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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 2nd, 2016


Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, Dawsonville
Roy “Jeep” Lance, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 2, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born May 5, 1943 to the late Hoyt and Elda Lance ...


Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, Cumming formerly of South Pasadena, FL
Mary (Mickie) McMenamin, a long-time resident of South Pasadena, FL died November 2, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA.  Mickie graduated from Penn State University an ...
Robert Allen Underwood, 64, Cumming
Robert Allen Underwood, age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.  He was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church where he was the Small Group Leader f ...


Patrick Newton Parker, III, age 80, of Demorest, GA passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA with his wife, Deborah Jiles Parker by his side on N ...


Odis D. Chapman, 78, Lula
  Mr. Odis D. Chapman, age 78, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.         ...
Ricky Jenkins, Gainesville
Mr. Ricky Jenkins of Gainesville, Georgia was a member of Greater Vision Church under the leadership of Elder Alfonza M. Jenkins, Sr.  and First Lady Wanda Jenkins.  He w ...


Mittie Sue Weldon, 87, Commerce
  Mrs. Mittie Sue Weldon, age 87, of Commerce died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Oaks at Scenic View.  Mrs. Weldon was born in Homer to the late, Henry and Mittie ...


Mary Helen Cheek Jacobs, 86, of Clayton, GA passed away at her residence Wednesday, November 2, 2016. She was born in Franklin, NC on January 15, 1930 to William Oliver Cheek an ...


Mrs. Katherine Williams Canady, age 98, of Mize Road, Toccoa, passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Stephens County Hospital.   The daughter of the late Be ...


Thomas Lee Holcomb, 88, Cleveland
Thomas Lee Holcomb, age 88, of Cleveland, passed away on November 2, 2016. Mr. Holcomb was born on November 11, 1927, in Gainesville, GA, to the late Tom and Kate Pitchford Holc ...
Marian Cecelia Tessier, 85, Sautee-Nachoochee
Marian Cecilia Tessier, 85, of Sautee Nacoochee died Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, of complications following a fall. Marian w ...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicist
Word by painstaking word, Stephen Hawking produced a masterwork of popular science that outlined his vision of time, the universe and humanity's place within it
William Henry Trotter Bush was brother, uncle of presidents
William Henry Trotter Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died
Former Hall County Juvenile Court judge David Fox dies at age 70
David Fox, a longtime Gainesville attorney and a former Hall County Juvenile Court judge, died unexpectedly Monday.
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.