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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 ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
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...