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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 17th, 2017

Banks

Blakley Eugene Lewallen, 84, Macon, formerly of Banks County
Blakley Eugene Lewallen, age 84, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Whitfield Funer ...

Barrow

Kendall Darrell Wolf, 66, Auburn
Kendall Darrell Wolf, age 66, of Auburn passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 17, 2016.  Kenny was born September 14, 1950 in Lexington, Kentucky, the secon ...

Dawson

Katherine Coleman, 83, Dawsonville
Katherine Coleman, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1933 in Milto ...

Forsyth

Stephen C. Bartley, 91, Cumming
On January 17, 2017, Stephen C. Bartley, 91, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by family. He led a long and successful life having served his country in the military, ...

Habersham

Heather Dawin Landers London, 32, Clarkesville
Heather Dawn Landers London, age 32 of Clarkesville, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Demorest, Georgia ...
Betty Ann Nix, 70, Clarkesville
Betty Ann Smallwood Nix, age 70 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Roanoke, Alabama on April 11, 1946, she was a daugh ...
Joyce Townsend, 70, Baldwin
Joyce Lee Streeter Townsend, age 70 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born in St. Lawrence, New York on December 5, 1946 she was a daughter of the l ...

Hall

Larry Tate Ryder, 84, Flowery Branch
  Larry Tate Ryder, 84 of Flowery Branch, GA passed Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Ryder was ...
Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Dorothy Ellen Simpson Becton age 93 of Gainesville passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at New Horizon Lanier Park following an extended illness. Funeral service are sche ...

Lumpkin

Larry Rufus Duckworth, 62, Monroe formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Rufus Duckworth, age 62, of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 following a period of declining health. Larry was born in Tow ...

Other

Chris Gregory Childs, 60, Danielsville
Chris Gregory Childs, age 60 of Danielsville, GA passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017.   Mr. Childs was the son of the late Jesse Hope and Ruth Roach Childs. He was an a ...

Stephens

Mr. Robert “Bob” Nelson Hurley, age 85 of 295 Davis Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday January 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. A son of the late Geor ...

White

Easton Cain, 3, Cleveland
Easton Levi Cain, 3, beloved son, brother, grandson,and nephew, was called to his eternal resting place on January 17, 2017. He entered this world on November 14, 2013 at ...
Rex Allen Dover Jr., 37, Cleveland
Mr. Rex Allen Dover, Jr. age 37 of Cleveland passed away on Monday January 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia medical Center following a sudden illness.       ...
'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.