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Bob Gene Sullivan Sr., 85, of Cleveland, born Oct. 9, 1935, passed away Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021.
Mr. Sullivan was married to Evelyn Lovell Sullivan for 58 beautiful years. He joins his wife Evelyn in heaven.
He is survived by his children, Sherry Ingle and Bobby Sullivan Jr.; grandchildren, Ashley Johnstone, Taylor Long, Austin Long Jr., Amanda Sullivan, Bobby Sullivan III, and Joey Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Hayden Johnstone, Tori Buck, Lily and Samantha Sullivan; sister and brother-in-law, Marie Lovell and Jim Jones of South Carolina; and brother-in-law, Lewis Lovell.
Bob and Evelyn enjoyed truck driving together all over the country for many years, along with strawberry picking and flea markets. He was a wonderful grandpa and dad, and a forever angel.
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Bob Gene Sullivan Sr.

In Memoriam

Darlene Dillingham Gauger, 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away quietly at her home on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, with her husband and her son by her side.
Born Aug. 28, 1941, in Clayton, she was the daughter of the late Elbert (Bill) Vanburen Dillingham and Jewell English Dillingham Rothell. After raising her children, she drove a school bus for Rabun County Schools and worked as an EMT and then as a nurse at Mountain View and other nursing homes. She loved her fur babies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Tiger Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert (Bill) Vanburen Dillingham and Jewell English Dillingham Rothell, and by her husband's parents, Mike and Corky Gauger, whom she loved dearly.
She is survived by her husband, Ken Gauger, of the home; son, Greg Roane, of Tiger; two daughters, Julia Butler (Don) of Broxton, Georgia, and Tracy Thompson of Cleveland; a granddaughter, Marcey Glass (David) of Cleveland; three grandsons, Clint Roane (Sherry) of Stone Mountain, Geoff Butler (Mariela) of Augusta, and Colby Roane of Muskegon, Michigan; two great-grandsons, Tristin and Ashton Glass; and three great-granddaughters, Grace, Addison, and Ella Roane.
The body has been cremated and a celebration of life was held at Tiger Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. The Rev. Tim Hunnicutt officiated. The family is at their respective residences.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her honor to the Sid Webber Memorial Cancer Fund, PO Box 485, Rabun Gap GA 30568.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
An on-line obituary and register is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Darlene Dillingham Gauger

In Memoriam

Deborah Gail Hobbs, 66, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.
Born Feb. 9, 1954, in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Gene E. Hobbs, Sr. and the late Dora Lou Cook Hobbs. She taught for 25 years in South Carolina schools and for more than 10 years in Cleveland, Georgia.
Survivors include two sisters, Donna Tomlinson (Jimmy) of Conway, South Carolina, and Lisa Hellams of Sumter, South Carolina; brother, G.E. Hobbs, Jr. (Connie) of Sumter; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Thursday, January 14, 2021, in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Clay Smith officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 950 48th Avenue North, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Deborah Gail Hobbs

In Memoriam

Henry G. Garner succumbed to the COVID Virus and went on to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on Jan. 13, 2021.
He was proceeded in death by his father Noah O. Garner of Detroit, Michigan; his mother Eunice Imogene Raiden Garner Nash of Carrolton; his brothers, Donald Garner of Acworth, and Samuel O. Garner of Rex; and sister, Dorothy Whitmire of Morrow. He is survived by his wife, Patrice Garner of Cleveland; sister, Barbara Hobart of Locust Grove; sons, Henry Lamar (Annette) Garner of Carrolton, John (Melody) Garner of Oxford, and David (Sharyn) Garner of Alpharetta; grandchildren, Austin, Dustin, Rebekah, Matthew, Ashley, Josh, Brett, Jacob, and Andrew, who all fondly referred to him as Grampy; one new great-grandson, Preston James Cole Garner; and numerous nieces and nephews throughout Georgia.
Henry was a strong man of God who was called at a young age into the music ministry. He served in that capacity as a minister at music of several churches in the Texas panhandle, Columbus, Georgia, and Lake City, Georgia. He loved the Lord, Southern gospel music, his family, his church family, and was involved in many church ministries. His favorite ministry was the Christian & Family Values Ministry that he and his wife, Pat, started at Jonesboro First Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Dean Haun. This ministry evolved and merged with the Ten Commandments Georgia Ministry which provided nine historical documents (which included the Ten Commandments) to be purchased and dedicated by individuals and placed back into the courthouses and public squares. These documents today can be found around the state in various courthouses, schools, and other public venues. Some of the other ministries that Henry was involved in once he retired and moved to the North Georgia Mountains was the nursing home ministry which he faithfully served in until the COVID virus hit and they could no longer go into the nursing homes.
Henry was the owner operator of P & H Chemical Company for over 30 years and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was very proud of the time he was able to serve and was a real Patriot who loved his country. He made it a priority to be involved in the political arena and to know the politicians where he lived. He was active in the social problems of the day and his loyalty, faithfulness, righteousness, and dedication will be missed by all who loved him.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence, please visit www.barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Henry G Garner

In Memoriam

Mr. Hugh Curtis Elrod, 91, of Helen, passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.
Mr. Elrod was born on Sept. 24, 1929, in Robertstown to the late William “Bill” and Antoinette “Nettie” Fain Elrod. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Dills Elrod.
Mr. Elrod retired as a DNR Ranger with the State of Georgia with over 25 years experience. He also was a former Chief of Police for the Cleveland Police Department, Deputy for the White County Sheriff's Department, and was head of security at Unicoi Springs for numerous years. Mr. Elrod was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Center Baptist Church. In his spare time, he loved car shows, hunting, fishing, and gardening.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Andrews, Ball Ground; grandchildren, Matt and DeAnna Roberts; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Emily Roberts; sister-in-law, Barbara Cantrell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Annetta Nations; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held. The Rev. Hoyt Winkler will officiate. Matt Roberts, Mike Roberts, Mark Turner, Brian Cantrell, Brody Nicholson, and Kenneth Moss will serve as pallbearers.
To share a memory or leave a condolence with the family, visit barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Hugh Curtis Elrod

In Memoriam

Mr. James Stanley Fuller, 69, of Murrayville passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his home on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.
He was born in Hall County on May 21, 1951, to the late C.W. and Mary Gilstrap Fuller. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death, recently, by his beloved wife Vicki Ann Fuller; and his brothers Ricky Fuller, and Steve Fuller. Stanley worked in construction for over 50 years. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time hunting with his beagles. He also loved to garden and spend time with his family. Stanley will forever be remembered by his whistling while he worked.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Kelly and Philip Dalton, Cleveland, Daniel and Tina Fuller, Dahlonega, and Ashleigh and Anthony Bonine, Murrayville; sister, Janice Harris, Murrayville; grandchildren Kaylee Miller, Noah Bonine, and Hartleigh Bonine; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Stanley and his wife Vicki were held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The Rev. Ricky Stone and the Rev. Les Fuller officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
To share a memory of Stanley or a condolence with the family, visit andersonunderwood.com.
Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
James Stanley Fuller

In Memoriam

Mrs. Bertie Mae Fitzpatrick, 88, of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born in Commerce to the late Boyd and Vera Howington Hart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Fitzpatrick; son, Rev. David Fitzpatrick; and brothers, Boyd Hart and Lynwood Hart. Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a homemaker, loving mother, and a member of Mossy Creek United Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Lynn Smith, Cleveland, Angie and Darren Sledge, Cleveland; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Donna Fitzpatrick, Cleveland, Roger and Linda Fitzpatrick, Cleveland; daughter-in-law, Margie Fitzpatrick, Braselton; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Mossy Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Davis officiated.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit barrettfh.com.
Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Bertie Mae Fitzpatrick

In Memoriam

Richard Lindsey Dennis, 72, of Sautee, passed away on Dec. 29, 2020.
Mr. Dennis was born on Dec. 18, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio, to the late Homer and Ione Barnhart Dennis. He retired from the Outdoor Therapeutic Program as Food Service Director, and was a member of Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Richard was a member of Knights of Columbus, where he formerly served as Grand Knight, 4th Degree Alpine Assemblies, Past Faithful Navigator of the Apline Assembly, Vice Chief of the Georgia Southern Band of Cherokees and Creek, and CEO of the Sautee Nacoochee American Indian Conservancy Trust, as well as CEO of the Keepers of the Mound.
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Dennis, Sautee Nacoochee; son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Kristin Dennis, Sautee Nacoochee; step-son, Keith Shollenbarger, Sautee Nacoochee; step-daughter and step son-in-law, Ashley and Russell Hilley; brother and sister-in-law, Les and Iris Dennis, Sautee Nacoochee; grandchildren, Wren Dennis, Archer Dennis, and Benjamin Greenway.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date.
To share a memory or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.barrettfh.com
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland
White County News · Cleveland, Georgia
January 21, 2021
Richard Lindsey Dennis

In Memoriam

Robert Franklin Rogers passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family and friends on Jan. 15, 2021.
Mr. Rogers was born on Aug. 6, 1918, in Cordova, Alabama, to Robert (Bob) and Eliza Rogers. Other than his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Carey, of 75 years; his two daughters, Helen Rogers Hare and Sandra Rogers Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Eva Sisk Rogers; his brother, Carroll Rogers; step-brother, J. E. Thompson; and sister, Arretta Harris.
Robert Rogers is survived by his two sons, Bill (Yvonne) Rogers of Gainesville, and James (Bea) Rogers of Cleveland; son-in-law, Royal (Kay) Jackson; grandchildren, Frank Rogers, Gainesville, Jeff Rogers, Cleveland, Barry (Shannon) Rogers, Graham (Amy) Rogers, Darrick (Suzanne) Jackson, Deticia (Hannes) Oosthuizen, all of Cleveland, Scarlett Hare Wickersham, James Hare and Julie Jones, and by marriage, Kismet Mikos (Bea's); great- grandchildren, Taylor, Cole, and Clayton Rogers, McCall and Jackson Chambers, Haynes and Collins Jackson, Jessica Rogers Looper, Adam Corbin, Megan and Cooper Gailey, Jessi Nubern, Chea Jones, Sabrina Armour, Erica Martin, Alex Hare; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Maxine Seabolt; special adopted family, Mike and Sherry Rogers, and Tamra Bardenwerper.
Mr. Rogers was a self-educated man, having only a 7th grade education. He was well-read, self-taught, and always thirsty for knowledge. He met his wife, Carey Seabolt, they married April 24, 1936, in White County, but moved to Augusta for the first part of their married life, soon to return to White County. Their home was established where Rogers Ace Hardware is now, before it was moved to the northwest part of the county.
Mr. Rogers was working at the CCC Camp in Robertstown before WWII when he met Carey. These men were called on to help with the 1936 tornado victims in Gainesville, Georgia. After the war, he and N.R. Seabolt spent a year abroad in Okinawa in 1946 doing mechanics because work was scarce in the U.S. During this time, he perfected his trade as a heavy equipment mechanic. Later, in 1953, he opened his own shop in Cleveland known as Rogers' Garage and Bob's Auto Parts, which he ran until 1963. After that he and his son, James, took to the road, establishing R.F. Rogers and Son Trucking Co. They both worked there until 1989, when they sold the trucks. Robert retired, and he and James opened Rogers' Ace Hardware. During all these years, Mr. Rogers has been a friend and inspiration to many. We believe he was the oldest living man to have his CDL license at the age of 100! And he was still driving until the week before his death at 102!
At the time of his death, Mr. Rogers was the oldest living member of Cleveland First Baptist Church where he and Carey first attended in the old “schoolhouse” church, and continued to raise their family there.
Special thank you to his care givers, and the staff at NGHS Hospice.
Private Funeral Services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cleveland First Baptist Church Sign Fund - P.O. Box 250, 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
January 21, 2021
Robert Franklin Rogers

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