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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 17th, 2016

Banks

Shannon Roberts, 45, Maysville
A Graveside Service for Mr. Shannon Roberts, age 45, of Maysville, Georgia will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:30 P. M. at Barrow Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Cook offic ...

Barrow

Cody Allen Byrd, 27, Winder
     Mr. Cody Allen Byrd, age 27, of Winder, Georgia passed away October 17, 2016 as the result of a vehicle accident.  He had attended the Winder Christian ...

Forsyth

Kenneth James Mullinax, 66, Cumming
Kenneth James Mullinax, age 66, passed away on October 17, 2016, in Athens, GA. He was born in 1949, to the late James and Avis Bonnelle Mullinax. Kenneth was a member at Antioch B ...

Hall

Karen Elizabeth England Allen, 54, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Karen Elizabeth England Allen age 54 of Flowery Branch passed away on October 17, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.   Memorial services wi ...
Eunice Jane Beasley, 78, Murrayville
Mrs. Eunice Jane Beasley, age 78, of Murrayville passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at North East Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Brent C. Burkett, 41, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday October 20, 2016 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Brent Colquett Burkett, age 41 of Gainesville. Dr. Mike Williams and ...
Timothy Cantrell, Gainesville
Home Going Services for Mr. Timothy Cantrell of Gainesville, Georgia will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016, 2:00pm at Willie B. Young Chapel, Young’s Funeral Home, 1553 Ol ...
Estelle Young Hurley, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Estelle Young Hurley, 95 of Gainesville died Monday October 17, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hurley was the daught ...
Mildred Campbell Martin, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Mildred Campbell Martin, age 96, of Donora, Pennsylvania and most recently of Gainesville passed away peacefully Monday, October 17, 2016 at The Oaks at Limestone. The fami ...
Cathie Mooney, 55, Gainesville
Cathie Mooney, 55 of Gainesville died Monday, October 17, 2016. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Cathie worked as a licensed practical nurse for the Longstreet Clinic for ove ...
Linda E. Wingfield, 64, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda E. Wingfield, age 64, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at North East Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

Tommy Sanders, 60, Commerce
  Mr. Tommy Sanders, age 60, of Commerce, GA died Monday, October 17 at his residence.  Mr. Sanders was born in Commerce to the late Robert Lee Sanders, Jr. and Grace ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Stepp, 50, Dahlonega
Bobby Stepp, 50, of Dahlonega passed away Monday October 17, 2016. Born March 25, 1966 in Rome, Georgia, Bobby moved to Dawson County in 1973 and had been living in Lumpkin Coun ...

Other

Karen Jean Viator Winslow, 51, Alpharetta
  Karen Jean Viator Winslow, 51, of Alpharetta, GA passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday, October 17, 2016, after a long and courageous battle, surrounded by th ...

Rabun

Henry Michael “Mike” Clark, 68, Lakemont, Ga.
Henry Michael “Mike” Clark age 68, of Lakemont, Ga., passed away October 17, 2016 peacefully at his residence with his loving family by his side. He was born November 1 ...

Stephens

Sgt. Joel Brandon Lawton-USMC-Res., age 30 passed away suddenly October 17, 2016. A son of Ashley Lawton and Justine Lawton, he was born January 15, 1986 in Harrisburg, Pennsyl ...
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau has died in a Los Angeles hospital just days after announcing his retirement from touring because of exhaustion
John Hurt, Oscar nominated for "The Elephant Man" dies at 77
The Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died
Max Ward, poultry industry leader in North Georgia, dies at age 95
Max F. Ward, a longtime leader in the North Georgia poultry industry will be remembered at graveside services in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.
A.B. Sailors, former Gainesville fire chief, dies at 83
A former chief for the Gainesville Fire Department died Monday at the age of 83.
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died