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James Franklin "Frank" Southall, Sr.

February 27, 1942 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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James Franklin "Frank" Southall, Sr. Obituary

James Franklin “Frank” Southall, Sr., age 81 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Born in Valdosta, Georgia on February 27, 1942, he was a son of the late Joseph Benjamin & Frances Nolan Southall. Frank retired with Gwinnett County School System with a career that spanned almost 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Linda Mills Southall of Demorest, GA; son, James Franklin Southall, Jr. of Commerce, GA; daughter, Kim Southall of Brookhaven, GA; daughter by choice, Jennifer Barron of Brookhaven, GA; grandchildren, Carson Barrett, Luke Southall, & Kinsley Grace Southall; 10 siblings as well as numerous other relatives & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2024 with Rev. Matthew Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations be made to The American Cancer Society by visiting, or to The American Heart Association by visiting,

An online guest registry is available for the Southall family at

Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Interment following service
January 27, 2024

Hillside Gardens Cemetery
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523


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