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Mrs. Henrietta Ledford Herrin, 83, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness.
Mrs. Herrin, also known as "Nanny" or "Nana," was born in Cleveland on August 13, 1936, to the late Henry H. Ledford and Julia Allison Ledford. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, and a dear friend. A large role in Mrs. Herrin's life was also being the co-founder and co-owner of Midway Electric alongside her late husband, John Herrin. She was the first face you'd see when you entered the office surrounded pictures of children and grandchildren she had taped up and placed around her desk. A "Beware of the Dog" sign was also there to warn others of her little lap dog that went to work with her every day and that would rest under her desk. Mrs. Herrin was a member of Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church, and attended Loudesville Campmeeting her entire life. Campmeeting was an event Mrs. Herrin looked forward to every year. Her signature side dishes were macaroni salad, baked beans and chocolate clair.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Herrin was preceded in death by sisters, Annette Ledford Underwood, Lois Ledford Abernathy, Wilma Ledford Barrett, and Kate Ledford Howard. Mrs. Herrin was the youngest of the five. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Ricky Barron, Demorest; son and daughter-in-law, David and Melannie Herrin, Cornelia; eight grandchildren, Alex Herrin, Ashten Herrin Kellum and Joel Kellum, John David Herrin, Ben Jordan and Katie Barron Jordan, and Kyle and Jennifer Barron; one great-granddaughter Reese Jordan; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Needless to say, the tent was and is always full at Campmeeting.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest Georgia. Burial followed in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Loudsville Methodist Campground, C/O: Bob Head, 85 Quail Ridge Drive, Cleveland, Georgia 30528.
Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory.
White County News Cleveland, Georgia
September 12, 2019
Henrietta Ledford Herrin

In Memoriam

Raymond Karlis Stelmachers, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019.
Mr. Stelmachers was born on August 5, 1936, in Riga, Latvia, to the late Karlis and Tonija Stelmachers. The Stelmachers family arrived in America at the New York Harbor in December 1951. Raymond was 15 years old at the time. Karlis Stelmachers loved the movie Gone with the Wind and this prompted the move to Georgia. Raymond then graduated from O'Keefe High School in 1955, and married Dorothy Thomas the year after, in 1956. Raymond became a citizen of the United States in 1973. This is a perfect example of how displaced people from other countries can have hope and a new beginning coming to America.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Stelmachers, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Theresa Stelmachers; daughter, Lynda Fulton; grandchildren, Brandon Fulton (Amanda), Stacey Fulton, Ryan Stelmachers (Briana), Alexander Stelmachers; great-grandchildren, Piper Fulton, Harrison Stelmachers, Sean Fulton, and Kaydence Fulton; and brother, Ivars Stelmachers.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Kevin Woody, the Rev. Dave Fortner, and Deacon William McCarthy will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. View Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2615, Cleveland, GA 30528.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
White County News Cleveland, Georgia
September 12, 2019
Raymond Karlis Stelmachers

In Memoriam

Sgt. Ethan Storm Painter, age 25, of Eastanollee, Georgia, formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
Mr. Painter was born on November 6, 1993, in Habersham County, Georgia, to Scott and Melissa r
Survivors include his parents, Scott and Missy Painter, Eastanollee; sister, Jessie Painter, Eastanollee; grandparents, Geneva and Lawrence Pilgrim, Cleveland; grandfather, James "Buster" Ferguson, Baldwin; uncles and aunts include Dexter Ferguson, Vivian Dorsey, Rhett Ferguson, Amanda and Chase Thomas, Megan and Chase Broadway and a host of additional relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. Dexter Ferguson and Jason Welch officiated. Flowers will be acknowledged; however it is requested that donations be made to aid and assist the family.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
White County News Cleveland, Georgia
September 12, 2019
Sgt. Ethan Storm Painter

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