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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 27th, 2016

Forsyth

George Edward Feeney, 78, Cumming
George Edward Feeney, age 78 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. George was a loving husband, father and grandfath ...

Hall

  Joshua “Josh” Edward Berry, age 23, of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 27, 2016. Joshua was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, William Zieg ...
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bessie Mae Brookshire age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday August 27, 2016 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.         &n ...
James “Jimmy” B. Halford, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. James “Jimmy” B. Halford, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away August 27, 2016 at his residence. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 ...
Jimmy Junior Parker, 77, Gillsville
Mr. Jimmy Junior Parker, age 77 of Gillsville, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, August 3 ...
Edward T. Parks, III, 85, Gainesville
One of the South’s most capable and fantastic storytellers has told his last story. Edward T. Parks, III, 85, known and loved as Ed passed into the hands of his Lord and Savi ...
Timothy Norris Shields, Sr., 53, Gainesvilles
 Mr. Timothy Norris Shields, Sr. age 53 of Gainesville passed away on Friday August 26, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.        ...

Jackson

Janet Sue Hurley, 51, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet Sue Hurley, age 51, of Commerce, who passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Mrs. Hurley was born in Vera Beach, Florida, a d ...
Cecil Hobson Venable, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cecil Hobson Venable, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 following an extended illness.  Mr. ...
Mr. Charles Wayne “Bootsy” White, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. White was born in Commerce to the ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Deal Carpenter, age 88 of 3409 Highway 17, Toccoa passed away Saturday August 27, 2016 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late Kermit and Annabel Davis Deal ...

White

William Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announc ...
William “Bill” Smith, 88, Cleveland
William “Bill” Smith, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Smith was born in Gainesville, Ga the son of the late Me ...
Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99
​The Rev. Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday. He was 99.
Former Banks Co. probate judge, county commissioner dies
A former Banks County probate judge and county commissioner, Milton Dalton, has died following an extended illness.
Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89
Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89
Memorial service set for Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere
DEMOREST — Piedmont College President Emeritus W. Ray Cleere will be remembered in a memorial service at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Atlanta.
Head of state educators group dies; was former Forsyth Co. schools superintendent
Dr. Allene Magill, executive director of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and former schools superintendent in Forsyth County, died unexpectedly at her home Saturday.
Former Gainesville business, civic leader dies
A prominent Athens businessman with strong ties to Gainesville, Claude Williams, Junior, has died.
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.