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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 23rd, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Sara Pauline Brown Mason, age 97, of Homer, GA died Monday, May 22, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Mason was born in Commerce to the late John Harvey and Ethel Chambers Bro ...

Gwinnett

Helen Pass Bagwell, 96, Sugar Hill
Helen Pass Bagwell, age 96, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Woodrow Bagwell; daughters, Donnis Bagw ...

Hall

James “JD” Autry, 59, Gainesville
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 at Rejoice Worship Center for James “JD” Autry, age 59 of Gainesville. The Rev. Jerry Mauldin and Re ...
Colby Paul Clements, Gainesville
Colby Paul Clements of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on May 23, 2017. He was a beloved son, brother, friend, and relative with extended family in Utah, Michigan, and Arizona. Co ...
Mr. Horace Alvin “Mickey” Craig age 95 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday May 23, 23017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.   ...
Anne Nathaniel Pearce, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Anne Nathaniel Pearce age 98 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Memorial services are schedul ...
Bobby Lee Cagle, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 27, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Bobby Lee Cagle, age 70 of Lula.    David Chapman and ...
Alton Randall Cooper, 72, Flowery Branch
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Alton Randall Cooper, age 72 of Flowery Branch, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Mr. Cooper was born in Pend ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Ann Holliday, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Holliday, 85, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest May 23, 2017. Mrs. Holliday was born in Winder, Georgia, a da ...
Soledad Martin Reber, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Soledad Martin Reber, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Mrs. Reber was born in Cartagena, Spain, a daug ...

Other

Aubrey Dean Benson, 75, Alpharetta
Aubrey Dean Benson, age 75, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Aubrey was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Milton, GA. He is preceded in death by his par ...
Susan “Biscuit” Margaret Merriwether, age 56, of Lexington, GA, partner of Tommy Giles passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2017, surrounded by family. Susan was b ...
'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.