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.

Evan Phillip Haggard of Athens, cherished son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away on February 14, 2021 at the age of 28. Lord and Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 18 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Karen Collins Johnson, age 67, passed away on February 10, 2021, at her residence in Watkinsville. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the February 18 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Dr. Thomas Lee Huber, 85 of Watkinsville, died February 4, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, East, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

J McGinnis “Mack” Caldwell, 80 of Athens, passed away on February 14, 2021. Lord and Stephens West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Mary Frances Powers, 86 of Watkinsville, died February 16, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Deborah “Debbie” D. Meeler, 67, of Watkinsville, met her Heavenly Father on February 20, 2021. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Roger Gene Craft, 75, of Bishop, passed away February 17, 2021. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Harry David “Double D” Dawson, 67, husband of Kaye Price Dawson, died February 18, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Jerry Bryant Balthrop, Sr., 74 of Watkinsville, husband of Virginia Adcox Balthrop, died  February 22, 2021, at his residence.  Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Russell Bryant Balthrop and Helen Poole Balthrop.Jerry retired from Westinghouse and was a member of Centra…

Larry Michael "Mike" Long passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021, after an extended illness. Smith Funeral Home in Winder is in charge of the arrangements. For a full obituary, see the February 25 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Linda Jeanette Della Torre, age 63 of Watkinsville, went home into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on February 11, 2021, after a three year battle with ovarian cancer. For a full obituary, see the February 18 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Kenneth Mann, 52 of Bishop, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning Feb 6th following an extended battle with colon cancer. Lord & Stephens, West, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 11 print edition of The Ocone…

Diane Nicholson Minish, 69 of Danielsville, wife of the late Paul Eugene Minish, passed away peacefully at her home on February 6, 2021. Lord and Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 11 print edition of The Oconee …

Stewart Shaw Richardson, Jr. (AKA Stew Baby), age 66 of Watkinsville, died on February 1, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the February 11 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Linden Knowles Crossley, 97, of Watkinsville, passed away peacefully with his family on February 8, 2021. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the February 11 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.