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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 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.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89