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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 7th, 2017

Banks

Joan McFarland Smith Tate, 76 went to be with the Lord On January 7, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surround ...

Barrow

Margaret Sue Crowe, 73, Winder
Margaret Sue Crowe, age 73, of Winder passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Sue loved to cook.  She loved her family and took care of them.  Survivors include her ...
Mark Simon, 66, Winder
Mr. Mark T. Simon, age 66, of Winder suddenly passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family.   Fu ...

Habersham

Rev. Frank N. Bearden, Jr.,   age 88, of Demorest, Ga. went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017.  Twenty-four hours later, his beloved wife of seventy-one year ...

Hall

Lucille Lillian Hayes, 69, Gainesville
Lucille Lillian Hayes, of Gainesville, beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away Saturday January 7, 2017 at the age of 69. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. We ...
Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Mauline Mote Pinson, 83, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 following an extended illness. A Funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 11, 2 ...

Jackson

Roger Dills, 70, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger “Pete” Dills, age 70 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Dills was born ...
Peggy Bobbette Hoover, 56, Commerce
Peggy Bobbette Hoover age 56 of Commerce passed away Saturday Jan. 7, 2017 at her residence.   Mrs. Hoover was born in Commerce on February 13, 1960 to Charlotte Allen and t ...
Wilma Gee Langford, 94, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wilma Gee Langford, age 94 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mrs. Langford was born in P ...

Other

Arlene Clark Martin, 94, Athens
Arlene Clark Martin, age 94 of Athens, GA passed away Saturday, January 07, 2017.   Mrs. Martin was the widow of Oatha Martin, attended Antioch Baptist Church in Watkins ...
Stephen L. Rogers, 69, Maryville
Rogers – Stephen L., beloved husband of 11 years to Kathryn Mae (Brookshire) Rogers, passed away on January 7, 2017 in Anderson Medical Center, Maryville, IL. Stephen was bor ...

Stephens

Jimmy Edward Addison, 63, Toccoa
Mr. Jimmy Edward Addison, age 63 of 17 Regan Drive, Toccoa passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Richard and Nellie Mauldin Ad ...
Edna Major Leach Carswell, 95, Eastanollee
Mrs. Edna Major Leach Carswell passed away January 7, 2017 at her home in Eastanollee, Ga.  Mrs. Carswell was born September 12, 1921 in Sanford, Florida to Demes and Lucille ...
Edward Thomas Roberts, 83, Martin
Funeral services for Edward Thomas Roberts, age 83, of Martin will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church.  Rev. Brion Wil ...

White

Claud F. Elliot, 62, Cleveland
Claud F. Elliot, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, ...
Dr. Claud Franklin Elliott, Jr., age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Mr. Elliott was born in Demorest to the late Claud Franklin and Anne McConnell ...
Troy Holcombe, 84, Cleveland
Troy Holcombe, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. Mr. Holcombe was born October 31, 1932 in Dacula, GA to the late Floyd and Minnie Ophelia Higgins Holc ...
'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.