Howard Lee Carnes: Obituary

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Howard Lee Carnes

October 07, 1935 – December 02, 2018

Howard Lee Carnes, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Mr. Carnes was born in Forsyth County to the late Soloman Robert and Margaret Self Carnes.  He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Martha Carnes, Ausbon Carnes, Leota Carnes, John Carnes, and Marshall Carnes.  Mr. Carnes was a textile worker at New Holland Mill for 45 years.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Margaret Renee Carnes, Gaffney, South Carolina; son, Vince Carnes, Gainesville; daughter, Sony Jones Lopez; grandchildren, Victoria Carnes, Justin Carnes, Jessica Carnes, Casey Jones, Heath Jones, Cody Lopez, Dallas, and Angel; sister, Kathleen Dorsey, Gillsville; brothers, William Carnes, Cleveland, and Robert Carnes, Banks County.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Merck will officiate. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Cumming.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday, December 3, 2018 at the funeral home.

To leave a message or condolence with the family, visit barrettfh.com.

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

David Stanley Duncan: Obituary

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David Stanley Duncan

August 01, 1947 – November 30, 2018

David Stanley Duncan, Sr., age 71 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018.

Mr. Duncan was born on August 1, 1947, in South Carolina, to the late Frank and Martha Long Duncan. He was a carpenter.

Survivors include his daughter, Alicia Duncan, Cleveland; son, David Stanley Duncan, Jr., Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Blake Summers and Candace Duncan; sister, Loretta Wade (Keith), Carnesville, and Sylvia Dove, Oakwood.

No services are planned.

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

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland

Loney Jim Gravitt: Obituary

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Loney Jim Gravitt

May 13, 1948 – November 30, 2018

Mr. Loney Jim Gravitt, age 70, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018.

Mr. Gravitt was born to the late Luther and Fannie Mae Williamson Gravitt. He was preceded in death by parents, brother, David Gravitt, and sister, Linda Gravitt.  Mr. Gravitt was a Line Engineer for AT&T and a member of County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include wife of 49 years, Glenda Gravitt, Cleveland; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Gravitt and Elizabeth Almond, Sandy Springs; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Chris Roden, Cleveland; son, Rodney Gravitt, Cleveland; grandchildren, Harley Gravitt, Luke Gravitt, Olivia Gravitt, and Craig and Heather Roden; sister-in-law, Peggy Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4:30 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 from the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home.  The Rev. Steve Williamson will officiate.  Interment will follow in Mossy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018 and 3:30-4:30 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018.

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

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Mary Alice Kapise: Obituary

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Mary Alice Kapise

July 07, 1948 – November 30, 2018

Mary Alice Kapise, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. Mrs. Kapise was born in Thomaston, Georgia to the late Charlie Will and Virginia Lynch Franklin. She resided in Macon, Georgia as well as Lizella, Georgia before moving to White County in 1986. Mrs. Kapise was of the Methodist faith and loved doing her crafts such as sewing and painting.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her step son Danny Kapise.

Mrs. Kapise is survived by her husband Thomas Kapise Sr. of Cleveland; her daughter Jennifer Tomlin of Cleveland; step son Barry Kapise of Manchester, Tennessee, step daughter Tammy Pettinato of LaVerne, Tennessee, and Tommy Kapise Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in law Frances (Bruce) Hawkins of Pontotoc, Texas and brother and sister-in law Billy (Ann) Franklin of Thomaston, Georgia; her granddaughters Lexi and Aly Tomlin; as well as 15 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Elrod officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or a donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.

To share a memory of Mrs. Kapise or to send a condolence please visit www.barrettfh.com

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Nicole Parker: Obituary

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Nicole Parker

August 17, 1978 – November 29, 2018

Nicole Parker, age 40 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018.

Ms. Parker was born August 17, 1978 in White County to James and Shirley Sullens.

Survivors include her parents, James and Shirley Sullens, Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Patty Sullens, Dahlonega; brother, David Sullens, Dahlonega.

No services are planned.

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

Barrett Funeral Home, Cleveland.

Paul “Nelson” Chambliss: Obituary

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Paul “Nelson” Chambliss

July 10, 1941 – November 28, 2018

Paul Nelson Chambliss, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Mr. Chambliss was born on July 10, 1941, in Macon, Georgia, to the late Paul and LaVerne Chambliss.  He worked as a pharmaceutical representative but his passion was gun shows and World War II memorabilia.  Paul was of the Baptist faith and loved his daughter dearly.

Survivors include his daughter, Stephanie Chambliss, Cleveland; grand dog, Sonny Chambliss; great grand dog, Sammy Chambliss.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home 118 N. Brook St Cleveland, Ga 30528.  The Rev. Dennis Turner will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association – P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.

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

 

Thelma Leigh Lance: Obituary

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Thelma Leigh Lance

December 16, 1941 – November 26, 2018

Thelma Leigh Seabolt Lance, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Mrs. Lance was born on December 16, 1941, in Union County, to the late Arch and Julia Wilkins Seabolt. She retired from Talon and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Thelma was preceded in death by her brothers, J.D. Seabolt and Fletcher Seabolt; sister, Gladys Wehunt.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jerry Lance, Cleveland; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherrie and Tracy Allen, Cleveland, and Debra and Darryl Moler, Cleveland; grandchildren, Morgan and Blake Daniel and Trey Allen; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ronald Connery, Altamonte Springs, FL; sisters, Callie Copelan, Mt. Airy, and Hilda Fain, Helen; sister-in-law, Sarah Hamilton, Jonesboro; sister-in-law, Francis Seabolt, Hartwell; special friends, Robby Owenby and Barbara Owenby; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Brandon Hester will officiate. Interment will follow at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

*UPDATED* School Closings Due to Severe Weather Conditions

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  • Union County Schools will be CLOSED Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th due to Gov. Nathan Deal declaring a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia. Please continue to monitor here for further updates.
  •  Fannin County Schools will be closed for students and all personnel on Monday, September 11 and Tuesday, September 12, for students, as well as all faculty and staff, except for 12-month personnel, district directors, and principals. As long as it is safe to do so, all 12-month personnel, as well as district directors and principals, should anticipate reporting by 9:00 a.m. on September 12.  These personnel should note, though, that this expectation may be revised, depending on the weather conditions overnight; nonetheless, if you ever believe it is unsafe to report, please notify your immediate supervisor. In addition, the Board of Education work session meeting that was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, has been cancelled.  Please continue to stay safe!
  • Pickens County Schools closed Monday, September 11th – TWELVE MONTH EMPLOYEES REPORT AT NORMAL TIME. Schools will also be closed on Tuesday, September 12.  Twelve month employees will be contacted late Monday as to whether they will be required to come to work on Tuesday. All school activities, including athletic events and after-school programs, will be canceled.
  • Gilmer County Schools  will be closed Monday, September 11th and Sepember 12th due to Hurricane Irma. We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds especially at higher elevations, debris, dangerous road conditions and downed power lines left in its wake. Only 12 month staff should report if safe to do so.
  • Dawson County Schools  will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Twelve month employees will operate on a 2 hour delay.
  • Lumpkin County Schools closed due to the weather forecast for our area, Lumpkin County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The anticipated high winds pose a significant threat to our students and staff. We understand that weather predictions are not always accurate, but we cannot ignore the potentially dangerous situation that this storm poses. Our number one priority is to keep our students and staff safe! Wednesday will still be a early release day as planned so that teachers will be available for parent conferences. 12 month employees should report if it is safe to do so. 
  • Towns County Schools closed Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th for all students. All employees should report at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12th if safe to do so.
  • White County Schools due to the severe weather forecast, White County Schools are closed for students and staff Monday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Please be safe!
  • Murray County Schools closed Monday September 11 and Tuesday September 12, due to the possible impact of Hurricane Irma.   We have made this decision after consultation with local emergency management authorities and careful consideration of safety factors, such as the probability of severe winds, debris, dangerous road conditions, and downed power lines.  We understand that weather predictions are often incorrect, but the size of this storm cannot be ignored. It is our hope that Murray County is spared from any of this storm’s impact, but we will always choose to error on the side of caution.  All events planned for Monday and Tuesday evenings are also cancelled.  This includes the September 11 MCPS Board meeting.  This meeting will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 6:15 p.m.  All maintenance, grounds crew, and transportation employees will meet at the transportation office.
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