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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 27th, 2016

Banks

Doris Ann Freeman, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Doris Ann Freeman, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Friday, September 23, 2016 at Brighter Mornings. Mrs. Freeman was born in Commerce to the late Charles Alvin and Beatrice Hunt ...

Barrow

   Forrest Lee Bahruth entered into heaven on September 22, 2016.  He leaves behind his Mother and Father, Kaitlyn and Jonathan Bahruth of Auburn, Georgia, Grandpare ...
Whittney Kyle Stovall, 31, Winder
Whittney Kyle Stovall, age 31, of Winder passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Lawson Funeral Home C ...

Dawson

Lanny Ray Cantrell, 66, Dawsonville
  Lanny Ray Cantrell, Sr., 66, of Dawsonville passed away on September 24, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.             Funeral ...
Andrew Jack Dossett, 71, Dawsonville
Andrew Jack Dossett, age 71, passed away September 23, 2016 at his home in Dawsonville, GA.  Jack was born June 25, 1945 in LaFollette, Tennessee.  He met and married ...

Forsyth

Myra L. Murry, 90, Cumming
Myra L. Murry, age 90, of Cumming passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. A native of New Orleans, she had lived in Georgia since 1961.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Cath ...
Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, Cumming
Garvin Duane Elkhill, age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Duane was born on August 23rd, 1968 to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill ...
Fred Haley, 89, Cumming
Fred was born in 1927 in Pawtucketville to the late Jane A. Haley and late Lowell Fire Dept. Captain James A. Haley. Fred graduated with the Lowell High School class of 1944. He ...

Habersham

Mae Dean White Ellison, 93, Demorest
Mae Dean White Ellison, age 93, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 23, 2016 from an extended illness. Ms. Ellison was born on May 26, 1923 in Habe ...
William G. “Billy” Churchwell, Jr., age 69, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Churchwell was born on May 6, 1947 in Habersham Co ...
Jonathan Lee Duncan, 37, Cornelia
Jonathan Lee Duncan, age 37, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016. Mr. Duncan was born on September 9, 1979 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
Clyde H. Edgecomb, 84, Demorest
  Clyde H. Edgecomb, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Mr. Edgecomb was born on July 2, 1932 in Ferrimore, Wisconsi ...
Peggy Maney Smelcer, 74, Cornelia
Peggy Maney Smelcer, age 74, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Smelcer was born on November 5, 1941 in Homer, ...
Frances Beck Stephens, 87, Mt. Airy
Frances Beck Stephens, age 87, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016.   Mrs. Stephens was born on December 3, 1928, in Habersham County, Georgi ...
Sherrie Diana Barnes Tomlin, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in College Park, Georgia on June 10, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Billy De ...

Hall

Rita Louise Thatcher Hourihan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925.  She worked for about 14 years fo ...
Shirley May Cochran, 87, Murrayville
  Shirley May Cochran, age 87, a long-time resident of Murrayville, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Henry and Catherine Ri ...
Mary Alice Fuller, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Alice Fuller age 72 of Gainesville passed away on Friday September 23, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Following a brief illness.        & ...
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, 75, Gainesville
Sylvia Yvonne Gore, age 75, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at her home.  Mrs. Gore was born to the late Melvin and Sylvia Jacobs of Camp Hill, PA.  ...
Mildred Martha Lothridge, 96, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 28,  2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for Mildred Lothridge, age 96 of Gainesville. The Rev. Geo ...
Margaret Lois Poma, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Lois Poma, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence with family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 ...
Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Alan “Butch” Robinson, 69, reluctantly gave up his battle to cancer on September 25th, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Funeral servi ...
Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, 34, Flowery Branch
     Mr. Johnny “Jay” M. Sheridan, III, age 34 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday Morning, September 25, 2016 at Emory University Hospital fol ...
Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, 66, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, age 66, who was granted her angel wings on Thursday September 22, 2016. She was born in Sneads Florida, grew up in Bainbridge G ...
Carolyn Marie Warner, 79, Gainesville
 Mrs. Carolyn Marie Warner, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.      & ...

Jackson

Roy Lee White, 81, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roy Lee White, age 81, of Commerce, Georgia, who died Monday, September 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. White was born December 1 ...
Betty Louise Gaston Lowe, 76, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Louise Gaston Lowe, age 76, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Mrs. Lowe was born in Toccoa, Geor ...
Thad Richey, 83, Commerce
Thad Richey, age 83, a lifelong resident of Commerce, GA passed away Sunday September 25, 2016.   Mr. Richey was the son of the late J.W. and Lessie Martin Richey, a vet ...

Lumpkin

Van Arthur Ingram, 72, Dahlonega
Van Arthur Ingram, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at New Horizons at Limestone in Gainesville, GA. Van was a Lumpkin County native and lived mos ...
Margaret M. Turpin, 76, Dahlonega
Margaret M. Turpin, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 21, 2016. Margaret was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jackson. She is survived by her husband ...

Other

Wesley F. Ivie, 56, Winterville
Wesley F. Ivie 56, of Winterville passed away Friday Sept. 23, 2016.   Mr. Ivie was born May 18, 1960 in Dallas, Texas to Shelby Jean Sutton & the late Farrell Junio ...

Stephens

Esther Marie Brady, 68, Toccoa
Miss Esther Marie Brady, age 68 of 2126 Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. The daughter of the late Loyce and Roberta ...
Mr. William Harrison Pruitt, age 81 of 127 Valley Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late Woodrow W. and Ruth Smi ...

White

Charles Everett Fain, 83, Cleveland
Charles Everett Fain, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Mr. Fain was born on August 13, 1933, in Cleveland, GA, to the late John Holland Fain ...
Hester Fisher, 90, Cleveland
 Hester Fisher, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Ms. Fisher was born on March 27, 1926, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Thomas and Flor ...
Harold James Posten, Sr, 71, Cleveland
Harold James Posten, Sr., age 71, of Cleveland, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. He was the son of the late Roscoe and Clara Mae Ingram Posten.  He was also preceded i ...
Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch
'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88. Albee challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance."
Driver dies after accident at Ohio's Eldora Speedway
A Dirt Late Model racer has died after a multi-car crash at Eldora Speedway.
Far-right activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died
Charles Hardy: North Ga. businessman, former NASCAR team co-owner dies
Charles Hardy, who founded an automobile dealership in Dallas, Georgia, in 1978, and whose holdings now include Hardy Chevrolet in Gainesville, has died. Hardy was also involved with NASCAR as a team owner, at one time with former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.
First lady Of NASCAR Betty Jane France dies
Betty Jane France, a longtime community leader considered by many to be the first lady Of NASCAR, has died.
Veteran Gainesville insurance executive dies at 85
A veteran Gainesville insurance executive, Ed Parks, died Saturday at the age of 85.
Wreck claims life of retired law enforcement, fire officer
A Hoschton man with strong, longtime ties to area public safety died Friday from injuries suffered in a Franklin County motorcycle wreck Wednesday.