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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2017

Dawson

Paul L. Watson, 48, Dawsonville
Paul L. Watson, 48, of Dawsonville passed away Monday January 2, 2017. Born July 7, 1968 in Artesia, California, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 35 years. Mr. Wa ...

Forsyth

Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44, Cumming
Matthew Kenneth Bass, 44 of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on Monday, January 2, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Cumming. Matthew was born on May ...
James M. McDonald, 85, Cumming
James M. McDonald (85) of Cumming, Georgia, formerly of Alma, died peacefully at home Monday, January 2, 2017.  He was born on June 6, 1931, to the late David and Nancy McD ...

Hall

            Mrs. Marie Gertrude “Cook” Froeliger, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday, January 2, 201 ...
Margaret Sue Jones Parks, 83, Clermont
Mrs. Margaret Sue Jones Parks, age 83, of Clermont passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017. A Funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chap ...

Lumpkin

John F. Csomor, 83, Dahlonega
We regretfully announce that Mr. John F. Csomor passed away in Dahlonega, Georgia, on Monday, January 2, 2017. Mr. Csomor was a beloved professor at North Georgia College in Dahlon ...

Other

Leon Dudley Austin, 73, Hull
Mr. Leon Dudley Austin, age 73, of Hull, GA died Monday, January 02, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Austin was born in Danielsville to the late Dewey W. and Willie Mae Akins Aust ...
Jerry Ray Sears, 53, Carnesville
Jerry Ray Sears, age 53 of Carnesville, GA passed away Monday, January 02, 2017.   Mr. Sears was the son of the late Dwayne and Mattie Wideman Sears. He was a maintenanc ...
Carol Rabun Smith, 55, Monroe
Carol Rabun Smith, age 55, of Monroe passed away Monday, January 2, 2017.  Carol loved to read and sing.  Survivors include her husband David Smith; mother Rosetta Rabun; ...

Stephens

Pansy Kesler Martin, 84, Toccoa
Mrs. Pansy Kesler Martin, age 84 of Toccoa, Ga, went to her heavenly home on January 2nd, 2017 to join her friends and family. A daughter of the late Henry and Luvie Addison Ke ...
Former Georgia Secretary of State David Poythress dies
​Former Georgia Secretary of State and two-time gubernatorial candidate David Poythress has died.
Georgia Racing HOF member Doug Kenimer passes away
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame member Doug Kenimer of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 2. Kenimer was revered for his driving abilities on both dirt and asphalt...
Allan Williams, who set up Beatles' early gigs, dies at 86
Allan Williams, a Liverpool music promoter who helped the Beatles get early gigs, has died
Pop superstar George Michael dies of heart failure at 53
British pop superstar George Michael, who led a troubled life despite his magnificent voice and enduring popularity with fans around the world, has died at the age of 53. Michael's manager says the cause of death was heart failure
Jackson County commissioner Dwain Smith dies at age 74
The Nicholson man who represented District 4 on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has died.
'Growing Pains' star and TV host Alan Thicke dies at age 69
Alan Thicke, who played the likable father on the sitcom "Growing Pains," has died at age 69
Owner of Gold's, other department stores in Ga. and SC, dies at the age of 90
The man who owned and operated Gold's Department Store in downtown Cornelia for decades has passed away at the age of 90.
All-American John Glenn: Astronaut, fighter pilot, senator
Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has died in Ohio