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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 23rd, 2016

Forsyth

Audrey Simmons Armstrong, 60 of Cumming, GA, passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side.  She was a member of First Redeemer Church, Cumming, GA. A lo ...
Anne Irene Silvera, 69, Cumming
Mrs. Anne Irene Silvera, age 69 of Cumming passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Eastside Medical Center. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Prince of Peac ...

Gwinnett

Robert F. (Bob) Green, 73, Buford
Robert F. “Bob” Green, age 73 of Buford, GA died Monday, May 23, 2016. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Habersham

Donald Kimbrell, 76, Mt. Airy
Donald Kimbrell, age 76 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Habersham County, Georgia on October 24, ...
Mary Frances Knight, 80, Cornelia
Mary Frances Knight, 80 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016.   Born in Banks County on May 06, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Hattie Chitwood ...

Hall

Mr. William (Bill) McCauley Hawkes, age 76, of Hoschton passed away Monday, May 23, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   Service will be at 11: ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Susan Marie Bagwell Massey, age 65, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Susan was born May ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.