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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 17th, 2017

Banks

Frances Marie Brown, 82, Homer
Frances Marie Brown age 82 of Homer passed away Sunday December 17, 2017.   Mrs. Brown was born in Commerce on December 11, 1935 to the late Melvin & Ruby Green Minish. ...

Dawson

Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, Dawsonville
Carrigan “JC” Gayton, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at North Fulton Hospital following a sudden illness. Mr. Gayton was born April 19, 1946 ...
Michael E. McCue, 63, Dawsonville
Michael E. McCue, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Born June 30, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, he had lived in Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Pulliam, 88, Cumming
Charles R. Pulliam, 88, of Cumming, GA, a long-time resident of Farmington, IL died Sunday, December 17, 2017. Born October 9, 1929 in Winchester, IL to Curtis and Fern (Stierwa ...
Charles Dewey Bennett, 80, Cumming
Charles Dewey Bennett, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Bennett; pare ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Betty Jo (Cheek) Adams, age 88, of Buford, Georgia, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017.  Funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia
Billy Joe Phillips, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017.   Mr. Phillips was born on February 23, 1932 in McAdenville, North Carolina to ...
Kenneth Ray Puckett, 66, Baldwin
Kenneth Ray Puckett, age 66, of the Hollingsworth Community in Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. Mr. Puckett was born on September 28, 1951, in Deport, ...

Hall

Margaret Tatum Bishop, 62, Flowery Branch
Margaret Tatum Bishop, age 62, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bishop; daughter, Jammie Michelle Chanc ...
Christine Daugherty, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Christine Daugherty, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on December 17, 2017. A private funeral service will be held. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 on Wednesd ...
Charles William Harris, 81, Gainesville
Charles William Harris, 81 of Gainesville passed away Sunday December 17, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to send o ...
Kenneth E. Lightfoot, 82, Gainesville
Kenneth Eugene Lightfoot "Gene" Sept. 24th, 1935 - Dec. 17, 2017 Ken age 82 of Gainesville, Ga passed away, Sunday Dec. 17th, 2017. Ken was born in South Bend, ...

Jackson

Mary Virginia Keller Pitts, age 84, passed away Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at Brookside Commerce. A daughter of the late Henry and Louise Voyles Keller, she was born March 15, 1933 i ...

Stephens

Memory Williams Adams, 86, Toccoa
Mrs. Memory Williams Adams, age 86 of Falls Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Johnnie Williams, Sr. ...
Rev. Samuel “Sam” Keith Bates, age 59 of 472 Valley Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late George Wade Ba ...
Mr. Robert “Bob” Patrick Jamieson, age 66 of Greenock Cove Road in Toccoa, GA. passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.  A son of Mrs. ...

White

Benjamin Clayton, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home announces that  Mr. Benjamin Clayton, age 88, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on December 17, 2017. A full obituary with service details will be poste ...
Mary Alice Thomas, 66, Cleveland
Mary Alice Thomas, age 66, of Cleveland, passed away on December 17, 2017. Mrs. Thomas was born in White County to the late Floyd Willie and Mary Brock York. She was a homemaker ...
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
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.