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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 16th, 2017

Banks

Johnny Rufus Ervin, 84, Gillsville
Johnny Rufus Ervin age 84 of Gillsville passed away Saturday December 16, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born November 7, 1933 in Maysville to the late George & ...
Mrs. Betty Joe Shirley, 79, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jo Shirley, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, December 16, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Shirley was born in Homer to the late Boyd and Lucille Pendergrass Parr ...

Gwinnett

Frank Allen Harper, 66, Lawrenceville
Frank Allen Harper, age 66, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Interment cremation. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, Ga 30548, www.lawsonfune ...

Hall

Pamela Burnes Davis, 61, Murrayville
Mrs. Pamela Burnes Davis, age 61, of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mrs. Davis was born in Conyers on April 27, 1956 to the late Ross and Margie ...
Jean Frances Douglas, 47, Gainesville
Mr. Jean Frances Douglas, age 47, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 in the Chapel of Memori ...

Jackson

Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Leonard Odis Skelton, Jr., age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, December 16, 2017.  Mr. Skelton was born ...

Lumpkin

Roy V. Ratchford, 81, Dahlonega
Roy V. Ratchford, 81, after a strong fight he went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2017 at 3:30am. Roy was born on November 20, 1936. Roy was a loving husband, father, grand ...
Nancy Ann Hurd, 90, Dahlonega
Nancy Ann Hurd, age 90, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Mrs. Hurd was born in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry and Martha Ann Eaton White.  ...

Stephens

Mrs. Laura Faye Fulbright Burrell, age 87 of Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin. A daughter of the late Dave and Jessie Cole Fu ...
Bobby Ray Daniel, 79, Toccoa
Bobby Ray Daniel, age 79, of Toccoa, Georgia gained his Heavenly Wings on Saturday, December 16, 2017 following an extended illness. Mr. Daniel was born on January 22, 1938 in G ...
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.
Mac Miller, who collaborated with rap royalty, dies at 26
Rapper Mac Miller, whose lyrics ranged from party raps to songs about depression and drug use, has died at age 26
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
War hero and presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81
Robin Leach of 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous' dies
Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on the TV show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has died
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dies at age 68
A family friend said Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the band's hits including "Sweet Home Alabama," has died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services Saturday for former Winder mayor
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 for former Winder Mayor Buddy Ouzts, who died this week at the age of 82.
'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.