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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 21st, 2017

Dawson

Harold William Mooney, 78, Dawsonville
Mr. Harold William Mooney, age 78 of Dawsonville, (formerly of Gainesville) passed away peacefully at his home Friday, July 21, 2017.   He is survived by his wife of 60 ...
Nora L. Neal, 93, Dawsonville
Nora L. Neal, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at The Bell Minor Home following a period of declining health. Born April 7, 1924 to the late Earl and Mae Rola ...

Forsyth

John Richard McKenney Sr. 54 of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 21, 2017. He was predeceased in death by his father Richard McKenney. He is survived his mother Betty McKenne ...

Gwinnett

Ray Crossley, 64, Sugar Hill
Ray Crossley, age 64, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Beverly Crossley, Sugar Hill, GA; children, Matthew ...

Hall

Mildred “Millie” Louise (Zahniser) Evans, 68, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017, in her Gainesville, GA residence following a long illness. She ...
Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Virginia Gowder Sloan, 88, of Gainesville passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. Mrs. Sloan was preceded in death by her father and mother, George and Esther Gowder and he ...
Brandon Michael Hutcheson, 22, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr Brandon Michael Hutcheson of Murrayville. He was born on September 21, 1994 and passed away July 21, 2017. Brandon was ...
John Scott Pocock, 56, Gainesville
John Scott Pocock, age 56, of Gainesville, GA  was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1961 to the late James Walter Pocock and his widow, Fay Ellen.  John died peacefu ...
Kenneth Charles Russell, 64, Gainesville
Kenneth Charles Russell, age 64, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 in Gainesville, GA.  Ken was born on July 7, 1953 in Biloxi, MS at Kessler Airforce Ba ...

Stephens

Mae Bell Cheek Payne, 87, Toccoa
Mrs. Mae Bell Cheek Payne, age 87 of Andrews Road in Toccoa passed away Friday July 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   Mrs. Payne was the ...
'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.