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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 19th, 2017

Dawson

James “Jay” Horace Morgan, Jr., 65, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence following a long battle with cancer. Born April 14, 1952 in A ...
James Earl Bolton, 58, Dawsonville
James Earl Bolton, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 9, 1959 to the late M ...
Judy Ann Keaton, 69, Dawsonville
Judy Ann Keaton, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 11, 2017 following a sudden illness.  Born January 4, 1948 to the late Stanley and Elizabeth Kordenbrock, Judy ...
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, Dawsonville
Gerard A. “Jed” Lacey, 58, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 12, 2017. Better known as Coach Lacey, Jed followed his passion to coach and motivate the youth ...

Forsyth

John Joseph Clarke, 79, Cumming
John Joseph Clarke, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1938 in New York City, NY the son of Tommy and Virginia Markell Clarke ...
James R. (Jim) Dorough, 73, Cumming
Mr. James R. (Jim) Dorough, age 73, passed away Thursday morning at his home in Cumming, Georgia. Jim was born August 31, 1943 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late James R., Sr. a ...
Rose Thurmond, 79, Cumming
Rose Thurmond, 79, of Cumming passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.  Rose was a member of Cumming Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Thurmond, and h ...
Randy Thomas McGaha of Cumming, GA passed away August 18, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Cara McGaha, In-Laws William and Francis McGinnis an ...
Donald Ladan Payne, 59, Cumming
Donald Ladan Payne, 59, of Cumming passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. He was a loving father and Child of God. Donald is preceded in death by his wife, Connie Payne and his fat ...
Donald William Stroefer, Jr., age 66 passed away at his home in Cumming, Georgia on August 16, 2017.  Toby, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parent ...

Gwinnett

Kathleen Frances Lynch, age 66, of Buford passed away Tueday, August 15, 2017. Survivors include her Waterstone Family.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...
Richard “Dick” McMinn, 91, Lawrenceville
Richard “Dick” McMinn, age 91, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark McMinn. He is survived by his wife ...
William E. “Bill” Scott, Jr., age 52, of Buford, GA, died suddenly on Monday, August 14, 2017. A private interment service will be held at Hamilton Mill Memorial Garden ...
Doris Louise Persall, 72, Lawrenceville
Doris Louise Persall, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Persall; parents, James Powell and Ruby ...
Todd Richard Werling, 45, Lawrenceville
Mr. Todd Richard Werling, age 45, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017.   Services will be held at a later date.   Memorial Park South Funer ...

Habersham

Sallie Lanier, 63, Clarkesville
The family of Sallie Lanier, announces the passing, on August 12, 2017 of their beloved daughter, sister, and aunt.   Sallie was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on  ...
Gene Pruitt, 68, Carlsbad, Mew Mexico formerly of Habersham
Gene Pruitt, age 68, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, formerly of Habersham County, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at his home. Gene Pruitt lived most of his life in Chi ...
Mary Robinson Foster, 79, Cornelia
Mary Robinson Foster, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. No formal services are planned at this time.   Arrangements are ...
Raymond Bill Ransom, 75, Cornelia
Raymond Bill Ransom, age 75, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017.   No formal services are planned at this time.   Those wishing to express ...

Hall

Thomas Frank Brackin, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Frank Brackin, 57, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A time of remembrance and visitation will be hel ...
Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, 71, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Ann Elrod Cooper, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2017.  Mrs. Cooper was born in ...
William Merkey, 70, Gainesville
William Merkey, 70 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 15, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral H ...
Timothy Karl “Tim” Pinnell, Jr., age 26, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and was loved by everyon ...
Mr. Richard “Dick” Joseph Barbuto, age 68, of Hoschton passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by his fam ...
Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Sunday August 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Vera Jeanette Boling, 87, of Gainesville.  The Rev.  Earl ...
Emily Dupree, 36, Gainesville
Emily Dupree, age 36 of Gainesville, passed away on August 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Lakewood Baptist Church. Dr. Tom Smiley ...
Karen Edwards Mosley, 50, Flowery Branch
Karen Edwards Mosley, age 50, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Edwards. Mrs. Mosley is survived by her c ...
Ruby Lucille Trail, 92, Gainesville
  Mrs. Ruby Lucille Trail, 92, of Gainesville, passed away August 11, 2017 at New Horizons Lanier Park.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Au ...
Nora Jane Williams, 73, Gainesville
Nora Jane Williams, 73, of Gainesville, died Sunday August 6, 2017.  Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, Gainesville.

Jackson

Charles Douglas Dyer, 55, Jefferson
Charles Douglas Dyer, age 55, of Jefferson passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chap ...
Billy Joe Waters, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Waters, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Homer to the late Charles E. ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Kanaday Jr, 91, Dahlonega
Joseph Kanaday Jr. age 91 of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 following an extended illness.  His twin daughters were by his sid ...
Helen Leah Buchanan, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Helen Leah Buchanan, age 92, of Dahlonega, passed away at her home with her daughters on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Mrs. Buchanan was born in Butler, PA on November 6, 1924 ...
Louise Davis, 73, Dahlonega
Mrs. Louise Davis, age 73, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Davis was born in Union County on July 25, 1944 to the late Newt ...
Marjorie Odom Rives, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marjorie Odom Rives, age 86, of Atlanta and Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Mrs. Rives was born in Hall County on April 14, 1931 to the late Robert ...

Other

Madeleine Raymonde Verdon, 82, Waleska, Ga.
Madeleine Raymonde Verdon of Waleska, GA, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2017 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cumming GA. She will be dearly missed and r ...

White

Dale Eller, 86, Cleveland
   Mr. Dale Eller, age 86, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his residence.       Mr. Eller was born in Bremerton, Washington, to ...
Norma Pennington Gant, 68, Cleveland
The beloved “Miss Norma” was gathered into the precious arms of our Lord, Jesus and rejoined with her father and mother, sister, Linda, and brother David. She is surviv ...
Steve Glenn Pardue, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Steve Glenn Pardue, age 59 of Cleveland. Steve passed away Friday, August 18, 2017. Graveside services are scheduled ...
Anna Francis Smith, 82, Cleveland
Ms. Anna Francis Smith, age, 82 passed away at The Oaks Scenic View on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Ms. Smith was born on March 5, 1935 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Grace L ...
Thomas Taylor, 60, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Thomas Taylor, age 60 of Cleveland. Thomas passed away Saturday,  August 19, 2017. Funeral services are schedule ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69