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Hillhouse, Kirby, Stringer, Bunch

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Date: Thursday, 10 January 2008, at 4:56 p.m.

From Cherokee County, Georgia:

Jack Hillhouse, 70, Canton resident
Mr. Jack Hillhouse, age 70, of Canton, died Aug.12, 2005, while trout fishing in Montana. He was on vacation with his wife and his brother-and-sister-in-law. Family members include his loving wife of 42 years, Donna Hilgemann Hillhouse; his children Rachel Hillhouse, Chris Hillhouse, Gena H. Skelton and husband Brad, Lisa H. Tressler and husband Michael; three grandchildren, Veronica Skelton, Matthew and Andrew Tressler; his sister, Patsy Hurst; and several nieces and nephews. A 1954 graduate of Canton High School, Jack served three years with the U.S. Army Signal Corps, 34 years with Exide Battery and 10 years with Cobb EMC. He was a member of Sixes Methodist Church and regularly attended Our Lady of LaSallette Catholic Church.
Jack will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help everyone in need. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, which gave him an excuse to hike in the mountains; also farming, woodworking, searching for arrowheads and tractor rides with his grandchildren. Funeral services were at Sixes Methodist Church Aug. 19. Burial was at Cherokee Memorial Park. Donations may be sent to Sheriffs Department/Search and Rescue, c/o Sheriff Rob Burns, P.O. Box 1570, West Yellowstone, Mont., 59758.

Clyde Edwin Kirby
Clyde Edwin Kirby, 85, of Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005. Mr. Kirby was born on April 5, 1920. He was a long time member of Powers Ferry United Methodist Church and has been a member of Little River United Methodist Church in Woodstock since 1997.
Mr. Kirby had studied to be a lay minister and taught Sunday School for many years. He also taught Disciple Bible Study and was involved in the Emmaus movement. Mr. Kirby was happily and lovingly married to his wife Doris for 65 years. In addition to his wife he is survived by his sons James Kirby of Denver, and Greg Kirby, Atlanta, his daughter, Cynthia Stamps, Dallas, Texas, granddaughters, Genevieve Stewart, Elizabeth Kirby, Kathleen Ramsey and grandson Clint Kirby. Also surviving are five great grandsons. In lieu of flowers or gifts please make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30329 or to the Parkinson’s Disease Association, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.
A memorial service was held Dec. 21, 2005 at Little River United Methodist Church. A private burial service was held before the service. Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care of Dressler’s Funeral Directors.

Fioncell Thomas Stringer
Fioncell Thomas Stringer, 90, of Canton, died Oct. 28, 2006.
Mrs. Stringer is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Rhonda Stringer, of Canton; daughters and son-in-law, Sara S. Stringer, of Canton, and Mary and Carl George, of Cartersville; a brother, Imogene Thomas, of Canton; sisters, Mamie Lummus, of Canton, and Betty Frady, of Cartersville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service was to be held Oct. 31 at Huey Funeral Home Chapel in Canton, with the Rev. Claude Smithier and the Rev. Carl George officiating. Interment was to be at Hickory Flat Cemetery. Huey Funeral Home, Canton (770) 479-2193.

Clayborne Bunch
Mr. Clayborne “Clay” E. Bunch, 61, died at his home in Canton Jan. 12, 2007, of complications from diabetes and heart disease.
The native of Bulloch County had lived in Cherokee County for the past 31 years. He was the son of the late Cecil Edgar and Sarah Anita Hart Bunch. Mr. Bunch was a loving family man and an artist. He attended Hickory Flat United Methodist Church in Canton. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mary B. Bunch.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Janet Boutin Bunch; his children, Jessica Bunch, Brian Bunch and Johanna Bunch, all of Canton; one brother, Wendell Bunch, of Statesboro; two sisters, Faye (Ralph) Bacon, of Statesboro, and Merle Hogan, of Houston, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Jan. 15 at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home in Statesboro. The funeral service was held Jan. 16 in the chapel of Hodges-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Herzen Andone and Rev. Hubert Tankersley officiating. Active pallbearers were nephews and a soon to be son-in-law. Burial was in the Elmer Baptist Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite C-236, Savannah, GA 31405 or to the American Heart Association, 7130 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101, Savannah, GA 31406.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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