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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 4th, 2017

Dawson

Clarence Edward “Eddie” Flanagan, age 52, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County) passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.   Eddie always saw the good in every per ...

Forsyth

Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, Cumming
Dennis Ronald Gayton, age 47, passed away on April 4, 2017. He was born in Forsyth County on February 22, 1970. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary and William Gayton and b ...

Habersham

Betty Jeanne Congdon, 84, Clarkesville
        Betty Jeanne Congdon, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended i ...
Brenda Cochran Ferguson, age 72 of Alto, passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on December 19, 1944, she was the daughter of Jimmie Ray Cochran of ...

Hall

William Lee Bonner, Sr, 75, Flowery Branch
Mr. William Lee Bonner, Sr., 75, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Frid ...
Robert (Bob) Echols, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Robert (Bob) Echols of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away April 4, 2017 at the age of 83.   He was a native of Wilkes County, the son of the late A. C. Echols and Cather ...
Rebecca Diane O'Kelley Hanes, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Diane O’Kelley Hanes, 64, of Gainesville, died Tuesday April 4, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. Diane was the daughter of Edward Eugene and Martha Louise ...
Rebecca Ann McKee, 60, Flowery Branch
Ms. Rebecca Ann McKee, age 60, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at New Horizons, Lanier Park. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 in t ...
Annie Mae Souther, 80, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Annie Mae Souther, age 80, of Hoschton. Rev. Arnold Jones Jr., and Re ...
Richard Fletcher Butterworth, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Richard Fletcher Butterworth, age 80, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at The Oaks of Limestone, after an extended illness. Graveside Service will be 10: ...
Mr. Claude Robert Garrett Jr. age 78 of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday April 04, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a very short fight with cancer. Funeral services ...
Charles Ford Grindle, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Ford Grindle, 89 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 4, 2017. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home and C ...

Jackson

Lillie Mae Waters, 102, Commerce
  Mrs. Lillie Mae Waters, age 102, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at Brighter Morning.  Mrs. Waters was born in Commerce to the late Harvie and Volumma T ...

Rabun

James Dillard Carpenter, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2016. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Wolf Cree ...
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.
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