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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 17th, 2016

Forsyth

David A Pratt, 83, Cumming
Mr. David A Pratt, age 83 of Cumming, GA passed away on November 17, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a short battle with Leukemia. Dave was born on February ...

Gwinnett

Traian Niculas, 86, Suwanee
Traian Niculas, age 86, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Romania, passed away suddenly on November 16, 2016. Evening service will be held on Friday, November 18th at 7:30 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Christine Abee White, 86, Cornelia
Christine Abee White, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Mrs. White was born on October 13, 1930, in Lumpkin County, Georgia, to the late ...

Hall

Bernice Goss, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Bernice Goss, 91, of Gainesville, passed away on November 17, 2016. Bernice was born in McCaysville, GA. to the late William and Pearl Patterson Welch.  She lived most ...
Carolyn Griner Duke, 93, Flowery Branch
  Ms. Carolyn Griner Duke 93, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on November 17, 2016. She was predeceased in death by her husband Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr. She is surv ...
Donald Jablonski, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Jablonski, age 46, of Gainesville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was born in Pequannock, New Jersey. He grew up in Sherburne, NY, attended ...
Dr. John B. Lyon, 91, Flowery Branch
Dr. John B. Lyon, age 91, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his residence with his wife. Private Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Dr ...
Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr.,, 66, Gillsville
            Mr. Jerry Horace Morrison, Sr., age 66 of Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at his reside ...

Other

Vera Lee Jackson, 89, Royston
Mrs. Vera Lee Jackson, age 89, of Royston died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Commerce to the late ...

Stephens

James Robert Payne, 67, Toccoa
Mr. James Robert Payne age 67 of 4810 Prather Bridge Road Toccoa, passed away November 17, 2016 from injuries sustained in a car accident near his home.   A son of the late ...

White

Dell Rio Highsmith, Cleveland
Mr. Dell Rio Highsmith, age 75 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2016.   Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Monday, November 21, 201 ...
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.