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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 29th, 2016

Forsyth

Garvin Duane Elkhill, 48, Cumming
Garvin Duane Elkhill, age 48, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Duane was born on August 23rd, 1968 to Garvin and Gwen Elkhill ...
Fred Haley, 89, Cumming
Fred was born in 1927 in Pawtucketville to the late Jane A. Haley and late Lowell Fire Dept. Captain James A. Haley. Fred graduated with the Lowell High School class of 1944. He ...

Gwinnett

Sarah Ellen Johnson Bruce, age 80 of Buford, GA went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 26, 2016 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral service w ...
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, Suwanee
Fred Alexander Frey, 89, of Suwanee, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on September 27, 2016.  Born in Easton, KS he was the son of the late Albert and Mary Frey.  Hi ...
Carrie Mozelle Stanford McGehee, age 86, of Suwanee passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  Mozelle worked for 26 years for the Forsyth County Board of Education as a food s ...
Thomas F. O’Meara Jr. age 52 of Dacula, GA. died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, GA. Beloved husband of the late Janet; loving son of Thom ...

Habersham

Pearl Smith Banks, 91, Demorest
Pearl Smith Banks, age 91 of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in C ...
Guadalupe Castillo, 67, Cornelia
Funeral Mass for Guadalupe Castillo, age 67 of Cornelia will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. José Luis Hern&aacu ...
Stella Haney Cathey, 87, Clarkesville
Stella Haney Cathey, age 87 of Clarkesville passed away Monday, September 26, 2016.    Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM from ...
Wyman Lee Cook, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Wyman Lee Cook, age 80, of Clarkesville will be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tommy Stowe officiatin ...
Jonathan Lee Duncan, 37, Cornelia
Jonathan Lee Duncan, age 37, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016. Mr. Duncan was born on September 9, 1979 in Hall County, Georgia. He is preceded in ...
Janet Lewallen Little, age 54, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 after years of declining health consisting of myotonic dystrophy and recent lung cance ...
Sherrie Diana Barnes Tomlin, age 54 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016. Born in College Park, Georgia on June 10, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Billy De ...

Hall

Rita Louise Thatcher Hourihan, 91, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, September 24th, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1925.  She worked for about 14 years fo ...
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton, Sr., 88, Gainesville
Dr. Ben Edwin Hampton Sr. died September 26, 2016. A celebration of life service is scheduled for 3:00 PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Gainesv ...
Shirley Jean Lark, 51, Gainesville
            Mrs. Shirley Jean Lark, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis, 63, Gainesville
Phillip E. (Phil) Mathis of Gainesville, age 63, died on Saturday, September 24.  Phil was a special person who dearly loved his wife, Sue, their daughters and their husbands ...
John Oller, 78, Gainesville
  Mr. John Oller age 78 of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday September 26, 2016 following an extend illness.   &nbs ...
Raymond Timothy “Timmy” Patton, age 58, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Raymond was born December 22, 1957 in Atlanta, GA. to Robert Patton, Sr. and Annette Watkin ...
Margaret Lois Poma, 89, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Lois Poma, age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at her residence with family. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1 ...
Hilda Schwab, 90, Gainesville
Hilda Schwab, age 90, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654- ...
Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, 66, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Margaret Ann (Maggie) Smith, age 66, who was granted her angel wings on Thursday September 22, 2016. She was born in Sneads Florida, grew up in Bainbridge G ...
Elodia Chavez De Velasquez, 66, Gainesville
     Mrs. Elodia Chavez De Velasquez age 66 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extende ...

Jackson

Betty Louise Gaston Lowe, 76, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Louise Gaston Lowe, age 76, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Mrs. Lowe was born in Toccoa, Geor ...
Janice Ayers Scheck, 75, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janice Ayers Scheck, age 75, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 26, 2016. Mrs. Scheck was born in Nicholso ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Byron Joseph (Choppy) Bourgeois, Jr., age 79 of Dahlonega passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a courageous battle with A ...
Shirley May Cochran, 87, Murrayville
  Shirley May Cochran, age 87, a long-time resident of Murrayville, GA passed away on September 26, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Colonel Henry and Catherine Ri ...
Margaret M. Turpin, 76, Dahlonega
Margaret M. Turpin, age 76, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on September 21, 2016. Margaret was the daughter of the late William and Mary Jackson. She is survived by her husband ...

Other

The Meek family mourns the loss of William "Billy" Meek, who lost his life suddenly this past Saturday (September 24, 2016) in a tragic accident while performing an ...
Sandra Lawrence Cochran, 69, Maumelle Arkansas
Sandra Lawrence Cochran, age 69, of Maumelle, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, Scotland after suffering a stroke whi ...
Kay Hammel Harber, 77, Atlanta
Kay Hammel Harber April 21, 1939-September 20, 2016   Born Joan Kay Hammel at Emory University to Rodney William Hammel and Frances Hammel of Atlanta, GA. Kay attend ...
William E. Hood, 76, Monroe
William E. Hood, age 76, of  Monroe passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. Memorial services will be held 12:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 at  Dacula First Baptist Chu ...
Curtis Vorda, Athens
The glow of humanity slightly dimmed as Curtis Vorda, our beloved son, brother, friend, musical visionary, and gentle soul, of Athens, GA passed away Friday, September 23rd, 2016. ...

Towns

Glen Greenwald, 83, Young Harris
Glen Greenwald, age 83, of Young Harris, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Glen loved golf and was a member of the Atlanta Ski Club. A Veteran of both the Army and ...

White

Rev. Rufus Braxton Cuthbertson, 96, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away at his home on September 23, 2016.  Rufus was born in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 3, 1920 to Euphem ...
Hester Fisher, 90, Cleveland
 Hester Fisher, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Ms. Fisher was born on March 27, 1926, in Cleveland, GA, to the late Thomas and Flor ...
Margaret W. Nix, 88, Cleveland
Margaret W. Nix, age 88, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 27, 2016.  Mrs. Nix was born in Lindell, GA the daughter of the late Andy and Effie Pless Warren.   ...
Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses
Arnold Palmer brought a country club sport to the masses with a hard-charging style, charisma and a commoner's touch
'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died in suburban New York City at age 88. Albee challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance."
Driver dies after accident at Ohio's Eldora Speedway
A Dirt Late Model racer has died after a multi-car crash at Eldora Speedway.
Far-right activist, author Phyllis Schlafly dies at 92
Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died
Charles Hardy: North Ga. businessman, former NASCAR team co-owner dies
Charles Hardy, who founded an automobile dealership in Dallas, Georgia, in 1978, and whose holdings now include Hardy Chevrolet in Gainesville, has died. Hardy was also involved with NASCAR as a team owner, at one time with former NASCAR champion Bill Elliott.
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.