and Joe and Sharon Dover, Gainesville; great-grandfather, Marcus Castleberry, Alpharetta; aunt and uncle, Matthew and Sidney Camp; Gainesville; cousin, Titan Camp, Gainesville; and  many other close family members and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Riverpoint Community Church in Demorest.  The Rev. Kevin Mangum and Dr. Joe Vernon will officiate. Interment will follow in Yonah View Memorial Gardens.

Flowers will be acknowledged, however, the family asks for donations to be made to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital: 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342.

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James Phillip Ward: Obituary

James Phillip Ward

September 11, 1945 – December 06, 2018

James Phillip Ward, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Mr. Ward was born on September 11, 1945, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Thomas Minyard and Cora Belle Brock Ward.  He worked as a machine operator, loved volunteering as a coach for youth athletics, and was a member of Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church.  Phillip proudly served his country as a member of the 101st Airborne Division and a Green Beret in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Ward.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sandra Ward, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Melissa Ward, Ila; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robbie Haynes, Cleveland.  He was the best papa to his doonks (precious grandchildren) Madison Haynes, J. Ben Haynes, and Matthew Ward.  Survivors also include his brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Laurel Ward, Homer, and Homer and Carolyn Ward, Lawrenceville; sister, Alice Warwick, Clarkesville.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Union Grove Congregational Holiness Church.  The Rev. Mike Spence, the Rev. J.D. Sosebee, and the Rev. Paul Flynn will officiate.  Interment will follow at Gateway Memory Park.

The family will honor this husband, daddy, and papa by receiving friends from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to White County High School Athletics in memory of Phillip Ward, 2600 Hwy 129 North Cleveland, GA 30528.

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Thomas “Tom” Wilbur Hedrick, Sr.: Obituary


Thomas “Tom” Wilbur Hedrick, Sr., age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Mr. Hedrick was born on January 20, 1952, in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late Robert and Rosalee Hedrick. He was a truck driver and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Survivors include his wife, Frances “Fran” Hedrick, Cleveland, Georgia; children, Clifford Hedrick (Angie), Cleveland, Georgia, Thomas Hedrick, Jr., Idaho, Leeta Hedrick, Idaho, and Kimberly Hedrick, Idaho; sister, Kathy Hamilton, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; numerous extended family also survive.

No services will be held.

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Ralph Donald Hadaway, Jr.: Obituary

Ralph Hadaway

February 17, 1959 – December 04, 2018

Ralph Donald Hadaway, Jr., age 59 of Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Mr. Hadaway was born on February 17, 1959, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Ralph Donald Hadaway, Sr. and Sequel Abbott Hadaway. Poppy Don enjoyed traveling. He was a truck driver for 25 years. He enjoyed music, good food, and good times. He enjoyed coffee on the porch and the quietness he found at home in the mountains. He was very fond of his dog, Moose.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Abernathy Hadaway, Clarkesville, GA; sons, Levi Hadaway, Ila, GA, and Wade Hadaway, Gainesville, GA; daughters, Mandy Timberlake, Clarkesville, GA, and LeeOla Williams, Cleveland, GA; 16 grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date.

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Robert Michael Burton: Obituary

Robert Michael Burton

July 24, 1967 – November 23, 2018

Mr. Robert Michael Burton age 51 of Commerce formerly of Cleveland. Mr. Burton passed away Friday, November 23, 2018.
Born in White County on July 24, 1967. Mr. Burton was employed for a number of years with Babyland General and Original Appalachian Artworks as a maintenance supervisor. More recently, he had entered in to the healthcare field earning his degree as a Medical Assistant.

Survivors include his daughter Christina Gibbs and her fiancé Derrick McKinzie, as well as his grandchildren, Noah Gibbs, Ally Bibbs and Jason McKinzie and his brother Doug Burton of Cleveland.
The family will be holding a memorial service after the new year, service time and location will be announced.

James “Jim” Rice: Obituary

James “Jim” Rice

April 17, 1929 – November 21, 2018

James K. Rice, age 89 of Johns Creek formerly of Cleveland, GA and East Point, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Mr. Rice was born April 17, 1929 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania to the late Fredrick and Sara Orr Rice. James worked at Reed Manufacturing and JM Tull. Mr. Rice was a Veteran of the United States Navy and served during the Korean War, and was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church and Dogwood Hills Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann Burdett Rice, brothers, William Rice, Robert Rice and sister, Elizabeth Rice.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Rice Fowle and Robert Fowle, Smyrna; Glenda Rice Reed and Ed Reed, Treasure Island, FL; brother, Richard Rice; sister, Marian Rice Townes; grandson, William Reed; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at The Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Bucky Erwin and the Rev. Dennis Turner will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 1-2 PM Tuesday prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cleveland First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 250 Cleveland, GA 30528.

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