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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2016

Dawson

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 ...
Minnie Green, 88, Cumming
Minnie Green, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, September 26th, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ingram and Evie Gazaway, and brothers, J.C. and Clarence Ga ...
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 ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Johnson Bruce, age 80 of Buford, GA went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral service w ...
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, Suwanee
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, of Suwanee, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on September 27, 2016.  Born in Easton, KS he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Frey.  Hi ...
Carrie Mozelle Stanford McGehee, age 86, of Suwanee passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  Mozelle worked for 26 years for the Forsyth County Board of Education as a food s ...
Thomas F. O’Meara Jr. age 52 of Dacula, GA. died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA. Beloved husband of the late Janet; loving son of Thom ...

Habersham

Pearl Smith Banks, 91, Demorest
Pearl Smith Banks, age 91 of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in C ...
Stella Haney Cathey, 87, Clarkesville
Stella Haney Cathey, age 87 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.    Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM from ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.        & ...
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, 88, Gainesville
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on September 26, 2016. Funeral service will be held on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Chur ...
Shirley Jean Lark, 51, Gainesville
            Mrs. Shirley Jean Lark, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
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 ...
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis, 63, Gainesville
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis of Gainesville, age 63, died on Saturday, September 24.  Phil was a special person who dearly loved his wife, Sue, their daughters and their husbands ...
Raymond Timothy “Timmy” Patton, age 58, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Raymond was born December 22, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. to Robert Patton, Sr. and Annette Watkin ...
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 ...
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 ...
Elodia Chavez De Velasquez, 66, Gainesville
     Mrs. Elodia Chavez De Velasquez age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extende ...

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 ...
Janice Ayers Scheck, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Ayers Scheck, age 75, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016. Mrs. Scheck was born in Nicholso ...

Lumpkin

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 ...
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

Sandra Kay “Sandy” Lawrence Cochran, age 69, of Pulaski, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Those wishing to express online condolences to the famil ...
William E. Hood, 76, Monroe
William E. Hood, age 76, of  Monroe passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. Memorial services will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 at  Dacula First Baptist Chu ...
Curtis Vorda, Athens
The glow of humanity slightly dimmed as Curtis Vorda, our beloved son, brother, friend, musical visionary, and gentle soul, of Athens, GA passed away Friday, September 23rd, 2016. ...

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 ...
Margaret W. Nix, 88, Cleveland
Margaret W. Nix, age 88, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Mrs. Nix was born in Lindell, GA the daughter of the late Andy and Effie Pless Warren.   ...
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.