Duane Eugene Holmes: Obituary


Duane Eugene Holmes

JUNE 27, 1953 ~ JUNE 3, 2019

Duane E. Holmes, age 65, of Helen, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.

Duane was born on June 27, 1953 to the late Eugene and Margaret Holmes in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Vinings with his older brother Mel Holmes and older sister Cheryl Holmes now Cheryl Ellard.

Duane’s surviving family members are his wife of 40 years, Susan Holmes; sons Ryan Holmes and Blake Holmes; daughter-in-law Jana Holmes; baby girl (first grandchild due October 13, 2019); sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl and Palmer Ellard; brother and sister-in-law, Mel and Ellen Holmes.

Duane followed in his father’s footsteps and became a residential home contractor in the Vinings area. In 1989 he moved to St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and sons and worked as a partner with Sports and Fitness, Inc., building and managing health clubs and later managing and building golf courses. In 2002 Duane and Susan returned to Georgia and have lived in Helen where Duane once again became a residential home contractor.

There will not be a traditional funeral service for Duane, but rather a celebration of his life. It will be held on Saturday, June 15th at the Camp of Colors, 3186 Dawsonville Hwy., Dahlonega, GA 30533. The celebration will start at 11:00 AM, with a BBQ picnic and fellowship to follow. Dress is casual.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Helen Arts and Heritage Center: 25 Chattahoochee Street, PO Box 390, Helen, Georgia 30545 To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.Cleveland-funeralhome.com

Cleveland Funeral Home, Cleveland

Kathy Kay Davis: Obituary


Kathy Kay Davis

JUNE 28, 1969 ~ JUNE 1, 2019

Cleveland Funeral Home announces that Kathy Davis, age 49 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on June 1, 2019. It was her wishes to be cremated. No services are planned at this time.

James Bennett Caudell: Obituary


James Bennett Caudell

March 26, 1947 – May 22, 2019

James Bennett Caudell, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on May 22, 2019.

Mr. Caudell was born on March 26, 1947, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Benny and Mervin Ledden Caudell. He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Survivors include his wife, Velvie Caudell, Cleveland; 4 surviving children; sisters, Zulene Cathey, Esther Conley, and Brenda Bramlett; special friends, Kenny Roper and Joe Flanagan.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Gateway Memory Park.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 2:45 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland

Brandon Lee Monday: Obituary


Brandon Lee Monday

January 10, 1984 – May 21, 2019

Brandon Lee Monday, age 34 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Mr. Monday was born on November 10, 1984, in Columbus, Georgia. He was a self employed carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberlee Monday, Cleveland; daughters, Kaylee Monday, Taylor Monday, and Georgia Monday; father and step-mother, Donnie and Lisa Monday, Cleveland; mother, Deborah Moore, Mauk, GA; sister, Brittney Monday; step-brothers, Jonathan Funk, David Funk, and Zachary Funk.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date with inurnment following at Yonah View Memorial Gardens.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland

Gregory Allen “SKIP” Cathey: Obituary


Gregory Allen “SKIP” Cathey

January 17, 1949 – May 17, 2019

Gregory Allen, “SKIP”, Cathey, 70, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 following a brave battle against pancreatic cancer.

Skip was born January 22, 1949, in Cleveland, and he was a lifelong White County resident. Skip was a 1966 graduate of White County High School, and attended Truett McConnell College. He was a member of Center Baptist Church in Robertstown, Georgia.

Skip was an entrepreneur, and was self-employed. With an over 50 year career, primarily in food service, he fed thousands of locals and visitors. Some of his former restaurants include Granny’s Cupboard, Helen, and Creekside Deli, and The Corner Grill in Cleveland. Aside from his good homemade food, and clean restaurants, he was well known as a classic car enthusiast, and a man who never met a stranger. He restored and sold many cars over the years, and made friends with many who shared his hobby.

Skip was preceded in death by his parents, Ross and Doris Ruth Cornell Cathey. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Dean Cathey, son, Jeremy (Kelly) Cathey, and two grandchildren, Grayson and Paisley Cathey, all of Cleveland. He is also survived by two brothers, Skeet Cathey (Beth), Jefferson, and Jeff Cathey (Zulene), Sautee.

The family extends love and thanks to the many friends and former employees who have reached out to them during this time. Your support and prayers have been felt by all of us.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2019 at The Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Heffner and Rev. Michael Wilkes will officiate. Interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park with Mr. Baylon Mitchell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Those wishing to do so, in lieu of flowers, may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 2565 Thompson Bridge Rd Ste 114, Gainesville, GA 30501.

To share a memory of Skip or to leave the family a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Joyce Reid Sanders: Obituary


Joyce Reid Sanders

May 24, 1931 – May 16, 2019

Joyce Reid Sanders, age 87, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Joyce Sanders was born in Newnan to the late Robert and Marguarite Sykes Reid. In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Corban Sanders, and sister, Martha Jane Kyle. Joyce was a retired teacher for DeKalb County, was a member of Nacoochee United Methodist Church and a long-time resident of Skylake.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, C.J. and Charles Pearce; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Amanda G. Sanders; grandson, Trenton D. Sanders; and granddaughter, Jennica H. Sanders.

Joyce Sanders was an amazing person, well known for her artistic talent. She was a published author and a challenging bridge player. She loved to champion many humanitarian causes, was an active participant in the Red Hat Club, an active member of the Skyladies and a collector of dolls, Santa Clauses, glass figurines, miniature houses, and china just to name a few. She loved to travel to places as far away as Hawaii, Alaska and Italy. One of her fondest loves was Skylake in Sautee, Georgia where she lived many happy years with lots of her friends, the Country Store and countless activities. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the Chapel at Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Keith Windmiller will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joyce’s name to the Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, P.O. Box 460, 283 Highway 255 North, Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia 30571.

To share a memory or leave condolences, visit barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Percy Frank Martin III: Obituary


Percy Frank Martin III

August 07, 1972 – May 15, 2019

Mr. Percy Frank “Trey” Martin III, age 46, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Mr. Martin was born in Mobile Alabama to Frank and Joan Martin, but raised in Daphne, Alabama. He graduated from McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Alabama, and attended the University of South Alabama. Mr. Martin volunteered with the White County Humane Society and was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide Fan. He was an active member of AA and attended Helen Presbyterian Church. Mr. Martin enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and was an avid animal lover.

Survivors include parents, Frank and Joan Martin, Clarkesville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Allison and Steve Boykin, Clarkesville, and Tara and Seth Morrison, Charlottesville, VA; nephews, Graham Morrison, Julian Morrison; nieces, Cecelia Morrison, and Amelia Morrison; aunts and uncles, Judy and Steve Sholtis, Kathy and Keith Acton, Jennifer and Mike Plaskett, Ann and Don Fuller, Kay Martin, and Cecelia Martin; and baby dog, Rosie and many loving cousins.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 pm Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Helen Presbyterian Church. Dr. Roe Callaway Jr. will officiate with Allison Boykin delivering the eulogy. Interment will follow in Helen Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 pm Sunday at the church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charles Smithgall Humane Society: PO Box 2090 Cleveland, GA 30528 or Helen Presbyterian Church: PO Box 312 Helen, GA 30545.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, visit barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Hugh Thomas Blackburn: Obituary


Hugh Thomas Blackburn

January 03, 1941 – May 14, 2019

Mr. Hugh Thomas Blackburn, age 78, of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

Mr. Blackburn was born in White County to the late Thomas Hester and Bonnie Brown Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law, Mack “Bud” and Pat Blackburn, and sister, Euzella Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn served in the US Air Force and will receive military honors. He was a member of the Shriners, was a Mason, and served on the White County Recreation Board. Mr. Blackburn worked at the Cleveland Post Office and was the owner and operator of Blackburn Construction. He was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife, Janie Blackburn, Sautee-Nacoochee; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Jonathan Thompson, Gainesville and Victoria and Denver Truelove, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Tina Blackburn, Cleveland; grandchildren, Justin Thompson, Morgan Blackburn and fiance AJ Vandiver, Josie Thompson, Dallas Truelove, Cheyenne Truelove, and Branson Truelove; and many other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 12 Noon Thursday, May 16, 2019 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Danny Jarrard, Rev. Chris Blocker, and Honorable Garrison Baker will officiate. Interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: 2727 NW 43 St, Gainesville, GA 30501.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, visit barrettfh.com.

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