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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 21st, 2017

Banks

Betty H. Whitlock, 82, Gillsville
  Mrs. Betty H. Whitlock, age 82, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Whitlock was born in Banks County to the late William and Z ...
Cheryl June Simmons, 58, Homer
Cheryl June Simmons, age 58 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday February 21, 2017. Born in Commerce, GA, Ms. Simmons was the daughter of the late Roy L. and Hazel Pritchett Simmo ...

Forsyth

Myrtle Ophelia Davis, 88, Cumming
Myrtle Ophelia Davis, age 88, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Cumming Nursing Center. Ophelia was born in 1928, to the late Joseph and Ollie Standridg ...

Habersham

Bounma Sisamouth-P, 72, Cornelia
Bounma Sisamouth-P, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Sisamouth-P was born on August 5, 1944, in Laos. She was a daughter of the late ...

Hall

Bobby J. Book, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Bobby J. Book, 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday February 21, 2017, at his home following an extended illness. Born in Carthersville, Missouri, he was the son of the ...
Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Frances Barbara Peck Coker, 82, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. A funeral service w ...
David MaShun Martin, 44, Gainesville
Mr. David MaShun Martin, 44, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on February 21, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Mem ...
Clarence Edward Smith, 77, Gainesville
Clarence Edward Smith, Jr., age 77, of Gainesville (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. He retired from Eli-Lilly Pharmaceutical with 26 years of service and f ...
Ronald J. Petrie, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ronald J. Petrie, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, following his brief battle with canc ...

Jackson

Ms. Jacqueline “Jackie” Coleman, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family. Graveside Services will be 2 ...
Althea Margaret Parr, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Althea Margaret Parr was born in Jackson County on August 6, 1932 to late Nell Shields and I. V. Davis. She departed this life on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at her long time r ...

Other

Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, Johns Creek
Elizabeth K. Larson, 78, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on February 21, 2017. Services will be held in Vienna, VA at a later date. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonal ...

Stephens

Mrs. Dorothy Smith Standridge, age 84 of Toccoa passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the home of her grandson. A daughter of the late Phares Smith, Sr. and Gerothy Pitts Sm ...

Union

Margaret Blocker Neview, 88, Blairsville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs Margaret Blocker Neview, age 88 of Blairsville. Mrs. Neview passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Mrs. Nevi ...

White

Joey D. Ryder, 43, Cleveland
Mr. Joey D. Ryder, 43 of Cleveland, GA passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, ...
Charles E. Westmoreland, 66, Cleveland
Charles Edward Westmoreland, age 66, of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Dekalb Medical Center.  Mr. Westmoreland was born on December 22, 1950, in C ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.