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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 24th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, Cumming
Elizabeth Isabel Smith, 94, of Cumming, GA died at her daughter’s home in Cumming on August 24, 2016.  Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late John and ...

Gwinnett

Marion Elbert Pruett, 92, Buford
Marion Elbert Pruett, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pickett and Minnie Pruett; brother, Ellis Pruett; an ...

Habersham

Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85, Clarkesville
Winnie Kathleen Nicholson, 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from natural causes. Born in Rabun County, Georgia on January 26, 1931, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Jeffery Scott Atkins, 58, Gainesville
      Mr. Jeffery Scott Atkins age 58 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday August 24, 2016 at his residence following an extended illness.  F ...
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, Gainesville
Rebecca Diane Freeman, 37, of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at her residence.  She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church.  She w ...
Mark Dwayne Turner, 58, Flowery Branch
Mark Dwayne Turner, age 58 of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Mark is survived by his daughter Kim Turner; sister Tracy McWhorter and husband Gary; niece ...

White

Stephen Myers, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Stephen Alan Myers, age 61  of Cleveland. Mr. Myers passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016. A memorial service i ...
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93
Longtime Gainesville dentist, director of Good News Dental Clinic to be remembered at Wednesday service
Memorial services are set for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 for Dr. Edwin Riley "Ed" Burnette, a longtime Gainesville dentist who was the director of Good News Dental Clinic for a number of years.
Broadway legend Carol Channing has died at age 97
Actress Carol Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television, has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes.