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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 Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.