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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 ...
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69