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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2016

Banks

Joe Harold McDuffie, 85, Maysville
Joe Harold McDuffie, age 85 of Maysville, GA passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016.   Mr. McDuffie was the son of the late John and Leona Moore McDuffie. He was retired ...

Barrow

Shirley Sue Luke Webb, 73, Winder
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Sue Luke Webb, age 73 of Winder, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 18, 2016.  Mrs. Webb was born in Bogart, ...

Forsyth

Bernd Jan Bragg, 69, Cumming
Bernd Jan Bragg 69, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 18, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrang ...

Gwinnett

Robert Williams, 49, Sugar Hill
Robert J. “Rob” Williams, age 49, of Sugar Hill, Ga., died suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM at ...

Habersham

Eloise Simmons Dreher, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Sunday, December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Mrs. Dreher was born on February 27, 1926 i ...
Andrew Robert Farkus, 76, Cornelia
Andrew Robert Farkus, age 76 of Cornelia passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mr. Farkus was born and raised in Highland Falls, NY where his father was a civilian employee at Wes ...
Isabelle Parson Oliver, age 88, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Mrs. Oliver was born on July 9, 1928 in Dahlonega, Georgia. She was preceded in ...

Hall

Linda Hicks Jenkins, 69, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Linda Hicks Jenkins, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Private Services will be ...
Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Jason Todd Rimeik, 43, of Gainesville, passed away December 18, 2016 following a sudden illness. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 i ...

Lumpkin

Rafe Morrison, 93, Dahlonega
Rafe Morrison, 93, of Dahlonega, GA., passed away on December 18, 2016 following an extended illness. Born on February 5, 1923, in Gainesville, GA., he was the son of the late F ...

Stephens

Grace Rumsey Coffey, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Grace Rumsey Coffey, age 82 of 1799 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Ralph and Lela ...

White

Yvonne Ayers, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Yvonne W. Ayers, age 85, of Cleveland passed away Sunday December 18, 2016. Mrs. Ayers had 9 children and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker.  She had many gif ...
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.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.