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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

Dawson

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 ...

Forsyth

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 ...

Habersham

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 ...

Hall

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 ...

Jackson

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 ...

Rabun

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 ...

Stephens

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 ...

White

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 ...
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...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure