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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 27th, 2017

Dawson

Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, Dawsonville
Gail Brownlee Fortune, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Fortune was born April 5, 1944 to the late Terrel and Grace Br ...

Forsyth

Olive D. Thornton, 88, Cumming
Olive D. Thornton, 88 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  She was an active member of Cumming Baptist Church.  ...

Gwinnett

John P. Meehan, Jr., 71, Auburn
Mr. John P. Meehan, Jr., age 71, of Auburn, formerly of Florida, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville, surrounded by his family. ...

Hall

Charlese Edward Ramsey, 71, Gainesville
Charles Edward Ramsey, III, 71, of Gainesville passed away on Friday January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.           Fune ...
Diedrich B. Timm, 92, Gainesville
Goodbye, Uncle Dick.           Mr. Diedrich B. Timm, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, Commerce
Mrs. Gwinetta Mitchell Anglin, 59, of Commerce, GA., passed away January 27, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30 ...
Marjorie Emma Cain, 94, Commerce
Marjorie Emma Cain age 94 of Commerce passed away Friday Jan. 27, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Cain was born in South Carolina on March 1, 1922 to the late William Chancey ...

Union

Robert “Bobby” Theodore Miller, Jr., age 51, of Suches, GA passed away suddenly due to a tragic accident on Friday, January 20, 2017.   Bobby was born in Bla ...

White

Hazel Faircloth Coker, 78, Cleveland
Hazel Faircloth Ray Coker of Cleveland, Georgia, a mother of two, a stepmother of two, and a grandmother of eight, an incredibly kind and loving person, and a lifelong sports fan ...
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.
Helmut Kohl, chancellor who reunited Germany, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the physically imposing German chancellor whose reunification of a nation divided by the Cold War put Germany at the heart of a united Europe, has died
Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69