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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 19th, 2017

Dawson

Robert Harold Hembree, 59, Dawsonville
Robert Harold Hembree, 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday February 10, 2017. Mr. Hembree was born February 27, 1957 in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  He was preceded in death ...
Jeffrey S. 'Bodine' Roberts, 52, Dawsonville
Jeffrey S. “Bodine” Roberts, 52, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 19, 2017 at his residence following a short illness. Born April 24, 1964 in Forsyth Count ...

Forsyth

James Tilmon Adams, 67, Cumming
James Tilmon Adams, age 67, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. Graveside services, with Military Honors, will be held Thursday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. at Geo ...
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, Gainesville
Linda Lou Horvath, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.  Funeral Services will be held on ...
Doris M. Hudlow, N/A, Cumming
Doris M. Hudlow, died February 18 at Regency Manor Personal Care Home in Cumming, Georgia, where she was lovingly cared for by Zoe Stahl and her staff and Agape Hospice Care Team. ...
Richard J. King, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Richard J. King, 86 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced lat ...
Billie Gean Knight, 70, Cumming
Billie Gean Knight, age 70, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017.  Billie was a wonderful woman who loved her family and growing flowers; her grandchildren were ...

Habersham

John Allen DeFoor, 55, Clarkesville
John Allen DeFoor, age 55, of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017.  John was born in Toccoa to the late Wofford and Elaine Deaton DeFoor.  He had live ...
Dr. Johnny “Butch” Jett, Jr., age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, graduated to Heaven on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Dr. Jett was born on February 11, 1948, in Chambl ...
Norman “Junior” Davis, Jr., age 77 of Mt. Airy, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on December 19, 1939, he was a son ...
Bernice Zuverink Dokter, 99, Cornelia
  Bernice Zuverink Dokter, age 99, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, February 17, 2017. Mrs. Dokter was born on May 23, 1917 in Holland, Michiga ...
Chad Douglas Tanksley, 43, Cornelia
Chad Douglas Tanksley, age 43 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on September 2, 1973, he was a ...

Hall

Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, Gainesville
Rev. Dillard Fitzgerald, 94, of Gainesville passed away February 15, 2017 at his residence following a brief illness.           Fun ...
Juliua Bales, 74, Lula
Juliua Bales age 74 of Lula passed away Sunday February 19, 2017.    Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76, Gainesville
Patsy Crowe Bennett, 76 of Gainesville died Saturday February 18, 2017 at her residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Bennett had lived in Hall County for most of her life.  ...
Cecil Boswell, 99, Gainesville
Cecil Boswell age 99 of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 19, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Christopher Howard, 23, Flowery Branch
Mr. Christopher Howard, 23, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20 ...
Faye Ruth Jackson, 80, Gainesville
Faye Ruth Jackson, 80 of Gainesville died Sunday February 19, 2017 at her residence.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & ...
Charlie Johnson, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Charlie Johnson, 63, of Gainesville passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral Services will be he ...
Jack Raymond Kirves, 84, Gainesville
Jack Raymond Kirves, age 84 of Gainesville, Georgia and formerly of Gwinnett County, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   ...
Douglas A. Lykins, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas A. Lykins, 74, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 2pm in the chapel of Memo ...
Ray Hamilton Martin, 77, Flowery Branch
Ray Hamilton Martin, 77 of Flowery Branch died Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced ...
Jessie Lee Milligan, 89, Gainesville
Jessie Lee Milligan age 89 of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Elton M. Palmer, 91, Clermont
Mr. Elton M. Palmer, 91 of Clermont, GA passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017. A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Little & Davenport Funeral Home ...
Wanda Anne Parks, 74, Clermont
Mrs. Wanda Anne Parks, 74, of Clermont passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           A Memorial service will be h ...
Robert Aaron Passmore, 71, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Aaron Passmore, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral Services wi ...
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, 92, Gainesville
LTC Donald Warren Phillips, USA, Ret., age 92 of Gainesville Georgia, died February 9, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.  Don was born on March 26, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsy ...
Cheryl Elaine Potts, 71, Gainesville
Cheryl Elaine Potts, age 71 of Gainesville, Ga. died February 18, 2017 at her  residence. Services will be announced. Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont.

Jackson

Ann Archer, 64, Commerce
Ann Archer, age 64, of Nicholson died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Archer was born in Commerce to the late, J.D. and Mary Howington Yor ...

Lumpkin

Martha Elizabeth Bailey Hall, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017.   She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed sharing her faith ...
Bruce Douglas Roydes, Jr., 38, Dahlonega
Bruce Douglas Roydes, Jr., age 38, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on February 16, 2017.   Bruce is preceded in death by his grandparents, Joyce Spain, Jack Roydes, and C ...

Other

Nelson Avory Parson, 63, Dewey Rose
Nelson Avory Parson, age 63 of Dewey Rose, GA passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017.   Born in Commerce, GA, Mr. Parson was the son of the late Herman and Mollie Sue R ...

Stephens

Devroe Standadge, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Devroe Standadge, age 88, of Devroe Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by A ...

White

Betty Ann Pardue, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Pardue, age 77 of Cleveland.  Mrs. Pardue passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017. Mrs. Pardue was bo ...
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure