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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 22nd, 2017

Forsyth

Robert Allen Clanton, 57, Cumming
Mr. Robert Allen Clanton, age 57, of Cumming passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   Robert was born in Atlanta on February 18, 1960 to the late Levi William and Alma D ...

Gwinnett

Richard A. Lindeborg, 70, Sugar Hill
Richard A. Lindeborg, age 70, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. Lindeborg is survived by his wife of thirty years, Linda Ray Lindeborg, Sugar Hill, ...
James Irvin McKinnon, Sr., age 69, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Mr. James Irvin McKinnon, Sr. was born on July 10, 1948 to Willie James McKinnon and Emma ...

Habersham

Rev. John Avery Mote age 78 of Alto, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Habersham County, Georgia on July 3, 1939, he was a son of the late Odus and Fannie Tomlin ...

Hall

Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, 95, Murrayville
Minnie Lee Ashe Hooper, age 95 of Murrayville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 22, 2017, following an extended illness. She was cared for at home by her daugh ...
Michael V. Ragone, N/A, Gainesville
Dr. Michael V. Ragone  of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 after a long battle with a rare disease.  Mike was born in Bronx, New York, which proba ...
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84, Gainesville
Betty Pitts Reeves, 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday December 22, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Opelika, Alabama, Mrs. Reeves had lived in Calhoun fo ...
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, 85, Lula
Dorothy "Dot" Wade, age 85, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, December 22, 2017.   She was a lifelong resident of Lula, GA and the first charter member listed on ...

Jackson

Mary Thomas Fricks, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Thomas Fricks, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hartwell Health and Rehab.  Mrs. Fricks was born in Commerce to the late Hoke and Clara Purc ...
James Bryan "Huck" Sorrow, 62, Jefferson
Mr. James Bryan “Huck” Sorrow, age 62, of Jefferson, GA died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Sorrow was born in Charlotte, NC to the late James Ve ...

Stephens

Sandra Lee Black, 61, Toccoa
Ms. Sanda Lee Black, age 61, of Edward Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. The daughter of William J. and Jeanne Weaver Black, she was born July 31, 1956 i ...
Marvin Lee Moore, 57, Toccoa
Mr. Marvin Lee Moore, age 57, of Ruby Street in Toccoa passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Ga. The son of Mrs. Doris Hunnicut ...
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.