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Francise Kertesz, 65, Winder
Francise Kertesz, age 65, of Winder passed away Thursday May 25, 2017.  Francise loved working on electronics.  Survivors include his wife of 44 years Julie Kertesz; daug ...
Teresa Gail Shanks, 56, Winder
Teresa Gail Shanks, age 56, of Winder passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, Dawsonville
Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. C ...

Forsyth

Eddie Chester, 48, Cumming
Eddie Chester, age 48, of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Dorothy Jean Chester; son and daughter-in-law, Jam ...
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, of Cumming, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  A loving, devoted wife, mother and granny, she fulfilled her dream of retirin ...
Rebecca Ann Weaver, 66, Cumming
Rebecca Ann Weaver, 66 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 12 Noon until 2pm at the McDonald and So ...

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Porfidia Teresa Carrasquero, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. She is survived by her of fourteen years, Marcial Carrasquero, Buford, GA; children, Pedro Ma ...
Helen Pass Bagwell, 96, Sugar Hill
Helen Pass Bagwell, age 96, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Woodrow Bagwell; daughters, Donnis Bagw ...
Ashley Lauren Dickson, 31, Duluth
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Ashley Lauren Dickson, age 31 of Duluth, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Miss Dickson was born in Decatu ...
Scott A. Grest, 56, Buford
Scott A. Grest, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Melinda Lowe Grest, Buford, GA; children, Gabrielle Kay G ...
Ruth Evelyn "Sue" Martin Puckett, 88, of Buford, Ga. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, after a struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O ...
Lois Wilson Rogers, 92, Lawrenceville
Lois Wilson Rogers, age 92, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Thursday, May 25, 2017.    Graveside service will be Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 11 am in Forest Lawn Cemete ...
Edward Allan Tomey, 76, Sugar Hill
Edward Allan Tomey, age 76, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis R. and Grace Tomey; son, David Tomey. Survivors inc ...
Louis Washington, 67, Suwanee
Louis Washington, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, May 17,2017. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Hannah Washington; brothers, Joseph Washington; Robert ...

Habersham

Rev. Olivia Elizabeth Patrick Christopherson, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 following a sudden illness. Rev. Christopherson w ...
Drucilla B. Collier, age 85 of Habersham County, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.   Born in Warwick, Georgia on August 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and ...
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, 46, Mt. Airy
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, age 46 of Mt. Airy, passed away on May 24, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on November 15, 1970, she was a daughter of Ralph Dyer, Jr. of Mt. Airy and Iv ...
Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, Cornelia
Dr. Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, passed away at home in Cornelia Friday morning. He was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in 1923 and retired to Habersham County in 1987 after a career ...

Hall

James “JD” Autry, 59, Gainesville
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 at Rejoice Worship Center for James “JD” Autry, age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Jerry Mauldin and Re ...
Anthony "Tony" Wayne Barnett, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.  Survivors include his father Wayne Davis; mother Billie Ann Barnett; brothers ...
Colby Paul Clements, Gainesville
Colby Paul Clements of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on May 23, 2017. He was a beloved son, brother, friend, and relative with extended family in Utah, Michigan, and Arizona. Co ...
Mr. Horace Alvin “Mickey” Craig age 95 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday May 23, 23017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   ...
Geneva Gipson, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Geneva Gipson age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.   Graveside services are sched ...
Ralph Graham, Gainesville
Ralph Graham died Friday May 26, 2017 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Little & Davenport Funeral & Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, Ga. 30501
Rozzetta Mae King, 68, Gainesville
Rozzetta Mae King, age 68 passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. She was born to the late Ed Prather and Mary (Burce) Prather on January 9, 1949 i n Toccoa, Georgia. She was preceded ...
Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, of Gainesville passed away on May 21, 2017.    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Fun ...
Anne Nathaniel Pearce, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Anne Nathaniel Pearce age 98 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial services are schedul ...
Richard “Ricky” Monroe Stover, age 61, of Murrayville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Fu ...
Bobby Lee Cagle, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Bobby Lee Cagle, age 70 of Lula.    David Chapman and ...
Mae Carolyn Bruce Cleveland, 67, Temple formerly of Braselton
Mrs. Mae Carolyn Bruce Cleveland, age 67, of Temple originally of Braselton passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at West Georgia Hospice, surrounded by her family. Funeral Service ...
Alton Randall Cooper, 72, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Alton Randall Cooper, age 72 of Flowery Branch, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Mr. Cooper was born in Pend ...
Mrs. Silvia Gabriela Escalante-Garcia, age 39 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.   Fun ...
Martin Zamora Galrza, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Martin Zamora Galrza age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Fu ...
Hazel Darnell Ledford, Gainesville
Hazel Darnell Ledford, of Gainesville, GA passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Grace Darnell; sister, Jean Brewer; and grandd ...
Brooklyn Elaine March, 2, Gainesville
  Miss Brooklyn Elaine March, age 2, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, J ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...
William Richard "Dickie" Stanley, age 68, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Dickie was a United States Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Ga ...
Mrs. Patricia Margaret Royal Miller Stephens, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on May 22, 2017 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...
Lee Weldon Washington, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Lee Weldon Washington, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

Julia May Gaither, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Julia May Gaither, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Gaither was born in Carnesville to the late Dewitt and Marie Mc ...
Elizabeth Ann Holliday, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Holliday, 85, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest May 23, 2017. Mrs. Holliday was born in Winder, Georgia, a da ...

Lumpkin

Tommy F. Sizemore, 81, Dahlonega
Tommy F. Sizemore, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by ...
Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...
Mary Renfroe Vaughan, 89, Dawsonville
Mrs. Mary Renfroe Vaughan, age 89, of Dawsonville, Lumpkin County, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1 ...

Other

James Rickey Kimbrell, 59, Jasper
James Rickey Kimbrell, 59 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be e ...
Susan “Biscuit” Margaret Merriwether, age 56, of Lexington, GA, partner of Tommy Giles passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2017, surrounded by family. Susan was b ...

Rabun

Sharon Deloris Sexton Shope, 71, Mountain City
Sharon Deloris Sexton Shope, age, 71, of Mountain City, Ga., passed away May 25, 2017, at Chatuge Regional Hospital. She was born May 9, 1946 the daughter of the late Earl and Para ...

Stephens

Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, 78, Eastanollee
Mrs. Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, age 78 of Kay Road in Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. A daughter of ...

White

Martha Sanders Brown, 96, Sautee Nacoochee
Martha Sanders Brown of Sautee Nacoochee passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was 96 years old.  Mrs. Brown was born on March 8, 1921. She grew up on a farm in Harpervi ...
Richard Lee Thacker, 62, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Richard Lee Thacker, age 62 of Helen. Richard passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. A potluck and celebration honoring ...
Richard Lee Thacker, 62, Cleveland
Richard Lee Thacker 2/20/1955 – 5/14/2017 Richard, or “Ricky” as he was affectionately known, was a wanderer, a wonderer, an adventurer, a thinker, a philosop ...
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the film "The Avengers," has died
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.