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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 ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.