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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 31st, 2016

Banks

Mr. Thomas Eugene Carbaugh, Sr., age 74, of Maysville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at his residence with family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Sep ...

Dawson

Onie Bruce, 93, Dawsonville
Onie Bruce, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 30, 2016 following a short illness. Born October 30, 1922 to the late Sanford and Rosie Graham, she was a lifelong resi ...

Forsyth

Marlene Benton, Cumming
Marlene Benton of Roswell, GA died peacefully on August 26, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio on January 11, 1940.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin “Windy” and ...
Janice Jerrett Bryan, 70, Cumming
Janice Jerrett Bryan, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She is survived by her children, William H. Br ...
Jovena Palayon-Dimangondayao was born on March 2, 1930 and born to eternal life on August 28, 2016. She was preceded in death by her son Manuel Jr., her husband Manuel and granddau ...
Peggy Harper Raines, 78, Cumming
Peggy Harper Raines; 78, a native of Evergreen Al. and a resident of Cumming Ga passed away August 26 at Northside Hospital in Cumming Ga. Peggy had been a resident at Chestnut Rid ...
Michael White, Cumming
Michael White, “Mike” passed away on August 25, 2016.  A native Atlantan, he grew up in the West End area of Atlanta and attended West Fulton High School.  Mi ...
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, Cumming
Janice Faye Zuelch, 73, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  She was a loving wife, and mother who spent the better part of her career teaching 2nd grade in South Florid ...

Gwinnett

Thomas B. Gibson, 74, Suwanee
Thomas B. Gibson, age 74, of Suwanee Georgia passed away peacefully and surrounded by his beloved family on Friday, September 26, 2016 at Northside Hospital after a courageous 9 ye ...
Judy Lynn Raines of Dacula, GA passed away August 29, 2016.  Judy’s profession was dedicated to education where she taught elementary school in Gwinnett County until ret ...
Cory William Taylor, 25, Norcross
Cory William Taylor, 25 of Norcross, GA passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Northpoint Comm ...

Habersham

Helen Hope Knight Evans, 98, Clarkesville
Hope Knight Evans, 98, of Clarkesville, formerly of Pawleys Island and Greenville, SC died Monday, August 29, 2016 after a long period of declining health. Born in Chanute, Ka ...
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, 96, Clarkesville
Mildred Marie Kinsey Trotter, age 96 of Clarkesville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later ...
Birdell Blalock Wade, age 90 of Alto passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Born in Habersham County on May 28, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buren and Mahala Nix ...

Hall

Bill Anderson, 60, Gainesville
Bill Anderson, age 60, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 18, 2016. He was the son of the late Pauline Anderson and is also preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Anderso ...
Marie Brownlow, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Marie Brownlow, 87 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2016 at her residence. Born in Jackson County, Mrs. Brownlow had lived in Hall County for a number of years.  ...
Nelia l. Cannup, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Nelia l. Cannup, 83, of Gainesville died August 31, 2016. A native of Hall County, Mrs. Canupp worked at Mt. Vernon Mills (formally known as Regal) and was a member of Oak G ...
Edward “Buster” Graham, 68, Flowery Branch
  Mr. Edward “Buster” Graham, age 68 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
James “Jimmy” B. Halford, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. James “Jimmy” B. Halford, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away August 27, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 ...
George W. Heindel, 96, Gainesville
George W. Heindel, age 96, passed away on August 19, 2016, at Rejuvnia House in Gainesville, Georgia.   He is survived by son, George Heindel, Jr. (wife, Jane Ann) of ...
Inez J. Howington, 75, Gainesville
     Mrs. Inez J. Howington age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. & ...
Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Day Jenkins, Sr., age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Pruett Health in Buford. Mr. Jenkins was born December 6, 1946 to the late Robert D ...
Ricki Ann Lasley, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ricki Ann Lasley, age 69, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016 following a brief illness. She was born in Richmond, IN, but spent most of her adult life ...
Earl Carlton Palmer, 76, Gainesville
  Mr. Earl Carlton Palmer, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Jimmy Junior Parker, 77, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Junior Parker, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 ...
Elizabeth (Beth) Thomasson Procter passed away August 28, 2016 at the age of 63. She was born January 5, 1953 in Carrollton, Georgia to Libby and Frank Thomasson of Carrollton. She ...
Timothy Norris Shields, Sr., 53, Gainesvilles
 Mr. Timothy Norris Shields, Sr. age 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.        ...
  Mr. Junior Earl “Pops” Watson, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illnes ...

Jackson

Kenneth Pittman Campbell, 75, Commerce
  Mr. Kenneth Pittman Campbell, age 75, of Commerce, GA died Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Campbell was born in Commerce to the late Aaron and Nettie ...
Janet Sue Hurley, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Sue Hurley, age 51, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born in Vera Beach, Florida, a d ...
Mr. William “LeRoy” Roy Pirkle, age 56, of Pendergrass passed away Monday, August 29, 2016 at his residence, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. ...
Clyde R. Smith, Jr., 70, Hoschton
Clyde R. Smith, Jr., age 70, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  Clyde was in the banking industry for over 40 years in Atlanta.  He was a member of Northe ...
Cecil Hobson Venable, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Hobson Venable, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mr. ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Jerry Abee, 73, Dahlonega
Thomas Jerry Abee, age 73, of Dahlonega GA passed away on August 25, 2016. Jerry was born in Atlanta, GA on October 9, 1942 to the late Roy Howard and Mae Stargel Abee. Jerry ...
Monzell Alexander, 84, Murrayville
Monzell Alexander, age 84, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on August 29, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Lillie Palmer and also is preceded i ...

Other

Leslie Earl Kemp, 61, Cedar Bluff, AL
Leslie Earl Kemp age 61 of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, formerly of Atlanta passed away August 22, 2016 from complications of COPD.  Surviving are his mother, Bobbie T. Kemp and his ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Ridings Bedsole, age 86 of 281 Ed Davis Boulevard, Toccoa passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospice, Watkinsville, Georgia. A daughter of the ...
Mr. Fred Robert Edmonds, Sr., age 68 of 254 Rumsey Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at his residence. A son of the late Rev. John Barnett Edmonds and Et ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leslie “Les” Russell Nix, age 51 of Cleveland. Les passed away Monday, August 29, 2016. Funeral services ...
Julius Papatyi, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab. Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, to th ...
Patricia Clay Johnson, 74, Cleveland
Patricia Clay Johnson, age 74 of Cleveland formerly of Lula, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Julius Papayti, 82, Cleveland
Julius Papatyi, age 82, of Cleveland, passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at Friendship Health and Rehab.  Mr. Papatyi was born on July 29, 1934, in Pannonhalma, Hungary, ...
Bobby Ray Rogers, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Bobby Ray Rogers, age 61 of Cleveland. Ray passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2016.   Ray was born in White C ...
William Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announc ...
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...
Veterans advocate, 'mayor' of New Holland dies
A longtime veterans advocate in the Gainesville area has died.
Hugh Mills, first president of Gainesville Junior College, dies
Hugh Mills, Jr., the founding president of Gainesville Junior College (now a part of the University of North Georgia), died Thursday night.
Mad magazine artist and Dawgs illustrator Jack Davis dies
Jack Davis, the prolific Mad magazine illustrator, cartoonist and movie poster artist, has died
'Pretty Woman' filmmaker Garry Marshall dies at age 81
Movie, TV writer-director Garry Marshall of 'Pretty Woman,' 'Happy Days' fame, has died at age 81