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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 19th, 2018

Banks

Roy “Lamar” Galloway, Jr., age 79, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from an extended illness. Mr. Galloway was born on December 3, 1938 ...
Coach Francis “Marion” Thompson, age 88, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Those wishin ...

Dawson

Ethel Loraine Garner, 86, Dawsonville
Ethel Loraine Garner, 86, of Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Chelsey Park Health and Rehab. She was born on October 22, 1931 to the late Willie ...
Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, Dawsonville
Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Born November 29, 1956 in the Ancon, Canal Zone and had been living in Dawson County since 1999 hav ...

Forsyth

Joyce Martin Hitt, 87, Cumming
Joyce Martin Hitt, 87, of Cumming, passed into the arms of her Savior on January 15, 2018. Born during the depression, Joyce's life was made even more difficult, when she wa ...
Harold Emory Major, 84, Cumming
Harold Emory Major, 84, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  A Forsyth County native, Harold retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation as a Civil E ...

Gwinnett

Dana Caroline Perry, 48, Lawrenceville
  Dana Caroline Perry was born September 12, 1969.  Dana lived in Lawrenceville, Georgia and passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018. A graduate of Fayetteville County H ...
Claudia Farmer Porter, 58, Buford
Claudia Farmer Porter, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Margaret Farmer; and sister, Carol Evans. ...
Ana Rosa Vasquez, 90, Buford
Ana Rosa Vasquez, age 90, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luis E. Vasquez.  Mrs. Vasquez is survived by childr ...
Dorothy Short Davidson, 81, Grayson
 Mrs. Dorothy Short Davidson, age 81 of Grayson died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence.  Mrs. Davidson was born in Commerce to the late, Lewis and Louise William ...
Samir Roubin Jordak, 77, Buford
Samir Roubin Jordak, age 77, of Buford, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 19th at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic ...
Maxine O. Partin, 85, Gainesville
Maxine O. Partin, 85 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 18, 2018 Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 27, 2018 in the chapel of First Baptist C ...
Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, Lawrenceville
Ada Bernice Pickett Smith, 86, passed away on January 18, 2018 under hospice care at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville.  She was born in Daus, TN, in 1931, to the late Haden P ...

Habersham

William Grady Cunningham, 58, Demorest
William Grady Cunningham, age 58 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 7, 1959, he was a son of Nancy Burns Cunningham of Atlant ...
  Cynthia Jane Griffith 12/29/1946-1/15/2018   A mother, wife, sister, grandmother, great grandmother.   A wonderful partner and a dear friend to ...
William Henry Hardy, 87, Demorest
William Henry Hardy, age 87 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018. Born in Rabun County on April 3, 1930, he was a son of the late Finis Elsberry Hardy and Ethel R ...
Linda Chambers Hughes, 71, Mt. Airy
Linda Chambers Hughes, age 71 of Mount Airy, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 3, 1947, she was the daughter of the late L ...
Coach Bruce Lewallen, 75, Clarkesville
Coach Bruce Lewallen, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 10, 1942, he was the son of the late Adger ...
William Earl Ramey, Sr., age 67 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Born in Clayton, Georgia on April 04, 1950, he was a son of the late William Vaughn Ram ...
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams, 84, Turnerville
Mary Ruth Densmore Adams age 84 of Turnerville, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on August 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late S ...
Altonia Eason, 77, Demorest
Mrs. Altonia Eason age 77 of Demorest passed away on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Kathryn Yarber Hix, 86, Alto
Kathryn Yarber Hix, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Mrs. Hix was born in Baldwin, Georgia, on September 8, 1931; a daughter of the late Pern ...
Joseph C. Rogers, 90, Cornelia
The family of Joseph C. Rogers, age 90, of Cornelia, Georgia, is saddened to announce his passing at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville on Thursday, January 11, 2018, ...

Hall

Larry Kenneth Jackson, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Larry Kenneth Jackson, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born March 25, 1945 to parents Chri ...
Gary David Kendall, Jr, 52, Gainesville
Gary David Kendall, Jr, also known as David, age 52, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.  David was the son of Gary David Kendall, the late Carolyn Jean ...
Anne Elizabeth King, 73, Gainesville
Anne Elizabeth King hiked into the great hereafter at the age of 73 on January 11, 2018. A colorful soul with a firecracker personality, she was predeeded in death by her parent ...
Fredrick J. Ledford, 83, Talmo
Fredrick J. Ledford “Snookes”, age 83 of Talmo, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, ...
Christine Saunders London, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Saunders London age 69 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   Vis ...
Annice McGlotha, 78, Gainesville
Annice T. Mcglotha, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born August 1, 1939, in Gainesville, Ga to John D. Thompson (Sr.) ...
Phillip Jay Bradford, 55, Flowery Branch
  Phillip Jay Bradford, age 55, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. He was preceded in death by his step-brother, Donnie Waters; and step-sister ...
Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, Gainesville formerly of Huntsville, AL
Surrounded by his family, Robert Edward Kennamer, 95, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Huntsville, AL, went home to be with his Lord January 12, 2018.  Born in Marshall County, ...
Ray Miller, 87, Gainesville
Ray Miller, 87 of Gainesville passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 after an extended illness. Ray was the son of the late Thomas and Ida Edwards Miller.  He was a member of ...
Charles "Jim" Horton Mutter, 74, Gainesville
Charles "Jim" Horton Mutter age 74 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 18, 2018. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of ...
Glenn Richard (Ricky) Rowland, age 67, of Murrayville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlton Rowlan ...
Lula Belle Sisk, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Lula Belle Sisk, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, ...
James K Strickland, 80, Gainesville
James K Strickland James K. was born June 10th, 1937 at his family home in Merriweather County, Georgia.  He graduated high school in 1955 and attended Berry College where ...
Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., 85, Gainesville
Mr. Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., 85 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Carl Theo Whitehead, Jr., was born in Macon, Georgi ...

Jackson

Lawrence Edward Welch, 82, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lawrence Edward Welch, 82, of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away at his home January 15, 2018 of cancer. Larry was born in Winston- ...
Charles Otha Wood, 66, Commerce
Mr. Charles Otha Wood, age 66, of Commerce, GA died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Wood was born in Macon to the late Andrew Jack an ...
James Lester Smith, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lester Smith, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mr. Smith was born in Jeffers ...
Bill Webb, Jr., 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill Webb, Jr., age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mr. Webb was born in Jefferson, Georgia ...
Marian Dunson Whitfield, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Marian Dunson Whitfield, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Whitfield was born in Commerce to the late Jack and Roberta Dunson. She ...

Lumpkin

Monique Bouffard, 95, Dahlonega
Monique Bouffard , 95, passed away on January 15, 2018 at her home in Dahlonega. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was the widow of Robert Bouffard. They shared ...
June Chamberlain, 83, Dahlonega
June Chamberlain, 83, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday January 14, 2018 at her residence following a sudden illness. June was born June 14, 1935 in Iaeger, West Virginia to the l ...
Marty Colby Howard, 29, Dahlonega
Marty Colby Howard, age 29, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 following a sudden illness. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced later by Banister Fun ...
  Donald “Donnie” Oliver Norsworthy, age 66. Of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Norsworthy; in ...

Other

Brandon Alexander Braun, 29, Stockbridge
Brandon Alexander Braun, age 29, of Stockbridge, GA passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.  Brandon is survived by his son, Kolby Alexander Braun of Stockbridge, GA, his mot ...
Carlton Floyd Brookshire passed away January 2, 2018 in Aurora , Colorado. A Celebration of life will be held January 22, 2018 at Central Baptist Church with interment at F ...
Hazel Eulalia Edwards, 94, Montgomery
Mrs. Hazel Eulalia Edwards, age 94 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Prattville Baptist Hospital.  Hazel died following a short illness. Ha ...

Stephens

Olin Garrison, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Olin Garrison, age 91 of 202 Yearwood Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the home of his son. A son of the late Tom C. and Rethy Murray Garri ...
Ruby Payne Moore, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruby Payne Moore, age 96 of Toccoa went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A daughter of the late William Henry Payne and Anna Mae Clevelan ...
Mrs. Tiny Jean Norris Gibby, age 57 of 122 Thurmond Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late William Fr ...

White

Sandra Kay Alexander, 69, Cleveland
Sandra Kay Alexander, age 69 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Mrs. Alexander was born on January 11, 1949, in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Cameron and ...
Columbus Wilford Dean, Sr, 80, Cleveland
     Columbus Wilford Dean, Sr., age 80, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018.      Mr. Dean was born in Blackstone, Virgin ...
Shelia Anne Odom, 57, Cleveland
Sheila Anne Odom, 57 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday January 16, 2018 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Ms. Odom had lived in White County for a num ...
Harold Roberts Jr., 73, Cleveland
Harold Robert, Jr., age 73 of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Roberts was born on March 25 1944, in Cleveland, Georgia, to the late H ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.