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.

Ralph Edward Mize Jr., 73, of Watkinsville, passed away September 15, 2020. Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com. For a full obituary, see the September 24 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Ann Ledbetter Holcombe, of Athens, passed away on September 9, 2020. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, West is in charge of arrangements. For a full obituary, see the September 24 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Alice Borders Sinyard, 89, formerly of Woodbury, died September 16, 2020, at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens with her son and daughter by her side. The Sinyard family is being assisted by Cox Funeral Home, 93 Prather-Barnes Road Manchester, GA 31816. For a full obituary, se…

Rose Marie “Ree” DeAngelis of Bogart was born to William Harris Haley and Ruby Ginn Haley on June 26, 1937, in Dewy Rose, passed away on September 11th, 2020. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see th…

Roy C. Kilpatrick  - September 27, 1936 – September 13, 2020. Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

William Clark Whitaker, 79, husband of Ellen Ursitti Whitaker, died September 10, 2020. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Constance Schley Ashford Wright of Athens and Atlanta passed away peacefully in her sleep on September, 4th at the age of 95. Lord & Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lordandstephend.com. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print …

Rosevelyn Collins Garrison was born March 10, 1936, in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.  Condolences can be made to the family at www.mackeywoodlawn.com. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Mrs. Virginia "Jenny" Sims Hunter, age 92, of Statham, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2020, at her residence. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.              

Daniel “Dan” Swindell, 73, of Dayton Ohio, died unexpectedly on September 8th, 2020. Lord and Stephens West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephend.com. For a full obituary, see the September 17 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.              

Eugene Vandiver “Gene” Alewine, 82 of Watkinsville, husband of 64 years to Shirley Welch Alewine, died September 3, 2020. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the September 10 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Ryan Thomas Burgess, 28, of Bogart passed away on August 30, 2020. Lord & Stephens, West, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the September 10 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Ronnie M. Ellsworth, of Monroe, passed away August 28, 2020, after a gallant fight with cancer. Arrangements are entrusted to Meadows Funeral Home. For a full obituary, see the September 10 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Cathy Smith Bryant, 66, of Watkinsville, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle against cancer. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST is in charge of arrangements.  www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the September 10 prin…