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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John Gordon Leggett: Obituary

John Gordon Leggett

September 26, 1952 – November 20, 2018

John Gordon Leggett, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Mr. Leggett was born on September 26, 1952, in West Palm Beach, Florida, to Marjorie Coker Leggett and the late Gordon V. Leggett. Since 1983, John was the owner and operator of Mt. View Campground.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kay Leggett, Cleveland; son, Jonathan Leggett, Cleveland; daughter and son-in-law, crista and Keith Blackwell, Dahlonega; mother, Marjorie Coker Leggett, Cleveland; grandchildren, Zachary Kent Brittain, Nicholas Austin Leggett, Coltin Blackwell, and Kyler Blackwell; great-grandson, Stetson Leggett.

No services are planned.

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Robert Douglas Black: Obituary

Robert D Black

February 17, 1952 – November 18, 2018

Robert Douglas Black, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Mr. Black was born on February 17, 1952, in Lithonia, Georgia, to the late Ernest and Winnie Austin Black. He was a retired dental lab technician and was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Black, Cleveland; sons, Jason Black (Tina), Gainesville, Johnny Fain (Lauren), Sautee, Jordan Black (Sarah), Sautee; brother, Gordon Black (Marsha), Clermont; sister, Donna Jammes, Dawsonville; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Kastner and Rev. Jeremy Kastner  will officiate. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kindred Hospice – 1100 Sherwood Park Drive NE #120, Gainesville, GA 30501.

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Frances Marie Black: Obituary

Frances Marie Black

April 16, 1953 – November 17, 2018

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Frances Marie Black, age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Black passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Mrs. Black was born on April 16, 1953 in St. Louis, MO to the late James Schneider and Joan MacDougal Schneider. She was employed as an administrator with Charlotte Oncology. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Black is preceded in death by her step mother, Marilyn Schneider as well as her sister in law Diane Schneider.

She is survived by her husband, Mike Black of Cleveland; daughters, Laurie Bottoms of Woodstock, Jennifer Binford of Charlotte, NC as well as her sons, Shane Black, Acworth, GA and Ryan Sparkman of Little Ferry, NJ; brothers, Steven James Schneider of Miami, FL, Lee Edward Schneider of Austin, TX. In addition she is survived by her step siblings, Dana Doherty, Wilmington, NC, John Shaw, Whittier, CA and Brian Shaw of Fort Walton Beach, FL. Extended step family includes Charlene Schneider and sons Ricard, Daniel and Andrew Klosterman all of St. Louis, MO, their sister Judy Lesellier of Angier, FR and Mark Peebles of Knoxville, TN; nine grandchildren.

Survivors also include numerous paternal and maternal cousins of the Schneider and Macdougal as well as the Harris families residing in Southern and Northern California, Washington and Missouri including goddaughter Karla Boss and Aunt Jean Migchelbrink.

A gathering of family and friends is scheduled on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Barrett Funeral Home between the hours of I:00pm and 2:00pm.

The family respectfully ask that flowers be omitted, rather it is requested that donations be made to the fight for a cure to Alzheimer’s by donating in memory of Frances Marie Black to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Winford Loy York: Obituary

Winford Loy York

October 09, 1930 – November 15, 2018

Winford (Loy) York stepped into eternity on Thursday, November 15 at 4:53 a.m.

He was born in White County Georgia to Dilmas and Maggie Chastain York on October 9, 1930.  His late wife was Betty Sue Taylor York of Hiawassee, Georgia.

Mr. York has four children, Joyce Thaxton, Kathy Davila, Rick York and Randy York.  He has five grandchildren, Danielle Thaxton, Brandon York, Nicholas York, the late Michael Grant Davila, Dustin York; and two great grandchildren, Braeden and Allie York. He also has two sons-in-law, Dan Thaxton and Michael Davila.

A Graveside service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Gateway Memory Park.

The family will receive guests for viewing at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland, Georgia.

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Nancy Patricia Dupray: Obituary

Nancy Patricia Dupray

September 07, 1944 – November 14, 2018

Nancy Patricia Dupray, age 74 of Murphy, NC formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Mrs. Dupray was born September 7, 1944 in Pittsville, MA to the late Francis and Edith Jarrard Rahilly. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her brother, Frankie and sister, Sally.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Robert Dupray, Murphy, NC; daughters, Melissa Marie Dupray, Murphy, NC; Lisa Ann Hall, Cleveland, GA; Nancy Lee Warren, Cleveland, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbjean and Joseph Kisselburg, Murphy, NC; daughter, Dawn Bruce, Murrayville, GA; sister, Patricia; brothers, Robert, Daniel, Christopher, Patrick; 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

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Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr.: Obituary

Donald Lunceford

July 08, 1927 – November 14, 2018

Donald Hugh Lunceford, Sr., age 91 of Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Mr. Lunceford was born on July 8, 1927, in Habersham County, to the late Byron Young and Minna Dyer Lunceford. Donald worked for Georgia Power and was a cabinet maker for 39 years. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and camping. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his family. Mr. Lunceford was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Byron Lunceford; sister, Mildred Pelt.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Gwendolyn Lunceford, Dawsonville; daughters, Donna Lynne Whitfield (Craig Stephen), Conley, GA, Ginger Ethel Kovach (Charles), Dawsonville, Sarah Rozanne McCarney (Joseph), McDonough, GA; sons, Philip Arthur Lunceford (Judith), Dawsonville and Rev. Donald Hugh Lunceford, Jr. (Laurie), Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. Rev. Donald Lunceford, Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery, Cleveland, Georgia.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Saturday prior to the funeral service.

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