Community Obituaries

FRANKLIN

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Luther Lucky Franklin, age 72 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 24, 2020.  Mr. Franklin was born in Pendergrass, Georgia a son of Luther Bill Franklin, Sr. of Hoschton and the late Mary Akins Franklin. Mr. Franklin was a member of Walnut Fork Baptist Church, served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, was a Graduate of Lanier Tech and was the owner of Franklins Custom Kitchens where he spent a lifetime making Cabinets for homes.  In addition to his mother, Lucky is preceded by a brother Earl Franklin.  Survivors in addition to his father are his wife, Sandra Elliott Franklin of Hoschton.  Two sons, Tim Franklin and his wife Marie of Demorest and Tracy Franklin of Toccoa.  Two daughters, Cortney Franklin and Payden Franklin of Hoschton.  Five grandchildren; Madilyn, Weston, Tyler, Kylie and Savannah.  Four great grandchildren, Georgia, Kylie, Hudson and Molly also survive.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 27, 2020 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Rusty Newman and Johnny Brookshire officiating with burial to follow in the Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.  Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Jamie, Morgan and Thomas Elliott, Tim Brown, Thomas Holmes and Billy Pruitt.  The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467

HOLLIDAY

Jeffery Roger Holliday, age 62 of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 7:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Pinky Patterson is officiating.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

DAVIS

Grace Elizabeth Davis, age 92 of Jacksonville, FL formerly of Ellijay, GA passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Zebelon Baptist Church Cemetery, 1083 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, GA 30577.  Rev. Earl Pirkle officiating.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, September 21, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

MOSELY

Mary Lee Mosely, age 78 of Winder passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Monday, September 21, 2020 in the chapel at Lawson Funeral Home, Hoschton, GA.  Pastor Tommy Baker will officiate.  The interment will follow at Youth First Baptist Church Cemetery, 2655 Broadnax Mill Road, Loganville, GA 30052.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

OWENS

Richard Dennis "Rick" Owens, age 66 of Braselton passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  Graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Cavender Family Cemetery, 3017 Hwy 145, Carnesville, GA 30521.  Officiating is Pastor Russell Page.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

PENK

 Janice Maree Penk, age 61, of Dacula passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, September 18, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends 12:00 PM up to service time Friday, September 18, 2020 at the funeral home.   Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

YAUGHN

Grace Mauldin Yaughn, age 89, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  The family will receive friends 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

MILLER

Bobby Donald Miller, age 73, of Winder passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020.  Bobby loved his family, loved working on lawn mowers.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Officiating is Pastor Sean Thomas.  The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

WHITMIRE

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Carole P. Whitmire, age 84, of Commerce, who passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Mrs. Whitmire was born in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter to the late Meredith Paul Price and the late Victoria Kolebuck Price. Mrs. Whitmire was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church in Jefferson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Whitmire was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Whitmire, sisters, Madonna Komorowski, Nancy Price and brother, Pete Whitmire.  Survivors include her sons, John Whitmire and his wife Lisa of Commerce, Jeff Whitmire and his wife Sylvia of Jefferson; grandchildren, Blakeley (Jordan) Waddell of Commerce, Bryson and Kate Quinn of Commerce; and great grandchildren, Charlie and Caroline, also survives.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church in Jefferson. The celebrant will be Father Paul Moreau and the burial will follow in the Jackson Memorial Park.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Evans Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, 200 Homer Road, Commerce, GA 30529.
Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway Jefferson, GA 30549. 706-367-5467
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com


STEVENS

Charles Gregory Stevens, age 52, of Braselton passed away Monday, September 7, 2020.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Jack Chalmers and Rev. Allen Stevens will be officiating.  Interment cremation.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday, September 11, 2020 at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

RIVERA

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Rivera, age 44, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020. Mrs. Rivera was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, a daughter to Mr. Harry Joel Torres Sr. and Mrs. Nereida Zaragoza Torres of Winder, GA. Mrs. Rivera was an Administrative Assistant in the medical records office at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and was a member of the Casa Vida Church in Suwanee, GA.  Survivors include her husband, Raul Rivera III of Jefferson, daughters, Azaeli Nicole Rivera and Ashley Michelle Rivera both of Jefferson; parents, Harry and Nereida Torres of Winder; siblings, Irmarilis Sanchez of Auburn; Harry Joel Torres Jr. of Bristol, PA, Gaddiel Torres of Chapin, SC; Merarys Vega of Winder; numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews also survive.  The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12 Noon in the Call To Salvation Church in Jefferson, GA with Reverend Harry Torres Jr. and Reverends Migdalia Rivera and Nelson Rodriguez officiating. The burial will follow in the Evans Memory Gardens in Jefferson.  The family will hold a private visitation.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to the Hospice of Northeast Georgia, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 222, Gainesville GA 30501
https://www.themedicalcenterfoundation.org/donate/donationform/  Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson. 706-367-5467.
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

DINARDI

 Eugene John DiNardi, age 70, of Flowery Branch, formerly Philadelphia, PA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020.  The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm noon to 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548 followed by chapel service.  Interment to follow service at the Hoschton City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org or John Hopkins Medicine at https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/giving.html. Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

TROTMAN

Shirley Eudene Trotman, age 94 and a half, of Hoschton and formerly of New York, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2020. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Bishop Jerry Gaddis will be officiating. Interment to follow at the Hoschton City Cemetery.   The family will receive friends 12:00 noon to service time on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hoschton Church of God of Prophecy, 8187 Pendergrass Road, Hoschton, GA, 30548.  Funeral arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

STINCHCOMB

Wanda Sue Stinchcomb, age 72 of Braselton passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020 at Hoschton Church of God of Prophecy, 8187 Pendergrass Rd., Hoschton, GA 30548.  Officiating by Bishop Jerry Gaddis.  Interment to follow at Hoschton City Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Chuck Stinchcomb, TJ Stinchcomb, Chip Stinchcomb, Mike Pruitt, Chandler Stinchcomb, Nathan Stinchcomb, Logan Stinchcomb. The family will receive friends 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hoschton Church  of God of Prophecy.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

FRANKLIN

Luke Alan Franklin, age 48 of Pendergrass passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  No services will be held at this time.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

SHAFFER

Yvonne A. Hochfelder Shaffer, age 63 passed away August 26, 2020 at her home in North Georgia.  A Funeral Mass will be held 3pm Friday, September 11, 2020  at Prince of Peace Catholic Church at 6439 Spout Springs Road Flowery Branch, GA.  The Celebrant will be Father Eric Hill.  The family will gather for a time to celebrate her life after the service from 6pm to 8pm at the Hamilton Mill Christian Church located at 3809 Sardis Church Road Buford, GA.  In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation on behalf of Yvonne to the American Cancer society.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

BOND

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of D Kristie Parker Bond, age 61 of Statham, Georgia, who entered into rest Wednesday, August 26, 2020.  Mrs. Bond was born in Atlanta, Georgia as the daughter of Gwendolyn Taylor Parker and the late Robert B. Parker. She was a member of Ousley United Methodist Church, a graduate of Georgia State College, and was a retired Photo Specialist Representative with Kodak.  In addition to her mother, survivors include: her husband, Ronny Bond of Statham; daughter Samantha Bond Goswick and her husband Dan of Blairsville; son, Kristopher R. Bond of Statham; sister, Cynthia Parker of Buford; brother, Bayne Parker and his wife Betsy of Hayesville; Niece and nephews, Ansley, Austin, and Derek.
 
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Minister Bob Walk officiating.  The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Homestead Hospice, 1561 Lenru Road, Suite A, Bogart, Georgia  30622 or to Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gynecologic Oncology, 3137 Frontage Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.
  
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467

PORTER

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Daisy Clark Stowe Porter, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 27, 2020.  Mrs. Porter was born in Commerce, Georgia a daughter of the late James Coyle Clark and the late Omie Carroll Clark, was a member of The Jefferson Church and was a Homemaker.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Porter is preceded by brothers, J.B., Odell, and Billy.  Sisters, Sadie, Rosella, Beatrice, Lilly Mae, and Ann.  Husband and father of her children, Gene “Bug” Stowe and husband Harvis “Lum” Porter.  Survivors include a son, Jimmy Stowe and his wife Judy of Pendergrass, daughter, Diane Wood of Homer, son, David Stowe and his wife Glenda of Murrayville, daughters, Brenda Parker and her husband Jerry of Hiawassee and Linda Reidling and her husband Jimmy of Jefferson.  Two sisters in laws, Rena Stowe and Sarah Clark of Jefferson.  Nine grandchildren, nineteen great - grandchildren, and eleven great- great grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 29, 2020 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Mobley officiating with burial to follow in the Mountain Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday, August 28, 2020.  Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467
 
Online condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

BOWLES

Shirley Joanne Bowles, age 61 of Bethlehem passed away August 21, 2020.  Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at River Life Church, Monroe, GA.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.