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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 24th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Sara Pauline Brown Mason, age 97, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 22, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Mason was born in Commerce to the late John Harvey and Ethel Chambers Bro ...

Barrow

Teresa Gail Shanks, 56, Winder
Teresa Gail Shanks, age 56, of Winder passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Dawson

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, Dawsonville
Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. C ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, of Cumming, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  A loving, devoted wife, mother and granny, she fulfilled her dream of retirin ...
Jessie Day Moss, 98, Cumming
Jessie Day Moss, 98, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a short illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Day; husband of 49 years, Paul J. Mos ...
Rebecca Ann Weaver, 66, Cumming
Rebecca Ann Weaver, 66 of Cumming, GA passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 12 Noon until 2pm at the McDonald and So ...

Gwinnett

Robert W. Beavers, 70, Lawrenceville
Robert W. Beavers, age 70, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017.  He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-one years, Ellen Hooton Beavers, L ...
Scott A. Grest, 56, Buford
Scott A. Grest, age 56, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-one years, Melinda Lowe Grest, Buford, GA; children, Gabrielle Kay G ...
Everett Jenkins, 86, Marble, NC, formerly of Buford
Everett Jenkins, age 86, of Marble, North Carolina, formerly of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Ruby Baswell Jenkins; chi ...
Linda Susan Pratt, 68, Buford
Linda Susan Pratt, age 68, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Stephen and Cecilia Remsen. She is survived by her hus ...
Louis Washington, 67, Suwanee
Louis Washington, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away Wednesday, May 17,2017. He was preceded in death by parents, George and Hannah Washington; brothers, Joseph Washington; Robert ...

Habersham

Christine Broome, 79, Mt. Airy
Christine Franklin Broome, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on December 20, 1937, she was a da ...
Drucilla B. Collier, age 85 of Habersham County, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.   Born in Warwick, Georgia on August 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and ...
Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, Cornelia
Dr. Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, passed away at home in Cornelia Friday morning. He was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in 1923 and retired to Habersham County in 1987 after a career ...
Betty Warren Skelton, 85, Cornelia
Betty Warren Skelton, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 21, 2017 following a brief illness. Mrs. Skelton was born on May 5, 1932 in Haber ...

Hall

Bernice Gough, Clermont
Bernice Gough “Granny B” from Granny B’s Thrift Store, died May 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Skitts Mountain Baptist church, Thursday May 25, 201 ...
Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Joan Mills, 87, of Gainesville passed away on May 21, 2017.    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little & Davenport Fun ...
Anne Nathaniel Pearce, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Anne Nathaniel Pearce age 98 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial services are schedul ...
Bobby Lee Cagle, 70, Lula
Bobby Lee Cagle age 70 of Lula passed away Tuesday May 23, 2017. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville..
Winfred A. Conner, 80, Clermont
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Winfred A.Conner ,80, of Clermont, Ga. Mr. Conner passed away Sunday May 21,2017. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wards Fu ...
Winfred Andrew Cooper, 80, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Winfred Andrew Conner, age 80 of Clermont. Interment will follow at ...
Sanford Ray, Gainesville
Mr. Sanford Ray, 96, of Gainesville, died Sunday May 21, 2017 at his residence. Sanford was the son of the late Wyatt and Flonnie Fuqua Ray.   He was a Veteran, serving in ...
William Richard "Dickie" Stanley, age 68, of Gainesville passed away Friday, May 19, 2017.  Dickie was a United States Army veteran, he was a member of the VFW in Ga ...
Mrs. Patricia Margaret Royal Miller Stephens, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on May 22, 2017 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...
Edward A. Todd, 88, Gainesville
  Mr. Edward A. Todd, 88, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday ...
Roderick Craig West, 57, Panama Beach, FL, formerly of Gainesville
Roderick Craig West, 57, died peacefully Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Hospice Bay Medical in Panama Beach, Fla.  Craig was born in Gainesville, GA to the late James William We ...

Jackson

Evans funeral home announces the death of Ms. Betty Lucille Aycock Anderson, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, May 12, 2017.  Ms. Anderson was born in ...
Dennis Sanker Nelson, 68, Braselton
Dennis Sanker Nelson, age 68, of Braselton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Dennis was employed at Jeffrey’s Sport Grill for 9 years.  He was in car sales for 3 ...
Mary Ann Partain, 56, Greensboro, formerly of Commerce
Mary Ann Partain, age 56 of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born on August 24, 1960 in Athens, GA, Mrs. Partain was the daughter of Sara ...
Soledad Martin Reber, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Soledad Martin Reber, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mrs. Reber was born in Cartagena, Spain, a daug ...
Robert Hughle Thompson, 82, Hoschton
Robert Hughle Thompson, age 82, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Walnut Fork Baptist Church Cemeter ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth Fouts Cronan, 72, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cronan of Dahlonega; sons, Darin Cronan of Cumming, Joey Cro ...
Mr. Andrew “Andy” William Watry, age 66, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at his home in Dahlonega, GA after a 7-month battle with pancreatic cancer. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gennette Banks Andrews age 94 of Toccoa passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mandy Cornelia Payne Banks, ...
Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Owens, age 72 of Julia Lane, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Elzie Hughdon Owens and Doris Evelyn Hutchcr ...

White

Martha Sanders Brown, 96, Sautee Nacoochee
Martha Sanders Brown of Sautee Nacoochee passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was 96 years old.  Mrs. Brown was born on March 8, 1921. She grew up on a farm in Harpervi ...
Sylvia Carter, 84, Sautee Nacoochee
Sylvia Carter age 84, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday May 20, 2017.  Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland. 
Oma Lee James, 87, Cleveland
Oma Lee Reed James, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Oma Lee was born on April 7, 1930, to John R. Reed and ...
Richard Lee Richardson, 74, Sautee Nacoochee
Richard Lee Richardson, age 74 of Sautee, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Mr. Richardson was born September 20, 1942 in White County to the late John Lester Richardson ...
Richard Lee Thacker, 62, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Richard Lee Thacker, age 62 of Helen. Richard passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. A potluck and celebration honoring ...
Richard Lee Thacker, 62, Cleveland
Richard Lee Thacker 2/20/1955 – 5/14/2017 Richard, or “Ricky” as he was affectionately known, was a wanderer, a wonderer, an adventurer, a thinker, a philosop ...
Ricky Allen Wilson, 56, Cleveland
Ricky Allen Wilson, age 56 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Demorest, Georgia on March 03, 1961, he w ...
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, who played British spy James Bond seven times in the famed film series, had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93
Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become an actress, often portraying stylish wives or "the other woman," has died at age 93
Architect who designed Brenau Downtown Center dies
The architect who designed the Brenau Downtown Center and numerous other buildings throughout north Georgia, N.A. Jacobs, died Saturday.
Former Gainesville City School Board member, community leader dies
Walton Moore, a former Gainesville City School Board chairman and community leader, has died. He was 76.
'Deadwood' actor Powers Boothe dies at 68
Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV's "Deadwood," and in the film "The Avengers," has died
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.