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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 ...
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