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.

Gaye N. Carson Barton, 73, of Watkinsville died Friday, April 23, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 6 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Dr. Ira Augustus Dickerson, 93 of Bishop, passed away on April 15, 2021, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following an extended illness. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 6 print e…

Henry Clarence Lord, 90 of Dalton, died April 26, 2021. Lord and Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 6 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Dr. Timothy Harris Garrett, 64, of Oconee County, passed from natural causes on April 26, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the May 6 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Ann Belle Shouse, 81, of Watkinsville passed away on May 2, 2021. Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, West Watkinsville is entrusted with arrangements. www.lordandstephehs.com. For a full obituary, see the May 6 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Dr. Timothy Harris Garrett, 64, of Oconee County, passed from natural causes on April 26, 2021.  Born on August 18th, 1956, he was the son of L.G. Garrett Jr. and Melba Cooper Garrett of Oconee County. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Reneé Repass Garrett, of Athens; his son, Clay Gar…

Gaye N. Carson Barton, 73, of Watkinsville died Friday, April 23, 2021.  She was born on July 17, 1947 to the late James and Leah Burger Carson.Gaye graduated from Oconee County High School Class of 1965. She married Perry Barton in 1971, and they had one daughter, Leah. Gaye worked as an LP…

Dr. Charles Marion Chambers, Jr. “Chuck,” 48 of Watkinsville, GA, died on April 20, 2021.  Lord & Stephens, West, Watkinsville is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the April 29 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.

Irvin Richard Escoe, of Athens, also known as “Buckshot”, died April 13, 2021. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, WEST, Watkinsville, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com. For a full obituary, see the April 22 print edition of The Oconee Enterprise.