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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 20th, 2016

Banks

Jane Vandiver Lewallen, 69, Maysville
Jane Vandiver Lewallen, age 69 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.   Mrs. Lewallen was the daughter of the late Cecil and Lanelle Shirley Vandiver. ...

Forsyth

Francis Matthew Ciszek, 69, Cumming
Francis Matthew Ciszek, age 69, of Cumming, GA. passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  A native of Albion, NY, Mr. Ciszek graduated from Boston College with a Master's D ...
Frank Martinez, 45, Cumming
Firefighter Frank Martinez, Atlanta Fire Department, 45, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Frank was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who has bee ...
Wilfred (Wil) Louis Sommer, 80, passed away on 20th December, 2016 in Cumming, Georgia. He was born in LaSalle, Illinois on 26th July, 1936 to William Frederick and Clara Lou. W ...

Habersham

Wayne Alfred Brown, 55, Hollingsworth
Wayne Alfred Brown, age 55, of Hollingsworth, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. Mr. Brown was born on July 13, 1961 in Co ...
William Henry Leagan, age 67, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Leagan was born on January 27, 1949 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was preced ...
Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, Clarkesville
Mr. Kenneth Alton Sanders, 72, passed away on December 20 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ken was born in Miami, Florida, to Thomas Bradford Sanders and Louise Carpenter Sa ...

Hall

Bennie Garfield Lewallen, age 78 of Lula, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Mr. Lewallen was the son of the late Ellis and Alpha Stewart Lewallen and was the widow of ...
Allie Millwood Smith, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Allie Millwood Smith, 92, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services will b ...
George Marshall Wells, 88, Gainesville
Mr. George Marshall Wells, 88, of Gainesville, GA., passed away December 19, 2016 at New Horizons Limestone.  Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Decem ...
Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Florence Alijean “Jean” Wood, 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away on December 20, 2016 due to an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 ...

Jackson

Jerry Hugh Wilkes, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Hugh Wilkes, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, December 20, 2016.  Mr. Wilkes was born in Jeffers ...

Other

Mary Leona Elkins, 62, Athens
Mary Leona Elkins, age 62 of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016.   Mrs. Elkins was the daughter of the late David Lee and Mary Lou Yates Sharp.   ...

Stephens

Mr. Leonard Douglas McCurry, age 78 of 244 N. Red Rock Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A son of the late Leonard B. and Henr ...
Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, once heard on WDUN, dead at 66
Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.
Well-known WWII vet dies
Cecil Boswell, a well-known Gainesville area World War II veteran, died Sunday at the age of 99.
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...