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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 8th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Marguerite Hovis Hill, age 90, of Homer, GA died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Hill was born in Decatur, AL to the late John Riley and Cordi ...

Gwinnett

Annette Roberson Henderson, age 88 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, April 8, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hamilto ...

Hall

Elizabeth Edge Freeman, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. Elizabeth Edge Freeman, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.       &nb ...
Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, Gillsville
Mr. Robert Clay Hamilton, 85, of Gillsville, GA passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence.           Graveside Services will be held on Sunda ...

Jackson

Jeanne Pruitt King, 72, Hoschton
Jeanne Pruitt King, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017.  Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Th ...

Other

Howard Allen Emsley, Jr., 76, passed peacefully on April 8th, in the presence of his loving family at home after his valiant battle with cancer.  He leaves his wife of 37 year ...

Rabun

Emily Faith Thompson, 6, Clayton
Emily Faith Thompson, age 6, of Clayton, passed away April 8, 2017. She was born January 22, 2011 the daughter of Lisa Reichenbach Thompson and Jim Thompson. In addition to her ...
'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.