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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Sherry Rochell Dodd, 48, Dawsonville
Sherry Rochell Dodd, age 48 of Dawsonville, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Anderson; sister, Paula Anderson; gran ...
Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, Dawsonville
Dorothy Mae “Dot” Goode, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 20, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 2 ...
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

Myrtle Ophelia Davis, 88, Cumming
Myrtle Ophelia Davis, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Cumming Nursing Center. Ophelia was born in 1928, to the late Joseph and Ollie Standridg ...
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 ...
Deborah Ertzberger, 60, Cumming
Deborah Ertzberger, 60, of Cumming passed away on February 17, 2017. She is predeceased in death by her father Horace Ertzberger. Deborah is survived by her mother Carolyn Er ...
Nellie Bell Cranford Evans, age 89, of Cumming, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Monday, February 20, 2017, at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Facility.    Nelli ...
Jo Ann Flegal, 76, Cumming
Jo Ann Flegal, 76 of Cumming, GA passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017.   There are no services planned at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at w ...
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 ...
Vaune R. Mackie, 94, Cumming
Vaune R. Mackie, 94 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.   There are no services planned at this time.   Condolences may be expressed at w ...

Habersham

Bounma Sisamouth-P, 72, Cornelia
Bounma Sisamouth-P, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Those wishing to express online condolences to the family may do so by visiting www. ...
Louise Sutton Bryant, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louise Sutton Bryant, age 94 of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Tommy Stowe ...
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 ...
Claude R. Moser, 78, Clarkesville
Claude Rankin Moser, Jr., “Randy”, 78, of Clarkesville, GA died February 18, 2017.  He was born in Hickory, North Carolina July 15, 1938- the seventh and last chil ...
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 ...
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Patricia Diane Witherspoon, age 65, of Mount Airy, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday February 22, 2017. A ...

Hall

Benny Ray Adams, 64, Clermont
Benny Ray Adams, age 64 of Clermont, passed away on February 20, 2017 at his residence.  Benny was born on March 21, 1952 in Gainesville to the late Ranzie Earl Adams and Naom ...
Clarence Edward Smith, 77, Gainesville
Clarence Edward Smith, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He retired from Eli-Lilly Pharmaceutical with 26 years of service and f ...
Juliua Bales, 74, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Juliua Veona Bales age 74 of Lula. The Rev. Chris Anderson, Rev. Ke ...
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 England Boswell, 99, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday February 23, 2017 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Cecil England Boswell, 99, of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Larry Boswell ...
Faye Ruth Jackson, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Faye Ruth Jackson, 80 of Gainesville died Sunday February 19, 2017 at her residence. ?Funeral services will be held in Mansfield, Ohio but the family will have a visitation ...
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 ...
Nancy Pitka Jones, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Pitka Jones age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Monday February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nb ...
Albert F. King, 79, Clermont
Albert F. King Jr., age 79 of Clermont, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home ...
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.   ...
Ray Hamilton Martin, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ray Hamilton Martin, 77 of Flowery Branch died Sunday February 19, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County, Mr. Martin had lived in Hall Cou ...
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 ...
Ronald J. Petrie, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald J. Petrie, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following his brief battle with canc ...
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 ...
Sylvia Janine (Buffington) Poole, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on February 20, 2017.  Sylvia was born on November 29, 1934 to the late Harvey and Wilma (Jones) Buffin ...
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.
Bertha L. Williams, 84, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Bertha L. Williams, age 84, of Flowery Branch died Monday, February 20, 2017.  Mrs. Williams was born on March 29, 1932 to the late Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledfor ...

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 ...
Millicent Louise Martin McCabe, age 74, of Nicholson, Georgia passed away Feb 19, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness.    She was born Feb 28, 1942 in Hal ...
Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, 94, Milner, formerly of Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Ruth Ring Miller, age 94 of Milner, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, February 17, 2017. ...

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

Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51, Ball Ground
Sheri Lynn Nicolacopulos, 51 of Ball Ground, GA passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdo ...
Robert James Stamey, 63, Canton
Robert James Stamey, age 63, of Canton, GA, passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremat ...
Robert Marion Whitmire, 76, Watkinsville
Mr. Robert Marion Whitmire, age 76 of Watkinsville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at Silver Leaf in Athens, Georgia. A son of the late Yoda J. and Pearl Davis Wh ...

Stephens

Eloise Mae Smith, 66, Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Mae Smith, age 66, of Toccoa, GA died Monday, February 20, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Smith was born in Baldwin to the late Claude and Reba Knight Bennett.& ...
Eloise Bachman Bertschin, 84, McDonough, formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Eloise Bachman Bertschin, age 84, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of Toccoa, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the home.    A daughter of the late Berley ...
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 ...
Christopher Williams, 35, Toccoa
Funeral services for Christopher “Chris” Daniel Williams, age 35 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  ...

White

Margaret Blocker Neview, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Margaret Blocker Neview, age 88 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on February 21, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center. Arrangements have not been made at this time but w ...
Richard Miller Kelly, 76, Cleveland
Richard Miller Kelly, age 76 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Alexander Funeral Home.&n ...
Charles E. Westmoreland, 66, Cleveland
Mr. Charles E. Westmoreland, age 66, of Cleveland passes away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this t ...
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
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