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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 10th, 2016

Forsyth

Jerry Wayne Melton, 70, Cumming
Jerry Wayne Melton 70, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 10, 2016.   He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Bessie Melton, his sister Joyce Marsh, and his ...

Habersham

Robert “Douglas” Collins, age 84, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016 following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born on July 14, 1932 in ...

Hall

Mrs. Martha Rachel Hulsey Inman passed away December 10, 2016. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was born on September 1, 1957. Mrs. Inman was the daughter of the late Weldon ...

Jackson

George Michael Bullington, 65, Braselton
Mr. George Michael Bullington, age 65, of Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence, with his family. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday ...
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, 57, Braselton
Howard Jefferson Dorsey, age 57, of  Braselton passed away Saturday, December 10, 2016. Howard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting.  Survivors include the love of his ...
Addie Grace Martin, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Addie Grace Martin was born in Jackson County on May 27, 1932 to the parents of James Rance Dukes and Frankie Mae Johnson. She was a member of St. Paul First Baptist Church wh ...
Julian C. Varnum, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Julian C. Varnum, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Varnum was born in Jefferson, a so ...

Other

Iree Hembree Logan, 83, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Iree Hembree Logan, age 83 of Athens, Georgia, who entered into rest Saturday, December 10, 2016.  Mrs. Logan was born in Jackso ...

White

James E. O’Keefe, Jr, 71, Cleveland
James E. O’Keefe, Jr. was born Oct 17th 1945, he was killed running into a burning orphanage to save children, at least that’s what he’ll tell you.   He is p ...
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