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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 26th, 2017

Banks

Lonnie Oliver Baker, 75, Maysville
Lonnie Oliver Baker, age 75 of Maysville, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his residence.   Born in Homer, GA, Mr. Baker was the son of the late Arvil and C ...
Cheryl June Simmons, 58, Homer
Cheryl June Simmons, age 58 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Ms. Simmons was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Hazel Pritchett Simmo ...

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marvin James “Jimmy” Hanson Jr., age 72, of Winder, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Mr. Hanson was born in ...

Dawson

Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, Dawsonville
Jeanette Nollenberger, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born December 5, 19 ...
Cecil Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Cecil Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Born May 11, 1930 to the late Roy an ...

Forsyth

Mildred Eugenia Carroll, 92 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully, enjoying her view of Lake Lanier on Tuesday, February 22, 2017. She was born on January 7, 1925 in Charlotte, ...
Melanie Denise Allen, 50, Cumming
Melanie Denise Allen, 50 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday February 22, 2017. She was born on September 17, 1966 in Cumming, GA the daughter of Eldridge Hughes and Wansley ...
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 ...
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, Cumming
Brenda Joyce Hyames, 77, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Braselton, GA.  She was an avid Gardener and loved bird w ...
Richard J. King, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Richard J. King, 86 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.) died Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Northside Forsyth Hospital. Richard was born in Detroit, MI.  July 13, 1930 to the ...
Hazel R. Pruitt, 80, Cumming
Hazel R. Pruitt, age 80, a native of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Dawsonville, GA, and current resident of Tignall, GA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, in her hom ...

Habersham

Rev. Charles Crawford Alexander, age 88 of Baldwin, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at North East Georgia Medical Center. Born in Barberton Ohio on July 2, 1928, he ...
Peggy Cawthon Vinson, age 82 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at her residence. Born in Fulton County on Ocotber 26, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Will ...
Robin Denise Garrish, 56, Clarkesville
Robin Denise Garrish, age 56 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Jackson County on December 12, 1960, she was a daughter of the late Franklin Eugene ...
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 ...
Hank L. Nix, 92, Clarkesville
Henry L "Hank" Nix, 92, Clarkesville  Henry L. "Hank" Nix, age 92 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 at his residence.  Arr ...
Diane Beck Witherspoon, 65, Mt. Airy
Diane Beck Witherspoon, age 65 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Habersham County on April 21, 1951, ...
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

Roy I. Carter, 90, Gainesville
Roy I. Carter 90 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday Feb. 2, 2017 and was laid to rest on Saturday Feb. 4, 2017. Born Jan. 19, 1927 Roy owned and operated an automotive repair ...
David MaShun Martin, 44, Gainesville
Mr. David MaShun Martin, 44, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on February 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Ricky Duane Smith, 61, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ricky Duane Smith, age 61, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Mr. Smith was born in Broward Coun ...
Jimmie G. Davis, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Jimmie G. Davis, 93, of Gainesville,  wife of  Dr. T. Richard Davis died Friday February 24, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services   ...
Mildred Alston Horton passed away Saturday February 25, 2017 at home among loving family and friends, attended by Hospice of N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Mildred was born in 1932 in ...
Linda Gail Ivester, 61, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 25, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Linda Gail Ivester age 61 of Gainesville. Pastor Jeff Benefield will ...
Albert F. King, 79, Clermont
Albert (Al) Francis King, age 79 of Clermont, Georgia, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Al ...
Jo Ann Collins Lovell, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Jo Ann Collins Lovell, age 84, of Gainesville, Georgia peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 26, ...
David MaShun Martin, 44, Gainesville
David MaShun Martin was called home on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1972, to Rev. David J. Martin and Cornelia Hill Martin in Gainesville, Georgia, the fi ...
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 ...
Edward "Duane" Roberts, 63, Flowery Branch
Edward “Duane” Roberts, 63, of Flowery Branch, GA went peacefully to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 23, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Bor ...
Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, Gainesville
Mrs. Kathleen Kemp Smith, 89, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     &nbs ...

Jackson

Althea Margaret Parr, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Althea Margaret Parr was born in Jackson County on August 6, 1932 to late Nell Shields and I. V. Davis. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her long time r ...
Heath Beatty, 38, Foley, Ala., formerly of Jefferson
Heath was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was a very talented carpenter and artist, which he got from his maternal grandfather Bob Byess. Heath was raised i ...
Edna Elicia Goodwin, 66, Athens
Edna Elicia Goodwin, age 66 of Athens, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Athens, GA, Mrs. Goodwin was the daughter of the late Edward an ...
William Travis Little, 74, Union City
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Travis Little, age 74, of Union City, who passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Mr. Little was born in Atlanta, Georgia, ...
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. ...
Jackie Dean Sneed, 65, Commerce
Jackie Dean Sneed, age 65, of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017.   Born in Decatur, GA, Mr. Sneed was the son of the late Clifford Leon and Lois Watson Sn ...

Lumpkin

Clifford Alvin Hosler Jr., born June 25, 1946 in New Castle, PA, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2017.  A loving, selfless, and gentle man, Cliff is a retired teac ...
Kathy Jean Pruitt, 63, Dahlonega
Kathy Jean Pruitt, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017. "A country gal with a gypsy spirit", that's how Kathy described hers ...
Gary Allen Richardson, 85, Dahlonega
Gary Allen Richardson, 85, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday February 23, 2017. He was born on November 8, 1931 in Louisville, KY the son of Collie Stanford and Audrey Re ...

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 ...
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, Johns Creek
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on February 21, 2017. Services will be held in Vienna, VA at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...
Sara Ward Reed, 90, Charleston, SC formerly of Gainesville
Sara Ward Reed, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her home in Charleston, SC., following a brief battle with leukemia. She was a graduate of Atlanta’s Girls ...
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

Leonard Lee Hall, 55, Palmetto, formerly Carnesville
Leonard Lee Hall, 55 of Palmetto, GA, formerly of the Prospect Community of Carnesville, GA. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Laura Kay Hall, daughters: Kayla (Jason) ...

Union

Margaret Blocker Neview, 88, Blairsville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Margaret Blocker Neview, age 88 of Blairsville. Mrs. Neview passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Nevi ...

White

Richard Miller Kelley, 76, Cleveland, formerly of Toccoa
Richard Miller Kelley, age 76 of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Richar ...
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 ...
Horace Gordon McCune, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Horace Gordon McCune Jr, age 71 of Gainesville. Mr. McCune passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He was born i ...
Joey D. Ryder, 43, Cleveland
Mr. Joey D. Ryder, 43 of Cleveland, GA passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
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...