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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 22nd, 2018

Banks

Lynda Jean Beck, 74, Commerce
Lynda Jean Beck age 74 of Commerce passed away January 20, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Beck was born December 11, 1944 in Royston, Georgia to the late Odell & Nellie Crane R ...

Dawson

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

Michael David Barnes, Inf, Cumming
Michael David Barnes, infant son of Tim and Charity Barnes of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Also surviving are brothers, Justin and Wyatt Barnes of Cumming; gra ...
Mary Frances (Polly) Goss Burnette, born September 22, 1935, passed away Friday night January 19, 2018 after a short illness.  Polly was preceded in death by her parents, ...
Mary Frances Buice Hudson, age 77, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She is preceded in death by her Husband, D.E. Hudson; sister, Dot Kelley and brother, Ear ...
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 ...
Edith Mae McDougald Martin, age 84, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Le ...
Robert Rickett, 79, Cumming
Robert Rickett, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Robert served 30 years with the Cumming Police Department, retiring as the Assistant Chief. He ...

Gwinnett

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 ...
Mrs. Marilyn Onody Fitzgerald age 82, of Dacula, Ga. passed away Friday, January 19, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, ...
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 ...

Habersham

Clyde Hamilton, 74, Clarkesville
  Clyde Hamilton, age 74 of Clarkesville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on September 12, 1943, ...
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 ...
Annie Mae White Chitwood Smith, age 96 of Lula, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018, at Northridge Hospital. Funeral services are 3 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Mt. Carmel ...
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 ...
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 ...

Hall

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 ...
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 ...
Annie M. Reynolds, 91, Oakwood
Mrs. Annie M. Reynolds, age 91 of Oakwood, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial ...
Ernest C. Sisson, 90, Hoschton
Ernest C. Sisson, age 90, of Hoschton, GA, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. A graveside service will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. ...
David Bohannon, 64, Gainesville
  Mr. David Bohannon, 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 ...
Clydine "Nana" Hulsey, 80, Murrayville
Mrs. Clydine “Nana” Hulsey, 80, of Murrayville, Ga passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Born in Murrayville, she had lived in Hall County for most of her life.&n ...
Kermett Charles Martin, 82, Gainesville
Kermett Charles  Martin, 82 of Gainesville passed away Friday January 19, 2018 at his residence. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Martin had lived in Hall County for most of his ...
Charles "Jim" Horton Mutter, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Charles “Jim” Horton Mutter, age 74 of Gainesville. The Rev ...
Dennis Roberson, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Roberson age 65 of Gainesville passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. Per his wishes he was cremated.  Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of ar ...
James Edward Smith, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James Edward Smith, 79, of Gainesville passed away January 21, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. o ...
George Sullivan, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. George Sullivan, 78, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Memorial Park Fune ...

Jackson

Edith Bolton Nix, 93, Commerce
Spartanburg, SC- Mrs. Edith Bolton Nix, 93, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Widow of Milton Nix, Sr., she was also predeceased by her parents, ...
Mr. Gaston Odell (Go Go) Adkinson, age 86 of Commerce died Friday, January 19, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Adkinson was born February 19, 1931 in Alabama.  He left home a ...
Rufus Leer Green, 67, Commerce
Mr. Rufus Lee Green, age 67 of Commerce died Friday, January 19, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Green was born in Commerce to the late, Howard and Donnie Minish Green.  M ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Warren “Doodlebug” Jackson, age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Jacks ...

Lumpkin

Farrell McDonald Anderson, 61, Dahlonega
Mrs. Farrell McDonald Anderson, age 61, of Dahlonega, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 12, 1956 at Woodward C ...
Joseph Winston Wilson, 87, Dahlonega
Joseph Winston Wilson of Dahlonega, 87, died January 14th at The Oaks at Hampton in Cumming Ga.              & ...
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 ...
Peter Allen Evans, 80, Dahlonega
Peter Allen Evans of Dahlonega, Georgia, died on January 19, 2018.  Pete retired in 2002 and devoted himself to the things he loved most in his life: his family ...
Marty Colby Howard, 29, Dahlonega
Marty Colby Howard, age 29, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 following a sudden illness. Colby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was bo ...
Mary Alice Seabolt, 82, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mary Alice Seabolt, age 82, of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018.   Mrs. Seabolt was born in Jackson County on June 1, 1935 to the late George and D ...
Donald Hugh Wells, 56, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald Hugh Wells, age 56, of Dahlonega, passed away, Thursday, January 18, 2018. Complete funeral arrangements will announced later by Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega.&n ...

Other

Theodore Noir Lanning, 65, Decatur
Theodore Noir Lanning, 65 of Decatur, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born on June 4, 1952 in New Castle, PA, the son of George and Esther Noir Lanning who ...
Alan Jonathan Wimpy, 54, Palmetto, FL
Alan Jonathan Wimpy “Jon” of Palmetto, FL, passed away on his 54th birthday, January 17, 2018 at Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Florida. Jon was the owner of Appalachian ...
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 ...
John R. Zajicek, 60, formerly of Chicago
John R. Zajicek, 60, formerly of Chicago, passed away suddenly.   Beloved son of the late George and Lorraine(nee Sherbert) Zajicek. Proud Father of Cody(Adrienne), Jame ...

Stephens

Mrs. Lily Dale Jones Dunson, age 90, of Cawthon Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, January 18, 2017 at the home. A daughter of the late Cofer Verdell and Ollie Olivia Ferguson ...
Tut Junior Watson, 62, Toccoa
Mr. Tut Junior Watson, age 62, of Quarry Drive in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Clarence Tut Watson and Ruth Poole W ...

White

William Burch Haynes, Sr, 90, Cleveland
William Burch Haynes, Sr., age 90 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Mr. Haynes was born on December 11, 1927, in Blakely, Georgia, to the late Henry and Ali ...
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 ...
Thomas Franklin Wills, 79, Cleveland
Thomas Franklin Wills, age 79 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Mr. Wills was born June 25, 1938 in Athens, GA to the late Charlie Thomas Wills and Bess ...
'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.