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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. May 22nd, 2017

Dawson

Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86, Dawsonville
Anna Elaine Carpenter, 86 of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Monday May 22, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA at a later date. C ...

Forsyth

Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth W. Jackson, 86, of Cumming, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.  A loving, devoted wife, mother and granny, she fulfilled her dream of retirin ...
Jessie Day Moss, 98, Cumming
Jessie Day Moss, 98, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a short illness.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nettie Day; husband of 49 years, Paul J. Mos ...

Gwinnett

Ruth Evelyn "Sue" Martin Puckett, 88, of Buford, Ga. passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, after a struggle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold O ...

Habersham

Drucilla B. Collier, age 85 of Habersham County, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017.   Born in Warwick, Georgia on August 6, 1931, she was a daughter of the late A.C. and ...
Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, Cornelia
Dr. Albert W. (Al) Parsons, 93, passed away at home in Cornelia Friday morning. He was born in McAdoo, Pennsylvania, in 1923 and retired to Habersham County in 1987 after a career ...

Hall

Bernice Gough, Clermont
Bernice Gough “Granny B” from Granny B’s Thrift Store, died May 22, 2017. Funeral services will be held at Skitts Mountain Baptist church, Thursday May 25, 201 ...
Martin Zamora Galrza, 39, Gainesville
Mr. Martin Zamora Galrza age 39 of Gainesville passed away on Monday May 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Fu ...
Mrs. Patricia Margaret Royal Miller Stephens, 88, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on May 22, 2017 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be h ...

Jackson

Mary Ann Partain, 56, Greensboro, formerly of Commerce
Mary Ann Partain, age 56 of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Commerce, GA passed away Friday, May 19, 2017. Born on August 24, 1960 in Athens, GA, Mrs. Partain was the daughter of Sara ...

Lumpkin

James Wayne Ratcliff, 72, Dahlonega
James Wayne Ratcliff, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Graveside services for James are scheduled for 2 PM on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Wahoo Baptis ...

Stephens

Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Owens, age 72 of Julia Lane, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Elzie Hughdon Owens and Doris Evelyn Hutchcr ...
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.