Obituary Notices


GFDA Members Including Their Family Members & Staff


IMPORTANT GFDA OBITUARY NOTICE REMINDERS

  • Obituary Notices are sent by GFDA for GFDA Members, immediate family of members, and employees of members.  
  • Please send funeral service related death notices to staff@gfda.org to help us ensure they are sent to our members in a timely manner.  You may also call us to ensure receipt of the notice, particularly if you are sending the notice outside of regular business hours.
  • Our 2018 Memorial Service Video may be viewed here under the 2018 Annual Convention drop down window. 
  • Recognition of GFDA Members, immediate family of members, and employees who have passed after May 30, 2018, will be recognized during our 2019 Memorial Service during our Annual Convention at the King and Prince in St. Simons Island, GA on Wednesday, June 12 , 2019. 

Memorial donations may be made to the GFDA Building Fund or Scholarship Fund, c/o GFDA, PO Box 1865, Roswell, GA 30077.  Acknowledgements will be made to both the family and the donor.  When sending a donation, please include: 

  • In Memory of Name
  • Your Name
  • Complete Mailing Address
  • If Your Donation is to the Building Fund or Scholarship Fund

Charles R. "Toobie" Blanchard


Funeral services for Charles R. "Toobie" Blanchard, 82 of Ashburn, will be held at 4:00 Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Ashburn First Baptist Church. The committal service will follow in...

John Grady Mathis


John Grady Mathis, 66, of Cordele passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation.  Grady was born on July 29, 1951 to the late David Lamar, Sr. and Betty...

Gloria Lively Ingram


Gloria Lively Ingram, 84, of Cumming passed away Monday, July 23, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Royston A. (Buck) Ingram, Jr.; aunt, Bobbie Brannon; and a number of other...

J. Grady Brannen


J. Grady Brannen 82, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Center in Statesboro. He was born September 3, 1935 in Glennville, GA to Fentress...

William Lee "Billy" Rogers


Surrounded by his immediate family, William Lee “Billy” Rogers passed away Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be 2:00pm Saturday July...

Bernard Sylvester Pearson


Mr. Bernard Sylvester Pearson, 89 of Blackshear, passed away early Sunday morning, May 20, 2018 at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.   Born in Patterson, GA on October 1, 1928, he was...

Jannetta JJ Johnson


Jannetta “J. J.” Faires Johnson, age 93, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 after developing pneumonia and having...

Russell Phillips, Sr.


Russell Phillips, Sr., age 89, of Buford passed away on April 24, 2018. Russell was born in 1928 in Buford, GA to the late Journey and Vannie Kilgore Phillips. He is preceded in death by his...

John W. Peeples


John W. Peeples, age 80, of Chatsworth passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Tranquility of Dalton. John founded Peeples Funeral Home with his brothers, Harlan and Julian, in 1965. He and...

Melba Castleberry


Melba Castleberry, age 84 of Alpharetta, went home to Heaven on April 10, 2018.  Melba was born in Forsyth County, was a 1951 graduate of Cumming High School, member of Longstreet Baptist...

Carlyen Franklin Cumbie


Carlyen Franklin Cumbie, age 84, of Lilburn, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker...

Ila Mae McLeighton


Funeral services for Ila Mae McLeighton, 75, of Baxley, will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, March 31, 2018 in the Chapel of Swain Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Omega Cemetery.  Ila Mae...

Merrill "Bubba" Riggs


Mr. Merrill "Bubba" Riggs, 63, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018 at his residence. Merrill was born in Savannah, Georgia, on October 17, 1954 to JZ and Miriam Riggs. He operated Riggs...

Mary Elizabeth Powell


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Beam Powell, 69, passed away peacefully in Jesus' Hands surrounded by her family on Friday, March 9, 2018. She was born on August 24, 1948 in Colquitt, Georgia. She, along...

Thelma Ruth Lane


Mrs. Thelma Ruth Mabry Lane, 94, of the Burning Bush Community went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 07, 2018.  Mrs. Lane was a native of Red Bank where she graduated from Central...

Raymond Donald "Donnie" Jones


Raymond Donald “Donnie” Jones went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was a good friend...

William Warren "Bill" Haisten, Jr.


Mr. William Warren “Bill” Haisten, Jr. died February 12, 2018.  Born May 13, 1947 in Griffin, Georgia he was the son of the late William Warren Haisten, Sr. and Dorothy Rhodes...

Claude Newton Maddox, Sr.


Well known Jackson and Butts County businessman and farmer, Claude Newton Maddox, Sr., age 89, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 13, 1928 in Butts County...

Avin Thomas Ezell


Avin Thomas Ezell, 83, of Thomasville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from injuries sustained in a car accident on January 19, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family as...

Shirley Jones


Shirley Harrington Jones, age 78 of Douglasville, GA, passed away Friday, February 9, 2018.  She was born August 6, 1939 in Cherokee County, GA the daughter of the late Ruel Stanley and Emma...

David "Dave" Martin Threlkeld


David “Dave” Martin Threlkeld, 56, of Fayetteville passed away February 5, 2018.  Dave was a native of Dallas, TX and lived in Fayetteville the last 11 years. He was a licensed...

Youby Gene Arnold


Youby Gene Arnold age 80, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home with Dr. Frank Hutcheson...

Thomas Wastine "T.W." Kilcrease, Sr.


Chapel services for Thomas Wastine “T.W.” Kilcrease, Sr. will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in...

Verna Dean King


Verna Dean Dasher King, 87, of Doerun, Ga., died on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Funeral service will be held at 5:00 PM Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jimmy...

Linda Ford


Mrs. Linda Barge Ford, age 70 of Sharpsburg passed away January 26, 2018. Linda, along with her husband Horace opened Ford-Stewart Funeral Home in Jonesboro on August 25, 1997, and worked side by...

Celeste Fulwood Bowen


Celeste Fulwood Bowen, 78, of Tifton passed away Friday, January 26, 2018, at Cypress Pond Assisted Living in Tifton. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2018, in the...

Bennitt George Walker, Sr.


Bennitt George Walker, Sr., age 77, of Marietta, Georgia passed away December 3, 2017. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory...

David Lee Rupar


David Lee Rupar, age 61, passed away Friday, October 27th in his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by his loving family. David was preceded in death by his mother,...

Ann Banks Pasley Fletcher


We regret to inform you Mrs. Ann Banks Pasley Fletcher, 86, of Thomaston, died Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at her home. Funeral services for Mrs. Fletcher will be held on Saturday, October...

Ellen Barron Adams


Ellen Barron Adams, 82, died early Wednesday morning October 11, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in...

William Warren Chandler, Sr.


Mr. William Warren Chandler, Sr., age 76 of Bogart, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017. Mr. Chandler was a native and lifelong resident of Athens, Georgia and was a son of the late...

Cora Mae Cumbie


Cora Mae Bussey Cumbie, age 89, of Lilburn, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Bill Head Funeral Home,...

Evelyn Bowen


Evelyn White Bowen passed away Saturday, August 12th at Rockdale Medical Center. A native of Conyers/Rockdale County, she was born October 16, 1921 to Harry L. and Mary (Johnson) White. Mrs.Bowen...

Lyman Ware Mann


Lyman Ware Mann, 91, of Tyrone, passed away on August 6, 2017. He was born in Fayette County on December 26, 1925 to the late Lemmie and Nora Mann. He proudly served his country during World War...

Bruce C. Beggs


Sheriff Bruce C. Beggs, 58 of Kelly St. entered into rest on Monday, July 3, 2017.  Sheriff Beggs, a lifelong resident of Lincolnton, was the Sheriff of Lincoln County,...

Janelle Duncan Wilkes


Mrs. Janelle Duncan Wilkes, age 79, of Moultrie, formally of the Poplar Arbor Community, passed away, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She was born January 21, 1938 in Mitchell County, GA, the daughter of...

Laura Ann Fletcher Durand


Mrs. Laura Ann Fletcher Durand, age 61, of 102 Dianne Drive, Thomaston, died Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday morning, June 24, at...

Amy Joyner Putnam


Amy Joyner Putnam, 54, of Moultrie, and formerly of Brunswick, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at...

Rethel Harris Dehart


Mrs. Rethel H. Dehart, age 89, of Mineral Bluff, died Saturday June 3, 2017. Mrs. Dehart was born July 25, 1927 in Polk County TN. The daughter of the late J.T. (Jim) and Mae Nix Harris. She...

Ron Miller


Mr. Ron Miller, 71 of Quitman passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Miller was born April 14, 1946 to the late Gordon Miller & Jewel Lewis Miller.  He was a...

William Scotty Chastain


William Scotty Chastain was born on July 16, 1958 in Polk County, GA to William Doyal Chastain and Bonnie Smith Chastain. He worked most of his life as a funeral assistant. He was a member of the...

Norman Duggan Holman, Sr.


Norman Duggan Holman, Sr., a lifelong resident of Headland, died early Sunday morning, April 30, 2017, in a Dothan hospital. He was 73. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Monday, May...

Pauline "Polly" Veal Boone


Mrs. Pauline "Polly" Veal Boone, 88, of Ocilla, Georgia, formerly of Adel, Georgia, passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia. Polly was born...

James Thomas "Jim" Jamerson


Funeral services for James Thomas (Jim) Jamerson, 63, of Pelham will be Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00AM at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Doug Hall, Rev. Nathan Fowler, Rev. David...

James Dowdell Harris


United States Army Veteran, Deacon James Dowdell Harris of 706 North Joe Wright Drive, Cordele, Georgia died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at his residence. The funeral service will be held...

Robert Brady Humber, Sr.


Mr. Robert Brady Humber, Sr. 74, of Buena Vista, GA, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA. Funeral services will be held at 12:00PM on Wednesday, March...

Henry Cullen Joiner


Henry C. Joiner, 88, of Valdosta and Nashville, died on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Fellowship Home in Nashville, GA. Born on October 15, 1928 in Valdosta, he was the son of the late Maude...

Jamie McLeod Hickman


Mrs. L. Elbert Hickman, (Jamie McLeod Hickman), 94, of Valdosta, died at Langdale Hospice House on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Born in Wilcox County, Georgia on March 22, 1922, Jamie was a...

Terry Lee Baxter


Terry Lee Baxter, age 59 of Commerce, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was a member of Commerce Baptist Church. Terry was a mason and a member of Gainesville Masonic Lodge, where he was...

Luther Lee Fouche


Luther Lee Fouche, 93, of Athens, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. A native of Madison County, Mr. Fouche was a son of the late Dan Fouche and Anna Barber Fouche. He was a Methodist...
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