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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 26th, 2016

Dawson

Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, Dawsonville
Jeffrey Charles Spillane, 57, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on November 26, 2016. He was born in San Francisco, CA on November 7, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents, J ...

Forsyth

Charles Banister, 84, Cumming
Charles Banister, age 84 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Charles was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War conflict. He retired from General Mot ...
James William O'Connor, III, 67, Alpharetta
James William O’Connor, III, age 67, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016. James was born in Chicago, IL, in 1946, to the late James O’ Connor and ...

Gwinnett

Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, Lawrenceville
  Henrietta Duke Thomas, 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on Saturday, November 26, 2016.  Born in Nettleboro, AL she was the daughter of the late Henry and Etta Duke.&nb ...

Hall

Barbara Moore, 82, Gainesville
Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Moore, age 82, of Gainesville, GA will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Cross Plains Baptist Church, 3230 ...

Jackson

Bobby Watson, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bobby Watson, age 84, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Mr. Watson was born on October 31, 1932 in Jackson ...

Rabun

Helen Andrews, 94, Clayton
Helen Andrews, age 94, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away November 26, 2016 at Mountain View Nursing Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Esco York and Martha Jane Tru ...

White

James Claude Gerrells, 85, Cleveland
James Claude Gerrells, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Saturday November 26, 2016.  Mr. Gerrells was born in Leaf, Ga the son of the late Haskell and Maude London Gerrells ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.