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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 30th, 2016

Habersham

Vicki Susan Bryant Maney, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. Born in Hall County on November 6, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Clarence Bryant. Mrs. ...

Hall

James Minor Garner, 74, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held @ 2:00 Pm Tuesday Jan. 3, 2017 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral home for Mr. Minor Garner 74 of Gainesville, Ga. The Rev. Scott Wilson ...
Bernard Francis Kirbach “Bernie” passed away on December 30, 2016 after an extended illness.  He was born on February 8, 1929 in Elmhurst, Illinois. He served in ...
Mrs. Dorothy Mae King Grier Peters age 80 of Gainesville passed away on Friday December 30, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness.         &nbs ...
Howard W. Ward, 86, Lula
Howard W. Ward age 86 of Lula, Ga. died Friday December 30, 2016 in Clayton, Ga. following an extended illness. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 2, 2017 at t ...

Lumpkin

John Wesley Dowdy, 78, Lavonia, formerly of Dahlonega
John Wesley Dowdy, age 78, of Lavonia, GA (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Friday December 30, 2016. He loved and cared for all his family; the children, grandchildren ...
Joshua Krag Roydes, 29, Dahlonega
  Joshua Krag Roydes, age 29, of Dahlonega, GA passed away suddenly on Friday, December 30, 2016. Josh was born in Dahlonega, GA on April 2, 1987 to Clarence Phillip Set ...

Other

Melba Massey-Wells, 68, Ellijay
Melba Massey-Wells, age 68, of Ellijay passed away Friday, December 30, 2016.  Melba was a very strong woman who loved her family more than anything else; the glue that held h ...

White

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jeffrey Mason Westmoreland, age 18 months of Cleveland, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, December 30, 2016.  Jeffrey was born ...
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...