Obituary Policy

We accept obituaries from funeral homes and cremation firms only.

For obituaries to be published on Thursday, funeral providers should submit them by noon on Tuesday. Email text in a Word document and the photo as a .jpg file to announcements@oconeeenterprise.com. In the obituary please state the city where the person lived and the age at death. We encourage inclusion of the personal background of the deceased, including school or college, military service, career and church affiliation.

Obituaries are subject to a nominal charge. There is no charge for a photo. Contact The Oconee Enterprise at
(706) 769-5175 ext. 107 for more information.

Robert “Bob” Clay England, 83, of Athens, died on Monday, November 7, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, Watkinsville, GA, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For more on this story, see the Nov. 17 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stor…

Stephen Cecil Webber, a beloved husband, father, grandfather and coach, died peacefully at his home on November 12, 2022 with his wife of 51 years, Pam, and their daughter Ashley at his side. For more on this story, see the Nov. 17 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience…

Walter Edward “Walt” Smith, 81, of Bogart died on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, West, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For more on this story, see the Nov. 17 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience sto…

Arthur Lee Lightsey of Watkinsville, completed his earthly journey peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 16, 2022. McDonald & Son Funeral Home in Cumming is in charge of arrangements.  https://wvr.org/arthur-lightsey-memorial/ For more on this story, see the Nov. 23 edi…

John Frederick Schoewe (91) passed away peacefully in Athens, on November 16, 2022. Lord & Stephens Funeral Homes, West Chapel is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For more on this story, see the Nov. 23 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience store…

Adam Isaiah Huff 83, of Athens, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on November 9, 2022.He was born December 22, 1938 in Oconee County, Georgia. He graduated from Oconee County High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was retired from the University of Georgia. He was also a m…

Jane Flach Keller was born Lois Jane Midgett in Grandy, North Carolina on October 30, 1933 to Edwin and Elsie Midgett, their third of six children. Her father was one of the many members of the Midgett family who served in the Coast Guard in the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach area. In fact, …

Doris Porterfield Thornton, 92, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on October 25, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the November 10, print edition of Th…

Richard Harold Garrett Sr., lifelong resident of Oconee County, was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 6, 2022 in Athens. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For a full obituary, see the November 10, pr…

Daniel Douglas Fuller, 89, of Watkinsville, finished his earthly mission and was gathered to his people October 31, 2022. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West, Watkinsville, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the November 10, print edition of T…