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

Dawson

Brenda Sue Anderson, 64, Dawsonville
Funeral services will be held Thursday March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward’s Funeral Home for Brenda Sue Anderson, age 64, of Dawsonville. Speakers will be Mick ...

Forsyth

Mary Reep Moretz, 55, Cumming
Mary Reep Moretz, age 55, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She will always be remembered as a loving daughter, wife, mother and friend. She is preceded in de ...

Habersham

Dr. Oland Garrison, 92, Cornelia
Dr. Oland Garrison of Cornelia passed away March 21 in Atlanta with Mary, his devoted wife of 67 years, at his side. He lived most of his life in Habersham County, where he cared f ...
Gladys Wilson Jackson, 93, Concord
Gladys Wilson Jackson, age 93, of Concord, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.   Mrs. Jackson was born on August 24, 1923, in Franklin County, Georgia, to ...

Hall

Theodore N. (Ted) Oglesby, Jr. a longtime Gainesville resident and renowned journalist, passed away March 21, 2017 from complications due to ongoing heart failure.  He was 8 ...
Curtis Noah Pirkle, 47, Flowery Branch
Curtis Noah Pirkle, age 47, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County and a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship ...
Harry Winston Williams, Gainesville
A celebration of life is scheduled from 5-8 pm Friday March 24, 2017 at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel for Harry Winston Williams. Pastor Trent Dollyhigh will be speaking at ...

Jackson

Debbie Ann Hill, 53, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Debbie Ann Hill, age 53 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Miss Hill was born in Indiana, Pen ...
Mary Eloise Ward, 92, Commerce
  Mrs. Mary Eloise Ward, age 92, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Ward was born in Homer to the late Melvin and Ruth Wo ...
Jason Lee Combs, 29, Hoschton
It is with devastation and great sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Jason Lee Combs, age 29, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Jason was bor ...
Sybil Looney, 75, Nicholson
Mrs. Sybil Looney, age 75, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Looney was born in Commerce to the late Esco and Reba Penderg ...

Other

Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, Vestavia, AL
Mrs. Patricia Lister Townsend, 71, of Vestavia, AL passed away on Tuesday March 21, 2017 following an extended illness.           F ...

Stephens

Stephen Foster, 53, Toccoa
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Stephen ‘Steve” Foster, age 53 of Toccoa formerly of Habersham County. Steve was born in Habers ...
'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.