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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 25th, 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

Jain Elizabeth Elstad, 57, Auburn
Jain Elizabeth Elstad, age 57, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Jain loved her family and reading.  She was a Registered Nurse for over 20 years.  ...
   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 ...
Reba Bunn, 75, Winder
Mrs. Reba Bunn, age 75, of Winder, Georgia passed away September 21, 2016 at her residence.  A Native and lifelong resident of Barrow County, she was a daughter of the late Bu ...
Sammy Leon Harp, 70, Winder
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Sammy Leon Harp, age 70, of Winder, GA, who passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athe ...

Forsyth

Milton Chris Blane, 82, Cumming
Milton Chris Blane, 82, of Cumming, GA died on September 19, 2016.  Born in Roanoke, VA he was the son of the late Chris and Maria Blane. A loving husband, father and frien ...
Robert Roy Bryan, 48, Suwanee
Robert Roy Bryan, 48, of Suwanee passed away on September 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, William Bradford Bryan, Jr. Born in Atlanta on February 2, 1968, Roy was ...
Willie Leon Langley, 78, Cumming
Willie Leon Langley was born in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, on October 14, 1937 to Lillie Mae (Smith) and Willie Langley. He passed away on Tuesday morning, September 13, 2 ...
Louise Lallande Hoyt Minor, 91 of Marietta, GA passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Ross Memorial Health Care Center, Kennesaw, GA. She was a member of Roswell Presbyterian ...
Linda Diane Noland, 66, Cumming
Linda Diane Noland, age 66 of Forsyth County, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Winfred and Lenease Hawkins; grandparents ...
Paisley Jo Toole, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Paisley Jo Toole, infant daughter of Brandon and Emily Toole of Cumming,  passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother ...

Gwinnett

Livia Selejan, 96, Lawrenceville
Livia Selejan, age 96 of Lawrenceville, GA died Thursday, September 22, 2016. A graveside service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Ga ...
Marshall Anderson, 70, Buford
Marshall Anderson, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was raised in Thomasville, GA, and spent a number of years in Buford. He retired from Elri ...

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 ...
Phillip Gerald Cody, Sr., 78, Cornelia
  Philip Gerald Cody, Sr. of Cornelia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, after 78 full years of life. By those who knew him best, he was called Phil ...
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, Wisconsin . He is ...
Kathryn Claire Norton, Inf, Cornelia
Little Miss Kathryn Claire Norton, infant daughter of Charles David and Lisa Michele Smith Norton, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was preceded in death by her p ...
Lois Helen Johnson Shortt, age 90 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. Born in Alma, Georgia on October 19, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Corinna Pirkle J ...
Nell Watkins, 90, Baldwin
Nell Watkins, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Ms. Watkins was born on October 6, 1925 in Banks County, Georgia. She is preceded in death ...

Hall

Harlan “Bill” Dennis Chapman, 65, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harlan “Bill” Dennis Chapman, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following ...
Nancy Hendricks Copper, 45, Gainesville
Nancy Hendricks Copper, 45, passed away on Wednesday September 21st at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was the beloved wife of Chad C ...
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.  ...
John Lewis Hammonds, 74, Gainesville
  Mr. John Lewis Hammonds age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Monday September 19, 2016 following an extended illness.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...
Luis Essai Salazar, 21, Gainesville
Luis Essai Salazar, age 21, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following an accident. Luis worked at Home Depot and Diamond Car Wash part time while he a ...

Jackson

  Mrs. Mattie Pearl Caeser Maddox Lott was born October 20, 1930 to Mr. Gus and Mrs. Zella Caeser in Bullock County, Georgia. At an early age, she joined New Baptist Church ...

Lumpkin

Gary Junior Head, 59, Dahlonega
Gary Junior Head, age 59, a long-time resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 21, 2016. Gary was an associate member of the US Mountain Ranger Association. He is spec ...
Janie Mildred Hunt, 106, Dahlonega
Janie Mildred Hunt, age 106, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, September 25, 2016 at The First Pre ...
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

Claris McGalliard Ingersoll, age 89, of Athens passed away Friday, September 16, 2016. She was a 1948 graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of  Arts in Jour ...
Harvey Walt Nash, 65, Colbert
Harvey Walt Nash, age 65 of Colbert, GA passed away Thursday September 22, 2016 at his residence.   Mr. Nash was the son of the late Harvey William and Nellie Mae Ta ...

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 ...

White

Hester Fisher, 90, Cleveland
Hester Fisher, age 90, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, ...
Charlotte Bruner Ragan, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Charlotte Bruner Ragan age 91 of Cleveland passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at her residence.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ann ...
Richard H Wallace, 92, Cleveland
Richard H. Wallace, age 92 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Mr. Wallace was born on January 31, 1924, in Marietta, Georgia.  He was a mechanic for D ...
'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.
Bryan Clauson dies from injuries suffered in sprint car crash
Three-time USAC champion driver Bryan Clauson passed away Monday morning as a result of injuries suffered in a crash during the 39th-annual Belleville Midget Nationals USAC midget race Saturday night...