Obituaries

Lydia Davis
B: 1983-01-04
D: 2020-07-03
View Details
Davis, Lydia
Karen Joy Sloan Trousdale
B: 1956-06-16
D: 2020-07-02
View Details
Trousdale, Karen Joy Sloan
Joyce Hill
B: 1933-04-01
D: 2020-06-30
View Details
Hill, Joyce
Glenda Daniels
B: 1958-07-31
D: 2020-06-27
View Details
Daniels, Glenda
Roy Grier
B: 1943-03-02
D: 2020-06-26
View Details
Grier, Roy
Infant Martha Fernandez
B: 2020-06-24
D: 2020-06-24
View Details
Fernandez, Infant Martha
Thomas "Tommy" Hood
B: 1945-07-22
D: 2020-06-23
View Details
Hood, Thomas "Tommy"
Judy Denise Hightower
B: 1960-07-22
D: 2020-06-18
View Details
Hightower, Judy Denise
James Dodd
B: 1937-10-12
D: 2020-06-16
View Details
Dodd, James
Billy Moore
B: 1934-12-07
D: 2020-06-14
View Details
Moore, Billy
Josiah Hutchins
B: 2020-06-14
D: 2020-06-14
View Details
Hutchins, Josiah
Martha Ann Lewallen
B: 1952-05-20
D: 2020-06-12
View Details
Lewallen, Martha Ann
Robert McDuffie
B: 1936-06-22
D: 2020-06-09
View Details
McDuffie, Robert
Lanier Hubbard
B: 1935-11-22
D: 2020-06-06
View Details
Hubbard, Lanier
James Franklin, Jr.
B: 1931-09-16
D: 2020-06-06
View Details
Franklin, Jr., James
Beatrice M. Cornell
B: 1930-04-20
D: 2020-06-05
View Details
Cornell, Beatrice M.
Sylvia B. Palmer
B: 1934-08-08
D: 2020-06-03
View Details
Palmer, Sylvia B.
Agnes Moore
B: 1939-09-17
D: 2020-06-03
View Details
Moore, Agnes
Martha Smith
B: 1937-06-19
D: 2020-05-30
View Details
Smith, Martha
Nour Cindy Miller Ragab
B: 1955-01-20
D: 2020-05-23
View Details
Ragab, Nour Cindy Miller
James Robert Murray
B: 1969-05-23
D: 2020-05-09
View Details
Murray, James Robert

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
175 VFW Post Rd / PO Box 725
Cornelia, GA 30531
Phone: 706-778-8668
Fax: 706-776-9257
Are You the Responsible Family Member?

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.

Have the Talk of a Lifetime Logo