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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 7th, 2017

Banks

  Lucille Jackson Gibson, age 85 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, June 07, 2017. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Claude Jackson and ...

Forsyth

Valerie Ann Doss, 66, Cumming
Valerie Ann Doss, 66 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2017. She was born on December 12, 1950 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Chester A. Strycula who has predecease ...
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, Cumming
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, she was a faithful follower of the Lord ...

Habersham

William “Bill” Black, 86, Demorest
  William “Bill” Black, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Mr. Black was born on August 28, 1930 in Clarkesv ...
Joyce E. Tomanek, 81, Clarkesville
Joyce E. Tomanek, age 81 of Clarkesville passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI on November 3, 1935, was the daughter of the late Butch and Bernice Traver ...

Hall

Avien Derez Gober, 23, Gainesville
Avien Derez Gober, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1994 in Gainesville, GA, the son of Crystal K. Gober. He attended East Ha ...
Rose (Bobbie) Antley Morris, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose “Bobbie” Antley Morris, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away May 31, 2017 with her loved ones by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lak ...
Robbie Lee Whelchel Stephens, 89, Murrayville
Robbie Lee Whelchel  Stephens, 89, of Murrayville, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stephens was the daughter of the l ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Watkins, age 92 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Mrs. Watkins was born in ...

Other

Myrtis Wheeler White, 91, Anderson, SC formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Myrtis Wheeler White, age 91 of Anderson, South Carolina and formerly of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A ...
  Mr. Charlie Van Wilkes, Sr., age 64, of Ila, GA died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkes was born June 7, 1953 in Fort Bragg, NC to the late Charle ...
Former Dodgers great Don Newcombe dies at 92
Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died
Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died
Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died
From 'Tom Jones' to 'Skyfall': star Albert Finney dies at 82
British actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of "Tom Jones," has died at the age of 82. Finney's family says he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side."
John Dingell, longest serving member of Congress, dies at 92
Former Rep. John Dingell, who served nearly six decades in the U.S. House, was hard to typecast
Gainesville realtor, philanthropist Don Carter dies at 86
Don Carter, the founder of Don Carter Realty in Gainesville, died at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7.
Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83
Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the 1st black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, dies at 83
Special Master in Georgia-Florida water wars case dies at 88
The man who served for nearly four years as the Special Master overseeing the Georgia-Florida water wars lawsuit has died.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Glen Wood, racing patriarch who had been NASCAR Hall of Fame's oldest living member, dies at 93