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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2017

Habersham

Lee M. Henderson, 85, Clarkesville
  Lee M. Henderson age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Born in Boaz, Alabama on May 22, 1931, he was a son of the late John and Estelle ...

Hall

Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, 79, Gainesville
           Mr. Lafayette Emanuel Ballew, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia ...
John Daniel Thompson, Sr, 89, Flowery Branch
John Daniel Thompson, Sr. went home to be with our Lord on January 11, 2017. He was 89. Dr. Thompson was born on July 10, 1927, in Plains, Georgia, to Mildred Marie Dykes Thompson ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Fred “Jimmy” Avant, age 82 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  Mr. Avant ...

Lumpkin

Phyllis Margaret Andrews, 96, Dahlonega
Phyllis Margaret Andrews, age 96, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Dahlonega, GA) passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017.   Phyllis a loving mother, grandmother, and gr ...
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, Dahlonega
Robert Dewey Weeks, 63, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at his Dahlonega home of natural causes.  Robert was born December 19, 1953 in Smyrna, Georgia to Miler and Frances Weeks.& ...

Other

Cicero Bennett, 89, Statesboro
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Cicero Bennett, age 89 of Statesboro, Georgia, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, January 11, 2017.  ...

Stephens

Frank Howard Turpin, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Frank Howard Turpin, age 80, of Regan Drive, Toccoa, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Stephens County Hospital.    A son of the late Charles M. an ...

Union

Ronald “Ron” Cole Lingerfelt, age 64, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 10, 2017. “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother&rdquo ...

White

Samuel M. Montgomery, 79, Cleveland
Samuel M. Montgomery, 79 of Cleveland, GA passed Wednesday, January 11, 2017.      Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later.   Little &am ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.