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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 4th, 2016

Dawson

William J. “Bill” Gardiner, Jr., 55, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 17, 1961 in Warwick, Rhode Island, M ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jenkins Green, 82, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Barbara Jenkins Green, age 82, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton. Memorial Services will be 2: ...

Habersham

Thomas Elton Hogan, 55, Mt. Airy
Thomas Elton Hogan, age 55 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Mr. Hogan was born July 17, 1961 in Demorest to the late Thomas Hoyt Hogan and Ellabe Collins ...
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, 66, Mt. Airy
Vivian Hulsey McConnell, age 66, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on Monday, October 3, 2016 following an extended illness.   Mrs. McConnell was born on J ...

Hall

Marlene Elizabeth Barth, of Gainesville, passed away on October 4, 2016. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 ...
Ruth Anne Drechsel, 89, Gainesville
Ruth Anne Drechsel, age 89, of Gainesville, GA passed into the Lord’s presence on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. She was born in Schenectady, NY, and had resided at Lanier Vill ...
Steve Smith, 62, Gainesville
Steve Smith, 62 of Gainesville died Tuesday October 4, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Steve was the son of the late Lee and Ed ...

Jackson

John Donald Grund, 88, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Donald Grund, age 88, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Mr. Grund was born in East Orange, Ne ...
Mrs. Evelyn Estelle Pettyjohn Lewallen, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her residence.  Mrs. Lewallen was born in Talmo to the late Claud and Estelle ...

Other

George Patat, 73, Carnesville
George Patat age 73 of Carnesville passed away Tuesday October 4, 2016. Mr. Patat was born November 20, 1942 to the late Harry & Lula Kay Patat. He had a Bachelor’s degre ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'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.