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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 7th, 2016

Forsyth

Elizabeth "Beth" Brooks Bagwell, age 93 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Beth was a long time member at Brookwood Baptist Church. She was a born agai ...
Ginny Decker, 69, Cumming
Ginny Decker, born Virginia Ann Dare, passed away on September 07 at Northside Hospital after a courageous struggle with ovarian cancer.  Ginny was born in Paterson, New Jerse ...
Bonnie McClure, 97, Cumming
Ms. Bonnie McClure 97 of Cumming passed away on September 7th, 2016. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arra ...
Barbara Jean Scheuerer, 66, Cumming
Barbara Jean Scheuerer was born in Charleston, SC in 1950. She entered Heaven’s Gate on September 7, 2016 after a 17 year battle with Ovarian Cancer. Barbara was a long-time ...

Habersham

  Daniel Wesley “Danny” Eller, age 49 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on November 3, 1966, he was ...
Evelyn Southerland Sosebee Howard, age 88 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, September 07, 2016 following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on A ...

Hall

Myrtice Irene Adams, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Myrtice Irene Adams, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at New Horizons following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Fri ...
Marjorie Irene Albertson, 95, Gainesville
Marjorie Irene Benner Albertson, age 95 of Gainesville, GA passed away peacefully on September 7, 2016, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Hospice Center.    Bo ...
George D. Lay, 86, Jonesboro, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. George D. Lay, Jr., 86 of Jonesboro, Ga. formerly of Gainesville died Wednesday September 7, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday September 10, 2016 in ...
Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, 88, Buford, formerly Gillsville
Mrs. Mary Johnnie Randolph Ward, age 88 of Buford, formerly of Gillsville, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Charles Leon Hansard II, 57, Dahlonega
Charles Leon Hansard II, age 57 of Dahlonega, passed away on September 7, 2016. Charles loved UGA football, Nascar, and wrestling. He was a 1977 graduate of Duluth High School and ...
Pearl Todd Palmer, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Pearl Todd Palmer, age 88, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born in Winterville, Georgia on Au ...

Other

Beverly Charlene Bates Hardy, age 51 of Colbert, GA passed away Wednesday September 07, 2016.   Mrs. Hardy was the daughter of Barbara Worley Bates and the late Harold B ...
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.
Shaw Carter service is Monday
A memorial service will be held Monday for Shaw Carter, the 24-year-old heart transplant recipient from Gainesville, who battled heart disease and cancer during his lifetime.
Ara Parseghian, won 2 titles at Notre Dame, has died at 94
Ara Parseghian, who won two national titles in 11 seasons as coach of Notre Dame, has died at 94.
Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73
Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died
Funeral Friday for Ray Jones, prominent Hall County businessman
A prominent Hall County businessman, active in the poultry industry and as a Jackson EMC Board member for many years, will be buried Friday.
Hootie Johnson, former Augusta National chairman, dies
Hootie Johnson, the South Carolina banker and Augusta National chairman who stubbornly stood his ground amid pressure for the club to invite female members, died Friday morning. He was 86...
Funeral services pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley
Funeral services are pending for Judge William C. O'Kelley, a longtime federal court judge for the Northern District of Georgia.