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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 25th, 2016

Barrow

Mr. Franklin D. “Red” Harwell, Jr. age 92, of Winder, Georgia passed away December 25, 2016.  A Native of Danielsville, Georgia he was a Son of the late Franklin D ...

Forsyth

John Kingsley Dowling, 85, Cumming
Former long time Ormond Beach resident , John Kingsley Dowling died peacefully at his home in Cumming, GA on December 25th, 2016, at the age of 85. John is survived by his four ...
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, Cumming
Jeffrey Erikson, 23, of Cumming Ga passed away on December 25, 2016. He is survived by his parents Bruce and Jennifer Erikson. His brother Joshua. His grandmother Adrienne Grant ...
Roni Finkelstein, 66, Cumming
Roni Finkelstein, 66, of Cumming passed away on December 25, 2016. Visitation is Wednesday from 10-11am at McDonald and Son Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 11am in t ...

Hall

Emmitt Abner Buffington, 89, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 28, 2016 at Lebanon United Methodist Church for Emmitt Abner Buffington, age 89 of Gillsville. The Rev. Marshall Dal ...
Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Doris Lee West Cronic, 83, of Clermont passed away on Christmas Day after a long illness. Doris was well known for her kind, nurturing spirit, spending her life caring for ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Deborah Ann Johnson Damron, age 51 of Jefferson, Georgia, who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Damron was born ...
Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Carol Unrue Fisher, age 66 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Fisher was born in ...
Anna Henson Johnson, 98, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Anna Henson Johnson, age 98 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, December 25, 2016.  Mrs. Johnson was born in Cam ...
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton
Hall County's first fire chief dies at 72
Larry Williams, who was the first chief of the Hall County Fire Department, died Thursday at his home in Maysville.
Janice Riley, longtime head of Ninth District Opportunity, dies
The funeral will be held Saturday for Janice Riley, longtime executive director of Gainesville-based Ninth District Opportunity, who died earlier this week following a brief illness.
Tommy Irvin, longtime Georgia agriculture chief, dies at 88
​Former Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, whose four decades in office made him one of the longest-serving statewide officials in U.S., died at the age of 88, the department he once ran confirmed Friday.
'Cheers' actor, radio host Jay Thomas dies at 69
A publicist for Jay Thomas says the actor and radio host has died at 69
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host dies, at 91
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, died Sunday at 91 in Las Vegas
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.